Best Airsoft Sniper Rifle of [2021] Our Guide for the #1 Spring Bolt Action Gun

Over 50% of the airsoft sniper rifles out there are junk. Don’t be fooled.

Buyers in the airsoft market have to beware – many of the manufacturers out there know that sniper rifles are COOL looking and so they focus heavily on the packaging and aesthetics. You’re gonna get suckered into a bad product if you that route, which can ruin many airsoft outings.

The writers at Airsoft Core have been playing airsoft since the 90’s and we’ve bought and tested hundreds of top airsoft products (some of us even worked at some of the major retailers in Southern California). We’ve been to thousands of games both casual and competitive and we can say that bolt action airsoft sniper rifles are sorely misunderstood as a product.

Much like anything, there are bargain buys that, while looking like the real thing, break in 3 days of use, and hidden gems no one talks about. Unfortunately, a good 75% – 80% of the spring sniper rifles out there aren’t worth your time.

We’ve reviewed a number of options and below are some of the best airsoft sniper rifles we’ve found so far. So, when you’re out buying your long barrel gat – you’ll save yourself the headache of picking up a junk rifle.

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There are 3 main categories for these types of rifles:

  • Spring
  • Green Gas
  • AEG

We will eventually write reviews or buyer’s guides for other kinds of airsoft sniper rifles & their products – but for the time being we’ll be looking at mostly the spring variant since they’re by far the most common type available on the buying market.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way let’s get into our guide on what some of the best buying options are. These are going to be the best airsoft sniper rifle where you can expect the high quality performance, looks, and durability. We’ve taken the time to review some of them and hopefully this should provide you with a good starting point if the plan is to purchase one to use on the airsoft field or to add to your bolt action rifle collection.

Our 2021 List of the Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles (Spring Bolt Action):

1. Double Eagle Field Marksman Bolt Action Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle

Double Eagle Field Marksman Bolt Action...
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The DE Field Marksman Bolt Action Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle is a fairly basic spring gun (it is also known as the Double Eagle M62). The body frame is made of polymer plastic with a one piece precision barrel. It includes a top side picatinny rail systems for attaching a scope or other tactical optics. Underneath, there is a shorter rail segment for attaching a bipod.
Gun Specification

Type: Bolt Action
Power: Spring Powered
Material: Mostly Metal / Some ABS Plastic
Muzzle Velocity: 400 – 420
Ammo: 0.20g
Range: Medium / Long

We consider this rifle the baseline for airsoft players buying a solid budget starter. In the world of airsoft, this gun is fun to shoot, but is quite basic. The adjustable hop up unit (the key to long range) is actually not bad, able to sling 0.20g BB’s a good 200 feet. We opted to test with 0.25g BBs though, since we prefer ammunition that gives us more levels of accuracy.

We do wish this rifle took upgrades, but if you’re looking for solid out-of-the-box performance and aren’t worried about needing to upgrade you could do worse.

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Double Eagle Field Marksman Bolt Action...
  • High strength ABS polymer stock
  • Full metal barrel, bolt and trigger
  • Velocity: 400-420 FPS with .20g BBs
7.5Expert Score
Double Eagle Field Marksman Spring Bolt Action

Performance
8
Accuracy
8
Internals
6.5
Externals
7.5
PROS
  • This is a solid baseline rifle for a buyer looking for a budget price
  • Includes a forward picatinny rail for the installation of a bipod.
  • 400 feet per second was fairly consistent during all tests.
  • Receiver rail mount accommodates optics and scopes.
  • Adjustable cheek riser design for high comfort during shooting.
  • Was able to hit man-sized target at 180 feet every time.
CONS
  • We are not particularly impressed with the general internal or external build quality. It is serviceable.
  • We're fairly certain it will not take upgrades.

2. Evike JG BAR 10 Airsoft Realistic Action Sniper Rifle w/Metal Trigger Box

Evike JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 Airsoft Realistic...
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This Evike JG VSR 10 / BAR 10 airsoft rifle is a little pricier when compared to other spring long rifles, but there is a reason why it is still a good choice. It is a rebuild of the famous VSR 10 design by Tokyo Marui – which is the main standard for many of the spring airsoft sniper rifles upgrades that exist. If you end up buying this though, you shouldn’t be disappointed by the stock performance of this Remington M700 replica.
Gun Specification

Type: Bolt Action
Power: Spring System
Muzzle Velocity: 450 FPS
Ammo: 0.20g BB
Range: Long

Completely BAR 10 compatible and pre-upgraded with Angel Customs parts, this rifle features rugged internals (such as a fully reinforced trigger box) to ensure very consistent performance and durability. The hopup is entirely adjustable and rather good, capable of slinging 6mm BB’s out to long range at 220 feet with ease at 450 FPS.

Some of the upgrades included are:

  • Polished aluminum cylinder
  • Upgraded cylinder head
  • Upgraded nozzle
Evike JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 Airsoft Realistic...
  • This is not a listing for an individual Airsoft part or component. NO parts or components are designed for real weapons....
  • High quality aluminum alloy trigger assembly w/ adjustable trigger break / pull
  • TM and Angel Custom aftermarket VSR-10 upgrade parts compatibility
8.6Expert Score
Evike JG BAR 10 / VSR 10 Spring Sniper Review

Performance
9
Accuracy
8.5
Internals
9
Externals
8
PROS
  • Complete JG BAR 10 / TM VSR 10 design compatibility means this rifle will take upgrades like a champ.
  • Pre upgraded performance is solid - accurate and long ranged.
  • High quality adjustable hop up system.
  • Rugged full metal bolt &amp
  • trigger box should stand up to a fairly good levels of abuse.
  • Heavy duty front rail for a bipod.
  • Very consistent muzzle velocity indicating reliable performance from the inner barrel.
CONS
  • The price is a bit higher than many other options.

3. Well L96 AWP Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle

Well L96 AWP Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle...
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The Well L96 AWP Bolt Action Sniper Rifle is designed after the real life L96 sniper rifle model, famously known as the AWP in Counterstrike. This particular rifle utilizes similar internals to the Maruzen APS Type 96 design, which alongside the Tokyo Marui VSR 10 is the other format of spring rifles with loads of standardized parts.
Gun Specification

Type: Bolt Action
Power: Spring Powered
Muzzle Velocity: 420
Ammo: 0.20g
Range: Medium / Long

Keep in mind that since these are effectively cloned parts there is a chance that some upgrade parts will not fit perfectly in this airsoft rifle ( this isn’t too unusual in the world of airsoft ). Some sanding or adjustments may be needed. We don’t recommend attempting too many advanced upgrades with this sniper rifle while you’re still a new player.

We think the most impressive thing about this rifle features are the solid externals. While the body frame is still ABS plastic with a full metal barrel, there’s something about the L96 design that lends itself well to durability. Additionally, the bolt handle is much easier to manipulate than the M700 design BB airsoft rifles. All potential airsoft snipers should consider this as a great choice, if not a good option.

This product and the Well Full Metal MB08 are effectively the same only with an adjustment to the hand guard rail. We compared this to the DE Field Marksman as well, but it was pretty clear to the us that almost the L-96 type guns this particular one was the better choice.

Well L96 AWP Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle...
  • Capacity: 25 Rounds Velocity (Approx): 420 fps With .20g Hop up: Yes (Adjustable) Scale: 1:1 (Full Size) Absolutely Huge Gun!...
8.5Expert Score
Well L-96 AWP Sniper Rifle Review

Performance
8.5
Accuracy
8.0
Internals
8.5
Externals
9
PROS
  • Stock range and accuracy are solid.
  • Maruzen APS Type 96 compatible parts allows you to install major upgrades.
  • Solid performance for the price.
  • Adjustable hop up gives you versatility of range.
  • Tough full metal internals &amp
  • trigger group.
  • Polymer construction keeps gun rigid and durable for heavy use.
  • Easy to use magazine release (common with the L96 design).
  • Solid barrel construction.
CONS
  • We do think that the VSR 10 (BAR 10) model of rifle offer more upgrades than the Type 96.
  • This is a big and heavy rifle - we wouldn't recommend for younger players.

4. BBTac Airsoft Sniper Rifle M62

BBTac Airsoft Sniper Rifle M62 - Bolt Action...
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The BBTac M62 looks like the real thing, similar to the M700 design of spring sniper rifles. Rated with a muzzle velocity of 470 to 480 FPS with 0.20g BBs this rifle is stock ready to accept heavier BBs for a better flight path. Internally, this model seems most similar to the type 96 airsoft guns, however we cannot confirm whether those Tokyo Marui VSR 10 (JG BAR 10) parts will fit in this particular sniper rifle.
Gun Specification

Type: Bolt Action
Power: Spring
Muzzle Velocity: 470-480
Ammo: 0.20g
Range: Medium / Long

Externally, this gun has a short top picatinny rail for the attachment of scopes rings or rifle optics. Additionally, there is a short picatinny rail segment near the front for bi pod installation. The cheek rest is fully functionally and the gun includes some butt pad spacers for your fixed polymer stock so that way you can adjust the length of pull for high comfort.

The high quality hop up unit is fully adjustable and seems to hold itself well despite hundreds of BBs being shot through the airsoft rifle. All in all – this model is a decent choice for a rifle, especially for the price. Not the worse on the list, but nothing about it stands out particularly about this spring powered airsoft rifle. It’s still a good choice among all the long rifles available.

BBTac Airsoft Sniper Rifle M62 - Bolt Action...
  • POWERFUL SPRING LOADED - Highlt Detailed Airsoft Sniper Rifle and Shooting Powerfully with .2g BBs
  • HIGH QUALITY BUILT - Airsoft gun replicas with detailed finish and ABS polymer construction to reinforce platform
  • PRECISION MADE - Precision machine made shooting longer distance with added stability and precision
7.9Expert Score
BBTac M62

Performance
8
Accuracy
8
Internals
7.5
Externals
8
PROS
  • High feet per second, nearly 500 with 0.20g BBs.
  • Cheek riser design makes for a comfortable shoot.
  • Hop up unit was able to take a good amount of abuse.
  • Adjustable hop up gives you versatility of range.
  • Solid ABS plastic frame design &amp
  • hand guard.
CONS
  • Upgrade ability is questionable, although stock shooting performance is should still be okay.

5. Well MB4411G Bolt Action Spring Sniper Rifle

Well MB4411G Bolt Action Spring Sniper Rifle...
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The Well MB4411G Bolt Action Spring Sniper Rifle is easily the most aggressive looking sniper rifle we have on this list. It includes a fluted metal barrel similar to the L96 design of sniper rifle. The folding stock features a fully adjustable cheek rest and rubberized butt pad makes shooting this airsoft sniper rifle extremely comfortable.
Airsoft Rifle Specification

Type: Bolt Action
Power: Spring
Muzzle Velocity: 400 Feet Per Second
Ammo: 0.20g
Range: Medium / Long

The free floating quad rail system allows you to attach multiple tactical accessories including lasers, flashlights, and forward grips / bipods to the airsoft rifle if needed. The upper rail is the longest we’ve seen on any of the bolt action snipe rifles featured on this list and so you can go wild with whatever rifle scope or optic you want.

This design of Well airsoft sniper rifle utilizes a hybrid system of Tokyo Marui L96 and VSR 10 9 (JG Bar 10) internal parts. Stock out-of-the-box performance is still quite good slinging BB’s at a muzzle velocity of 400 FPS very consistently. The trigger is crisp and snappy.

While utilizing different upgrade parts makes for a very unique sniper rifle we’re not certain just how well upgrade parts will go together. Compatibility with the Well brand has been spotty in our experience and so you’ll want to probably go to professional airsoft tech for help on the Well MB4411G.

Well MB4411G Bolt Action Spring Sniper Rifle...
  • Quad Rail System
  • Full Metal Fluted Outer Barrel
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
8.3Expert Score
Well MB4411G Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle

Performance
9
Accuracy
8
Internals
7
Externals
9
PROS
  • Fluted rifle barrel &amp
  • bolt assembly is durable and smooth.
  • Folding stock and adjustable cheek rest ensures you'll have a great shoot.
  • Receiver is made of high strength polymer and will stand up to abuse.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • Solid adjustable hop-up unit.
CONS
  • Takes strange upgrade mixtures, giving those who want to upgrade headaches.
  • More expensive than other options.

Our Conclusion

best airsoft sniper rifle photo showing a scope & rifle on a bipodFirst we want to say that any rifle we recommend in our guide is just that, a recommendation. If we say you should go with one over the other this doesn’t mean we’re dumping on the other options we’ve reviewed.

All of these are considered to be some of the top buying choices for the best airsoft sniper rifles of 2021. However we feel that there is always one that’s going to offer a little more in terms of overall value than the rest. So, we have no problem saying that…

So the best airsoft sniper rifle is….

Evike JG VSR-10 / BAR-10 Airsoft Realistic...
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  • High quality aluminum alloy trigger assembly w/ adjustable trigger break / pull
  • TM and Angel Custom aftermarket VSR-10 upgrade parts compatibility

We feel that the Evike JG BAR 10 / VSR 10 provides the best in terms of price, and future upgrade ability. We mentioned that one of the strongest attributes of this airsoft gun was that it could be used right out of the box without having to make many adjustments due to it being pre upgraded, but if you wanted to take it to the next level it certainly could.

There are a few rifles we didn’t include, like the Elite Force Amoeba, simply because we didn’t have quite enough experience with that particular airsoft rifle. Elite Force has been upping their game lately, however, on finding good manufacturers to put their brand on, so there’s that.

So, grab your ghillie suit, optic, and speed loader and get out there and play.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best scope to buy for my sniper rifle?Airsoft sniper rifles can go up to 500 fps or more with 0.20g bbs

The unfortunate truth is that the 6mm plastic BB fired from airsoft rifles can only travel so far before they lose energy and fall to the ground. The best airsoft sniper rifles can only take their BB’s out to about 350 feet before they touch the ground. Even if an opponent took a hit at that range they may not even feel it. You have to make sure to do a follow up shot!

So there’s two schools of thought here.

  • One, relative short range means that the scope you want to pick up should only magnify by a small amount – as any more than that is simply overkill. You don’t want to be paying a ton of money for rifle optics that allow you to see a target you cannot hit. Aim for 2x or 3x magnification here for your scope.
  • Two, the role of a sniper is both as a marksman and as a scout. This means that your rifle and optic allows you to gather intel, or an understanding of the opponent that your other team members won’t have. You can use a high magnification rifle scope to check out the enemy movement patterns, where their strong side is, what weapon specialists are going where, and then report back to your squad mates.

With that said – both schools of thought are valid. The writers at Airsoft Core believe that it is up to you to decide what role you play. Either one is a great choice. In our experience however, we find that most players end up preferring the first option described above.

BB weight is important in increasing the accuracy of your airsoft gunWhat weight BB should I use in my airsoft gun?

For good sniper rifles we recommend heavy BB’s. This is because you need to have a very consistent and stable flight pattern for your weapon of choice to ensure that you hit your target at long distance with a single shot every time. After all, you don’t have a high rate of fire.

You only get a small window to hit your target and you want it to be accurate with your airsoft rifle. We recommend 0.32g or even 0.43g , but you should still be able to get by on 0.25g in a pinch – but only if you can’t buy the heavier BB.

The best sniper rifles are capable of firing a 0.43g BB easily.

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How much should I spend on my first Airsoft Sniper Rifle?

This is a somewhat difficult question to answer because it depends on how much you plan to participate in the hobby. The price of a stock spring powered sniper rifle can go from as little as $100 all the way up to $250 for a gas powered replica sniper rifle.

Overall – most starter airsofters should expect to pay the price of about $100 – $150 for a starter spring sniper rifle and look for upgrades afterwards. You could immediately buy the best pre-upgraded spring loaded airsoft rifle, but you run the risk of not at all liking the role of a sniper / marksman and wasting your money.

Take it from us, playing the sniper in airsoft is not for everyone, so trying it out with a beginner bolt system rifle is a great choice.

The fact is, if you’re spending more than $350 for your airsoft sniper rifle then you’re probably looking at something like the Silverback airsoft guns, which are designed to look similar to .50 cal sniper rifles. Functionally, though, they’re the same as the airsoft rifles we listed above. We prefer performance over looks, but sometimes the rule of cool is at play.

How do I do maintenance on my airsoft gun?

Check out our guide on airsoft sniper rifle maintenance for more tips on how to clean your airsoft gun.

Can I remove the orange tip?

United States has federally mandated that all airsoft guns and airsoft rifles are to be sold with the orange tip. This is really for your own safety as you don’t want any police agencies believing you have a real rifle or firearm. You’d hope that United States law enforcement would be able to tell the difference between an airsoft gun and a real one, but it is not really reasonable for them to assume. This is why the orange tip is essential and removing them can create a problem.

Ultimately, we want you to be safe, and the world of airsoft truly does NOT need any tragedies.

There are other legal concerns as well.

Please, keep your orange tip on your airsoft sniper rifle.

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