Originally Posted by Ricochet
- "I want to be a sniper." (You are "not" going to be the Airsoft version of Mark Wahlberg, or Tom Berranger!). Sniping is by nature very boring. Those few guys you see out there whom assault snipe, and can "actually" be an assets to their team, have a tremendous amount of skill and experience. They understand that snipers aren't always needed. Trying to do this will get you dead ......a lot .......all the time. Your other alternative is to hide with a ghillie suit, and do it that way. If you move your dead, if you miss your dead; bottom-line. You'll be bored to tears, find out your gun is half as good or accurate as the ARs, and the outcause "will be" you selling your poor sniper rifle that no one wants because it turns out "sniping isn't your thing". Wow! Saw that coming ......AGAIN! Let me make this easy on you. So you want to be a sniper? Let's assume you have the experience and understanding to attempt it. First off, you'll need to buy a proper starting platform. That'll runn you about $700-$1500 to start. Now your going to need to buy a full compliment of high end upgrades to deck her out. After all, if it doesn't have better range and accuracy than your average $2500 professionally tuned AR, then what's the point? Those upgrades will run you between $600-$1200 depending on the gun you have. Now you have to find someone who knows what they are doing, to put it together and tune, grease, and seat everything for you. Congratulations, you now have a fairly BADASS sniper rifle that will need constant maintenance and parts to keep it running where it needs to be. Now here is where it gets tricky. You now have to purchase gear that will assist you in you endeavor, so there goes a load more cash. You'll need high end heavier weight BBs as well (they aren't cheap). Not to forget that your now subject to whole bunch of new rules like; minimum engagement distance. So you'll need a reliable secondary to defend yourself, with a few extra magazines. So that's about $300-$500 for the gun, and then $25-$50 per magazine (I won't even mention maintenance, gas, etc). Well; you made it. Your now ready to snipe. Oh wait, there's one more thing. In fact it's very important. Are you ready for this? .........You have to have the ability, skill, or affinity, to actually shoot this thing.