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New to being an Airsoft Marksman?

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Here are a couple quick guidelines to remember.

-"First shot, Second shot, Last shot". This is a classic sniper technique that will save your ass one day in the field. Take your three shots then relocate.

-"What you think is a good hide, isn't". Avoid fallen logs, and shooting from trees. The exposure off the side of top of your cover is only an odd shape to the human eyes. This is called "Tree Cancer". Cliche hides are nothing but a dead giveaway to a trained Countersniper.

-"Guerrilla Warfare". Read every article you can find about it, because it just may be a good friend.

-"Spotters". Are unnecessary in Airsoft, they are just another person to give away your position.

-"Play it smart". Make sure you don't lose sight of your enemy and get yourself surrounded, always keep to the outside of firezones for a far flank, your long range will come in handy.
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I think you must differentiate a Milsim from a Skirmish Sniper. In skirmish I agree with you. A Spotter does little. But in Milsim, they are just as useful as your rifle.

Back in Portugal, they are many time mandatory, primarily for safety reasons. A Sniper event or an event with Snipers, are many times longer than 36 hours (24h minimum) and in very huge areas (bigger than 5 square km). You don't want to go on your own into that. If something happens (like a fall, sprain, snake bite, sudden illness, etc) you have no one that you can relay to help you out or call for emergency personal.

I find a Spotter very useful, for gaming matters too. Its an extra bagpack to carry some useful equipment (like good photo cameras and PC with internet, or some abseiling equipment), its a useful extra par of eyes for recon or just to get your 6, and it is an extremely useful 2nd opinion help, if you don´t know exactly how is the best way to complete a mission, or just in navigation issues.
Whoa, that sounds pretty awesome. I'd love to have a major-league game like that.
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