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Old January 25th, 2010, 03:05   #1
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What is everyone's opinion on spring rifles?

What the title says.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 03:09   #2
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Any particular one or just in general? In addition, for what application? If it's your first gun, it's generally advisable to get an AEG instead because you will get out-gunned and have your ass handed to you at games.
Having said that, spring guns are simple, quiet and reliable; a great tool for a seasoned sniper.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 03:27   #3
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Just in general I suppose, I don't really know much about these things(obviously). And yes I've read that newbs are recommended to get an AEG lol. I don't know if I'm going to get into airsoft because of the cost. But sniping seems interesting and I read somewhere that there are courses you can take for it.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 03:33   #4
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Buy an aeg. If you see sniping in your future, you can always change an m16into a dmr pretty easily. I'm working on one right now actually.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 03:33   #5
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There are sniper certification courses available, fill out your profile, so we can direct you to the right person for it.
Sniping is well, difficult. I tried it and gave up too much waiting and distance.

there are a few threads about some spring rifles that I suggest you take a look at.

Get age verified, even if your not going to get full on into the sport, its a few minutes out of your life, and people around here seem to have a little more respect if you have the tag.

Personally I would suggest getting yourself a M4 and then slowly over time turning it into a DMR (dedicated marksmen rifle) or sniper hunter. this combines sniping and assault together.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 04:51   #6
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absolutelt not for game!
better for self-training purpose!
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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:07   #7
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absolutelt not for game!
better for self-training purpose!
Perhaps lack of experience with them on your part or lack of skill with them in games (not meaning it rude some people just cant use them).

As for spring rifles. I love my VSR. Game it every time I can. My team also enjoys the rifle.

Its defiantly NOT a first gun. I waited almost 4 years before going to them just to figure out if it really was a play style I enjoyed.

They can be good guns but like every else is saying. AEG as your first. More or less you'll regret getting the spring rifle when you game the first time.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 09:35   #8
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I bought my Type-96 for plinking.. :P But I will definitely try it out in a game!
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:18   #9
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I bought and gamed my CA M24 before I got my first AEG........ loved it! But that's just me.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:32   #10
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I own 2 and I like them.

Definatly not a noob rifle. An AEG is a better starting rifle.
Springs are for snipers only, and being a sniper require more experiance and knowlege of the game and maybe of the real trade.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:33   #11
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is a shotgun a spring rifle?
if so yes, I use it all the time and find it's way funnier that an AEG.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:36   #12
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There are sniper certification courses available, fill out your profile, so we can direct you to the right person for it.
Sniping is well, difficult. I tried it and gave up too much waiting and distance.
The BA certificate isn't really recgonized everywhere to my knowledge.

I know that some clubs in Vancouver have members who are BA certified though. It's mostly a thing in the east from what I've seen cause I know that in Vanvcouer they only run those sniper clinics once in a while.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 17:43   #13
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I'd mostly like it as a plinker for now I suppose, would I be better off getting a walmart bb gun? hehe
I forgot to add that I'll get verified as soon as I can.

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Old January 25th, 2010, 17:50   #14
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plinking/target shooting, yes a bb gun/airgun is what u want
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Old January 25th, 2010, 17:59   #15
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Okay thanks, I'll check into AEG's and the M4 that was suggested.
First step, getting verified.
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