Things I liked:I purchased this from Pyramyd over the 4th of July sale. I order it on the fourth, and I had it by the 7th so nice quick service.
I love it so far. yes, it is plasticky, as others have said. But, it I have found it to shoot very nice. Like others, I get about80 to 100 shots per charge, although it is very warm right now. Also, for whatever reason, one end of the double end mag wouldn't seat properly without some fiddling and messing with the mag release. I emailed Winchester/Daisy and they shipped me a new mag free of charge on my say so. I carried an M14 for a little while in the service (long story, no I am not that old, most of my time was with the M16). This is a pretty close copy and feels great. When you shoulder it, it points naturally and you look right down the sights. The sights adjust for windage and elevation, exactly like the real one. Some have complained about the lack of scope mounting, but while I haven't tried it yet, I might try a mount from Leapers. The real M14 scope mounts mount to a tapped hole on the left side of the reciever and to the dovetail in front of the rear sight, both of which appear to be on this copy. When I get ambitious, I will try seeing if a mount will match up. Also, somewhere someone mentioned JB welding a mount or rail to the handguard. I suspect that you could easily screw a rail to it as it you can remove it by taking off a couple of screws. Things I would have changed:Surplus GI stocks can be ordered cheap at times and I bet one could be inletted to fit this action.
The scope mount situation is something I would change.If a typical mount will fit, they could mention it in the instructions. Also, I would like a larger magazine, but really, since I play "sniper" with it, I don't really need more rounds. It just feels wrong. What others should know:Overall a good rifle for me. It is powerful compared to most CO2 so make sure your trap or backstop is solid. I learned the hard way, luckily my garage walls are repaintable. Also, you can order more mags from winchester for a reasonable 7.95 each. Lots of fun, accurate, good enough for vermin at short range. All I want to know is when is the AR15 coming out?