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I was wondering if you guys ever build a hide out in the field. Something like a piece of net suspended low to the ground covered with veg, with dirt dug up from under it pushed against the sides of the net as some cover, or even something more advanced. I think it might be helpful to have a more built up spot to snipe from, but I dont know if it would be worth it.

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For long ops, like 2 days or so, I have made hides before at centralized locations where people could not really see me. I was not using a sniper at that point in time so it was pretty unnecessary, but it helped me stay concealed so I could pick people off at random. Best idea I've seen is a cheap leafy net draped over a branch. As long as it blends well and you are in a darker area, near a pine tree or whatnot, no one will notice you on a sunny day.
 

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Ive built a hide was during a 48 hour game. Used an m4 for the first day, usual assault role, then the first night my spotter and me spoke to the team commander, grabbed a radio and a spare battery for it, donned our ghillies and snuck off to the Opfor base. We set up in a tree line about 70m away from their camp and main base (one was inside the other) using a Camo net we added veg to and held it up a few inches at the front with a few bits of stick.
We stayed there for almost 18 hours, relaying information to the team commander and living out of a pair of small day packs.

Was absolutely great fun and luckily it didnt rain. But when the Opfor made Bacon sandwiches on the sSunday morning, the smell sent us slightly insane.

But a Camo net covered in veg from under where your laying then slightly raised so you can move about underneath worked fine for us wearing our ghillies just incase we had to leave quickly. Although I only fired two shots in the whole 18 hours. What we were really doing was providing recon for our team.
 

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I usually try to get to the field an hour early or so, and scout the area. Its about 80 Acres with 8 main building/cover/objective areas. The rest of the field is thick forest, barren areas, shallow streams, ponds, and a few hills and valleys.

I like to make 2 secluded hides, one always looking over the main fort. These are where a few kills a game come from. I make sure I have easy route out in case I take fire. 100-150 yards down the exfil route I have my second hide which is basically an ambush for pursuing enemies.

I like to take some clippers and modify the environment, drape netting, and just allow me enough coverage to take 3-5 shots. I end up reporting enemy movements most of the time, and helping my team in other ways. I do mark on my teams map the location of my hides as they can take cover if needed
 

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In Soviet Russia... You dont change to your camoflauge... Camoflauge changes to you
 

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I meant some of the ghillies were a little bit, expecting, in that video. Dont get me wrong they look ok. but some did stuck out more than they should do.

I know its a propaganda video showing the work of Rusdian snipers etc. But some of it seemed to be staged too much.

Just my two pence worth though
 

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I made a hide this weekend for a small skirmish. It was just a smallish piece of plywood, with brown ground tarp streched over it. I built it up about 18 inches off the ground, and the covered it with pinestraw, because that was what was all over my AO. It worked pretty well, and my brother, with a similar hide as me about 5 feet to the left of me was concealed too. It was off to the side of a well used path, and we managed to shred the enemy squad as they passed by us. Thanks for all the tips.

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