11 Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles

Spring, Gas & Electric (Including A Beastly Full-Auto Rifle With A 5,000-Round Mag Capacity!)

There's no better feeling than silently eliminating an opponent from 200 feet away with a professionally placed shot. Our list of the 11 best airsoft sniper rifles has everything you need.

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Everyone wants to be a sniper.

But sniping ain't easy.

Not only does it take zen-like concentration and monk-like patience, but it also takes a quality rifle.

The best airsoft sniper rifles combine both power and accuracy with a heavy dose of consistency.

After all, you don't want to have your target in your sights only to have your rifle let you down.

This roundup of the 11 best airsoft sniper rifles looks at our favorite models across 3 categories:

  1. Best Spring Sniper Rifles
  2. Best Gas Sniper Rifles
  3. Best Electric Sniper Rifles

(Click those links to jump to each section.)

Oh, and that beastly, full-auto rifle I mentioned with a 5,000-round magazine capacity? Click here to skip to that one.

Let's get started.

3 Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles: Paintballer's Quick Picks

3 Best Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifles

Spring-powered sniper rifles are inexpensive but still fire with impressive shot velocities. The major downside? Your rate of fire is limited to how quickly you can chamber new rounds.

Well MB4410 Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle
Well MB4410 Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle

1. Well MB4410

Powerful firing velocity? Check.

High-capacity magazine? Check.

Intimidating design? Check.

The Well MB4410 airsoft sniper rifle has it all, including an affordable price tag for such a high-quality, high-performing sniper rifle. The included 4-16x50 mm scope is more than adequate, the all-metal barrel and bolt assembly will stand up to repeated use, and the foldable bipod and adjustable cheek rest make it comfortable for you to sit as you wait for unsuspecting prey.

Features

  • Mechanism: Spring-powered
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 36 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 430 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 9 lb, 4 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame, aluminum outer barrel, metal bolt
  • 4 x 20 mm Picatinny rails for mounting accessories
  • Adjustable 4-16x50 mm scope
  • M24/28 type trigger
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Foldable bipod
  • Adjustable cheek rest
  • Functional safety
  • Ambidextrous magazine release
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Heavy 9 lb, 4 oz build with quality components
Included scope doesn't need to be upgraded
Awesome 36-round magazine
4 Picatinny rails give you plenty of space to mount accessories

Cons

Spring firing mechanism is slower than gas or electric
Difficult to insert mag into gun
Stock has some wiggle
ASG M40A3 Sportline Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle
ASG M40A3 Sportline Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle

2. ASG M40A3 Sportline

The ASG M40A3 is a sleek-looking sniper rifle with plenty of pop for a spring-powered gun but a disappointing 27-round mag capacity while weighing almost half of the Well MB4410 above.

The hop-up dial is firm, which is a good thing, as you won't change your setting by bumping the rifle as you move. It also delivers solid accuracy with a lot of pop, usually settling in around 420 fps after several shots though capable of approaching the advertised 450 fps.

Features

  • Mechanism: Spring-powered
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 27 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 450 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Materials: Polymer stock with metal barrel, bolt, and trigger
  • Picatinny and Weaver accessory rails
  • 6 QB mount attachments
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Adjustable cheek riser
  • Rubberized butt pad
  • Functional safety
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Smooth bolt action and satisfying trigger pull
All-metal construction
Hop-up dial is extremely well-made and only adjusts when you intentionally change it
Strong, durable spring

Cons

Solid base rifle that could use upgrades for best-in-category performance
Unfortunately, a lot of proprietary parts make upgrades tough
Rail under stock isn't adequate for a heavy-duty bipod
Lancer Tactical LT-20B M82 Barrett Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle
Lancer Tactical LT-20B M82 Barrett Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle

3. Lancer Tactical LT-20B M82 Barrett

Who doesn't want to fire an M82 Barrett .50 cal? You sure do. This spring-powered version comes at one-tenth of the price of gas-powered versions, making it an amazing way to get in the game with this near-replica of an iconic rifle.

The quality is excellent for the price, but it can be hard to cock and the bolt can be rough on your hands. The top rail can also be wobbly when tightening scopes, and the hop-up is inconveniently positioned such that you need to remove the barrel to access it.

Those are nitpicky downsides, though, when you consider you're getting a replica M82 with 430 fps firing velocity for less than some of the best airsoft pistols.

Features

  • Mechanism: Spring-powered
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 25 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 430 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 6 lbs, 13 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame, aluminum outer barrel, metal bolt
  • 20 mm Picatinny top rail
  • 3 sling mount rings
  • Integrated bipod mount
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Astounding bang for your buck
HPA and CO2 upgrade kits available
Heavy-duty spring and great accuracy
Great base rifle for upgrades

Cons

Single-shot manual bolt action is slow to fire multiple rounds
No sights included (not even the flip-up sight like an actual M82 Barrett)
Difficult to adjust hop-up

5 Best Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifles

Gas airsoft rifles provide real power and tend to have longer ranges with better downfield accuracy. Unfortunately, you need to replace their gas cartridges annoyingly frequently.

WinGun Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine CO2-Powered Airsoft Sniper Rifle
WinGun Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine CO2-Powered Airsoft Sniper Rifle

1. WinGun Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine

You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't love this rifle. It's a replica of the M44 Carbine introduced in 1944, and it offers smooth, powerful, and reliable performance in a classic design. From the bolt to the included sling, everything about this rifle is smooth and comfortable, and it's an absolute joy to shoot.

It also includes a permanently affixed steel bayonet. Just be aware that the bayonet can be dangerous, so never run with it extended.

The only real downsides are the fixed hop-up, meaning you can't adjust for the weight of lighter 0.20g BBs, and the realistic-looking, faux wood polymer frame only looks real (it doesn't feel real), but that's to be expected when purchasing in this rifle's price range.

Overall, this is one of the best airsoft sniper rifles and definitely the best among gas-powered models.

Features

  • Mechanism: CO2
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 12 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 480 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 8 lbs, 4 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame (faux wood), metal barrel, bolt, and trigger system
  • Integrated front sight and adjustable rear sight
  • Fixed hop-up
  • Bolt safety
  • Front and rear sling mounts
  • Permanently integrated folding steel bayonet
  • Includes canvas and leather straps
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Smooth, non-blowback design
CO2 cartridge stores conveniently in the 12-round removable magazine
Faux wood polymer has textured grain and stained appearance
Full-metal barrel, bolt, and trigger for authentic feel and durability
Comfortable hand-feel and sling

Cons

Bolt can come out if you hold the trigger, and it has many pieces making it tough to put back together
Fixed hop-up, so 0.20g BBs shoot straight up (need to use heavier ammo)
Plastic stock looks real but obviously doesn't feel like real wood
KJW Full Metal KC-02 CO2-Powered Airsoft Sniper Rifle
KJW Full Metal KC-02 CO2-Powered Airsoft Sniper Rifle

2. KJW Full Metal KC-02

As a gas blowback sniper rifle, compared to both the spring-powered rifles and the non-blowback Mosin-Nagant above, this KJW KC-02 is a gas guzzler.

However, that's one of the only negatives about it. It's reliable and incredibly accurate with a ton of customizability on the outside, though not so much on the inside. The only reason it fell to number 2 among the best gas airsoft sniper rifles is because of its lower firing velocity (thus, reduced range) than the CO2-powered Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine.

Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Bolt Action: Yes (locks back on empty)
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 30 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 400 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 6 lbs, 2 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame with metal barrel, bolt, and trigger system
  • Front rail system with panel covers included
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Removable, adjustable front and rear sights
  • Collapsible M4-style LE stock
  • M4/M16 pistol grip
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Quiet for a GBB sniper rifle
But less expensive than comparable GBB rifles
Incredibly accurate up to 200 feet
Short trigger pull with great blowback but not too much recoil

Cons

Mags are difficult to load
Inner barrel only half as long as outer barrel
Wobbly stock
KWA LM4 PTR Green Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifle
KWA LM4 PTR Green Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifle

3. KWA LM4 PTR

Capable of firing both semi-automatic and fully-automatic at 12.6 rounds per second, you'll need every bit of the KWA LM4 PTR's 40-round magazine capacity. And it gets surprisingly good gas efficiency for a GBB rifle.

Full-auto firing aside, the biggest selling point of this rifle is its all-metal construction, which has realistic weight and a ton of durability. Both the Picatinny rail and RIS handguard allow you to accessorize as desired, and the whole gun just feels smooth and real.

Accuracy and range are its only major downsides, landing it third in this section of our list of the best airsoft sniper rifles.

Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 40 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 380 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 6 lbs, 5 oz
  • Materials: Full metal
  • 20 mm Picatinny rail
  • 14 mm (negative) threaded barrel
  • Adjustable front and rear sights
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Semi- and fully-automatic firing modes
  • Realistic construction and field stripping
  • Functional bolt catch and release
  • Functional forward assist
  • Removable carry handle
  • 6-position collapsible LE stock
  • 7" machined RIS handguard
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

40-round mag capacity with 12.6 rounds per second in full-auto mode
Realistic field stripping and all-metal design
Reasonably gas efficient for a GBB rifle
RIS system is well-designed to attach any accessories

Cons

Range just 100-150 feet (compared to longer ranges above)
Accuracy notably worse than the models above
Sensitive hop-up is easy to break
McMillan M40A5 Green Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifle
McMillan M40A5 Green Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifle

4. McMillan M40A5

Despite its polymer frame, the McMillan M40AG green gas airsoft sniper rifle weighs an impressive 9 lbs, 12 oz thanks to the quality, all-metal barrel, bolt, and trigger system. You're going to need a bipod when using this thing, and thankfully it comes with an adapter.

Performance-wise, this rifle is smooth with astounding accuracy. The bolt mechanism and trigger are light and easy-to-use but neither flimsy nor cheap, and the hop-up is well-positioned under the grip and easy to adjust.

Unfortunately, the McMillan M40AG doesn't come with a scope, which you'll need to purchase, and has just a 15-round magazine capacity. That means more frequent changing, which isn't exactly easy with its snug-fitting design that feels like it might wear out over the years.

Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 15 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 440 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 9 lbs, 12 oz
  • Materials: Polymer frame with metal barrel, bolt, and trigger
  • 14 mm (negative) threaded steel flash hider
  • Adjustable hop-up with pre-installed flat-hop
  • Textured grip
  • Tapered barrel with engraved markings
  • Bipod adapter
  • Fixed stock with adjustable rubber pad
  • 6 QD swivel attachment points
  • Adjustable cheek rest
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Incredible accuracy
Very heavy, which I love
Smooth bolt mechanism is easy to operate
Hop-up is located under the grip and easy to adjust

Cons

15-round mag capacity
Can be challenging to insert the mag
Doesn't come with a scope
KJW M700 Green Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifle
KJW M700 Green Gas Airsoft Sniper Rifle

5. KJW M700

If you read other roundups of the best airsoft sniper rifles on the Internet, you'll see he KJW M700 at or near the top of many rankings.

I don't think it deserves that spot.

Don't get me wrong, it's still in my top 5 for best gas airsoft sniper rifles, but number one overall? I don't think it's that good. It only has a 10-round magazine capacity, the bolt is poor-fitting and has more wobble than I'd like (despite being advertised as smooth action), and the powder coat on said bolt scuffs easily.

But a 500 fps green gas sniper rifle that you can use as a base rifle to be upgraded? That's where I see the KJW M700's value.

Features

  • Mechanism: Green gas
  • Blowback: Yes
  • Bolt Action: Yes
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 10 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 500 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 7 lbs, 14 oz
  • Materials: Polymer stock with full-metal body, barrel, and trigger system
  • Scope and bipod-ready (but doesn't come with either)
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • 4-way adjustable iron sights with quick-detach front sight
  • Light bolt action and trigger pull
  • Long inner barrel
  • Functional safety switch
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Great base rifle to be upgraded (especially better barrel)
Can even shoot near 600 fps, so be careful!
Awesome overall build quality and durability
Great weight

Cons

10-round magazine capacity
Bolt is loose and doesn't feel smooth
Bolt is powder-coated and scrapes up easily
Doesn't come with either a scope or bipod

3 Best Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifles

Electric rifles are far more popular than either spring or gas-powered rifles because they're capable of reaching high firing velocities and tend to look much more tactical. These are the three best electric airsoft sniper rifles you can buy.

LCT PKP LMG Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle
LCT PKP LMG Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle

1. LCT PKP LMG

If you want the best airsoft sniper rifle, just click the "View on Airsoft Station" button below to check out this bad boy.

The LCT PKP LMG is a full-scale replica of a Russian PKP right down to its massive 22 lb weight and 5,000-round magazine powered by an electric winding drum.

The integrated steel bipod and carry handle? Yeah, you're going to need them.

If realism is your goal, this is your gun.

Performance-wise? Very few complaints there. It fires both semi-automatic and fully-automatic at 15 rounds per second with consistent velocities around 400 fps, and the proprietary, all-metal gearbox just doesn't fail. The only real con is the mag box doesn't wind when you pull the trigger. You also need to press a second button on the bottom.

Is this gun practical for every type of airsoft player? Probably not. But no list of the "best airsoft sniper rifles" can be complete without what's actually the best airsoft sniper rifle: the LCT PKP LMG.

Features

  • Mechanism: 9.6v small butterfly type or 7.4v LiPo recommended (not included)
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: No
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 5,000 rounds (yes, you read that correctly)
  • Shot Velocity: 400 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Materials: Polymer frame with full-metal barrel, body, and trigger
  • 14 mm thread (negative)
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Adjustable rear leaf sight
  • Integrated foldable steel bipod
  • Integrated carry handle
  • Dual sling mounts
  • Quick 3-piece disassembly
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Authentic 1:1 replica of the Russian PKP
  • Manganese phosphate finish
  • Reinforced polymer fixed stock
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Most realistic sniper rifle on this list with authentic 22 lb weight
5,000-round mag capacity with 15 rps and a top-notch gearbox
Quality is almost unparalleled with almost completely steel construction

Cons

Premium price point
Doesn't come with a metal flash hinder
Tamiya battery connector can loosen easily
G&G Combat Machine R8-L Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle
G&G Combat Machine R8-L Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle

2. G&G Combat Machine R8-L Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle

Looking for a rifle that's accurate from long distance but won't leave you vulnerable in CQB combat? Look no further than the G&G Combat Machine R8-L electric rifle. Powered by a 9.6V 1600 mAh battery and fueled by an insane 300-round magazine with full-auto mode, this is the only airsoft rifle you'll need for any type of combat.

Features

  • Mechanism: 9.6v small butterfly type recommended (not included)
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: No
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 300 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 360 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 5 lbs, 9 oz
  • Materials: Reinforced polymer body with metal gearbox and gears
  • 14 mm (negative) threaded barrel
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Semi-automatic and fully-automatic
  • M4/M16 style magazine
  • Collapsible, adjustable stock
  • RIS handguard for accessories
  • Longer barrel than standard R16 for increased accuracy
  • 8 mm oilless gearbox bearing
  • 1600 rpm hi-torque long axis motor
  • Raised red dot scope included
  • One point sling attachment
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Pros

Capable of firing full-auto
300-round mags feed well
Good weight and comfortable grips
No gas to be refilled

Cons

Hop-up is hard to adjust
Motor heats up quickly
Barrel can be wobbly
Red dot sight can't be used during the day
JG M16A3 Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle
JG M16A3 Electric Airsoft Sniper Rifle

3. JG M16A3

Another rifle capable of sniping or going full-auto with a 250-round magazine capacity, the JGM16A3 fires at 400 fps with 0.20g BBs and can hit near-500 fps with lighter ammo. The only two reasons it comes in behind the G&G Combat Machine R8-L above are its lower 250-round magazine capacity and its center of gravity, which sits a little too close to the grip for optimal sniper accuracy.

Features

  • Mechanism: 9.6v small butterfly type NiMH recommended
  • Blowback: No
  • Bolt Action: No
  • Caliber: 6 mm BBs (.24 caliber)
  • Magazine: 250 rounds
  • Shot Velocity: 400 fps with 0.20g BBs
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Materials: Polymer receiver with full-metal barrel and trigger
  • Railed upper receiver for optics
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Adjustable front and rear sights
  • Once-piece metal barrel
  • Semi-automatic and fully-automatic
  • Metal gearbox features m120 spring
  • Functional safety
  • Includes mini battery and charger
  • 30-day return and warranty through Airsoft Station

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Pros

Heavyweight body has a lot of metal parts
Fires up nearly 500 fps with 0.12g BBs
Great accuracy
Pleasing trigger response

Cons

Center of gravity is a little too close to the grip
High rate of fire is great but means more BBs
Barrel can be wobbly

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