Originally Posted by FirestormX
If you're not going to spend more than $800 on a rifle, then generally speaking, if you can hit a guy with a "sniper" rifle, you can hit a guy with an AEG.
So because the sniper rifle doesn't necessarily perform any better than an AEG, and is often worse off, people recommend that you don't start off with a sniper rifle, because newbies are always disappointed when they realize that there's really no such thing as an effective designated sniper role in airsoft. At least not without putting a lot of money into a rifle, and being allowed to shoot with a hot gun.
I understand that and am going to be putting money into upgrades, just not all at once when i first get the gun. aswell I wont be joining up to any games right away. no sense going out half-assed and un-prepared.