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Reasons to respect the Sniper MED

5088 Views 38 Replies 21 Participants Last post by  chiba
Just got news from one of the local fields near us that some walk on using a BASR shot through someones cheek because they didn't respect the fields MED.

According to what I've been told the guy shot another player at 20' with a 600fps gun.

The field now has a qualifier for which snipers must pass before using anything that high of a fps. All it takes is one bad apple to spoil the bunch. Lets respect field rules.
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That's a very unfortunate event. I hope that he recovers just fine.

What is your field limit if I may ask?
The field limit is 500 for sniper rifles but this happened in my backyard. The point of my post before wasn't to tell you he got hurt, because this happened a good year ago. It was to say that airsoft can be dangerous even with safety measures taken such as goggles and fps limit, but they can still help lower risk of injury.
Oops I meant to direct my message to the original poster, but yeah all sorts of injuries can be prevented.

Safety first. Fun second.
I'm just wondering if it was on purpose though. I know some people who have been shot on accident due to lack of awareness of their surroundings resulting in shooting someone who just walked passed their line of sight.
Only knowledgeable players should be allowed a higher FPS.

This thread calls for a topic about the positives and negatives of high FPS...
... I don't know why people need over 450fps...
In a higher-power setup:

  1. The impact is greater so people can actually call their hits.
  2. The BB travels to its intended target faster so there's less time between shot and impact. BB weight actually affects this a lot.
  3. There is an increase in effective range, but still not quite as much as an effective hop up system.

#1 IMHO is the only problem I have with lower-power setups. Higher-power setups also have many negatives, but safety is the key issue.
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