I have played around with them and I didn't find them all that impressive. I wouldn't say they are not accurate, but the factory ammo leaves a lot to be desired. If you are a handloader the accuracy can be improved greatly over the Factory stuff. They have a good look and fun to play with, but for what they cost, you can get a nice Remington 700 in .308 and out shoot it any day of the week. It is just what ever you want. If you want one and are willing to provide it the proper fodder, go for it. If I could find a TRUE Russian SVD, I would consider adding it to my collection.