Things I liked:I would highly recommend this gun for anyone, either experienced or not.
I've had this gun for 5 years now and the most that's happened to is a SMALL crack in the orange part of the muzzle, and the bolt handle broke last month.
VERY durable and accurate. Without an upgrade you can easily peg a human sized target from 100-120 feet making it great for backyard sniping.
If you plan to go take it up a notch I would get the master sniper upgrade kit, usually only around $30-$40. With that you can make shots up to 300". Without upgrade I would use .20 gram BBs, with I would use .30 gram BBs.
Best gun I've had in the 8 years I've played. Things I would have changed:I like the pistol grip style of other rifles, but over all I wouldn't change much at all. The exception possibly being the upgrade which comes with a tight bore barrel, and a better spring and bolt assembly. What others should know:This gun is accurate with or without a scope, however if you really want to do some serious sniping, I would get the scope.