Things I liked:I like this gun alot. I use it when I'm tired of using up all of my CO2. Nice weight; feels great in my hands. Tricky safety lever. Sometimes I have to push it again. All we owners of this gun need is access to more mags.
Things I liked:Gun is heavier than it looks which is good---Solid construction--The Russians are real good at making lots of stuff, but two things in particular; tractors & guns----Not real fast, I'd guess around 550-600 fps, but that's fast enough if you want accuracy from a $100 fun gun----unique look to it, so get ready to have lots friends asking to shoot it----I love the whole concept of Bullpup rifles----They're just cool--
Things I would have changed:Include a second or third magazine---Make the barrel shroud black----Make it so you can't dry fire with an empty magazine, as sooner or later you WILL forget/loose count of rounds down range---In the heat of battle you will forget how many shots are left in magazine, and you don't want to dry fire a springer----Use better sights; I removed the rear sight, put on a picatinny to dove tail riser [22mm to 11mm] and a Williams 5D-AG peep sight with a .050 aperature on top of that----It seems to sit lower than the stock sight, looks better as the stock rear sight appears flimsy, and is rock solid, plus with a peep sight I can pick off asperin tablets at 10 meters with my seventy year old eyes----I had to do a little filing on the riser to make it and the Williams sight fit together, but ten minutes later and it was good to go----
What others should know:Getting used to the cocking-loading-firing cycle takes a time or two, but then becomes automatic---You just have to remember how many of those 8 shots in the magazine are gone, or you're always popping it out to see how many pellets are left, it's kind of a mental distraction while you're consentrating on shooting----the gun is more accurate than I expected, lots more, but I'm still trying to figure out a way to get a bore snake through the barrel to clean it----I want to go from breech to muzzel with a pull through, but you have little room to move at the breech to get things started---It's just wide enough for the magazine, but you can always push a patch from the muzzle, taking your time to watch the crown, as it's resessed in the red colored shroud, so you can't slip on a muzzle guard----Use pellets with a skirt at least 4.55 or more, to keep them from falling out of the magazine as you load up---Make sure to tighten all the screws, locktite as necessary, as all were just hand tight on mine when it arrived-----happy shooting
Things I liked:Fun to shot after getting through learning cycle of how to use---Keep count of your shots or you'll be dry firing your springer gun--This especially goes for friends shooting your gun--Tighten all the screws as most of mine were loose-----Use locktite as necessary--
Things I would have changed:I put peep sights on almost all my rifles as I don't shoot well with scopes, and peeps are better, faster to use than partridge sights---The peep sights on this gun are now made by Williams---I removed stock rear peep sight, found a Weaver/Picatinny to dovetail riser on the web for $9.00, and put a Williams 5AG peep on it with a .050 aperature----Gun is now accurate and as we all know only an accurate gun is a fun gun----Happy shooting
What others should know:Shoot pellets with .455 or wider skirts so they stay in magazine and don't fall out---I own six guns made by Baikal and the other five arrived in their box, which was enclosed in the sealed vinyl bag as shipped from factory----This gun came in it's box only, no vinyl bag, and was cocked which ain't good for a springer, with empty magazine installed[?]----go figure; Every thing seems OK, works, so I'm keeping it---Just FYI