My new Well MB08 was originally purchased from Airsplat (I know a lot of people have something to say about them but I have purchased several items from them over the last two years and never had any problem). It arrived 4 days after the initial order. Upon receiving the larger outer box I opened it to find a plain brown box with no markings on it what so ever. The box was slightly damaged in that it had a couple of depressions from where the sling mount and the stock catch were slightly elevated above the styrofoam packing.
other than the gun below is everything else that is included in the packaging
The sling is less than desirable and should only be used if necessary. You are better off using a piece of twine than this sling as the metal clasps are notorious for breaking.
The scope is a generic 3-9 x 32 mm scope with 1 inch scope rings that mount to a Weaver style rail. While it is nothing worth writing home about it is a fairly decent scope considering its intended application. The scope is non-illuminated with standard crosshairs. It has a 2 - 2.5 inch eye relief and while their is no parallax adjustment on the objective bell, it has both windage and elevation turrets. Also included are amber colored see through lense caps.
Folding Stock - The stock folds midway through the grip. It is very solid when extended and locks very tightly to the body of the gun when collapsed. It shortens the length of the gun a total of 10 inches, from 45.5" in overall length to 35.5". It has metal sling attachment points on both sides of the stock so you can sling the rifle while collapsed and extended. To collapse the stock there is a solid metal push button on the top at the hinge point that depresses to make the stock fold. This feature makes the rifle very compact and easy to sling to your back or store in a small compartment.
Adjustable Cheek Rest - Poor design and poor execution. While initially excited about the adjustable cheek rest, I was very disappointed in this. I use the cheek rest on my Well MB05 all the time and it is almost a necessity., but on the MB08 I believe that they failed miserably. On the right side of the gun there are two adjustment knobs (one of which fell off while I was adjusting it). The knobs are nothing more than a bolt that tightens through a threaded collar inset in the stock. These two bolts press up against two skinny plastic pieces that are attached to the bottom of the cheek rest. It is not a levered or gear styled adjustment simply loosen the bolts and pull on the cheeck rest then tighten the bolts down to keep it in place. It is very flimsy and not very reliable; it feels as though I am going to snap the cheekrest when tightening the bolts. You are better off just leaving it in its lowered position. Should you choose to use the cheek rest, it adjusts up around 1.25 inches.
Some other notable features are an integrated weaver rail, removable weaver rail front block for attaching accessories, a fluted outer barrel, double trigger safety mechanism.
I don't want to bore you all with how the gun shot at 75 feet, c'mon people if you are going to review a bolt action rifle that shoots over 400 fps back it up a little bit. Most fields, teams, or groups require at least 100 ft. minimum engagement distance for guns over 400 so who cares how it shoots at 75? Sorry I am done with my rant, I posted a 12" target at 150 feet for my accuracy testing. It was a 50 degree day with no wind or rain. BB's were the .43 g from Airsoft Outlet NW and were hand weighed and selected for their perfection for this test.
The MB08 shot 70 % at 150 feet on a 12 inch target, and 40 % scored in the 6 inch inner ring. I know it doesn't sound that accurate (because it is not) but it was really around a 8 inch grouping and the ones that missed where complete flyers. This is probably because of the one flimsy barrel spacer, broken hop up, and the non tight bore barrel.
You wont be threading any needles but overall performance for the stock configuration is not too bad. If you happen to find someone standing out in the open in front of the broad side of a barn you will be garunteed to hit something........
The Well MB08 has a lot of new and cool external features but falls way short when it comes to stock performance. This gun is a great platform to build on, and is capable of being a great airsoft bolt action rifle, but it will require time and money to get it there.
If you have any questions about the Well MB08 please post on my blog or send me a message I am more than willing to help