Got my 12 yr old son this rifle for Christmas. His friends are into airsoft and he wanted to get started with a sniper rifle. Had trouble with it right out of the box. Bolt wouldn't go into battery. Something seemed to be misaligned. I had it working for about 10 shots, then the misalignment again. Needless to say, we were both disappointed. Boxed it up and it's going back. He's not sure he wants a bolt action now. I'm not really sure how to guide him. I have an AR 15 airsoft and 1911 airsoft bought as a set a few years ago for my older son. But they are just cheap toys. Anyone have any good airsoft rifles that are descent but not too expensive ($100-$150)???