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Old April 4th, 2009, 23:16   #1
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Quick questions regarding Snipers.

A buddy of mine just recently got started with Airsoft, and I took to the idea as well, and my primary style of play is Sniper.

So my questions are;

What are the accuracy on snipers like, when compared to the accuracy of an AEG assault rifle like the M5?

Is it better to go Spring or Electric for a sniper? (I thought spring myself)

What are some decent Snipers to purchase?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 23:31   #2
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http://www.airsoftcanada.com/search....archid=2519937

there a link to every newb that has asked about becoming a sniper. Everyone will tell you to NOT buy one as your first airsoft gun but hell in the end its really up to you.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 23:35   #3
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http://www.airsoftcanada.com/search....archid=2519937

there a link to every newb that has asked about becoming a sniper. Everyone will tell you to NOT buy one as your first airsoft gun but hell in the end its really up to you.
Well I've had quite a bit of experience with Real rifles (The kind with bullets) and I much prefer it to the style of Auto or Semi-automatic weapons.

I'm just new to the ways of Airsoft.

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hell so am I... just wanted to give you a heads up cause they will tell you to search and to not buy one.

Hell I didnt listen and have a nice tm vsr-10 g-spec. lol
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Old April 4th, 2009, 23:44   #5
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Well I've had quite a bit of experience with Real rifles (The kind with bullets) and I much prefer it to the style of Auto or Semi-automatic weapons.

I'm just new to the ways of Airsoft.

No offence but I have had years of experience with RS. 1 word of advice AS is nowhere near RS, so any predilections you think you have I would suggest you try some AS weapons first before purchase if possable

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hell so am I... just wanted to give you a heads up cause they will tell you to search and to not buy one.

Hell I didnt listen and have a nice tm vsr-10 g-spec. lol
And your also looking to get of it lol . Kinda proves the point
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lol, sure does
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Old April 4th, 2009, 23:50   #7
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Well if you don't mind my asking,

What basis do people have for saying not to buy Snipers?

Just out of curiosity.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 23:50   #8
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A buddy of mine just recently got started with Airsoft, and I took to the idea as well, and my primary style of play is Sniper.
And what style of play is a "sniper"? What do you think the sniper's role is?

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Well if you don't mind my asking,

What basis do people have for saying not to buy Snipers?

Just out of curiosity.
Because bone stock, a sniper rifle has absolutly no advantage over an AEG... and because the role of sniper is incredebly difficult to play and have fun with, and 90% of noobs who start this way end up hating it. They think it's like playing like you see in the movies... when in fact it isn't even close.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:00   #9
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And what style of play is a "sniper"? What do you think the sniper's role is?

Because bone stock, a sniper rifle has absolutly no advantage over an AEG... and because the role of sniper is incredebly difficult to play and have fun with, and 90% of noobs who start this way end up hating it. They think it's like playing like you see in the movies... when in fact it isn't even close.
Well snipers are support players, and depending on the style of match (not sure which are done in airsoft) they can play a vital role for objectives and scouting.

And I realize sniping isn't all a blaze of glory like in the movies, and is often uneventful for long periods of time.

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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:06   #10
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Buying a sniper?

Well... Having to feed it for one thing, then the shelter, and all that.

:lol: I just had to. You kinda left yourself out in the open there.

In all seriousness though. I guess you got a pretty good idea of what snipers do. BUT I'd still say to get something that you could turn into a DMR.

Accuracy wise, you'd have to dump a bit of money on top of that $500 gun if you really want to get the accuracy up to par (hop up, tightbore, etc). AND even then it's still single shot/bolt action.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:09   #11
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VSR is good for newbs, but there's ALOT to be done to it to make it fire more accurate.

Be ready to invest $1000 +, and countless hours of frustration that is equal in magnitude to figuring out women.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:22   #12
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I was just looking around and since it IS a first gun, I thought about this one,

http://buyairsoft.ca/catalog/product...roducts_id=138


Though I don't know too much about airsoft products, all reviews seem to be good, as do the ratings.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:33   #13
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I was just looking around and since it IS a first gun, I thought about this one,

http://buyairsoft.ca/catalog/product...roducts_id=138


Though I don't know too much about airsoft products, all reviews seem to be good, as do the ratings.
let me sum up the difference between the VsR and the L98

VSR- Lighter,Better hopup easyer to upgrade

L98- realy durable, more powerful, kind of heavy, harder to upgrade

save ur self some money and get the vsr if you can't carry that much for that long. if you can't decide what gun you want to get toss a coin.

though we don't reccomend minors with airsoft be smart, know the rules, and always and i mean always let the police know + nabours what your up to with that gun.

Side note: iam also a minor but i follow the rules
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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:35   #14
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Well you see, there are a few points I need to make

- That gun is in a single word, crap. Yes, it's compatible with aftermarket parts, but like I said about VSR, it will need $1000+ worth of parts and countless hours of frustration to work properly like a sniper rifle.

-Don't be mesmerized by the title "Ultimate Sniper", it's just a stupid cliche buyairsoft gives to all their products to make it sound better.

-If you want to go the sniper route, you will also need to purchase a secondary, which is possibly another $300 + Mag costs
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Old April 5th, 2009, 00:36   #15
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let me sum up the difference between the VsR and the L98

VSR- Lighter,Better hopup easyer to upgrade

L98- realy durable, more powerful, kind of heavy, harder to upgrade

save ur self some money and get the vsr if you can't carry that much for that long. if you can't decide what gun you want to get toss a coin.

though we don't reccomend minors with airsoft be smart, know the rules, and always and i mean always let the police know + nabours what your up to with that gun.

Side note: iam also a minor but i follow the rules
Carrying it is no problem, and I'm not a minor, and thanks for the advice.

If it's for purely the performance of the gun itself, which to you recommend?
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