Got the M14 today, boy what a disappointment. I preordered from amazon way back in march and was excited to find out it had shipped. it came in a box and when I opened it was immediately bummed. I knew it was going to be "composite" plastic, but had the stock been solid plastic I would have excepted it better. Instead, they were hollow and the gun was very light and hollow feeling. The plastic stock halves looked like they were superglued together with too much glue and the seams looked like they had glue smeared on them.
I should have known it was going back at that point. But hey, Crosman's M417 surprized the heck out of me after I shot it. the clip is a flip style with an eight round rotary on each end. it is all plastic and was difficult to get it into the magazine. the detent/release button would not engage. I shot all head style crosman premiers, daisy's flat, hollow point, and pointed, crosman's match wadcutters, crosman pointed hunting, tried beeman wadcutters, they would not fit, too long, and gamo diabolo wadcutters. My targets looked like i shot it with a shot gun. All over the place, 10 meters which is 16 feet, bench rested no less, and i thought, I paid $150 for this. Its on its way back.
Sorry to you replica lovers out there. this gun isnt even worth $50.