First of all, lemme start by introducing myself. My name is Matt and I'm a 22 year old aspiring marine biologist and all around nerd. I live in Midlothian vs. A small town in central south east va. I have been playing airsoft for about 4 years, on and off, mainly off. I really enjoy the hobby and want to get back into it as soon as possible. I've NEVER worked on a gear box nor run anything other than stock. I'm mainly a woodland player and have enjoyed the up close assault like role. But after messing around with a standard g36 and several longer range rifles, I really like the sniper/counter sniper/dm role.
I enjoyed it so much that I went out and bought a vfc scar h ssr to tinker with and use as a long range scout like role. I used it in roughly 3 or 4 games and less than 500 rounds before tragedy struck. A fire ripped through my home, destroying almost everything I owned, including my scar. Bummer, right?! Well I am a firm believer in silver lining and clouds and all that, and luckily the insurance will be reimbursing me, in full, for all my losses.
Now the fire was nearly a year ago and I am praying that I will see this money within the next few weeks or a month. The good thing about this is that I can now start over from scratch and use the money to build something truly unique. I enjoyed the scar quite a bit, although I would like to go with something a bit different. I want to try my hand at a REAL DMR. Not just an AEG with a giant scope and tight bore shooting in the mid 400s. I want to make mine Lipo safe(for trigger responsiveness), semi ONLY, stronger spring and various other diy/install mods to make this a true designated marksmen rifle.
Now first up is the gun. my eyes have been darting back and forth over several different models and honestly, I can't choose. The few models I am interested in is the m14 ebr(g&g and ca), xm110 or sr25(ares g&g and ca, more so the ca for the higher fps stock), and the scar h ssr(vfc obviously). Now I'm leaning slightly more toward the sr25/xm110 platform for a few reasons. I really dig the aesthetics of the rifle(the ebr a LITTLE more) but the fact that it is a little cheaper(ca sr25 mainly) leaves me more money for upgrades and future plans. Plus I believe they primarily use a v2 gearbox which I'm most familiar with. Then again, I simply have a snipergasm when I see the ebr. Damn that is one beautiful rifle.
Almost done guys
the last bit that I want to focus on is the upgrades/mods. I have read the sticky in this section and watched/read SEVERAL articles dealing with upgrades and general gear box maintenance. Like I said before, I have never worked on a gear box, but while I have been waiting(very impatiently) for my money to come to me, I have been doing constant research on various gearboxes and what makes them, them! I feel comfortable going into the gear box, reshimming(if need be), and upgrading certain parts. I'm serious about this whole thing! Ha ha. I'm obviously still VERY new and would not want to proceed with anything too drastic without the proper knowledge, so any advice, links, or suggestions to even the most basic things would be greatly appreciated. My biggest "uhhhhh" topics are things like mosfets, r hopup upgrade, and various other mods.
so that's about it for my wall of text and me as a whole. I'm REALLY excited to start learning what makes a real dmr stand out against the sea of mediocrity and attempt to make my mark on the battlefield with a really unique weapon.
thanks for reading!
ps. Just for informational purposes, I would prefer to not exceed the 550-600 dollar mark which includes th gun and optic(generic 50-60 bucks). I know having a dmr requires lots of money, but if I can get up and running with a truly competitive rifle for around that mark, I will be happy. More will probably be invested at some point, but for something that will be skimishable within a week after purchase would be best!