Been gone a few days sorry guys, am currently in Mm shooting my M2 50cal.. so typing on the phone.
The total rifle is close to a grand. Now the base I got as a gift so no money there, as well as scope and bipod already had. But yes sniping is not easy or cheap. I have it set now for 200 copy zero, but was getting 250 my last game while using .30 for ammo. Not to heavy and not to light, needing to get some SGMs to try or something similar. The rifle does like .40s as well.
But great rifle and I love it.
But if you want to het into this part of airsoft, start slow and build up a nice rifle. Because like fuzzy said , the trigger was $200 alone. The cylinder set was $220. The outer barrel, hop up, spring, and flash hider cost about $300. Then the cost of shipping and personal time and making sure my wife.was happy through it all. So you can see the price gets up there.