I just recently bought an x7 phenom and am highly satisfied. sniping, ambushing or just being an all out grunt this gun is excellent. with 5 diff fireing modes its capable of everything. the barral is light and is only 14" but has amazing accuracy and a spread unlike any other stock..i give it two thumbs up. its air efficient and effective in a fire fight even on 3 rd burst i sat in a position across a 100 yrd field and had no problem reaching out and touchin the target.