I mean yeh that is true. Like not everything has to be replaced in an airsoft replicas. Most AEGs just need a reshim, relube, a new hop up rubber and nub and you have a pretty good replica allready without spending much. Stock parts are often good enough for a basic assault rifle.For a long period on this forum whenever someone asked should I buy this part I would ask them why are they looking at the part, what's wrong with the current one?
Way to many people just follow online builds for snipers and buy identical parts without knowing what they do better than stock or even if they are.
How many vsr's out on the fields are AA hop chamber, crazy jet barrel and an m150 (plus triggers etc) and the owner has no idea why just chucked money at the parts people told them to get, eventually share that knowledge enough and people don't know why. (Not saying it's a bad build)
So many people on here and other places asking if they should buy x part just because someone else did.
If you are pushing the max of replicas tho like BASR and DMR you do need to spend a bit more. Mainly time but also money.