In general people tend to not build their airsoft rifles themselves. They rather have something that works out of the box and is good enough than having to spend time and money on upgrading. While you can save allot of hassle and money by upgrading stuff yourself.Agreed to both. I think the thing is that Nov has done such a good job at marketing that those who want to get into airsoft sniping are easily drawn to his products. I have a much better understanding of what to look for and avoid in airsoft sniping than I did two years ago and know now that the bolt guns are mediocre entry points for sniping. That said, I only know that because I have spoken with a large number of folks who have sniped longer than me and have helped me find better brands/options.
A lot of people dont necessarily go to airsoft forums to research the best options. A lot of players dont have the skills or patience to build a custom VSR 10. Heck even if they go with a company like Silverback (My current sniper is a SB Tac 41), they have plenty of issues of their own.
It is the whole reason why krytac is popular for aegs lmao. While a specna arms or cyma with some simple upgrades is just as good or better.
Back to Nov, he just found a really nice gap in the market of having "upgraded" bolt actions that perform better than most stock bolt actions and that is for most people enough. Albeit it stays funny if you have around the same range as them with a Specna arms that simply has a better hop up rubber and nub and shoots 1.15 joule 🤣