Sniper Gear What gear do you take to snipe
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:05 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:13 PM
i'm rocking an autococker trilogy tactical, making a ghillie suit including a gun wrap for the gun, won't, use a bipod since it's not really necessary, if i need one bad enough i'll just break a stick and put it into the ground, my autococker doesn't have any sights so it's all just experience but am getting a simple red dot sight for it soon, although i'm not sure if it'll mount on the tactical, going to get the specops stock for it soon and am very excited, i'd like to get a sidearm but probably won't have the money, will get grenades if i play in any big games, binoculars help, some small compact ones, nothing fancy, as for custom gear, i created my own leg rigs out of 2 99 cent store "markerball" pod harnesses, as for vests, i run 3 and like them all, one is a vest from an unknown company that looks just like this http://www.cheaperth...m/BJR075-1.html, i also run a camelbak with two mesh nets for pods and a built in exterior frame, and finally an ALICE belt which is simple, but durable and reliable.
i love the tactical cocker, it's pretty quiet compared to a lot of the markers i fight against, and pretty accurate, the vests are simple but work well, i just use what i have, i hope i helped to some degree
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:21 PM
I use a heavilly modded 98C, you're best served just finding pics of it on 98OG, I can't do it justice in words. (I'm RENO 07 there)
I carry and Ariakon ACP 2.0 as my sidearm.
Red-dots are definitely the way to go, though scopes do have their place of course.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:22 PM
I usually use a Classic Valved Automag from 1993, if not I usually use a Palmer's Houndstooth I had made for me. No bipods and no sights. I sight along the top of my Automag and use the bead sight at the end of my Houndstooth. Paintballs are just too inaccurate, and the range which they are effective at is too short to really justify anything elaborate. Simple points of reference and familiarity with your gear is going to give you as much accuracy as anything else and is far less complex. It's not really on your list, but if I do use a stock it's going to be a basic "L" or "T" stock. They're lightweight, offer the same stability as anything else and never gets into the way like mil-sim themed stocks do. No sight risers since there's no need for them with on-gun sights.
There's no miscellaneous gear that I really need. Sidearms are more hassle than they're worth. Not only do you have to pay for one, they need to be chronographed along with your main marker, need they're own barrel sock, and don't really do much of anything your normal marker can't do. The only time I would use a pistol is if it was my main marker for the day. For the range paintball takes place I definitely don't need to be taking binoculars, and grenades in my opinion cost more than they're worth.
I only carry a small hopper's worth of paint on the field and a squeegee. If I'm playing stock class the 12 grams and 10 round tubes can fit in my pocket. A squeegee also fits in my pocket. There's no need for a vest or harness.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:21 PM
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:59 AM
When I am in a game that requires occasional/improvised sniper support (more of a designated marksmen role), or the weather is very hot, I use a pair of sniper veils...one for over my head and shoulders, and another for my Tippmann 98C M4 Sniper Mod with 14" barrel. The sniper veils allow me the flexibility to loadout and support the medium rifleman role 90% of the time, but still effectively support a sniper role if the situation changes and a sniper is necessary.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 11:30 AM
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:18 PM
EDIT: Grr... didn't look at the date of last post. Someone did the poll I guess. Does that bump it up on the new post list?
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:31 PM
i ran ultralites with 3D digi tarp strips zip-tied all thru it (think actionghillie, but like $50 cheaper) while leaving strips open for a similarly outfitted dagger vest. i did the same thing to an old pair of JT goggles and cheapy sporting gloves to complete it. i had a custom rig around my A5 and remote line with the same crap. i tried putting some standard ghillie thru it too, but i got lazy ^_^;
the A5 is almost a broadsword setup actually. WAS e-grip, PMI razzor 14" barrel, bi-pod, adco red dot sight, x7 hopper shell, an A2 longbow kit (air-thru obviously), and a 72/3K tank.
i also carried pod mines. basically, its a 100 round pod, camo, with a Fat Boy bolted to the back and jerry-rigged to go off once the pod was opened. figured out how to make a safety on that baby too. all i did to make it a mine was set it up with fishing line thru a hole in the lid so once it was yanked on it pod open and spew paint EVERYWHERE. if i had the extra cash, i'd get a few of those pull-poppers to add a noise for everyone's entertainment. that or i'd attach those directly to fishing line as an early warning system. apart from that, i'd just carry some 4 pods, a radio, lots of water, a can of ravioli, a fork, bug spray, and an empty water bottle with "TINKLE" sharpied on it.
(PM me if you want instructions on making those mines posted)
basically, me and a few friends would trek out to the middle of the woods, set up those mines and then position ourselves in an array and wait. forever. all game. and miss ALL the firefights. yes, this is why i got bored. however, instead of making single shots, we'd wait until their entire formation got within the trap and POUR paint on them. they'd of course run like hell. and every direction that wasn't the hell away from our side of the field was a mine. to this day, i wish they weren't wearing masks, cause man, i can only imagine the looks on their faces. basically, we were the perfect area denial system.
in a nutshell, i was the IGNORAMUS "sniper" who packed a M249 and claymores.
now an actual sniper to me is a guy who sneaks all the way in there and takes out the enemy CO with a single shot and disappears... then reappears logn enough to do the same thing 15 min later at their next insertion. you'd obviously need a different setup, and it would likely be a bit more "traditional" then what i did.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:31 PM
That and marksman. It's easier to be a paintball sniper than a marksman or sharpshooter. It's all relative.