Which sniper should i get?

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  1. piepie

    piepie New Member

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    I think I'm going to get a sniper rifle which one should I get
     
  2. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

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    Thanks for being vague, price range? FPS limit? Preferred models?
     

  3. Airsoft33

    Airsoft33 New Member

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    I would recommend the VSR Bar 10.
     
  4. covertslayer

    covertslayer New Member

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    Just a warning:

    Don't buy a sniper rifle unless you plan on heavily upgrading it. Stock rifles at best shoot slightly farther than electric rifles at the same price range. Unless you have a bunch of $100 bills to blow on airsoft, I would suggest purchasing or upgrading an aeg instead.

    With that said, I'd go with the clone brand UTG L96. It is cheaper than brands like Tanaka, Mauser, and Tokyo Marui, has better reviews than other clone brands and is plastic. Yes, you probably want a plastic body. I know I certainly wouldn't want to haul around a 13+ pound rifle plus gear. If you really want to, buy a clone rifle and use the extra cash towards upgrades.
     
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  5. Fyzix

    Fyzix Fyzzy Was Here. Supporting Member

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    This. There are also plenty of upgrades for L96 variants.

    And I know how uncomfortable it is to lug around 13 pounds. My M14 weighs at least that much.

    Also, sorry for editing your post. Still getting used to the new 'edit' button on every post. :p
     
  6. TheCaptainAlmighty

    TheCaptainAlmighty New Member

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    I couldn't said it better myself. Unless you plan on being a legitimate sniper, i.e. .40g BB's, ghillie, and $500 in parts alone, you shouldn't get a sniper. If you're doing it just for the sake of it being cheaper, don't. Two people that I play with often, chose that route, and I have not seen either of them do well. It takes skills, and a well upgraded sniper to be respected. 66% of snipers choose this route, and they aren't "real" snipers. If you really want to snipe, do what it takes to be in the 33%.
     
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  7. Airsoft33

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  8. piepie

    piepie New Member

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    No need to comment just decided to buy a new secondary
     
  9. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    First of all, read this:
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f9/how-choose-sniper-rifle-get-proper-help-23389/
    When you have read that, do not do anything yet. There is more. Next step would be:
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f9/upgrading-spring-sniper-think-twice-16601/
    While some of the information I have given have been proven wrong (barrel bore, for example), the pattern is the same.
    And only when you have read and understood everything, feel free to make another thread. Eventually, if you are really good and think about having fun with your sniper rifle, it may end up looking like this:
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f23/sniper-load-out-basic-info-24466/
    and eventually like this:
    http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f24/afghanistan-twenty-eleven-30224/
     
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