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My friend got one yesterday so we went out back to test fire it. First of all, this is probably a mistake, the box didn't come with the hard ware to put it together. Second of all, after test firing it while holding it together, the rifle had about a 1 1/2 foot spread at 25 yards. I highly suggest not getting it. The SVD is probably your best bet.
 

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I saw the m24 My mohawk friend has one. Its decent. Note decent. I personally have the A&K SVD. It has a tough weapon. I use .36 in it but I think does might be a bit to heavy I might consider dropping .3 I just fixed barrel wobble just 10 mins ago. Out of the box my svd had barrel wobble that would make ever shot suck. The entire barrel would go up and down. That fixed with tightening some screws under the handguard. The fps on my shoots a consistent 455. The internals are really strong and I have no doubt it can probably handle all the way to m170. It has a hard bolt pull but taking out the return springs makes it so easy I can cock the stock spring with one finger. You will have to buy a PSO scope if you want it to look true to the real. That cost 150 dollars but I made a rail drilled it into the dustcover. Probably not the strongest but it works.
Also remember to camo you rifle. Having a 5 foot long black rifle stands out really good. ( That sounded wrong) But I just finished making a rifle wrap and at 30 feet it is hard to see.

Sorry if I ramble alot. If you have more question just pm me.
 

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I have the A&K SVD and I put a Madbull bucking into it and a 650mm Madbull TB and it shoots fantastically well with .30g BBs. However I can't handle the way you cock it as it cramps and bruises my hand and fingers to no end and I'm actually trying to sell it now.

Something else to note is that even with the barrel wobble fix(tighting a few grub screws) if you try to hold the fore-grip and fire it seems to drastically effect the BB's path compared to if you hold the magazine. It is most definitely not a weapon for all including myself, I'll be sticking with my bolties from now on.
 

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Peyote said:
I have the A&K SVD and I put a Madbull bucking into it and a 650mm Madbull TB and it shoots fantastically well with .30g BBs. However I can't handle the way you cock it as it cramps and bruises my hand and fingers to no end and I'm actually trying to sell it now.

Something else to note is that even with the barrel wobble fix(tighting a few grub screws) if you try to hold the fore-grip and fire it seems to drastically effect the BB's path compared to if you hold the magazine. It is most definitely not a weapon for all including myself, I'll be sticking with my bolties from now on.
Just wear a glove man. If I could cock my SVD laying down, then you can too. Mine had a PSG-1 400% spring in it too (just about as strong as you could buy). The barrel wobble can be fixed with wax. My SVD was pretty accurate out to around 80-90 yards with MadBull 0.40g
 

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No problem. I found that thread lock was more effective than the wax anyway. The wax kinda made a mess, but it worked out alright. This rifle is a PIA to disassemble, but I got pretty good at taking down my old one for cleaning and everything.
 

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I really don't know the SVD just feels off to me, sure I can cock it but I find it to be an awkward movement. Taking your hand off the whole gun assembly to reach forward to cock it just doesn't work with me. With a bolt I can make the transition from the trigger to the bolt in one fluid movement.
 

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I really don't know the SVD just feels off to me, sure I can cock it but I find it to be an awkward movement. Taking your hand off the whole gun assembly to reach forward to cock it just doesn't work with me. With a bolt I can make the transition from the trigger to the bolt in one fluid movement.
I know what you mean. It certainly is..um..different haha. It is very awkward and I'm sure if I wasn't so tall, I wouldn't be able to cock mine laying down with that huge spring in it.

The one thing I love about this rifle though is the simplicity. I like how you can just remove the dust cover to get to all of the guts. I definitely enjoyed my SVD, but did eventually end-up selling it off.
 

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I'm doing that currently wesley, I did enjoy the simplicity of the whole receiver. Something current owners should do is drill a hole in the top of the receiver so you can reach the hop-up unit without taking the whole cover off. I never pursued this issue but I noticed there was a significant difference in the BBs flight path whilst adjusting the Hop-up when the receiver cover was off and when it was on.

Something I want to note is that I didn't find the cocking difficult I just found it to awkward to be of any use when in combat. A rubber recoil-pad would have been nice to make the cocking less awkward.
 
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