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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:37   #31
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Try to contact a local game organizer, and see if you can go to a game.
There (if people like you) you might be able to try out a few differant guns, and find one you like.

Also, i wasn't talking about standing in an open field, i was talking about how close you would need to be to even have a chance at hitting something with a stock 300 dollar sniper rifle. And some people are good at spotting snipers

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Well than, what is a decent stock rifle?

And what upgrades would you recommend? (And their prices)
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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:39   #32
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you really arn't listening are you? we have tried to tell you the many, many reasons why an AEG is much better for a new player, and why new players should never buy sniper rifles, but you seem to ingore us, because were not saying what you want to hear...
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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:46   #33
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you really arn't listening are you? we have tried to tell you the many, many reasons why an AEG is much better for a new player, and why new players should never buy sniper rifles, but you seem to ingore us, because were not saying what you want to hear...
Your main argument so far is that to use a sniper rifle effectively it will cost me lots of money.

I am not particularly bothered by that, hence my asking for what a good stock sniper is, and the price of it + upgrades.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:54   #34
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second argument: Good sniper needs to be high fps, NOBODY will let a newb use potentionally dangerouse guns.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:02   #35
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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
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:07   #36
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Well than, what is a decent stock rifle?

And what upgrades would you recommend? (And their prices)
Try and find a Tokyo Marui M14 - they are pretty damn accurate right out of the box, and work well as a DMR rifle. Down the road, it can be converted to a higher-powered semi-auto-only sniper rifle if you wish, but in its stock form, it gives you the option of full auto. Put on a low-powered scope (3X or 4X) or red dot sight. Use heavier bb's, like .25's. Play with it stock for a while before upgrading and get used to it.

When you're comfortable with the gun, add metal bushings (for reliability - $20), a moderate spring upgrade to around 360-375 fps (like a Prometheus or Modify 110 - $20ish), a tightbore barrel (6.04 or 6.03, $60-$80), and an upgraded hopup rubber (Prometheus - $25ish).
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:31   #37
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Buy Whatever gun you want, If you want to buy a single shot bolt action .. go for it..

There are lots of well seasoned players here who have a lot of experience with the sniper role.. and weapons and upgrades needed.

However rather than trying to figure all this out by asking a lot of questions and getting a lot of conflicting answers.. Head out to a game and talk to the people you meet there who are sniping... they can offer real help in short order.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:38   #38
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Where do you live GCA? Just want to mention that most of the clubs in Canada will not let somebody new play with a hot (within their sniper fps limit) gun. I know for some, they actually get them to do some kinda licensing of some sort before you can play the role.

Just a heads up before you spend your hard earned cash.

Ooops, didn't see you post there theguy.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 03:23   #39
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basically I will lay it out as plain as I can. Sniper rifles to be effective on the feild need to be upgraded to the 9's. The level of force these can generate is on the scary side, which is why people are very hesitant to let seasoned players use them . Let alone someone who (while having RS, Paintball yada yada....experience) is new to the feild, new to the style of play, players on it and tactics used. You want to use a stock sniper rifle, I would suggest the you get the tm m-14 (others have with good reason) just keep it in semi if you really want to. M-14 will out distance most stock sniper rifles and be as if not more accurate. I know it seems like we are jumping down your throat about it but take 10min and search the word sniper on this site you would see why most people get tired of answering the question.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 04:10   #40
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basically I will lay it out as plain as I can. Sniper rifles to be effective on the feild need to be upgraded to the 9's. The level of force these can generate is on the scary side, which is why people are very hesitant to let seasoned players use them . Let alone someone who (while having RS, Paintball yada yada....experience) is new to the feild, new to the style of play, players on it and tactics used. You want to use a stock sniper rifle, I would suggest the you get the tm m-14 (others have with good reason) just keep it in semi if you really want to. M-14 will out distance most stock sniper rifles and be as if not more accurate. I know it seems like we are jumping down your throat about it but take 10min and search the word sniper on this site you would see why most people get tired of answering the question.
Well I discussed it with my friend, and from reading all the posts in this thread I've decided to go with the TM M14.

It's got nice Range and Rate of Fire, as well as a pretty fast FPS rating.

It also appears to have nice accuracy.

So I'll probably get AV'd and buy a nice TM M14 until enough people know me, to let me use a Sniper.

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Old April 5th, 2009, 04:20   #41
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Good decision!!!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 06:14   #42
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Well I discussed it with my friend, and from reading all the posts in this thread I've decided to go with the TM M14.

It's got nice Range and Rate of Fire, as well as a pretty fast FPS rating.

It also appears to have nice accuracy.

So I'll probably get AV'd and buy a nice TM M14 until enough people know me, to let me use a Sniper.

You're gonna thank yourself in the long run for making this decision. what you will find is you will you be more versatile and be able to play multiple roles (DMR, gunner, support, etc...) which will show you more of a world to airsoft than just a bolt action will show you.

Also if you like the idea of racking the bolt back with every shot, the M14 has an operable bolt system (non-functional, purely for aesthetics) so you can simulate using a bolt action.

You might also want to fill out your profile a little more so we have a better idea of where you live so we can help direct you to the proper people (age verifiers, gun docs, fields/teams/games etc...)
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:06   #43
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You're gonna thank yourself in the long run for making this decision. what you will find is you will you be more versatile and be able to play multiple roles (DMR, gunner, support, etc...) which will show you more of a world to airsoft than just a bolt action will show you.

Also if you like the idea of racking the bolt back with every shot, the M14 has an operable bolt system (non-functional, purely for aesthetics) so you can simulate using a bolt action.

You might also want to fill out your profile a little more so we have a better idea of where you live so we can help direct you to the proper people (age verifiers, gun docs, fields/teams/games etc...)
Done, and I'm actually on my way to go get age verified in an hour and a half.

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