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Old 07-05-2020, 09:23 PM   #1
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VSR or AEG

What are the key differences between VSR and AEG? What makes one better than the other?
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:32 PM   #2
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VSRs are typically way easier to upgrade, easier to get handeling much higher power springs, are quieter, and are generally easier to get pretty consistent. AEGs are more expensive at high fps, louder, and less stable. That said, they are generally more effective because semi-auto in a relatively close range sport.

VSRs are generally less effective as they don't really outrange AEGs by that much, but they are a blast and open up a whole new style of gameplay.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:25 AM   #3
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VSR's, or bolt action rifles in general, are essentially easier to achieve a higher level of performance because there are less moving parts. Basically, there are less variables that lead to the end result, allowing you to spend more time on each "variable". Their main advantage comes from field rules, where bolt action rifles are given a better fps over AEG's.

AEG's, on the other hand, have several moving parts and variables. People who can upgrade them well are generally pretty good techs. They can also be a pain in the butt to get performing consistently and troubleshooting is something of a nightmare sometimes. My DMR is over $400 in, and still far from adequate. They are in my opinion a headache and also sound like a sadistic whining child every shot (although I probably just need a better shim job).

In other words:

Higher RPS, easier to use, harder to upgrade, lower fps: AEG

Lower RPS, bigger gameplay learning gap, easier to upgrade, higher FPS: VSR or other bolt action rifle
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:09 AM   #4
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There are many “roles” in airsoft. But I look at it as; Run and gun or sit back and snipe. You can be lazy or aggressive with either play style. A vsr is a platform built more for range, aeg typically has full auto forgetting more rounds out, fast. I say VSR all day because I’m obsessed with the platform and sniping alone lol.
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:11 AM   #5
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A few crucial-huge differences when equipped with these gun types-roles.

Different way of:
Movement
Enemy Engagement
Enemy Avoidance-Stealth
Gunfights
Relocation
Concealment
etc...

The sniper role (when equipped with a VSR) is by far-far-far a lot harder. You also get less kills, less opportunities for kills and avoid to get detected by all costs...
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Some people say that AEGs are cheaper. That is ridiculous.
My VSR is worth about £1000 by now and the Assault rifle I am building (hpa technically) will be worth about £700.
AEGs will sometimes give better stock peformance than VSRs however, if you want to upgrade then you will end up spending a lot of money.
It is possible to get a good sniper relatively cheaply (£350ish, however, I have worked out a cheaper build which costs maybe £200), however, you will probably end up spending more.
In the end it comes down to what you want to be, though I would suggest beginning with an aeg.
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Some people say that AEGs are cheaper. That is ridiculous.
There isn't a person on here that would claim that 😂
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No one here would do it but plenty of others would. Sniping is expensive blah blah blah. Airsoft is expensive- period.
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Old 07-06-2020, 04:57 PM   #9
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If you have been getting bored with regular gameplay then you might consider sniping.
A really good idea instead of buying a sniper right off is to borrow one if one of your friends has one to see if you even like that playstyle.
These days I am using a HPA VSR-10 which is basically a DMR with better range so I guess I might as well borrow a DMR to see which I like more lol
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Oh, this topic.

An AEG can be pretty cheap to upgrade, however this greatly depends upon the replica you get. Some are solid out of the box, some not so much.

The Echo1 CSR (SVD) is a prime example of a solid rifle that needs very little in the parts department. New barrel, bucking, and nub. Maybe a cheap mosfet, and at a later point a faster motor.

Honestly just a new bucking and nub, and maybe a mosfet. (I'm not a fan of madbull buckings.) Basically sub $100 on top of the $285 the rifle costs, which includes a battery, charger, and 2 high cap mags.
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Their main advantage comes from field rules, where bolt action rifles are given a better fps over AEG's.
This is what makes Bolt Actions great. Field Rules. Most fields give Bolt Actions a higher joule rating as they can only do single shot and it also makes the role more realistic. Both AEG's and Bolt actions can shoot as accurate as each other when using the same ammo and energy rate.
Our club has a bolt action joule rate of 3.33j. About a year ago we changed the rules to allow AEG's to have a joule rating of 3.33j but the AEG had to have a mosfet that would mean each bb fired would have 3 second delay. So effectively, it is just an AEG sniper rifle.
I have found that each rifle is about as accurate as each other.

Cost wise. The AEG sniper is way more expensive. It is built to last though and as you would know, to make an AEG shoot 3.33 joules and to have reliability, you will pay a pretty penny.
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