There are not many electric powered rifles on the market that can actually perform the role of a sniper rifle right out of the box. However, the RED STAR-CSR from ECHO 1 is one of those few. With an effective range closing in on 100 yards this rifle will out range most any AEG on the field and will have the opposition thinking twice before they pop their head out.
As far as the externals go, the CSR is built like a tank. Everything which should be metal on the real firearm is metal on this model which gives it a hefty weight of just under 8 lbs. ECHO 1 did opt to go with the more modern black fiber reinforced polymer furniture which has a quality feel and finish and makes this rifle look very sinister. Going over the design of the CSR you will find that it is very close to the Real Sword SVD even tho its magazines are unfortunately not compatible. ECHO 1 does however include an additional high capacity magazine with the rifle so you really do not have to worry about running out of ammo.
The CSR is equipped with a precision hop-up chamber which is able to be adjusted in very small increments which gives the shooter better control over the amount of backspin applied resulting in higher accuracy. This combined with the insanely long 685mm inner barrel makes this one seriously accurate rifle. And, to make sure those shots go as far as possible, they have tweaked the custom gearbox to produce more than 500 fps at the muzzle which will have those BBs whistling downrange in a hurry. The gearbox is actually fitted with 4 gears instead of the traditional 3 which gives it an insane amount of torque so trigger delay is hardly noticeable.
Now, most of you will want to go ahead and mount an optic which is possible using an AK optics mount (sold separately) which can slide onto the rifles side rail. However, the rifle does come equipped with adjustable iron sights which actually work quite well once you remove the quick detach cheek rest from the rifles stock.
Bottom line, the ECHO 1 RED STAR-CSR is one of the most impressive replicas of this soviet sniper rifle we have seen since the Real Sword SVD, which was in fact, twice the cost of the CSR. So, if you have ever wanted one of these rifles, this is the one you want to get.
Comes with: 2 high capacity magazines, removable cheek rest, 8.4v 1200 mah battery pack, 250 mah trickle charger and cleaning rod. Battery charge time: 4.8 hours
Shown with but not included: UTG 4X32 Scope and AK Series Dual Rifle Optics Mount.
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Fire mode/s: Semi Auto
Muzzle velocity: 530 fps w/ .2g
Effective range: 250 feet
Rate of fire: N/A
Ammo type: High polished .28g to .43g
Hop Up: Adjustable
Weight: 7.75 lbs
Magazine capacity: 220 rds (Wind Up High Capacity Magazine)
Length: 48 inches
Battery: 8.4v or 9.6v AK Stick Type
Motor type: Short Shaft Type
Inner barrel: 685mm
Comes with orange tip: Plastic Cap
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