Originally Posted by Kozzie
I have to agree with the many that recommend against a bolt action rifle as your first gun especially with your budget. To get a good bolt action thats worth upgrading will consume most of your budget. Then you'll need to pour at least another $600 into it to give you a "short" range advantage over the AEG toting high-cap tickling mobs that you'll be up against. A range advantage that can be nullified by even the fattest oldest guy out there very quickly. Quite frankly I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would voluntarily chose to use a BA rifle as their primary in airsoft
. "Sniping" in airsoft isn't what you think it's going to be. Get an AEG which out of the box will have similar or better range. You can still play a sniper type role but won't be handicapped.
My advice to you would be to make a DMR setup
. Buy an M16A3, get a TB barrel, a good hop rubber slap a scope and bi-pod on it and you're good to go. I understand King Arms makes the best bang for your buck AR
out there. A bit pricier KWA makes a nice one too. Just stay away from G&P
.. over priced and over rated IMO, but they sure do look pretty.
Edit** We can't tell you where to buy airsoft because you're under 18, it's against forum rules.
Wait what... seems to me that gun couldn't be further from what you seem to want. First you want a BA sniper rifle and now you want a Magpulized CQB M4. Man I just don't get kids these days.