If you are considering taking up the role of the sniper in airsoft, the best possible option is this rifle. I write this after two years of extensively using this particular model and I must say that over that time it has become an extension of my arm. It has an effective range of at least 270 feet with .30's, and shoots exactly where you point with no exceptions. I have taken this rifle everywhere you can be in the game of airsoft, and it is still performing like the day I received it, despite all the abuse. Many airsoft players may tell you that sniping is pointless because a standard AEG has the same range capability. This is the exception. Its high FPS makes it very intimidating, and it leaves quite the welts. The bolt is stiff and requires a strong arm, but the FPS is well worth it. The only problem I can find with this rifle is the stock trigger box, which disintegrates after a while due to the immense pressure of the upgraded internals, a 30$ purchase will land you with a metal one that is reliable. Once again, if you are considering sniper, look no further than this rifle.
Lots of replacement upgrades should anything fail
Pinpoint accuracy at ranges considered ridiculous in airsoft
Lightweight yet sturdy
Quiet, at least until someone screams as the bb hits them
Very high quality internals
Stock trigger box, easy $30 purchase fix
Stiff bolt(but it houses a beast of a spring, whatcha gonna do)
Finicky, but after you get to know your gun it's not a problem
Everyone wants to be on your team. Flattering at first, annoying after the first year.