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Newbie looking for advice

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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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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.
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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