I'm gonna see about locking the door down but not until I decide to break down the gun, which is pending further testing in stock format.
Okay here we go I finally got to fire off rounds where I could see the target.....
Once I get the scope zeroed fully and get it on a bench or get the bipod I think a lot of these numbers will improve dramatically.
.30 gram KSC Perfect BB ( gonna set the gun to use Bioshot once I'm out of KSC)
Hand Held Standing
3-9x50 Tasco scope not fully zeroed just adjusted on the fly.
2'x2' foam target
Hop up about 2/3 on
100' 9 of 10... 4 in the 2" square one wide right of target. The remaining shots were within 2" of the square.
150' 7 of 10 on the target 2 in the square. 3 missed were again wide right remaining 5 were within 4" of square.
200' No target but a 6" round tree and I was able to hit it 3 out of 10 close to the max range
A couple of things to understand here..
1: Gun was hand held in a standing position in the field you usually have the gun braced on something or are using the bipod so you have a more stable platform.
2: Right hook more than likely caused by me not holding the gun level I had the same problem with my old Bar-10 when you tuck it into your shoulder it can be a common problem and that is why getting the scope level to the gun is important. If you have the scope level and aligned vertically you can then see by the cross hairs if the gun is level or not.
3: Gun has not been tweaked nor clean in any way. Once the barrel is polished and the hop up/cylinder Teflon taped I'm sure that will help a little bit.
4: Hop up has not been fully broken in
So in conclusion I think once this gun is cleaned, tuned, and zeroed in it will perform as well or real close as my old upgraded Bar-10 in it's stock format, but that is still to be seen. Now once I have a full bench test of the gun in stock format I will go in and do some DIY improvements and see how the performance changes. This is not a gun for the weak of heart or strength it is a heavy and long gun and is not gonna be a gun that people will want to truck all over the field with for a full day. I fully expect to see a lot of these bought and back up for sale due to weight alone.
It does out perform a stock Bar-10 and stock L96 right out of the box. It is accurate and has good range and with a few tweaks I think it can perform right up there with the best guns and cost of tweaking it will probably be less since it does so well in stock format.
Full review will be forth coming in the Airsoft Handbook Issue #2