Snygg wrote:The SR25/M110 is literally a more modern and westernized Dragunov. Its weight and length doesnt differ *that* much from the SVD. Not enough so that you can say an SVD is more like a Barret M107, and hence should be in the same category as each other and exclude the SR25. An SR25 is just as similar to a Barret as the SVD, which isnt that similar to a Barret to begin with.
This is purely a restriction on aesthetics and does not make any "real" sense at all.
2nd that, man! I've held a very light cheap SVD in my hands, not at all bulky and difficult to carry around. Ofcourse only full length SR-25 rifles would be included. There is carbine versions too and you can rule them out. If you are thinking that this is a problem, well think that players can cut dragunov barrels too. Are you gonna allow that?
It became even worse when players started to use the systema PTW & later SR-25 as semi snipers and suddenly you had 10-15 % of players as semisnipers shooting 3.5 bbs/second tuned to class 6. Lots of complaints, injures, argues and problems to GM and Crew.
We want to reward those who have chosen the path of bolt action snipers since semi snipers are all to often shooting like auto (even they are semi though). There is no recoil in airsoft, and semi snipers with class 6 is too powerful and can outrange most guns in the game. The heavier and clumsier guns like Barret/Druganov/Cheytac/PSG-1 is allowed to class 6 to give some kind of bonus for dragging around those big guns.
I can understand the PTW M4 SPR restriction, but SR-25 PTW's and Polarstar are much rarer and SR-25 is a bulky gun. Regular AEG SR-25 can be good too, but requires extensive upgrading and so any good SR-25 is not worth the trouble if its not class 6, due to weapon weight and bulkiness.
Also 10% players having a DMR is not that bad or unrealistic. 1 in 10 player DMR? Sounds pretty realistic to me.
I would also make the argument that if the regular DMR's can only be upgraded to 140m/s when MG's are 140m/s, the advantage from airsoft perspective to play with DMR is pretty much zero. You can make MG's as accurate as any other rifle with r-hop and good barrel and if there is no difference in power the DMR is worthless when you can spray thousands of rounds with MG. There is no recoil with MG's either. Especially when you can fit polarstar fusion engine to MG's, you can make them as accurate as DMR's in every way.
Make regular DMR's class 5 and heavy DMR's class 6. Include SR-25 in heavy DMR class 6 category. That way it would make sense to have a western style DMR.
At the very least allow heavy weight bb's to regular DMR's and include SR-25 to heavy category.