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Well, I'm relatively new to airsoft, but as a paintballer I always found myself gravitating to sniping. Currently, as I am on an EXTREMELY low budget, I only have a JG/AGM Type96, and that honestly makes me sad...
I am looking to get into some of the good green gas/propane rifles out there, and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations that would cost ~$250 (I notice most people on the forum use pounds, so there may be some confusion there...) including upgrades if possible (Scope not necessary). Anyway, enlighten me, if you could.
 

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Personally if I could say up a little more money this is what I would get.
http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_48&products_id=33244
Get a okay scope that runs for like 35 dollars.
Currently evike has a 20 percent off everything so that will help with the L96 cost.
That should run you a little over your budget.

Then save up. Get a good Aeg barrel and bucking. Then I would just do a bunch of mods possible to it.

And if I`m right get the G&G upgrade parts for it.
 

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If you already have the scope and all of the "other" goodies, and you are set on a gas rifle..... why not take a look over at the KJW M700..

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_48&products_id=25036

This rifle is able to take a VSR inner barrel right off the bat for you, and I am assuming that if you have been paint balling, that you already have an external air rig for your rifle? If so you can tap your mags and be fairly well set.

The VSR barrels are VERY easy to find in a wide range of sizes and length. And they can be found for fairly cheap as well. So this is a good thing for you.

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=25364

Short mags that you can use for the rifle.

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=23_57_453&products_id=25431

Here are the long mags if you would like as well.

Now is there any reason why you are wanting a gas rifle for your first?

If you are looking to spend around $250 for the entire set up, This is what I am going to suggest, as a secondary option for you.

JG Bar-10.................................$100
http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_48&products_id=28628

This one is darn near an exact clone of the Tokyo Marui VSR rifle. So any of those parts are going to fit into this rifle. And you can find the parts at just about any airsoft retailer that is worth there snuff ;)

Another option

UTG MK96..............................$155

http://www.airsoftatlanta.com/UTG_Shadow_Ops_Spring_Sniper_Rifle_OD_Green_p/15140.htm

I know this one is a little bit more expensive, but it is worth it as well. This rifle is compatible with many APS-2 parts, and much like the VSR parts, these parts are very easy to come by as well.

I have owned maybe a half dozen of each rifle. And all of them I made them to do different things. I had some there were long, short, shot extremely fast and some that shot extremely slow. And they were all VERY easy to work on and find parts to. That and there is a wealth of knowledge not only on this site, but many around the web as well.

Let us know a little more about what you are planning on doing and we may be able to help you out more and more.
 

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Huh... that UTG one got some pretty good reviews, and it comes with a spare mag in the first place (although not gas...)... Thanks for the suggestions, guys, they definitely help. Too many choices out there, and I have too little experience in this area.
 

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I know you've had alot of experience with air rigs and such since you played P-Ball quite a few years, but I would really recomend that you go for a spring powered BASR before you get into gas. A gas rifle requires alot of time and dedication, not to mention money, for it to begin to get amazing results that you may have seen from others on this and other forums.

I started with a JG Bar-10 which I soon upgraded using ASGI parts, it turned out to be a solid platform for some awesome games, getting about 250ft of range I would have alot of fun. It ran me around the $250 mark including the gun.

So personally I would recomend starting with a spring powered rifle first.

Oh, and welcome to the sport!
 

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I know you've had alot of experience with air rigs and such since you played P-Ball quite a few years, but I would really recomend that you go for a spring powered BASR before you get into gas. A gas rifle requires alot of time and dedication, not to mention money, for it to begin to get amazing results that you may have seen from others on this and other forums.

I started with a JG Bar-10 which I soon upgraded using ASGI parts, it turned out to be a solid platform for some awesome games, getting about 250ft of range I would have alot of fun. It ran me around the $250 mark including the gun.

So personally I would recomend starting with a spring powered rifle first.

Oh, and welcome to the sport!
Yes! Welcome to the dark side! (or maybe just the grown-up side of mil-sim)

I would have to agree with this though as well. There are a lot of differences with airsoft that you don't have to worry about in paintball e.g. the hopup (along with everything else that goes along with it). You will find quickly that there are many many quirks that you'll have to learn about and figure out with your gun to make it accurate.

HOWEVER! With that said, and bearing in mind that you want to go gas. Why not go with a gun like a spring VSR or an APS2 that won't cost you that much up front, and down the road you can rig an after market gas cylinder in it. That way you'll also save a ton of money on mags running a remote rig with gas through the bolt instead of through the mags. Just my 2c.
 

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bobgengeskahn said:
toomanybbs said:
I know you've had alot of experience with air rigs and such since you played P-Ball quite a few years, but I would really recomend that you go for a spring powered BASR before you get into gas. A gas rifle requires alot of time and dedication, not to mention money, for it to begin to get amazing results that you may have seen from others on this and other forums.

I started with a JG Bar-10 which I soon upgraded using ASGI parts, it turned out to be a solid platform for some awesome games, getting about 250ft of range I would have alot of fun. It ran me around the $250 mark including the gun.

So personally I would recomend starting with a spring powered rifle first.

Oh, and welcome to the sport!
Yes! Welcome to the dark side! (or maybe just the grown-up side of mil-sim)

I would have to agree with this though as well. There are a lot of differences with airsoft that you don't have to worry about in paintball e.g. the hopup (along with everything else that goes along with it). You will find quickly that there are many many quirks that you'll have to learn about and figure out with your gun to make it accurate.

HOWEVER! With that said, and bearing in mind that you want to go gas. Why not go with a gun like a spring VSR or an APS2 that won't cost you that much up front, and down the road you can rig an after market gas cylinder in it. That way you'll also save a ton of money on mags running a remote rig with gas through the bolt instead of through the mags. Just my 2c.
Yes but bolt gas systems are pretty crap.
 

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Not with an air rig...

Without one it is like running a classic on GG or Propane, but with an external rig you can get some amazing consistency. Both my kokusais vary less than 2-3 fps per shot (semi for the CAR-15) at just about any operable pressure. Point simply being, you can get spring-like consistency with some work and an air rig on a gas rifle, or one with a gas bolt.
 

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Cheese Man said:
Not with an air rig...

Without one it is like running a classic on GG or Propane, but with an external rig you can get some amazing consistency. Both my kokusais vary less than 2-3 fps per shot (semi for the CAR-15) at just about any operable pressure. Point simply being, you can get spring-like consistency with some work and an air rig on a gas rifle, or one with a gas bolt.
Yes, I guess I didn't think of that. How does it work with an air rig if the valve is covered wen the bolt pushed forward though?
 

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Just got done completely disassembling my Type 96, just wanted to get a feel for how it works. Seems like upgrades wouldn't be hard to make for it, just not sure if I really want to spend more money on it. It's good, but I just feel like it doesn't have a good lifespan going for it. I guess if I just take care of it, I can keep it in good condition, but otherwise... well, it could lead to problems...
 

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The AGM l96 is limited in options and personally I recommend a whole new rifle altogether. Depending if you decide to go spring or gas, there will always be guys here to help you, and either choice will suit a person, willing to take care of his rifle (like you), well.
 

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Yeah... really not sure I'd want to mess with the external gas rig. I'm going to get that UTG one as a Xmas present, and save up for some upgrades (The King Arms piston and laylax head, so long as they fit). Thanks for the help guys, I didn't even know that thing existed. I look forward to getting out some good guns in the future.
 
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