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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:32 PM

I'm planning on getting an ACI Maverick and I already got my Rogue vest comming in, but I've heard that the Maverick is extremely loud (due to no porting). Is it bad to have a loud marker?

I won't be able to buy a new barrel for a while because I need to buy 2 10 round tube holders first from SpecOps.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:40 PM

no its not stupid, it really doesnt matter

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:41 PM

Personally I dont think its a problem. No matter what your not ever going to have a marker that is completely suppressed due to laws and other factors with barrels and internals blah blah. But anyways, I have a 98 and I figured the gun is loud already why not make it louder. If you want a loud gun or feel you cant do much to change how loud/quiet your marker is why not just go with it. Look at the US Military.

M82A1 Barret : .50 Cal sniper Rifle (REALLY loud) <--------------its purely for range and intimidation. If your an enemy knowing that someone from a mile away can pick you off with a simple pull of the trigger, so you stay inside your house and dont leave...THATS intimidation!

So what I say is go for a loud or just keep it the way it is. A paintball sniper wont be invisible, his marker is going to be heard due to the range ALL markers have.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:41 PM

so long as your having fun what's it matter.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:32 PM

I use an A5, and it aint exactly quiet. I like the intimidation effect it gives, especially since its a mil- sim job. My Proto on the other hand..... very quiet. I use it for covert/ speedball stuff.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:32 PM

Some people actually buy things such as the Dishka Flash Suppressor to make thier marker lounder. It helps with fear factor. If you're walking through the woods and all is quiet, then suddenly you hear BAM-BAM-BAM, you might jump a little. A loud gun for a sniper shoudnt be a problem if you only fire one or 2 shots at a time, so the enemy cant triangulate your position.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:34 PM

It really doesn't make a difference.

If you are worried about staying concealed, one shot no matter how loud it is will be difficult to triangulate.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:17 PM

i could be a problem in some circumstances. but minor. besides, what's it matter if you head the gun that just shot you in the back of the head? :blink:

i could be a problem in some circumstances. but minor. besides, what's it matter if you head the gun that just shot you in the back of the head? :laugh:
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:29 PM

View PostSFC. Connell, on Dec 11 2007, 07:41 PM, said:

Personally I dont think its a problem. No matter what your not ever going to have a marker that is completely suppressed due to laws and other factors with barrels and internals blah blah. But anyways, I have a 98 and I figured the gun is loud already why not make it louder. If you want a loud gun or feel you cant do much to change how loud/quiet your marker is why not just go with it. Look at the US Military.

M82A1 Barret : .50 Cal sniper Rifle (REALLY loud) <--------------its purely for range and intimidation. If your an enemy knowing that someone from a mile away can pick you off with a simple pull of the trigger, so you stay inside your house and dont leave...THATS intimidation!

So what I say is go for a loud or just keep it the way it is. A paintball sniper wont be invisible, his marker is going to be heard due to the range ALL markers have.

The problem with that comparison is that the Barret has far superior range to almost any firearm out there. So you can stay way back with the safety of range and not worry about noise.

You don't have that luxury with a paintball marker. They all shoot the same distance.

Can you "snipe" with a loud marker. Sure. If you fire few shots, they will still have just as much difficulty locating you as with a quieter marker. Does a quiet marker help? Yes.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:40 PM

View PostSFC. Connell, on Dec 11 2007, 06:41 PM, said:

Personally I dont think its a problem. No matter what your not ever going to have a marker that is completely suppressed due to laws and other factors with barrels and internals blah blah. \

Well, certain marker+barrel combinations can get quiet enough to where it makes a huge difference, even without using an illegal silencer.
However, you are right, they can't be completely suppressed.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:18 AM

With one shot they may ge a general direction, 2 shots they defintely have your direction, 3 shots, they know almost exactly where you are.
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:34 PM

My marker is hella loud and i have no problem with that, unless i dont hit my prey in the first 3 shots after that im screwed.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:36 PM

My two current markers are a PGP and Automag. Both have unported barrels and they both work great for me.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:37 PM

In some cases, depending on the field/environment, a loud marker can echo so much that it is near impossible to tell which direction it came form.
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:38 PM

Very good point. If it's a confined enough indoor field, it probably won't matter because of that. That, and you'll probably have a hard time hiding in that small a field :blink:.

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