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I do :)

My spotter roles with a g36 with extended tightbore inner barrel and supressor. He also has a red dot scope that he likes to use. Currently I need to make him a ghillie, as he is not as effective as I (I have one) and really sticks out in some areas. That way we can be an affective sniper team. As of now I have no sidearm, and he really is the only one who can do much at close range. Without him, it would be alot tougher as I would have to watch my back at all times.
 

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I always have one. Depending on the day I actually have two.

The one has a KWA M4 with tightbore with a 203 attached. While the other has a KWA SR12. We all carry side arms and they are fun to use when in close. But I still need to get a few mags as I don't have any.

Heck my spotter durring one game ran with a SAW. That was a blast!! The enemy thought they had me and rushed..... well they got hosed by a 350fps beast of a weapon.
 

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Depends..but im always on my own..if i want a spotter normally hes 30 feet away from anywhere i hide. usually my spotter doin the decoy job just to distract the enemy wit the aeg noise..
 

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tuxedopenguin said:
have you tried using radios and having a sweep team for such actions and letting your spotter be their to help identify targets and provide support when the proverbial "Shite" hits the fan?
yup..but sumtimes at panic hour when enemy is just a few feet around me hiding in ghillies i just pray noone will alert me tru my radio..i lil voice sound will compromise my hiding place..i experience dis during nite game when its too quiet, dark, wet tropical jungle. all i can hear is thousand mosquitos having dinner all around my body. but it all depends either sniper or spotter will start taking a shot or stay for better position n timing. in dis case, a good instinct, communication between sniper n spoter is important.
 

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well i am a spotter for my friend, its really fun because the people i play with haven't quite caught on lol, but when they do i'm going to have to think of a new tactic, i do like the one where i stay about 10 yards away though.
 

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Why would you need a new tactic. The spotter is there for alot of reasons. Helping identify targets, provide fire support if needed, and help adjust the sniper's shot, if he misses. Even if your friends know you are spotting for him, that doesn't mean stop. In real life, a sniper has a spotter and I would assume the enemy would know that. But that doesn't change the fact that they are still working together as a team. However, the tactic to stay ten yards away can work. I like to set my spotter up a few yards away, and if I am compromised they sometimes charge and flank me. Little do they know, my spotter is a few yards up, and we have a successful ambush.
 

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I used to roll with spotters, then found out they really do nothing but get you seen. To be honest, if you can shoot, you're much better off relocating after a couple shots. If you move while having the person pinned down, you can be at a completely different spot and shoot the shit out of them while they still think you're at the cover you moved from. Guerrilla tactics are way better for airsoft than traditional military tactics. If you cannot pin someone down, and they get a chance to rush you, you should exchange your rifle for an AEG.

Sometimes my buddy and I roll with our rifles together, we do work, and sweep the field picking up each others missed shots. That works better than a spotter, and scares the hell out of the enemy.
 

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well my tactic so far has just been to distract the targets. Basically we stay fairly close and I pop up and shoot at people so my friend's gun can't be heard, meaning he can several shots. But I thought of a new tactic that may work, I'm going to try it today at our game =)
 

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I do what you do too. I'll purposely have a teammate get pinned down by a target, and I'll shoot the target from another angle while he thinks hes got the drop on my teammate.

I usually let the enemy get really comfortable when they are approaching me, they let themselves slide out into the open where its just a turkey shoot. Especially if you have a quiet rifle, you can take down about three before they know where its coming from. That is if you can shoot good.

Its all about mind games buddy.
 

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Livonia said:
I do what you do too. I'll purposely have a teammate get pinned down by a target, and I'll shoot the target from another angle while he thinks hes got the drop on my teammate.

I usually let the enemy get really comfortable when they are approaching me, they let themselves slide out into the open where its just a turkey shoot. Especially if you have a quiet rifle, you can take down about three before they know where its coming from. That is if you can shoot good.

Its all about mind games buddy.
I did the exact same thing with one of my teammates. He set up directly in front of the enemy in a well concealed place. I set up to the right of him at a different angle. When the enemy came down the path, he started firing and the idea was that they would get nice and cozzy behind some trees nearby. That left me with some easy pickings ;) However, it did not go as planned, and the other team just ran away :-/
 
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