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Reasonable DMR FPS Limits

20432 Views 13 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  cerboknight
(Figured this would apply more to general instead of Long Range AEGs, but if I've misplaced it, feel free to move it)

Hey snipers,

I've recently been having some debates at the field I volunteer at (along with 4 others, we run the place. It's non-profit). We've been playing on 30 acres of land for the last 2 years, and have had no issues with our FPS regulations. Our previous regulations that we used for 2 years were 0-280 FPS=no MED, 281-400=30ft MED, and anything 401-550=semi only, 100ft MED.

The issues all started when we had a volunteer begin to argue that another volunteer's SR-25 DMR running 500 FPS was incredibly overpowered, so he began running his tanaka m700 from 700-750 FPS to "Compete" and continues to argue that the DMR at 500 is overpowered (while he has drawn blood many times from 200ft).

So the last few weekends, we've been talking about reducing the FPS of DMRs/Snipers. He wants the limits to be AEG=400, DMR=450, and Bolt=550. Personally, I think 400/500/600 would be perfectly fair, however, he continues to claim that the DMR has very few cons compared to an AEG or BASR. He argues that with a fast trigger response, you can fire a semi-auto DMR at 10+ RPS (He uses my Polarstar PR-15 as a base for his argument, due to the instant trigger response), and that the 50 FPS is a generous advantage for penetration of brush and leaves. I've basically told him that 99% of DMRs are standard AEGs, which, even with a mosfet and 11.1v lipo, still can only reach around 4 RPS on semi. He also completely ignores the fact that DMs do not pull the trigger as quickly as possible, and thinks of them as paintballers who simply want to lay down fire.

Myself and the other DMR who volunteer's at our field have tried to convince him that a mere 50 FPS increase while losing full auto capabilities and having a longer engagement distance is simply devastating to DMs, but he claims that the 50 FPS advantage was dramatic. We suggested 400/500/600, yet he shot it down. I tried to compromise at 400/475/550, a 75 FPS increase per tier, yet he didn't like that either. I'm not worried about the advantage of a BASR over a DMR, more the advantage of an AEG over a DMR.

If anyone has any arguments against his proposal of 400/450/550 that I haven't mentioned, or some extra aspects of mine, I'd really appreciate. Also, if you believe that I'm wrong for the FPS that I'm suggesting, please post here as well and give me reasons why. Also, if you have alternate suggestions for our FPS rules, possibly via magazine capacity, or any other means, please post them here.

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Here in the UK, we don't actually have FPS limits by law but rather 'guidelines set by the home office'

So insurance companies could insure sites with 1000FPS limits, but the risk is far too great so for standard AEGs it's usually around the 330-350 mark, depending on the site. Bolt actions and semi only rifles sometimes get different limits but it depends entirely on the site. (That's my understanding of it, explained to me by an airsoft shop owner)

At my local site, we have a blanket 330 + 10% variation rule, but the site owner allows 'trusted players' to use 500FPS bolt actions, and 450FPS semi only DMRs. He chooses trusted players by how long they've been playing, so it's usually the regulars that get the privilege. It does stop the 500FPS cod snipers though, so that's a nice perk.
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