its not just the money aspect, i hate to sound harsh, but im trying to save GCA from heart-break.
Let's Say he spends 2 grand, and builds a godly sniper rifle, where will he play with it? no hosts will let anyone play with a rifle like that unless they know them, trust them, trust that they have a good understanding of Minimun Engadement distances, and general airsoft safety.
Some hosts even require thier snipers to have completed a sniper safety training course.
I don't mean to sound harsh, but buying a sniper rifle as a first airsoft guns is one of the worst mistake a new player can make
It's better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness