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Hello there, mates!

I am a fifteen-year-old of California who has always had a love of precision marskmanship. Me and my dad, as well as my older brother on a few occasions, have often gone to shooting ranges and honed our skills and generally had fun with our respectable arsenal (if you could call it that) of .22 target rifles and, as of late, our new 30-06 hunting rifle. Anyways, A few months ago I purchased a decent AirSoft shotgun (well, technically the only thing 'shotgun' about it is that it is pump-action... it only fires one bb, and is pretty darned accurate). I have played several military-simulation matches with my buddies and many other guys from around california, including several off-duty and ex marines. My 'shotsniper' has served me well, but I have been finding myself lying prone on top of that ridge, watching as my enemy marches by not ten yards out of range. It is high time that I sell this trusty, yet underpowered pea-shooter and grab myself a nice longgun. Anyways, there's my life story.

I joined this forum, even though it appears to be for, as we call in the airsoft business, 'real steel' rifles, because I believe that it would be a great place to learn from the 'experts.' Well, as far as tactics and such go; I have my dad to teach me how to shoot. Though I might be just a young'n, I possess the ability to act quickly and plan out attack and defense (both for myself and my entire team; I fight best alone or with a spotter as opposed to a squad, but my buddies often look to me to be the tactician before the match starts.)

So anyways, this is Pirate, signing in! Hope I can help out and give my two cent's worth where I can, and learn a thing or two from the pro's.

~Pirate

P.S. Quick question to help me decide which airsoft gun to get: Which sniper rifle is currently in use by the German army (besides those massive high-tech guns like the Barret - I mean just a basic rifle)? If your curious as to why I want to know, I have a lot of german heritage and I feel a deep connection with Germany (I'm also learning the language), so I'd like to get a replica of a german gun.
 

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Welcome to the forums. Trust me, you will learn alot here, there are many people here vast amounts of knowlegde. I know you'll learn alot, there is a vast amount of information for LE, military, and target shooting applications. But for the airsoft stuff..................



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Welcome,but as APK said....well bassicly,this isnt an airsoft forum,BUT! you'll get alot of info about airsoft at www.airsoftretreat.com but as a general rule,dont talk to much about airsoft unless it comes up I.E dont make threads about it,or compare your airsoft guns to real steel ones.And you can find out what rifles germany uses by going to the nav bar and going to Sniper equipment<World issued rifles.But,as far as any real german sniper rifles in airsoft,you'll only find the Mauser 98k which you can find at www.redwolfairsoft.com

Hope that helped,and enjoy your stay.
 

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Yes yes, I know - this isn't an airsoft forum. I am already a proud member of the staff at www.airsoftforum.com but I figured this would be a good place to have a look at what the real thing is like, and what kind of tactics/gear/etc. the real snipers use. There is very little information or discussion on sniping tactics and such on the airsoft forum (besides the odd crappy 'guide to sniping by so and so).

I have all the respect in the world for you guys, and I promise I won't be a nuisense with constant random airsoft junk. I'm here to learn, not to spam and be an ankle-biting little airsoft kid.

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And you can find out what rifles germany uses by going to the nav bar and going to Sniper equipment<World issued rifles.But,as far as any real german sniper rifles in airsoft,you'll only find the Mauser 98k which you can find at www.redwolfairsoft.com

Hope that helped,and enjoy your stay.
Hmm, thanks - that Super Magnum looks like it would pack a wallop. I highly doubt there's an airsoft version though... I'll go ask the fellas on the airsoft forum if they've seen it or the Mauser SP66. Thanks!
 

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No worries, Pirate, APK is just joking around and pulling your chain...There's quite a bit of ribbing here sometimes but we don't take it personally. People have come and talked about airsoft before, and there are other members here who play too...Do stick around and enjoy the site, please! Hope you learn a lot and like your stay here.
 

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No worries, Pirate, APK is just joking around and pulling your chain...There's quite a bit of ribbing here sometimes but we don't take it personally. People have come and talked about airsoft before, and there are other members here who play too...Do stick around and enjoy the site, please! Hope you learn a lot and like your stay here.
Glad to hear I'm not the only Airsofter here, thanks... Nice to have a place where I can retreat to from the regular immaturity/unproffesionalism that is all too common on airsoft forums.
 

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bah, no worries mang, we're a pretty diverse bunch and you'll fit right in
 

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Bit of an update as far as getting a rifle goes... Looks like I'll probably be purchasing the APS Type 96...



...upgraded to either 400 fps or 500 fps. With a bit of tweaking, I believe I can turn this into a decent-looking Super Magnum L115A1.
 

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Is that a Air Soft toy?

Don't talk about air soft anymore then you already have!!! If you want to talk about real guns go ahead but if you continue to talk about plastic toys I for one will never respond beyond the usual insult with the added get the hell out of here.

A little harsh? Maybe, but thats what it takes to keep the......what do we call them? "Blue Hats"? From taking over our forum.
 

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Is that a Air Soft toy?

Don't talk about air soft anymore then you already have!!! If you want to talk about real guns go ahead but if you continue to talk about plastic toys I for one will never respond beyond the usual insult with the added get the hell out of here.

A little harsh? Maybe, but thats what it takes to keep the......what do we call them? "Blue Hats"? From taking over our forum.
Well, sorry for not being old enough to own a real sniper rifle! At least I can shoot at other people with this thing without enlisting in the military. (I mean in organized games, of course.) Trust me, mate, my airsoft shinanigans is not leaving this thread. If you so happened to read my last posts, you'd have noticed my reason for coming here is to learn from people who have experience with the real thing, etc. etc.

Oh, and so you know, it's called a 'replica,' not a 'toy,' thank you very much. Peace.
 

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Aha, thank you very much for the information. I had no idea that such things had occured... though I am by no means surprised they have. I'll make sure to use the term 'airsoft' extremely sparingly and only where neccesary. Thanks for the warm welcome! 8)
 

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Welcome to the forums. Trust me, you will learn alot here, there are many people here vast amounts of knowlegde. I know you'll learn alot, there is a vast amount of information for LE, military, and target shooting applications. But for the airsoft stuff..................



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Good pic APK!
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I don';t like AS all that much, id rather wait a year and do the actual real thing in the Corps. Paintball on the other hand is something I love. There is a misconception that PB is a wanabe war game, well the tourney ballI play is by far different than "war"
 
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