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For sometime now I've been sniping in airsoft. Currently my setup is a VSR all decked out.

I'm looking to buy another sniper. But, I'm trying to find a new style.
The 2 that caught my eye was the maruzen Aps type 96, and the Maruzen SR-2.

Guess my main question is, are there any problems I should know about between the two?

Is there a zero/ V trigger system for the Type 96?

Any other Sniper rifles you might think I would be interested in or better off getting?

Money is no object. Anything between 0-$600

I just want to add, I think your forum is awesome. I've been scoping out allot of posts in the last couple of months and learned quite a bit.
 

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Stick with the Type 96, the SR-2 is intended to be a competition shooter, and as such, it has virtually now upgrades and comes shooting low out of the box.

For the trigger and L96 parts, search PSS96 and it should come up with a whole list of upgrades for the L96, along with the trigger too.
 

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You might want to steer away from the SR-2 because it has a fixed hopup. I'm pretty sure PDI just came out with an adjustable one though so if you do choose the SR-2 all hope isn't lost. The SR-2 was designed for close-range target competitions in Japan so I don't think it would hold up for too long in a rigorous milsim environment.

The Type96 would be a better tactical rifle mainly because they just shoot beautifully. They have larger cylinder displacement than most APS's so you can get a super long barrel and still have quite enough air to send your bb downrange with some umph.

Out of the two I'd definitely say get the Type96 because of it's tried and true accuracy and dependability. The SR-2 hasn't been around enough for 1) people to have used them extensively in actual airsoft games and 2) parts to be readily available.

EDIT: Dutton posted while I was typing, but you get the idea.
 

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Well.. It can really be argued for both sides. With a fixed hop up on an SR-2, you know that your shots will always land in the same area, and it will never come loose or be inconsistant. And when it comes to airsoft, especially sniper rifles, consistancy is prime. I don't think I changed my hop up until about 4 months after I shot my APS-2.

Either way, it mainly comes down to which body style you like more, I prefer the APS-2 because it's more rare to see on the field over say, and L96. But just about everything on either one of those rifles are interchangable.
 

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Ah, my fault for misjudgment there. I assumed he ment the APS-2 SR version. But I guess you can just assume you'll have a fixed hop up, but you always want to be able to upgrade, so in that case.. Yes, go with the APS L96 model.
 

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Yea I did alittle more research from PDI. They offer tons of upgrades for the the Aps type 96.

to tell you guys the truth, With my Vsr, I went with all Laylax upgrades. I believe in the laylax parts but, I Was thinking maybe this time around I would go with PDI.

What do you guys think about the PDI vacuum Piston?

**Edit Actually, I would prefer to go with the zero trigger system. I love the setup I have with my vsr. With the zero trigger, I cant go with Pdi. I Think I'll just stick with laylax and there cyclinder.

Thanks
 

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Good choice, Laylax is the way to go. My M24 is all laylax'ed out, it will be completely done when I get my zero trigger in a couple weeks.

The PDI vacuum piston, if you're still curious, isn't all that great. The integrated pistonhead is loud and with high velocity springs it shows signs of stress and compression early in it's life. I like the idea they were going for, but the pistonhead just could've been designed better. I suggest the Laylax 3-element piston for your 96, it's an amazing piston(pink, too!)

http://www.uncompany.com/pageproductdetails.asp?prodid=1053
 

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wow, I've never seen that piston before. Is it rated high pressure? I use an orange piston in my vsr, I'm not too impressed.

I'm probably going to go 170sp.

Thanks for showing me that piston. I'm very impressed =D You guys never fail to amaze me


Edit**** I just find it weird that both the red and orange piston is much more expensive than there pink piston?
 

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I never really researched past the 3-element piston for my upgrade path. I know the orange piston, at least, comes attached to a zero trigger? Possibly that's where your price issue is coming from. Just an idea, I haven't looked into this extensively.
 

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Yea, I just wanted my next sniper rifle to be different. As I didn't know much about the rifle, Basically everyone has said the samething. I did browse around Pdi, and noticed the hop up, but thought it was odd it didn't come stock with one lol
 
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