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Hello everyone, I want to get into airsoft sniping, and probably as every beginner, I did some research on YouTube and Google.
I’ve seen a couple of reviews on Novritsch's own branded SSG10 / 24 / 96 and most of them are very positive.
I want to know if that’s just paid promotion as he is a personality or if it’s for real.
Otherwise can you please suggest to me some different manufacturers for a good SR?
Looking for something up to 400+- Euros (420 USD) just for the gun (excluding scopes and accessories).
Also If the budget allows I am looking for something with modern looks.
P.S: I am well aware of the fact that I won't hit too many targets in the beginning but I am willing to put in the hours to make a full understanding of the airsoft sniping.
Thanks for your time! 🤓
 

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I'd go for the SSG10 A3, or I'd get select SSG10 parts, upgrade parts, and whatever stock looks cool.

The only things in the SSG10 that I'd exchange would be the hop chamber, bucking, and barrel, which I'd replace with an Action Army red chamber, Maple Leaf 70° 2021 Autobot, and a cheap 6.01 stainless barrel that you could polish.

altogether that should cost the same or less than actually buying the SSG10 A3, and it will be a bit better.
 

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The silverback tac41 is awesome. Imo its better than a vsr. No reason not to get it.
 

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I'd say that the best gun these days is the Modify Steyr Scout rifle as its probably the most durable and best designed rifle save for homemades and maybe the new ArchWick thing. The TAC41 is supposedly pretty good, but it seems like ratings are dropping as more people own them, like with the SSG10. I'd say that the TAC41 and VSR/SSG are very similar save for the trigger which I am not sure about, so I won't say they're the same in terms of mechanical traits.

So, the SRS and the Scout are the tippest toppest rifles now, but the SSG10 A3 will likely be the most effective and easy to use for most people, and probably yourself.
 

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(I agree with silcone, except it is important to note that all the SSGs are the same. The stock is the only difference. I like the A3's tactical lightweight stock a lot)
 
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EMG Fieldcraft imo would be one of the best for starter/budget. One of the guys in my field once brought a brand new EMG, haven't even shot it yet he said. He tested a few shots first then he allowed me to take a feel of it. Pretty good, could hit 50-60m reliably. I suppose pushing it a bit more wouldn't be a hard thing. Also VSR based so spares are a piece of cake to find.

SSG on the other hand, I heard mixed reviews everywhere so I would stay away from it. Silverback series well they're as famous as SSG so I suppose these two would, or rather could performs pretty similar. But if you want a dominating gun then just take SSG, or Scout like Silicone said, since Silverback and the others still has room for improvements.
 

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(I agree with silcone, except it is important to note that all the SSGs are the same. The stock is the only difference. I like the A3's tactical lightweight stock a lot)
not quite. All SSG10s are the same, minus the stocks. The SSG96 has a number of nice features the 10 does not, but is obviously a 96 platform, not VSR. It performs basically the same from what I've seen.
 

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From what I've learned, you can get any sniper to perform to a level where they're all equal, it's just about the time, money, and tools you have. The thing is though, it may shoot far and accurately, but it may have a gritty bolt pull, weird trigger, annoying safety, low capacity expensive mags, shitty mag release, wobbly stock, easily shifted outer barrel, be unwieldy, be heavy, or any number of things. You want something that is easy to use and has good mags, on top of being accurate and shooting far. In our "sport" we have sort of reached a point where it's hard to buy a rifle in a certain price range that isn't generally accurate and shoots far, but while it may perform the same as something else out your window, it may get you killed more often during a game or it won't take a fall or whack on a doorway.

I think that the next thing for airsoft will be making them as rugged and simple as some real firearms like the AR platform or various handguns and other rifles.
 

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With enough time, effort, money and parts, you can get good results out of literally anything on the market.

However if you want to have the best performing sniper rifle with the least amount of work or parts etc, then I'd reccomend getting a Silverback TAC41, a spring rated for your field's power limit, and a decent scope
 

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Dear Danarnold,

As someone who owns several of the guns in the Novritsch lineup, I can absolutely recommend them, especially for beginners with your budget. I've found the Novritsch guns make you immediately competative against other guns on the field as opposed to a stock gun from other name brands. Keep in mind that I'm not saying they will make you a better player, that will come from practice and experience, but the equipment will be on par with other airsofters who spend time and money upgrading their gear.

But being able to hit a long distance target is only one part of sniping. Make sure you balance your other equipment with your gun. Stealth will come into play, especially if you are playing in a wooded area. Good camo and a ghillie will be your best defense. I like the KMCS ghillie suit.

I saw some suggestions for other weapons in the other replies. I would recommend you stay away from the Silverback SRS. It is an excellent gun, but I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. The Novritsch guns are ready to go right out of the box so you can spend your time playing. With the Silverback, you will spend a lot of time dialing it in because of the offset hopups. Also, some thing they don't really tell you with the Silverback is that the spring tension is reversed. You might not think that matters at first, but in the field, when you are hunkered down and set up to start picking off enemies, it most certainly makes a difference.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

Sincerely,

The 7th Seal
 

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Only get an ssg10 secondhand. You can get a good setup used for about 350 usd sometimes. It’s a great gun, just not worth full price in my opinion. Why pay full price when people sell them in new condition for like 75% or less?

The SRS awesome. No disrespect, but the fellow who just ran it down is speaking from outdated information. Just needs a fast hop, some spare buckings, a novritsch suppressor, and some .48s.
Weight the piston with solder, and you should see 2j without a spring swap. 2j is plenty, I’ve found. Novritsch m170 works very well in the srs, btw.
It’ll be a bit expensive, but that setup will last forever, and it will be extremely accurate, not to mention quieter than a dead mouse. The is zero wobble anywhere on the srs, which translates to consistency.

Edit: Tac41 would be a bit cheaper, cause you won’t need a fast hop, but extra buckings are a good idea.
 

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Would always recommend a TAC41. It's by far one of the few rifles I can confidently say it's the easiest to maintain and has very commendable results even when absolutely bone stock.
 

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Dear Danarnold,

As someone who owns several of the guns in the Novritsch lineup, I can absolutely recommend them, especially for beginners with your budget. I've found the Novritsch guns make you immediately competative against other guns on the field as opposed to a stock gun from other name brands. Keep in mind that I'm not saying they will make you a better player, that will come from practice and experience, but the equipment will be on par with other airsofters who spend time and money upgrading their gear.

But being able to hit a long distance target is only one part of sniping. Make sure you balance your other equipment with your gun. Stealth will come into play, especially if you are playing in a wooded area. Good camo and a ghillie will be your best defense. I like the KMCS ghillie suit.

I saw some suggestions for other weapons in the other replies. I would recommend you stay away from the Silverback SRS. It is an excellent gun, but I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. The Novritsch guns are ready to go right out of the box so you can spend your time playing. With the Silverback, you will spend a lot of time dialing it in because of the offset hopups. Also, some thing they don't really tell you with the Silverback is that the spring tension is reversed. You might not think that matters at first, but in the field, when you are hunkered down and set up to start picking off enemies, it most certainly makes a difference.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

Sincerely,

The 7th Seal
They don't do push SRS anymore it's all pull same as everything else now.

Also I would not recommend kmcs products as he has a reputation in the Airsoft world for deliberately injuring and potentially even endangering other players. He has said before he doesn't care about the sport and just wants to make money regardless of the damage he does to Airsofts reputation.

Also Nov products are normally best described as fieldable out of the box but won't match a honed custom build from an experienced player/builder.
 
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