I have to say that the A&K Dragonov is really good for the price. At 50' the thing holds tight groups 2" groups w/.25s, and from 2 houses down from my back yard about 200', will tag spinning roof vents, even busting through some light tree leaves w/open sight. I've also been tinkering with the trigger to get a smoother trigger pull & shorten the trigger creep. For those that want to help with the cocking, the small spring removing it does help, then you have the standard bolt rifle cocking method wich is not that big of deal, if your left handed such as I am, the rifle can be cycled more rapidly,and the left hand can stay on the trigger increasing rof by the right hand and not have to take your eye of the sight picture. I have found that doing some minor filing or stoning the sear smooths out the cocking, and has helped with trigger action. CAUTION!! do this in small steps, with a small file and a 100 grit sand paper. shoot the rifle several times, on this it's better to NOT TAKE OFF TO MUCH shortening the sear to were it won't catch, BUT THIS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY. It's best if you know some one that is familar with rifle or gun smithing. I've done a few complete trigger jobs so your best bet is to just take off the rough edges and polish the sear. After smoothing the sear the trigger pull will be nicer and easier to stay more accurate, by making it a easier squeeze and a nicer break in the trigger and therefore holding tighter groups. If I had a working camera i'd be able to show what I did. Getting a tight bore barrel,new hopup, will increase range and accuracy,but, the less work one has to do to pull the trigger this will also help,and might save some money for other upgrades, new scope, can make for a even more accurate rifle. RESEARCH FIRST BEFORE TOUCHING ANY TOOLS OR YOUR WEAPON it's going to take some time and then there will be many rifles like yours but you can call this rifle yours. I hope this made sence since I typed this out quickly:tup: Thanks.