Originally Posted by dmitril
People are being unfair to sniper rifles here, these can be made completely silent in airsoft thus making you into a ninja assassin. Though you generally need a sidearm to go with your sniper so its true that nothing beats an AEG for a starter gun.
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Were not being unfair to snipers here. And heres why
Most snipers trigger mechanisms break sooner rather than later and develop slam fire
Low end sniper rifles have terrible quality control, making it hard to get parts that actually fit, many wont
Miss your shot, get found, get completely out gunned by everything AEG.
AEGs make it easier if he ever wants to go to a traditional field or visit a different field.
AEGs are the most gameable platform.
Snipers have no accuracy advantages between two stock guns.
To give snipers the edge over an AEG can easily cost double what the gun cost, and not all parts may fit due to low end brands having poor quality control. And TM VSR-10 being expensive.