(feel free to skip the intro and down to the bolt action section, your not missing much) I guess I'll put this here. As many of you know I have temporarily gotten out of airsoft. Multiple injuries/surgeries have sidelined me for a while, but I hope to be back in a couple months (fingers crossed). In my few years of airsofting I've "wasted" a lot of money on stuff I never even used. I've probably had 15 AEGs and I've only actually used half of them at an actual field. And half of those only got used once. I want to make weapon system that suits my style and that isn't simply an impulse buy because something looked cool XD. My style of play is typically based on stealth. I like sneaking around whether its hiding in a bush for an hour, or crawling a half mile through long grass and thorns to flank the enemy. If I choose, I can definitely become a true sniper, rather than "a guy with a sniper rifle". MED at my field is 100yards for anything over 400fps, and limit is 550fps I believe. I can definitely push that 550 and utilize heavy weight bbs. If I go bolt action, I would definitely want to have a backup AEG both for a secondary weapon, and a primary weapon when called for (some rounds at my field would not be as suitable for a sniper). So we'll get to the backup gun in a bit. First lets talk primary weapon. Bolt action JG Bar 10 makes the most sense here. I've had one before, and I wouldn't mind getting another one to upgrade. A year ago I would have gone all PDI parts behind the hop up, but the new Wolverine bolt is tempting. For $500 I can have Bar 10 with fully installed Bolt and Co2 system contained within the gun. Add anther $100+ for hop up/barrel. I've never seen or used a Bolt in person, and I don't know the pros and cons of the Co2 system. Any advice there would be appreciated. Obviously price is more expensive than standard upgrade parts, but the pros are an extremely reliable, and adaptable system, that doesn't have a 550fps spring behind the bolt making follow up shots easy (I have trouble just pulling the bolt back once on a Bar 10 at 550fps~ lol). After deciding between spring powered, and HPA/CO2, the next question is a backup AEG. This is a tricky one. My preferred gun would be a TM MP7 AEP, but the FPS is a problem. I need something with a little more authority. My ideas so far. Weight isn't a concern, but size and how easily it can be slung/carried are important. Its important it have some sort of stock, whether fixed, collapsible, or folding. This is another one I'd really appreciate help. What guns would be easily carried around the field all day? Any methods? Three guns I've seen are TM aug high cycle VFC MP5a5 (smallest) EF UMP (because its fun to say UMP) Let me know what you guys think. Any information regarding sniping whether gear or gun related. If I have time I will follow up with a DMR post if I choose a semi auto gun.