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UTG MK96--Different Opinion

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Being new to the forum, I hope I have put this thread in the right section (yes I did read the rules). Being about the UTG Mk96, I think I am in the right section.

With that said, I would like to input my opinion about this cloned rifle. After reading about how many people state kids who get a UTG rifle are noobs, who expect to become a real sniper like in the movie Shooter, has made me come to a conclusion. While agreeing with Mosin ( who I admire greatly) and other valuable sources, who feel some UTGers are noobs, I also feel not everyone with a clone is this way. Personally owning the utg Mk96, I have learned a great deal about the role of becoming a sniper.

1. FPS is not everything (when I upgrade my rifle I do not think upgrade spring to make my rifle shoot 550 fps--need other upgrades first :) )
2. Higher end rifles like the maruzen type 96 are of high quality
3. Clones come with poor quality construction, due to the fact that they are mass produced by the millions
4. To be a serious sniper, upgrading your gun (not just to a powerful spring) is a must
5. Potentially becoming a sniper requires more skill than just having a high quality rifle
6. Using a sniper rifle will not allow you to get head shots left and right nonstop from long distances 24/7
With all that said (sure there is more), I feel that even though I have a clone, I understand that I am not some "hot shot" with an amazing rifle. In fact, I am the opposite of that. In my time as being a sniper, I have found that patience and other skills are key. Sure I could blast away hundreds of rounds at the enemy with an aeg, but I prefer the role of sniper. More skill is involved and has helped me learn a great deal about air soft in general.

What I am trying to say is that, not all "UTGers" are noobs who think they are all great. In order to get better, I need to learn new skills in the field, and also need to upgrade my rifle, in order to become a more successful sniper/competitor in the world of air soft.

Upgrades for now...
PDI Hop up
Barrel Spacers
Firefly Hop up bucking
6.03 Prometheus Tight bore barrel (650mm)
Mad Bull Quicksilver Barrel Extension

I know this is repetitive because of other threads with this kind of talk but I really want to get my point across that not all "UTGers" are complete noobs.

Please give me your opinion on this. I hope I made sense and give me any advice you have.

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I totally agree Shady. Its more skill and technique rather than your gear itself. Now do not get me wrong, it helps having a nice rifle and other gear, but its really "skillz" than 'Killz" :)

To me, a noob wannabe sniper is someone who uses little skill and is quite frankly bad at being a sniper in general, only relying on the gun or someone else to get the job done for them. Also, a noob talks the game, but can not play the game.
To Mosin: I too started out the sniper role with a UTG m324 rifle. I was curious about the sniper role and wanted to test my abilities and see if I had enough patience. Turns out, I found that despite having a average rifle, I was getting good quality shots from medium range with .28s, and learned the skills needed to be successful in the field (patience, staying hidden, being a team player as in communicating to other squads, etc).

Overall, the UTG m324 helped me learn about the role of sniping while not burning a hole in my pocket either. Worst case when I bought it was that I would not enjoy the sniping role, and would turn back to AEGs.

Great starter gun for new players.

Josh, there are many threads that already have that information for the utg mk96. Just do some searching and you will find everything you need.
Thanks Woogie, I am learning from the best. :)
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