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Old May 18th, 2011, 19:50   #1
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Is airsoft sniping fun?

Im thinking about selling my CYMA ak47 and getting a sniper rifle. Im not really sure what model of sniper i want to get, so thats also why im asking this. I've been looking at some M14's, (Price range is around 350) and those seem to be pretty good. Im kinda tired of the ak, and i want something different.

I've heard people say both sides of it. Some people tell me to not do it, and others say go for it. Im looking for a different style of play, and something that a casual airsofter would enjoy.

So, is sniping worth the money?

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Old May 18th, 2011, 19:53   #2
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It can be fun. And it can be very frustrating.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 19:55   #3
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Yeah, i can imagen the boring part of it, and im pretty sure im fine with it.

I also realised its a hard question to answer, being subjective, but i thought i would ask anyway... Not being in this sport for very long.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 19:57   #4
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I'd rather have a nice ranged dmr. Best of both worlds.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 19:58   #5
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sniping with a regular AEG with accuracy upgrades is Mega fun. I love sniping with my M16 + ghillie suit.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 20:03   #6
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With proper upgrades you can turn an M14 into a wicked countersniper. Since you want an M14, start there.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 20:33   #7
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im actually going from a m14 to a bolt rifle.. mainly cuz it gets physically awkward to shoot especially when lying down. I like the pistol grip and its easier on the wrist. i found that i was only shooting on semi anyways and with a bolt its much quieter and less weight to cart around
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Old May 18th, 2011, 20:57   #8
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Thats a good point. Which bolt are you thinking about getting? Im not sure about any in my price range, but i can see what you mean about the clip for sure. Never thought about it
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Old May 18th, 2011, 21:13   #9
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Sniping can be fun and can be really beneficial to the team. Especially in a defensive type situation. A good consistent BA rifle can do wonders. This past weekend we had 4 snipers on a team of 12 people doing mostly defensive maneouvers, and it was incredibly effective. They got 90% of our kills.

You should probably carry an AEG with you though, so that when you're on the move you can put down a reasonable volume of fire when you can't stop and do your sniper-thing. Also as a "holy shit he's right there!" weapon.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 21:16   #10
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It depends, I rather enjoyed sneaking behind "enemy lines," shooting people in the back, and watching their reactions as they called friendly fire and what not. It's up to the person, I personally think you have to be a little gone in the head to be an effective sniper.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 22:31   #11
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i just got a m93r which i figure is a pretty good sidearm as it can go semi 3 shot burst and full auto. i have a trusted friend who knows more about the world of airsoft to search out a decent bolt for me. i told him what i wanted.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 22:48   #12
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There will be an Airsoft Snipers Clinic in the next two months. I am putting together the particulars for it very soon.

You will learn all you need to know if it will be for you or not.


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Old May 18th, 2011, 22:57   #13
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You can snipe with a springer if you want. In my opinion sniping is more about getting a good hidding spot, than having a kick as rifle.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 22:58   #14
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well it depends on your budget because a stock B.A. (like a TM VSR) will have the same range as a regular aeg; hence, you will find it very frustating when you get nailed by automatic fire; however, if you have the fund to upgrade your B.A. (expect a huge money pit) - you can have a solid platform giving you more fun and less frustration.

Overall a better option is to go with a DMR rifle using either M16, M14, G3, druganov SVD and alike - the upgrading cost are much more reasonable and you still have full auto capability (except for the SVD and psg-1).
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Old May 18th, 2011, 23:39   #15
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In the beginning it sucks, a lot. After awhile it gets to be alright and you start learning how to stalk, and how to pick hiding spots. Basically the longer you do it the better you get at it (same as everything). Ive been doing it for about 7 months now, and im getting better. Definitely going to want to upgrade your gun, and its coing to cost a lot. Like people already said, get a DMR unless you have bundles of money to upgrade a BA.
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