Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Airsoft Tips: Be a Sniper

A sniper is an infantry soldier best known for exceptional long-range marksmanship and covert tactics. It is a difficult, yet highly revered role. If you are interested in becoming a sniper, there are a few things you will need to procure as you prepare for the role.

  • Airsoft Sniper Rifle. The most important piece of gear you will need is a high-powered, precision-accuracy Airsoft sniper rifle. These riffles typically have an extremely high FPS (power) rating and a long barrel, allowing for more precise, long-distance firing. It is important to practice with your rifle before you assume the sniper role. The more second nature your rifle becomes, the more likely you will be able to achieve your goals on the field.

  • Scope / Optics. Sniper rifles are often bundled with scopes and/or bipods to help improve accuracy. You should have at least one decent, entry-level scope on your rifle to ensure you can keep a safe distance from your target.

  • A side arm. You will need a smaller side arm (airsoft AEGs are a popular choice) in case your position is compromised. A simple pistol and holster should give you some defense if you are charged with enemy fire in a close combat scenario.

  • Camouflage. Quality camouflage will give you the security you need to line up precision shots. Ghillie suits are a popular and effective choice. Choose one that will blend well with the terrain you plan to snipe in. Occasionally you may move between different types of terrain, such as field to forest. Make sure your camo can adapt with the move.

  • Quality ammunition. Only quality BBs will work with high-performance airsoft sniper rifles. Lower grade BBs will break apart and jam your weapon. Worse yet, if you use cheap BBs you will void your rifle's warranty. High quality BBs that are only sold at airsoft specialty retailers. These BBs will also improve your performance as they improve FPS and firing accuracy.

  • Skills and knowledge. Being a sniper doesn't mean you need to have the most expensive rifle. Skills such as marksmanship, discipline, and knowledge of the sniper role are much more important. Do your research and keep in mind that snipers don't fire off many shots in a game... it's about making select strategic kills without giving away your position.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, an airsoft retailer offering electric airsoft guns. Please visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for airsoft AEGs and airsoft sniper rifles for players of any experience level.

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