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Hello everyone!

I am new here, I have been playing airsoft for quite some time now and decided to pursue my dreams of becoming an airsoft sniper, but I need some help with what weapon to choose. I have checked out many different weapons and a lot of the factors that should be looked at when getting an airsoft sniper and my questions are pretty much the following:

1. I live in Sweden where the temperature changes a lot from very cold to pretty hot, I have read that gas weapons are not favorable in countries where the temperature changes this much so is a spring rifle better in that case, or a gas one, or is the difference insignificant?

2. I have found myself liking the VSR-10 models due to their light weight and form, but what is the real difference, if any, between the models in terms of upgradability? Also, I am aiming for a 550-600 FPS range but I heard it would have a heavy pull-weight and that there is nothing to do about it. On these forums, however, I heard that if I were to use a "zero trigger" the pull weight would go down considerably, is that really so?

3. If I were to upgrade a VSR-10 rifle then I assume that I would get pretty much all of the "Laylax" parts available and a 170 spring. The problem is, since I live in Sweden I am unable to order from several of the shops like airsoftatlanta and airsoftgi so I was wondering if any of you guys know of a web shop that contains these parts that can ship internationally?

4. How difficult is it to upgrade a rifle for a newbie? I have very little experience with replacing parts and similar things, and I wouldn't want to break something worth a few hundred dollars just because I did something I should have asked someone else to do.
 

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Hey! Welcome to the forums!

1. You should get a spring sniper because of your weather.
2. The VSR will probably be the best choice for upgradeability. The Zero-Trigger is lessening the trigger pull weight, not the bolt pull weight. When upgrading the spring, you will see that the bolt pull will be harder than before, no matter what you do.
3. Other than the Zero-Trigger, you should get the Polar Star piston, spring guide, and barrel spacers. Also, you should get an EdGi 6.01 inner barrel. Another good thing to look for is the teflon cylinder, if you are looking for better strength. The steel bolt handle wouldn't be a bad idea either. Here is a great website:
http://redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Home
4. Look up assembly and disassembly videos on youtube. Here are a few good ones:
Part 2
And here is the possibilities of what your gun might be able to do:

I hope that this is helpful!
 

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The only way I think you could get around the weather issue with a gas operated rifle is to drill and tap the mags in order to use HPA. HPA is just air under pressure and is not subjective to temperatures. You need to be aware that with conversion is not cheap and in the end a spring powered sniper rifle will have a more consistent velocity. Another issue is that your mag will be attached to a hose. If you are really concerned about the bolt pull associated with spring rifles then you may be looking at a $250USD upgrade. Check out the HPA thread in the "other" section. If you know people in the Classic Airsoft or Paintball world you maybe able to buy some of the required parts used and save money.

48ci 3000PSI Low output(450PSI) HPA tank ~$60
Air rig ~$140-200
air fittings ~$15
 

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silentfury214 said:
What Mateba didn't mention is the time and cost of parts that you will need to convert it into HPA.
LOL ^^^

cindurion,
As for the amount of time I spent on drilling and tapping the mag. It took about one hour. Slow and careful. You have more than one shot with the mag but its would be a huge pain in the but to fix.
 

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That is a great deal if you don't already have the tools! I spent about $10 on the tap and drill bit.

So, cindurion, have we helped or just beaten a the external air option to death?
What do you think? Spring or gas?
 

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Thank you everyone for trying to help me! I have decided to get a spring VSR-10. Since a lot of people on the VSR-10 section seem to be able to handle the pull weight then I must be able to as well ^^. Good training if nothing else. But thank you for telling me about the HPA and the other solutions, and for trying to help me. I really appreciate it!
 
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