Interesting conversation going on here Why wasn't I invited? But, it kind of depends on how you want to role, as its been said. Most of your range will come from your hop up system, and the accuracy will come from a combination of the consistency of the fps(up and down) and hop up (all directions). The key isnt just to get a high power, but, to consistently HIT that power and no deviate much from it. If you only have a effective range of 175 feet but you KNOW you will hit there every time, you will be a lot better off than the guy with the 550 fps l337 sniper rifle. *shrug* Then again, im a range in numbers kinda guy, so i prefer accurate and high RoF(talking 40-50) but around 350 fps. For hop up consistency, I'd take a m14 over a AR platform unless you know what you are doing.