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Does anyone else feel completely overwhelmed when it comes to picking their first sniper? There are so many options, so many upgrade options. It's kind of daunting. I just wanna be able to reach out and touch people from like 200-250 ft away lol. So much great information on these boards. So much to process.
 

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When getting to know sniping tech for the first time, it sure feels intimidating. But once you get to know to it, it actually isn't that difficult. Its just like how we first learn multiplication, it feels daunting at first but then we quickly get the hang out of it after few tries.

I would say get a great starter sniper first before going into teching, the starter snipers which are AAC T11 or EMG Barrett.
 

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What sniper do you like the look of?

I went for an l96 in the end over a vsr / t11 as I just prefer the look. No one here ends up with just 1 rifle so make your first your passion project.

That said check what platform it's based on to make sure it's easy to upgrade.
 

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What sniper do you like the look of?

I went for an l96 in the end over a vsr / t11 as I just prefer the look. No one here ends up with just 1 rifle so make your first your passion project.

That said check what platform it's based on to make sure it's easy to upgrade.
I'm a big fan of the VSR 10 look. Always liked the classic Remington 700. I have looked a lot at the TMs, JG, and the SSG 10 series. Might be able to pick up an SSG10 A2 stock for under 300 but I'm not sure if it's worth it in the long run.
 

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When getting to know sniping tech for the first time, it sure feels intimidating. But once you get to know to it, it actually isn't that difficult. Its just like how we first learn multiplication, it feels daunting at first but then we quickly get the hang out of it after few tries.

I would say get a great starter sniper first before going into teching, the starter snipers which are AAC T11 or EMG Barrett.
That's great advice but I'm usually a one and done kinda dude lol. Like I'd like to get something I can tech up overtime vs dropping 200 on a good starter then 600 on my dream rifle in the future. If that makes sense?
 

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I'm a big fan of the VSR 10 look. Always liked the classic Remington 700. I have looked a lot at the TMs, JG, and the SSG 10 series. Might be able to pick up an SSG10 A2 stock for under 300 but I'm not sure if it's worth it in the long run.
So you have a few options for a "classic hunting/sniper rifle" base

-The tm vsr 10 (not recommend as every part needs replacing so just a waste of money)
-Cyma 701
-JB bar 10
(These 3 all have some weakpoints.that will limit the build untill it reaches near completion)

If you want a modern looking stock than
-Action army t11 (best cheap rifle that is usable and can be upgraded over time without too many major weak points)(also the one I would go for if doing a vsr build)

These 4 options are all vsr systems that should take any vsr part

Their are also other systems on the market that are heavily vsr based(compatible) such as barrett fieldcraft but I will leave others to comment on them.
This list is definitive by any means as I'm not a vsr person myself. So you may want to gather more community opinions/options.
 

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Basically, if you go with a VSR10, either the TM, Cyma ir JG, you will probably replace all of the internals eventually. If you are not afraid to put in the time and money, you can for either the JG or Cyma variants, since they are 100% VSR compatible.

Or like Ron mentioned, go with the AA T11 and upgrade it over time.

Just dont buy Angel Customs parts, they are trash. Stick with Action Army, Laylax, Maple Leaf end etc. parts
 

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Basically, if you go with a VSR10, either the TM, Cyma ir JG, you will probably replace all of the internals eventually. If you are not afraid to put in the time and money, you can for either the JG or Cyma variants, since they are 100% VSR compatible.

Or like Ron mentioned, go with the AA T11 and upgrade it over time.

Just dont buy Angel Customs parts, they are trash. Stick with Action Army, Laylax, Maple Leaf end etc. parts
Yeah my evike cart is full of AA parts. I like the idea of having to fully replace the parts. I think its a good way to learn how the weapon functions so if in the future there's an issue or something breaks I'll have the knowledge already.

I know a lot of people think the SSG10 series is overpriced at 300 and 400 respectively, but do any of yall think it would be worth it if I could pick up an SSG10 A2 for under 300?
 

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That's great advice but I'm usually a one and done kinda dude lol. Like I'd like to get something I can tech up overtime vs dropping 200 on a good starter then 600 on my dream rifle in the future. If that makes sense?
Yeah, I understand on what you're trying to say.

AAC T11 actually is upgradable in the long run, so you might go from there. Or you could get JG and replace all the parts since they're all cheap parts so you might not feel any remorse on changing everything lol.

I can't comment anything on novritsch SSG10 since I heard mixed reviews everywhere, but one guy I stumbled upon seems like summed it up well : it's great for spare parts.
 

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Yeah, I understand on what you're trying to say.

AAC T11 actually is upgradable in the long run, so you might go from there. Or you could get JG and replace all the parts since they're all cheap parts so you might not feel any remorse on changing everything lol.

I can't comment anything on novritsch SSG10 since I heard mixed reviews everywhere, but one guy I stumbled upon seems like summed it up well : it's great for spare parts.
I will have to take a look into the T11 then, it looks about the same price as the TM VSR, is it better because it comes with some better internals?
 

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Alright so looking into the T11 it looks pretty decent for the price. As far as upgrades go, originally when I was looking at the TM I was planning to buy the following to start:

  • Action Army Specialized "Zero" Trigger Kit w/ 90 degree piston
  • Laylax PSS10 170 SP Spring
  • Action Army Hop-up Chamber

If I'm understanding the T11 description correctly, some of these are already included. Can anyone clarify which are no longer needed?
 

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TAC41 is great, bonus point for its correct magazine placement. You barely needs any more upgrades. It's just that the stock kinds of frail at the front since it has nothing to hold it there so if you want to put sling on it, you may want to avoid putting the attachment point at the front of the stock.
 

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TAC41 is great, bonus point for its correct magazine placement. You barely needs any more upgrades. It's just that the stock kinds of frail at the front since it has nothing to hold it there so if you want to put sling on it, you may want to avoid putting the attachment point at the front of the stock.
Well I guess since the TAC41 is within my budget I'll look more closely into that one. From what I've read I can choose to replace the stock spring with a rapax spring and the piston with the w.a.s.p piston. Maybe not right away but at some point in the future.
 

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Well I guess since the TAC41 is within my budget I'll look more closely into that one. From what I've read I can choose to replace the stock spring with a rapax spring and the piston with the w.a.s.p piston. Maybe not right away but at some point in the future.
 

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lmao all the posts suggesting the VSR platforms and put in so much effort to not mention the TAC41

While the EMG and T11 are very good budget platforms the only real thing that's "put it into your shopping cart and be done" is the TAC or the SRS
 

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"put it into your shopping cart and be done"
"put it into your shopping cart and be done" is a myth in airsoft sniping world. it doesn't exist.

no OOTB rifle will be ever hope to match the performance of a well tuned rifle, especially if said person took the time to know their own rifle's quirks. no matter what you buy, you WILL ALWAYS ended up upgrading it if airsoft sniper's role really stick to you. might as well get the most supported platform for that. that's is why VSR compatible platform is still king today.
 

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I'm not gonna disaggree on what people said cuz they all true but what about VFC M40A5 gas sniper? I used tm vsr10, well mb4403, nov ssg10-ssg24 and vfc m40a5. Other than m40a5, none of the other snipers are mine but I used them for a long time, thanks to my friends. I find m40a5 the best with the least amount of effort. Ofc it depends on choice but just wanted to put it out here.
 
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