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co2 Airsoft Sniper

CO2 Airsoft sniper rifles are designed for those seeking long-range engagements, collectors type of gun, accuracy, and high power. At Redwolf Airsoft you can find the biggest selection of bolt action precision rifles, semi-automatic DMR's, heavy-duty anti-material rifles, ultra-modern sniper rifles, classic WWII rifles, and much more. Similar to other Airsoft guns, they can be powered by gas, spring, or electricity. 

A lot of new Airsofters are usually very excited about Airsoft sniper rifles and their role as a sniper. But what's the sad truth? Airsoft sniping is challenging and not as glorious as the sniping you see in video games or movies. You’ll need sufficient training and learn what to expect from Airsoft sniping to get the most out of it. For those who enjoy shooting from long distances, it is very rewarding and feels great to be able to pick your enemies from 60 meters or more without knowing what hit them. It is not too difficult to grasp once you have a deeper understanding of how the sniper roles work. Just don’t expect to win any CQB games using a sniper rifle!

What to Look for in a co2 Airsoft Sniper?

When deciding what to use as your first co2 airsoft sniper rifle you have to consider co2 efficiency, how realistic it is, and options for adding tactical accessories. As with all co2 airsoft guns, it’ll require maintenance and upgrading if you want the best performance possible. Upgrading it allows you to shoot further which is what you want as a sniper, so means making sure that sniper rifle has after-market parts too. It is definitely not cost-effective as co2 capsules can be very expensive if you buy many of them compared to a battery. If you looking for a realistic co2 airsoft sniper or something for gaming with you have to keep that in mind, as there is no such thing as the perfect gun.

One thing most average joe would forget on the sniper rifle is a scope. The scope is another important accessory to add for a sniper as it allows one to see enemies from a distance compared to just using iron sights. 

What are Some of the Best co2 Airsoft Sniper?

That really depends on what you are after, whether it’s something like a showpiece or a gun for gaming. For showpiece, you can’t go wrong with the Socom Gear Barrett M107 I mean look at it. This beast looks amazing and best of all it can actually shoot bb’s and ejects a shell every time you pull that charging bolt back! But the best co2 airsoft sniper that looks realistic yet can be used for gaming too is the King Arms M1A1. We love the way it handles and the finish on it is stunning, realistic enough to fool anyone. To find out more about these products click the link below.

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How Accurate is a co2 Airsoft Sniper?

Snipers shoot targets that are far away. Because the BB has to travel a very long distance, the sniper has to be very careful when taking aim. There are three main things that have an effect on the accuracy of the shot. You must plan ahead for these things.

  • The target may be moving, such as walking or running. You must think about where the target will be when the BB reaches it. A still target may suddenly move.

  • Force of gravity affects the BB, so that it will drop towards the ground. If the target is close, the effect of gravity does not have a big effect on accuracy. If it’s further, then the sniper must judge how high to shoot, to make up for the distance that the BB will fall as it flies.

  • Wind also affects the way in which a BB will travel and can blow it away from the target. A sniper must think about the direction that the wind is blowing and the strength of the wind. You might need to shoot to the left or the right of the target, to make up for the wind.

How Does a co2 Airsoft Sniper Work?

A co2 airsoft sniper is almost the same as its green gas counterpart, except that co2 is stored in a pressurized capsule in a mag, buttstock, or pistol grip. Whenever you squeeze that trigger, the knocker in the mag will hit the valve on the gas reservoir, causing it to release pressurized gas into the co2 gun. That co2 will start to push the BB out of the chamber to cause it to fire, then any remaining co2 will cause the pistol's slide to move backward. Thus the airsoft gun can load the second round for a follow-up shot, similar to how to real steel functions. Because it uses pressurized co2 as a power source, it can be used in cold temperatures but it’ll still drop fast due to high pressure regardless of what environment it’s in. If it’s shot too fast, a cool-down effect will occur resulting in a significant fps drop.

CO2 Airsoft Sniper

CO2 sniper rifles are powered by 12g CO2 cartridges.  CO2 has higher pressure compared to green gas, which gives CO2 sniper rifles more power.  CO2 airsoft sniper rifles are less popular than green gas sniper rifles since they are less convenient to recharge and change out the cartridges.  Many airsoft sniper rifles are green gas ready and can have their bolts upgraded to a CO2 bolt for more power.

How does a CO2 Airsoft Sniper Rifle work?

A 12g CO2 cartridge is inserted into the gun and pierced using a screw.  The sniper rifle is then cocked and a new BB is loaded into the firing chamber.  When the trigger is pulled, a firing pin knocks open a valve that releases the CO2 into the sniper rifle’s bolt.  The pressurized gas is routed forward to push out the BB.  The concept is very simple and there are few moving parts in the design, but power can be very high due to the high pressure of CO2.

When the 12g CO2 cartridge has been expended, you simply replace it with a new cartridge and you are ready to shoot again.

How much does a good CO2 Airsoft Sniper Rifle cost?

CO2 powered airsoft sniper rifles are not that common and many that were popular in the past have already been discontinued.  Many green gas or spring powered sniper rifles are actually capable of using CO2 once their bolt has been upgraded.  If you are looking for an airsoft CO2 bolt action sniper rifle, we recommend you consider the ARES AMOEBA STIKER Sniper Rifle, and upgrade to a AMOEBA Striker CO2 bolt and magazine.  Combined this would run around $300 - $400.

What are the best CO2 airsoft sniper rifles?

Unfortunately many of the best airsoft CO2 sniper rifles are now defunct, and few options exist in the airsoft market today.  Many of the green gas sniper rifles can already generate significant power so the need for CO2 has reduced greatly.  For players who want to go very high power will gravitate to upgrading with an HPA bolt system, which makes the CO2 airsoft rifle slightly obsolete as a platform.  A 600 fps airsoft sniper powered by CO2 is rare, but such power levels are very reachable using HPA.

Airsoft sniper co2 vs spring sniper?

It’s probably better to compare both green gas and CO2 sniper rifles with a spring sniper rifle.  The cocking motion of a gas or CO2 sniper rifle will be much shorter and smoother than a spring rifle because there is less resistance.  Gas or CO2 powered snipers wil also more easily deliver high power as compared to a spring cocking sniper rifle.  However, gas and CO2 snipers will not work well in cold weather, since low temperatures will cause gas and CO2 to lose pressure.  If you live in cold climates or plan to play a lot during the winter months, then a spring sniper rifle would be a better choice.