Are they fun to shoot?
It is. Mine kind of just rides back, rather than bounce around which is good. Keeping in mind they adjusted the sight at the factory, probably with a hammer, to bend it to zero in (for somebody, at least) at about 100 meters - with those limitations - it is still a fun carbine to shoot at medium 100 to 150 meter range targets (and some can get further, just not me).
Worthless as in what $200-300?
I really can't help you with the Chinese - it's plenty old, but I don't even know if that helps or hurts. I don't think I've lost money with mine, but I gave about $280 20 years ago. If it functions well, I could see $200 being a floor.
This post was edited on 12/27 at 3:27 pm