Choosing The Right Airsoft Sniper Rifle Accessories
An airsoft sniper gun is a long range, high precision, sniper weapon. Special requirements include accuracy, durability, reliability, portability, camouflage and optics for both personal self-defense and anti-sniper uses of the military professional sniper. Airsoft snipers must be experienced enough to operate a semi-automatic or fully automatic weapon. For these reasons airsoft sniper rifles and guns are very expensive and many do not have the money to afford one.
Sniper rifles and guns utilize one of three types of mechanisms to operate. There are gas bolt actions, hammer-fire bolt actions and slide-systems. All three mechanisms employ the gas or air as a means of operating the mechanism.
Gas Bolt actions are the most common type of mechanism. It uses a rotary hammer which moves a stationary bolt from its position in the barrel to the end of the barrel where it engulfs the primer and the gas and boresight. The gas travels from the barrel to the rest of the mechanism via the path of the gas travels and the gas provides an impulse that sets off the hammer. The bolt then strikes the primer and the firing pin to strike the bullet. The operation is extremely simple and is usually found on sub-machine gun replicas.
A popular type of mechanism is the hammer-fire system. This system uses compressed air to create a compressed spring that pushes back the hammer or bolt. The spring acts as a momentum source that allows the bullet to be shot. The advantage to this system is that the user is able to gain a much larger target area than with any of the other mechanisms. As with any type of mechanical device, however, the user must have available upgrades parts to upgrade this system.
The gas bolt is the most complex of these three necessary Airsoft sniper rifles. It is also the most dangerous. A gas bolt is used to send electric signals along the rails of the rifle to trigger the action. In order to do this, the user must have an inert gas and a gas port in the buttstock. Because of this the user must choose his targets wisely, for only targets that are not hit by the gas can be targeted.
An interesting aspect of using the gas/bolt action is that the user can adjust the operating speed of his sniper rifle. The adjustable bipod is attached to the gas bolt and can be adjusted to allow the user to adjust the operating speed from low to high. A variation on the adjustable bipod is the flip up adjustable bipod. The flip up adjustable bipod allows the user to adjust the distance between the front sight and rear sight at a moment’s notice.
A final accessory to the echo advanced sniper rifle is the quick detach bipod. The quick detach allows the user to easily move his hand on the back of the gun while still keeping the bolt in the action. In order to do this the user must place the hand on the butt stock and then place the bolt in place with the locking mechanism in the forward position. The bolt will be locked in place until the user releases it.
These three components are designed to allow the user to increase the overall firing rate of their airsoft rifle as well as the distance they can hit a target from. By combining these three airsoft accessory systems the operator is able to shoot more shots in less time. As airsoft sniper rifles are becoming increasingly popular, more accessories are being developed which will allow operators to use their weapons effectively.