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Reasonable DMR FPS Limits

20474 Views 13 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  cerboknight
(Figured this would apply more to general instead of Long Range AEGs, but if I've misplaced it, feel free to move it)

Hey snipers,

I've recently been having some debates at the field I volunteer at (along with 4 others, we run the place. It's non-profit). We've been playing on 30 acres of land for the last 2 years, and have had no issues with our FPS regulations. Our previous regulations that we used for 2 years were 0-280 FPS=no MED, 281-400=30ft MED, and anything 401-550=semi only, 100ft MED.

The issues all started when we had a volunteer begin to argue that another volunteer's SR-25 DMR running 500 FPS was incredibly overpowered, so he began running his tanaka m700 from 700-750 FPS to "Compete" and continues to argue that the DMR at 500 is overpowered (while he has drawn blood many times from 200ft).

So the last few weekends, we've been talking about reducing the FPS of DMRs/Snipers. He wants the limits to be AEG=400, DMR=450, and Bolt=550. Personally, I think 400/500/600 would be perfectly fair, however, he continues to claim that the DMR has very few cons compared to an AEG or BASR. He argues that with a fast trigger response, you can fire a semi-auto DMR at 10+ RPS (He uses my Polarstar PR-15 as a base for his argument, due to the instant trigger response), and that the 50 FPS is a generous advantage for penetration of brush and leaves. I've basically told him that 99% of DMRs are standard AEGs, which, even with a mosfet and 11.1v lipo, still can only reach around 4 RPS on semi. He also completely ignores the fact that DMs do not pull the trigger as quickly as possible, and thinks of them as paintballers who simply want to lay down fire.

Myself and the other DMR who volunteer's at our field have tried to convince him that a mere 50 FPS increase while losing full auto capabilities and having a longer engagement distance is simply devastating to DMs, but he claims that the 50 FPS advantage was dramatic. We suggested 400/500/600, yet he shot it down. I tried to compromise at 400/475/550, a 75 FPS increase per tier, yet he didn't like that either. I'm not worried about the advantage of a BASR over a DMR, more the advantage of an AEG over a DMR.

If anyone has any arguments against his proposal of 400/450/550 that I haven't mentioned, or some extra aspects of mine, I'd really appreciate. Also, if you believe that I'm wrong for the FPS that I'm suggesting, please post here as well and give me reasons why. Also, if you have alternate suggestions for our FPS rules, possibly via magazine capacity, or any other means, please post them here.

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Pale Blue- That's basically my idea. After the weekend's play, I've spent nearly every hour thinking of alternatives that will appease him. I've considered doing a "no more than 1-2 BBs in the air at a time". I've tried to explain to him that just because I CAN (Not any other DMs who are using AEGs) doesn't mean that everyone should be limited, even me, because of the fact that I won't go spewing BBs everywhere, because it removes the realism and fun of the role.

Cheese Man- We actually chrono all of the players, and only let them slide about 5-10 FPS, although he has no problems running 700 FPS. I think running lowcaps or even midcaps if I can convince him would be a fair trade off to be able to run at 500 FPS on semi.

foxtrot1 said:
you guys make it way to complicated.....our field rules are simple, aegs,pistols etc 400 fps. snipers and dmr's 515 with 100ft engagement distance and are required to carry a sidearm.
I agree completely. We have had absolutely no complaints about DMRs, only his rifle. When we asked him about his rifle and why he was running it so high(because we had a few minor injuries. Nothing bad, just drawing blood from far distances), he responded that it was because of the DMR (which again, had no complaints against it) being overpowered. It seems to me like he just wants to run hot, and is using the DMR as an excuse.
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The guy who's trying to change the rules is really a good guy, he's just having an issue with this I guess. He does a huge amount for the field, (far more than I do) so I don't feel that it's my place to tell him to get out, nor do I want to. Since we're a private operation, we let people slide as we see fit, usually no higher than 600 FPS however.
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