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Old 01-08-2019, 06:50 AM   #1
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How heavy is your sniper rifle?

I was wondering, how heavy your gun is and how that affects your ability to move. My M40A5 weights 5.2 kg (11.4 lbs), I haven’t really fielded it so far but I’m quite a big guy so I’m fine with that.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:00 AM   #2
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Yeah, my L96 with the scope and doo dads weighs about 10-11 lbs as well. Personally, I find the length of the gun more of a hinderance than the weight, but then I'm a big boy too. Depending where you play, you may not need a bipod either. In wooded areas where we tend to play, there's no shortage of branches, sticks, or stripped trees to use as a prop. I think I ditched the bipod in the first half hour...it was just getting caught on sticks and leaves. The bush is so thick here we don't even have to lie down to snipe, besides you'd just be firing into foliage anyways.

So, much of it depends on your terrain as well as the actual rifle. I tend to like longer rifles (EBR, BAR, L96) strictly as a personal preference and that I don't play any CQB or go into that many tight spaces. The rifles have enough distance that I can usually hang back just out of range of enemy AEG's so I can pick em off from the wings without having to be overly stealth. Nobody's focusing on the outskirts anyways. Also running isn't usually required if I play the game right, so, slow steady movement, and the rifle tucked in to the body and we get through the bush just fine. :)
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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My L96 is pretty heavy because it still has all the weights in it. My polymer SVD is pretty light, and my wood VSS is honestly probably the same weight as my SVD
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:12 PM   #4
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oooooooooooooooh! Russian guns! I love those SVD's. I'm not exactly sure why I haven't built one up yet. Oh wait, I haven't found a dead one...hehehehe. Much lighter than my EBR-L, that's for sure. I use that thing for weight training. bawwhaaahaaa
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:09 PM   #5
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I wonder if anyone has fully equipped SOC SLR 😄 it’s probably the heaviest monster out there.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:41 PM   #6
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I wonder if anyone has fully equipped SOC SLR 😄 itís probably the heaviest monster out there.
FOURTEEN POUNDS with no scope!!! &^%$#!!! That is absolutely insane!! hahahahaha...oh my aching back.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:49 PM   #7
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Haven't measured the weight of my M24 or my L96 but I don't use them on the field. As most of you would know, I use the VSR10 because it is light. I am fit and can handle the other rifles all day but the vsr is noticeably more enjoyable as it does not wear you out.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:54 AM   #8
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I've run between five-ish (VSR10 Gspec) all the way up to 12 pounds (MSR), 14 pounds (EBR), 18 pounds (WA2000, it's 13 pounds now that i gutted it and rebuilt it), and 19 pounds (DSR-1). It's an experience being able to field the more unique things I own/have owned, but at the end of the day, the VSR 10 takes the cake in terms of being the most effective. Nothing beats small and light. I'm taller and skinnier so running the bigger, bulkier guns starts to become a handful.
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Y'know, there's something to be said for both I think. A few years ago I built Project Combat Machine. It was really light, had ridiculous range for an aeg, and it was nice and compact for the tight spaces. What's not to like, right? In fact, my buddy Joe still runs it years later and loves it to bits. It even had a bayonet for knife kills!

Ok, point being, I run the big guns. I like the big guns. It's a hard workout, but that's part of why I like it. To be sure none of them are stock so they perform as well. No point in fielding an EBR if it's going to shoot like a stock M4, right? IN fact, I think my favourite field gun is my BAR. It's big, noisy, and pretty intimidating. Funny how that is. It's shooting plastic BB's like everything else, but it's just got that something. It means business. Oh yes, nothing stock about it either. Unlike alot of support weapons, this thing can SHOOT. I won't say how many hours of manufacturing I've got into it, but it was worth every minute. It rattles bark like a woodpecker on RedBull. As soon as you pull it out of the back of the truck eyes go wide and you can see nobody's thinking straight anymore. hahahahaha The BAR is heavy, but worth every pound....but I'll admit, I leave the bipod off, it's more hassles than it's worth...it makes the gun ridiculously nose heavy and tends to snag on everything.

This winter I'm building a Thompson (military version) as a little buddy to the BAR...in case I'm feeling soft on a given day, and it's a nice segue between the BAR and my 1911A1. But let's face it, as long as I can stand under the weight, the BAR is a formidable force both for laying down the fire, and crushing the will of your opponents. hehehehe
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If memory serves my custom VSR is 8 pounds? I think ill measure it this weekend to double check. (also need to install a new spring. power levels for my field went up, woot!)
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If memory serves my custom VSR is 8 pounds? I think ill measure it this weekend to double check. (also need to install a new spring. power levels for my field went up, woot!)
How 'up' is up? If you don't mind my asking...
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Went from 2.3j to 3.6j. We also added a 30rps cap as well. Kinda rains on my plans for a DSG build some, but still going to build it and just run it in semi. People are still going to cry that im shooting full auto anyway, when im not. Im just going to melt them when i actually do.

Most of the other guns did not receive a lot of improvement with the new rules. but the bolties did.
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Wow! That's a fairly substantial bump in jam...that's what, 620-ish fps with a 0.2 ? We're still capped at 500fps here (roughly 2.3J I think). As for 30 rps, I agree with that. I've never needed anything over 12rps...even semi auto is lots..no sense in overshooting for nothing. Can you hit the thing or can't you? But having the potential to roast something is pretty cool too. hee hee hee :)
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:42 PM   #14
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That is great Plaz. My club has a limit of 3.3joule for bolt action. From experimenting, I found that with a 30 meter MED we are not going to break the skin until we go over 3.9 joules. So 3.6joules is a good number. Good on your club for not being to PC
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