Sniper rifle or dmr?

Discussion in 'What Gun Should I Get?' started by matthewzguitarz, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. matthewzguitarz

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    I have been thinking a lot about what gun I should order. I think I would like a dmr or sniper rifle, but have no idea what is better for a budget of $250 maybe $300.

    For a sniper rifle I was thinking of the utg mk96. Or for the dmr I was thinking of either the jg m4 s-system, the ks p90, or some other gun like that. For whatever one I end up getting, I will order a 6.08 or 6.03 TBB, maybe a mock silencer, some .30 bbs, and whatever else I would need.

    Also I love the bullpup type of guns.

    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  2. tasgal

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    I faced the same situation as you. I picked DMR. My reasons:
    1. I play mostly in wooded areas, so a DMR and Sniper rifle will have the same effective range. Branches etc in the way.
    2. Single shot on DMR at range, full auto if i need if they get to close..which they shouldn't.
    3. I use a Aug A3 so the design allows me to go CQB if need be, but works great in field games with the long barrel.
    Hope this helps
     

  3. DadCRO

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    DMRs have way more flexibility than BASRs. Unless you are dead set on the sniper role, get a DMR. Although that role also takes some dedication.
     
  4. matthewzguitarz

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    What would be a good base for a dmr?
     
  5. DadCRO

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    M16, M14, SR25, AUG, take your pick.
     
  6. matthewzguitarz

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    I was thinking about the jg m4 s-system?
     
  7. averageairsofter

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    That will be a fine weapon for a dmr build and give you plenty of money fir upgrades.
     
  8. BRTSoloWing

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    Umm DMRs are single shot only. So your actually asking for a base AEG right?
     
  9. Napple

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    In the real world they are semi only... If he's playing backyard wars only then he can switch to full auto if he feels like it
     
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  10. BlackJack

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    I'm glad that everyone steered you in the DMR direction. While the DMR role does take some devotion, it is less involved than the Sniper role.

    Here’s a Sniping 101 thread… check it out.
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f37/so-you-want-airsoft-sniper-101-a-2561/


    When it comes to price... DMR is the cheaper of the two rifles. A quality sniper rifle is a lot more expensive than you might think. With your price range, a fairly good DMR can be built.

    Here’s a Sniper Rifle Build thread.
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f9/how-choose-sniper-rifle-get-proper-help-23389/

    When it comes to the actual DMR build, there are several classic frames to work with. The M14, SVD, AUG, TAR-21, M16 (and its variants), along with many others, make great DMR platforms.
     
  11. JakeBworth

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    A DMR is going to be shooting from 450 -500 FPS.
    For basic safety reasons, (and wear and tear on your GB), you should have full automatic disabled.
     
  12. tasgal

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    From my understanding some fields will only allow Bolt actions to be over 400/420fps. So you could have a DMR that shoots 400 FPS ish.
     
  13. Napple

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    Does not mean it's a law to have it disabled. I dont use full auto on my dmr, im just saying
     
  14. BRTSoloWing

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    Yes, but the full auto has to be disabled.
     
  15. MrGoodkat

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    If the full auto isn't disabled isn't it just a BR?
     
  16. Party

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    I personally choosed to make a DMR instead of a sniper rifle. The biggest reason for that is simply that I want to be able to shot more than one shot before the enemy can react. Either shooting more than one BB at a target or taking out 2 or perhaps even 3 targets before they take cover. It is also harder to overrun a DM since he doesn't have to manually reload between every shot. Players with normal AEG:s will not be able to run towards the DM without getting several shots fired at him.

    A negative thing with an electric powered DM is that it can sound a lot but it is possible to minimize the sound but it will still be there. I have also read that a DMR can be tricky and it takes a good tech to be able to manage it but that didn't scare me of and shouldn't scare you, there is always someone that can help out.
     
  17. Urban_ART

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    I would go with a DMR.
     
  18. matthewzguitarz

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    I was planning on disabling full auto because I see it as useless anyways. And yeah, I am going to have at most 450 fps, 500 sounds dangerous.
     
  19. DadCRO

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    It isn't useless, it's just overused.
     
  20. matthewzguitarz

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    What would be more useful for a dmr, an acog or a scope?