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Old February 17th, 2010, 19:15   #46
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Exactly, and the fact that my rifle is with me 95% of the time I play, even if it weighs 14lbs. Always times when the perfect shot can be had, so I go for it. I guess that's one determining factor in becoming a good airsoft sniper, have the rifle with you always. If you only bring it out every few games you won't progress very fast or far.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 19:24   #47
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It's not just about FPS and that can confuse folks.
Bingo, and that's exactly what confused me. I assumed a higher FPS meant more range, but I can see now how this is untrue. I can also see why this actually isn't a contradiction. This is just off the top of my head so forgive me if its already been done, but it might be a good idea to sum up this thread and make a sticky about Noobs + Sniper Rifles... just to clear up any future confusion.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 19:39   #48
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The faster your shoot, the less time your BBs take time to hit your target. It also help fight the effect of wind. But more does not equal better.

That's why 450fps is considered a good in between fps for sniping. It help push those heavy BBs fast enough, yet is slow enough not to suffer from innacuracy or higher fps rifles.

Like Stalker said, lower fps is better for more precision. You can tune the hopup to juice the maximum range out of the "power" of your rifle, and visually compensate for the drop by hold-over. This make a lot of sense in dense woods with no wind, or small fields.

My M24 is at 450fps and I like it that way. My other rifle will be tuned for either low or high fps, depending on the need. Since I can easely swap my springs.

And +1 to being a full time sniper helping develope the skill. You realise quickly that you are outgunned by everyone in the field and you adapt your style of play to survive. When you reach the top of your game, you also reach the top of the airsoft food chain. But nothing is perfect, as the predator can also fall pray easely.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 20:27   #49
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Your CA M24 is 14 pounds ?
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Airsoft is still cheaper than cocaine and plus I dont wake up naked in the woods anym....actually no that still happens with airsoft.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 21:23   #50
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Ya, roughly. The barrel and receiver is solid and thick (up to 1/4" in some places) pot metal, and the stock is solid and dense composite material. Add on a Harris swivel bipod and a good scope, plus a leather sling and stock pouch with extra mag, a few small hex keys and various #4-40 set screws (for setting hop up range) with two rare earth magnets holding everything in place......... and a small bag of 0.36g BBs in the fake magwell in front of the trigger guard............. ok, I just spilled a lot of secret stuff, which barely adds on an ounce of weight......... lol.
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