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Old 12-02-2019, 01:28 PM   #16
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Mesh masks work fine. You just need high scope mounts and you need to mould the mask to the shape of your cheek. I have been using them for years and never had an issue.
On my DMR's I have high scope mounts and also a really little scope riser. Works a treat and looks fine if you get the smallest scope risers.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:04 PM   #17
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You obviously have done your homework and you have obviously put in your rental time so I'm not going to criticize. My son did the same thing and ended up falling out of love with sniping in favor of DMRs so always keep your mind open to new things.

That out of the way I am worried about your technical experience with the guns and running a HPA setup. If you do not know how to do this yourself this can take your gun away from you and in a shop for weeks on end, weeks that you wont be on the field playing airsoft. Also with you being 12 you are going to be relying on your parents for a lot of the money needed should you have an issue that requires repairs.

Start with a spring gun. I know you are worried about the draw on the bolts and that comes with the more compact sniper platforms. I actually recommend the Silverback SRS here. The springs are much bigger so they have an easier time drawing back than a typical VSR or even SSG bolt. My SRS fires at 2.7J consistently and the draw is really fluid and clean. The same 2.7J out of the SSG actually requires unshouldering of the gun because of the stiff spring. The SRS also uses many AEG parts so they are less expensive if something breaks and more available to keep you on the field. The SRS is also a feather compared to VSR and JGBAR10 platforms clocking in at just over 3 pounds. Plus you can have the rifle grow with you with the different barrel lengths (though anything past the 20 inch is just lowering the performance of the gun IMO). The gun also comes to you so you have to put it together and you learn how the gun functions and will help you to know where to go should anything malfunction. The one downside I can see to it for you is the magazine does not drop free very well and if you have smaller hands it could be a little annoying to reload.

Just remember good quality bbs and heavier weights to get those long distance shots that everyone dreams of.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:46 PM   #18
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SRS is heavier than the VSR10.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:04 PM   #19
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Yeah nothing is lighter than a BAR-10, haha.
And that's definitely what I'd recommend starting with. So cheap, such a high performance ceiling, so well-documented, etc. etc.

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What about a Tanaka/KJW M700 platform tapped for HPA?
Tapping it would be the last thing you'd want to do- not in a "don't do it" sense, but in a "it's not necessary at all" sense. Just use propane instead of lubed gas (green gas).

Normally I'd definitely jump on the "don't buy a BASR" boat as it's a hard disadvantage and will not magically make your airsoft experience the same as YouTube celebrities who manipulate reality for entertainment, but judging by your post, I trust you won't be too disappointed...
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:10 PM   #20
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Even I haven't been to a field yet -- and my current DMR is at like $400 - $500 or more 😂. You're off to a good start, kid.
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I think JG Bar 10 is a very good starting sniper. Its super light which allows you to keep your arms holding the rifle up longer while your eyes are on your target all at the same time while pulling the bolt back. I like to be mobile on the field and having a lightweight gun is a big asset when sprinting all over the place. It also helps to have a light gun when walking back to your staging area after a strenuous game. I find myself having more stamina than the other guys with heaver guns during the latter parts of the day.

Having the right technique to pull the bolt back will make a big difference in how heavy the bolt pull feels.
In my opinion go with a spring setup. You can make it work with the right parts to get close to a near perfect seal to prevent unnecessary air escaping per shot and a not so powerful spring for an easier bolt pull. And besides, less parts does equal to less points of failure.

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Many points I agree with...if you're not a large stout man, VSR10, or clone thereof hands down. A bolt gun is simple, always works...and if you want it to work well, go easy on the upgrades to start and don't get too weird with it.

One thing no one has mentioned yet is the actual sniping part. hahahaha. Study your field, your surroundings. What does nature look like where you are? What is it going to take to fool the eye and get you to blend in like a snake in the grass? Learning how to conceal and move is dirt cheap...in fact, ALMOST FREE! It just takes time. But with awesome resources like the infinite YouTube and Google there are piles of woodcraft and hunting videos on how to disappear and move in the environment.

Don't be so concerned with the record breaking head shot...that's going to take some time and alot of research to get there. Being a better hunter you can start with right now. A couple of years ago, my kid walked right into an enemy fort with his MP5 and took out the 5 players that were in it. No ghillie suit, no grass on his head...just walked right in. How did he do it? He was listening to the conversation on the other side of the wall...had his radio tuned to their channel. Knew the right words and made like he was part of the conversation whenhe walked in there...'did you see so and so, last I heard they were over at such and such'. He rolled the conversation for almost a minute, then lifted his little MP5 and levelled all of them. bawwwhaaahaa. I watched the whole thing through the scope (I was in the trees in case).

There's another young kid I know of (in his 20's...I'm old), he's an avid hunter who lives in the foothills. He gets knife kills...regularly. You never hear him coming. He's played with pistols, a knife, a bolt gun...doesn't matter. If he's out there, you're in trouble!

Only a small part of the game is the rifle...be a great hunter, it won't matter what you have for a gun.
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