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from my experience using gas (co2) powered air rifles and pistols they are terrible for target shooting 

 

Are they any better when it comes to use  for air soft a lot of reviews seem to suggest they can be up to 100fps under AEG's

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I have 2 KWC CO2 pistols, both of which needed modding to bring them down to a UK legal FPS limit. 

So in my experience that's unfounded. of course it probably depends on the make you buy!

 

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 My WE GBB G36 comes in at 340fps on green gas. It's fine FPS-wise. 

 

Are they effective? Depends on how you play and what kind of games. From my experience theyre a lot of fun to play with, and whilst I certainly don't spray and pray hose BBs everywhere, I do find myself massively disadvantaged only having 30 BBs in a magazine, compared to the highcap hero with 500 just holding his finger on full auto. I'll normally play a single game with it for a laugh then go back to my AEGs. I'd say the best place for GBB rifles is mil-sim where everyone else is using them or AEGs with low cap ammo restrictions.

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it's a tricky one, the limited ammunition is going to be a massive disadvantage compared to an aeg, so you need to work around that either by using it in a cqb semi auto only setting or as a dmr.

 

accuracy wise they're no worse than aeg's, if you set up and use a gas gun right it can shoot incredibly well, just ask anyone who's been on the receiving end of my we sig :P

 

basically as long as you don't try and use it in a game of whack a mole with someone running an aeg with a hicap you'll be fine

 

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My WE M4 runs pretty fine most of the year, but it can be picky at winter time. Full auto is a no go, but other than that. Plus the noise. No laser gun sounds for me 

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I agree with proffrink.

 

Ive used my G5 twice now at woodland fields and found myself massively disadvantaged. Not because i had inferior range, but because for every one round i fired i was getting 5 back. 

 

Close the distance down and volume of fire became irrelevant.

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I love my gas guns. If you can get past the two hurdles of not buying a shit one, and being able to play with 30 round mags, they’re miles better in my opinion. 

 

I can mag dump quite a few of my guns, full auto in the middle of winter. Some don’t like it, true. But who goes full auto when you only have 30 rounds anyway. 

 

I currenly own about 10 gbbr’s. If you understand how they work, then they’re no bother at all

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They are effective at:

 

Making me grin. 

 

Making my team mates want to buy and subsequently buying gbbrs after seeing mine. 

 

Getting far more satisfactory hits than I ever got with my AEGs. 

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11 minutes ago, Dentonboy said:

They are effective at:

 

Making me grin. 

 

Making my team mates want to buy and subsequently buying gbbrs after seeing mine. 

 

Getting far more satisfactory hits than I ever got with my AEGs. 

Definitely this. A few friends have bought GBBR’s after playing with mine. That and they sell themselves. I try and let people test fire anything I sell if they’re local. After half a mag the money is thrown at me with a happy smile. 

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