Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Belphe

Sniper Rifles

Recommended Posts

Hi,


I'm relatively new to airsoft although I already hold an UKARA license. I'm into Sniper rifles and I'd like to know which ones in your opinion are the most reliable, precise (powerful?) and fun to use. My favourite real-life sniper is the Cheytac M200 Intervention so anything looking and operating in a similar manner (bolt action + mag) is desired!


Let's just pretend that the price doesn't matter... ;)


Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TM VSR 10, is the go to sniper package for most people, very easy to take apart and thus upgrade (i have one my self).

JG and CYMA make good clones of the VSR aswell which are just as good if youre upgrading.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get a tm Vsr or JG bar 10 (a clone copy but has a nicer stock than the original). Easy to fix and upgrade and overall the best option

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly it's not worth getting an airsoft version of the CheyTac M200. Big, expensive and the airsoft versions are made by some pretty poor manufacturers.

TM VSR10 would be your best bet, with A&K sniper rifles such as their SVD and M24 in close second. Maybe a a Warrior L96 if you want to have a go at extensive upgrading.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And would you recommend any of these:

 

Ares SSR MS700
Ares SSR MS338
Ares SSR WA2000

 

Edit: I found an article on the MS and apparently they are not worth it.. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JG bar 10 is a better option. TM VSR needs more parts replaced as they started crimping the cylinders,meaning you will also need a new cylinder and head in addition to the internals. The stock finish is rubberized with what feels like cheap car interior paint,as opposed to the matte finish on the TM but they both come off pretty easily and you will usually end up with the standard shiny abs after a few skirmishes anyway.

 

Sniper rifles are only as good as you build them. No point in big and heavy replicas like the M200.

 

The simpler the better IMO. Maruzen APS2/APS type 96 and VSR 10 clones are the best.

 

Ares make pretty looking rifles but compatibility can be dodgy and their feeding mechanisms are on the shit side tbh. Fragile. You rely a lot of single,accurate shots so good feeding is necessary. They're also very expensive. Stick with a JG bar 10 or WELL L96

 

PDi,Action army,Laylax and AirsoftPro are generally the go to for parts. PDi make excellent barrels. Action army have a fantastic hop up chamber. Laylax are a bit behind them and on the pricey side but solid non the less. Note for PDi Parts you will need the 'bore up' pistons and spring guides as they make parts to their own spec. Their website is also hilariously outdated too and a bit hard to navigate. AirsoftPro make a lot of cheap bang for buck parts,as do action army. Honestly, if you get a cheap trigger and piston set from them you won't lose out to someone with a full PDi rifle.

 

There are a ton of DIY mods you can do too if you want to stay on the cheap,like the TDC mod. If you have the money though deffo go for parts. Only thing i'd reccomend you DIY are barrel spacers since they're a rip off from the parts guys. Just roll some masking tape around your barrel to make cylindrical spacers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And would you recommend any of these:

 

Ares SSR MS700
Ares SSR MS338
Ares SSR WA2000

 

???

Aren't the WA2000s basically collectors rifles these days? I've only ever seen one and it was ancient.

 

As for the other two, if they're the ones with realistic mag placement my advise would be to avoid them like the plague because they're the most insanely overpriced, unreliable piles of crapola in the known universe.

 

Sniping you want something simple that's hard to screw up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Judging from your post your experience with sniper rifles is from movies / games. If that's correct then don't start airsoft with a bolt action rifle, you will be greatly disappointed.

 

Start with an AEG and if you are into sniping, get a scope and use single shot, placing shots 1-2 seconds apart. If that works out for you then get a sniper rifle. You will be able to buy almost new ones from beginners who sell it after the first skirmish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where did you get your licence? I can't find them in stock anywhere ;)

In stock here mack ;)http://www.socomtactical.net/misc-items-and-one-offs/proper-ukara-licence.html

 

To the OP: definitely look at a vsr/bar 10 or alternatively a well/warrior l96(mb01) Both of these rifles have numerous upgrades available and are the most common sniper rifles seen out there. Obviously if you want something different, you could look at an A&K or King Arms SVD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There seems to be a disconnect in this thread because the OP is coming at the subject based on what rifles he likes from a non- Airsoft point of view. Most of the responders, being airsofters are being practical in terms of what is reliable and works. Largely the answers are different.

 

To the OP:

 

Decide whether you want to be a collector of a specific rifle that can be used for airsofting or whether you want to be a good sniper.

Does it matter to you that you will never be a hot sniper - is it more important to own a cool looking rifle ?

 

Another route as suggested by Samurai is going the DMR path.

 

P.S. as you are new to airsoft and maybe didnt grasp the jokes, they are taking the p*ss because its a UKARA defence not a licence - you just have a number to denote you meet the criteria for retailers to sell you RIFs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×