Originally Posted by DONSTER 125
my modifying an AEG to shoot at those speeds is dangerous for the gun. I wouldn't be surprised if your gun broke after a mag or so. In Ontario, at least at the fields that i play at, snipers are capped at 450 fps, full auto AEG's are capped at 400fps, but that might be in semi as well. Reason being is that even in semi auto, you can dump a lot more shots into a target then you can with a bolt action. i wouldn't be surprised if you were restricted to that. Even then, your mechbox will be under a lot of stress. If you dont like gas and want an all year round sniper, get a spring bolt action. Ive heard a lot of good from the TM VSR-10 line, but it is really up to you. That way, you can have consistent shots at 450 fps and use the gun w.e you want to because it wont be affected by temp.
M14's are Version 7... Mine's been shooting 410-430 all season and there hasn't been a problem with the mechbox (although there is an air leak somewhere..)
Edit: I find airsoft sniping is more about movement and being in the right position at the right time... Sure having a finely tuned gun is helpful, but not required.
Take into account as soon as you shoot with the M14, Everyone is going to know where you are because of the noise of the motor. I use to play a sneaky "Marksmen" role with my M14.. But I hated the fact that everytime I'd shoot at some one they'd know exactly where I was...
Then I got a bolt action