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Here are some common things that are complete bullshit that people think:

1.Snipers are always in a tree.

Bullshit. one, it is quite hard to climb a tree with all of your equiptment.
two. try that silently.
three. when youe up there, wheres your support?branches
can snap if your gun is heavy(like mine, 10 pounds).(if you can even find a good branch)


2.A ghillie suit will make me blend in great.

sorta.

one.if you have a brown and green ghillie(primarialy) and youre standing in a yellow hay feild, you stick out.
two.You cant rely on your gear to get you through battles. you need to have the traning and know how to utilize your gear.

3.i bought a sniper rifle. why arent i getting kills?

because sniping isnt like that of Call of Duty 4. You dont run around with a featherlight rifle "noscoping n00bs with your l33t barrett". SNIPING ISNT THAT EASY!



any others? just reply, and add yours. with answers.
 

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1.Snipers are always in a tree.

Bullshit. one, it is quite hard to climb a tree with all of your equiptment.
two. try that silently.
three. when youe up there, wheres your support?branches
can snap if your gun is heavy(like mine, 10 pounds).(if you can even find a good branch


Branches and Weapon support are the LEAST of your problems when tree sniping.

A deeper, and more professional reason to NO TREE SNIPING is one othe the most basic of traits of the infantry. Once in a tree... a sniper CANNOT FIRE and MANEUVER. Its a deadend if you ask many in this forum. Once spotted, changing locations is not possible...

Best Recourse if so... PRAY till the hail of BBS from the other guy hits home

2.A ghillie suit will make me blend in great.

sorta.

one.if you have a brown and green ghillie(primarialy) and youre standing in a yellow hay feild, you stick out.
two.You cant rely on your gear to get you through battles. you need to have the traning and know how to utilize your gear.


Learn how to use it :) its not a Magic Cloak :)... Beyond the GHILLIE... BASIC Fieldcraft.. even without the Ghillie, will do wonders.

3.i bought a sniper rifle. why arent i getting kills?

because sniping isnt like that of Call of Duty 4. You dont run around with a featherlight rifle "noscoping n00bs with your l33t barrett". SNIPING ISNT THAT EASY!


You got this right... play the game... AIRSOFT aint like a PC game... you dont have the FATIGUE Factor to contend with

when FATIGUE Gets to you... welll... you be come tired:) ... but seriously... your ability to HIT a target will depend on your physical condition.. if youre tired... your HIT Probability goes down..etc..etc. Thats why REAL DEAL SNipers are ALWAYS in TIP TOP Physical shape:)

Heres another myth
Many think... SNIPER Fire, always Hits home.

NOT True, Specially in Airsoft... Our TOYS are not at all accurate compared to the real thing. Coupled with a Bad Shooting stance, Poor Physical conditions and Bad BALLISTICS.. it takes ALOT of practice and familiarization to wind for you to hit your Mansized target at 170feet.
 

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Of course, the imperfection of airsoft rifles actually helps me increase my accuracy... I'm always trying to tweak my rifle and get that extra 2% reliability out of the shots. ;)

As to physical condition
 

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True that. Honestly I've got a pretty low opinion of my skillset right now. I realize I'm probably better off than I think, but I've got a lot of restrictions on my ability to go to events, so I don't get to use what I know often. ;)

Still, I'd be worse off if I were arrogant. Gotta keep working


But the conversation is moot. Unless someone wants to add more this'll just keep going back and forth for eternity with nothing to show for it. :)
 

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Well.. Some things I notice is just because you have a bolt action rifle you assume that you're a sniper. This isn't really true. Being a sniper is so much more than the weapon you hold, it's about your ability, as Tophatters pointed out, to fieldcraft. You need to be an expert in land navagation and the woods pretty much is where you thrive. If you're going out there just to see how close you can get to the real thing in the pictures, then you're already set up for failure.

First things first, you always start out with an automatic, no matter what. My very first event I started off with an automatic, turned out only using maybe 5 mags the whole day, but I was on single shot though. My next few games I asked veterans if I could shoot their rifles once or twice and see what power was all about, then I realized that I wanted that, and set reasonable financial goals to end up building what I thought was a pretty good semi automatic "Sniper" rifle if you will.

Anyways, the point of me saying all this is to say that the man doesn't chose the role, the role choses the man. No matter how hard you want to become a scout/sniper in airsoft, if you simply don't have the knack for it, you won't get very far. This is where another myth comes to mind..

Snipers don't do anything in the field but camp

This is a complete lie, I spend almost 50% of the time I'm in the field navagating, looking at enemy resistance points, looking at ways to flank it, and just about anything else important. I don't know why so many snipers get int o the game and go without a radio, without a map, without channels to reach people, honestly it's like why bother? all these guys do is taint the image of the true scouts out there that are there to do work, sure getting a few hits can come and be the added "Cherry" on top, but that's not what our job is all about.
 
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