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its really 60:40 (60 for shooter, 40 for equpiment) in airsoft

people will say 95:5 (95 for shooter, 5 for equipment) but thats all bull shit when it comes to airsoft because it is technically imposible to actually fulfill the sniper's role in this game because we have extremely limited range (VERY rarely over 100 yards)
 

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Sniping takes the most skill out of any other role in Airsoft. Which is why there is a big rush for everyone to be one, they view the few who make names for themselves as the elites and picture themselves as such. This is why brands like UTG and Well make a lot of money selling those L96's. Sure they are cheap, but they just get the person into the sport, which is usually the deciding factor. I do agree with Pearl on the 60/40, but it is a case by case thing. Majority of players will find themselves getting shot out a lot by the few who just go out there with the attitude that they'll win. It's just how it is.

Anyone who tells you airsoft isn't about the gun is a full of shit liberal. This isn't skateboarding or something where everyone's skill is equal, Airsoft really is a large majority about your rifle. If you have a horrible rifle, your chancing of being a good sniper is about 10%. If you have a very nice rifle that shoots straight and true for around 75 yards, your chances of being a good sniper are about 75%. But again, if you suck and you don't know what your doing, you won't be good. It's simple as that.

Shortly put. Sniping requires more skill than any other role in airsoft. Consider yourself 1337 shit if you're well known.
 

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Agreed. The BB is not a HUGE part of it but it can play a siginificant role depending on environmental elements. The "heavier" the BB the less it is effected by wind and brush. But the downside on a heavier BB is a loss of range.

Most people I talk to shoot .28's, .3's, .36's, and .43's.

The stronger the gun usually the heavier the BB.
 

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i would go with about 60:40 or 70:30, with the ratio being skill:weapon respectively. the reason being that ya, having a $1000+ rifle is definately going to give you advantages over someone with a stock rifle, however, those players with the stock rifles are not complete useless. If they have the correct skills, and know where and how to hide/move. know tactics and can predict the other teams movements, then that person with the stock rifle will be able to take some decent shots and become effective.

so i would say that it is definately more skill than the quality of the gun, however, in airsoft the gun does have an affect and does make a difference.
 

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I think I can agree with the 60:40. It does come into a large effect. But not price just the rifle itself but how the performance of the rifle is. Of course the parts to cause the performance is going to cost you and it seems that way but not always. You basically need a accurate rifle that has some distance with it. Say hitting a human size target at 150ft+ shooting around 525-550fps.

Now it will come down to the skill. Anyone can purchase themselves the best of all rifles with the right amount of money but that doesnt mean they will know how to use it. Not only that but all the other essentials of Fieldcraft, Marksmanship, Tactics. Its the combination of these that make the weapon itself. The man behind the rifle is the weapon. The rifle is just a tool. But it is easier cutting down a tree when you have a chainsaw rather than a hack saw.
 

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Definately the shooter matters more but you also will be no good if your rifle doesnt shoot striaight. The main thing about being a sniper is discipline. This is what seperates the successful snipers and the people just spent alot of money on a role the just realised they dont like. Ask yourself this:
Do I have the patience to be a sniper?
Can I sit waiting for a long time to get a shot at someone?
Will I shoot the first person I see or will I allow them to get away if it serves a greater purpose?
Am I a team player?
Will I crawl or skull-drag for a fair distance to remain concealed just to take one shot that matters?
Ask yourself again, do I have the patience to be a sniper?

If your answer to these is yes then you should have what it takes to be a sniper. This disipline is what separates successful airsoft snipers and the members of this forum and those that think that as soon as they get a sniper rifle they will be like Mark Walberg in Shooter. They soon quit as they learn they do not have the patience.

Having a good rifle is also needed. Though I disagree that you need to spend $1000 on the rifle including upgrades. It really depends on your needs. I terms of the skills you need, learning fieldcraft techniques and inderstanding your rifle inside and out is a must.

A sniper rifle does not a sniper make, but a good rifle helps.


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