We're not trying to be assholes or anything but yeah you're going to be outranged and outgunned.
Hell, there was even a member who was complaining that their $1000 upgraded sniper rifle was no match against people with PTW's who could throw BB's just as far as he could, just as accurately, and with more ROF.
For $500-600 you could get a TM VSR or similar with some minor upgrades. It won't make it significantly better than an AEG but it'll at least make it better than what it can do at stock (which is pretty much the same as a regular AEG except it's a BA rifle so you don't get any ROF). You'll need to dump $1000+ into the gun and pretty much replace everything with PDI or Laylax parts.
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