Finally got this in for review, a week after I wanted it (of course).
The handling is nice, though the thickness of the barrel makes the rifle feel a tiny bit muzzle heavy. That may balance out once I put a scope on it, and draw a little of the balance back towards the rear of the rifle.
I won’t be putting a bipod on this even though it is set up for one. I know it’s just one man’s opinion, but I think a GI web sling is more in order for a rifle like this with a mid-range scope of low to moderate magnification. I’ve still got a Weaver Kaspa 1.5-6×32 from an earlier review I might try out just to see if it gives me the feel I’m looking for.
The “fun” part is going to be finding some match-grade ammo to put through it, as stocks seem to have dried up recently.
Any idea why?