Hear ye! Hear ye! I bring forth good news! I've finally decided which airsoft gun I'm going to buy!
Okay, first off, no, this is not like those Daisy or GAMO air rifles that fire metal pellets at 1000 fps that you use to hunt squirrels. It shoots 6mm plastic BBs around 300 fps in stock form. I know it doesn't look it, but it really is an airsoft rifle. It's even made by the same company that makes the MP7A1 I considered buying a while back.
Now I know what you're thinking: Why the heck is he buying a bolt-action rifle with a 30-round clip when he could be getting a full-auto electric machine gun that takes a 600-round hi-cap?
- It's cheap, around $175 stateside. (It's much cheaper in Hong Kong, but high shipping costs and having to deal with US Customs pretty much nullifies any real savings) Plus, no batteries or chargers to add to the original cost
- I can use it for target shooting in my back yard.
- For about $50 to $100 in internal upgrades, I can make it a relatively effective sniper rifle. (for another $50-$100, it becomes very accurate and powerful)
- Using a bolt-action rifle presents a unique challenge when engaging opponents with full-auto weapons.
If I ever take the rifle skirmishing, I know pretty much for a fact that my opponents will only be armed with cheap spring pistols and electric rifles, so my VSR-10, which is relatively high-end, should out-range and out-power them in its stock condition, so any upgrades that I do end up making will probably be a long way down the road.
When (and this time it really is when instead of if) I finally get the rifle, I'll let you know how it preforms. And of course I'll put up pictures. Lots of pictures!