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Bipods Worth it?

#1 User is offline   TREE FITTY 

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:31 PM

Was thinkin about gettin a FOG tubular grip with 4 rails and a bipod to compliment it. Problem is, are paintball guns that hard to steady?
To me, I have no trouble...
But is there anyone else out there who has a bipod that can truly say it improves your game a lot?

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:38 PM

Good question. I kinda want to get one. Now that I have an X7 it would be easy to bottom mount it. But I think I'd want a swivel base so you can rake the field.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:42 PM

I'm thinking of making one for my setup, if I ever decide to run a 9oz.+
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:04 PM

I used to have a bipod on my old A5 back in the day. It looked cool, but that was about it, it was heavy and kinda got in the way more than anything else.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:07 PM

I just put the front end of my marker on a rock or stick, works the exact same, is free, and you don't have to carry it with you!
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:16 PM

View Postnoobiekilla, on Feb 25 2007, 04:07 PM, said:

I just put the front end of my marker on a rock or stick, works the exact same, is free, and you don't have to carry it with you!


How much does your marker weigh?
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:28 PM

I don't think the bipod is really worth it. The purpose of a bipod is to increase accuracy or offset weight. Since paintball markers aren't accurate enough to necessitate a bipod, and very few of them are heavy enough to require a bipod, I see no reason to buy one. Don't get sucked into the unnecessary mods that the paintball industry forces upon its players.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:40 PM

Generally speaking, bi-pods dont really do much & will be more likely to just get in your way than be of benefit.
But they do look cool, and if you're going to playing sniper style alot it MIGHT come in handy someday.
Or if you have some kind of Double Trouble/Hammer setup...that would probably be the best practical use - those things can be heavy...
I used to have a KP3 with exrta long barrel that included a bi-pod, but I can only think of a few times that I really used it.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:29 PM

Looks aside, consider how much time you spend laying prone and/or waiting. If it's more then half your game, then you can probably use one. If you're always on your feet and moving, don't bother.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:56 PM

If you're gun is insanely heavy and you love just laying down and just lettin' er' rip, then yes. Yeah they look cool, but can be kind of annoying unless they fold up nicely.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:24 PM

I agree with most of the responses here. I have a bipod, and yes, it does look quite sexy. But the practicality of it is somewhat low, because the chances of you actually getting an opprotunity to effectively use it can be pretty small. If you're going to play hardcore sniper roles, i would say go for it. Mainly because you're gonna be camped out waiting for that perfect shot all the time, as opposed to doing the nitty gritty on the front lines. I vary the way i play, so sometimes it's nice to have, and other times its just in the way and heavy. But, it's all up to you.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:04 PM

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on Feb 25 2007, 07:29 PM, said:

Looks aside, consider how much time you spend laying prone and/or waiting. If it's more then half your game, then you can probably use one. If you're always on your feet and moving, don't bother.


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evena light gun could eb very annoying to hold up for a while. Also, if i were snipign i woudl NOT use a bi-pod, because i want to be able to retreat and flank quickly, i don't want to worry about a bi-pod.
But if i were defending, and laying down a lot of fire, particuraly if i can use F/A, a bipod would be nice.

As it is i move waaay to much for a bulky setup. (th ebullpup for my a5 will be arrivng in 2 weeks, GLEE :D )
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:13 PM

i've never used one but i would like to have one
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:15 PM

Interesting points, peeps.
I might get one simply because I take on sometimes scout roles (the loud sniper) or just choose to pick my shots nicely. Other times, though I do move quickly and assault bases with my comrades.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

bipods arent exactly a very important mod, if i were to get one, it would be one of those last mods that you have some extra money to spend. if you play a heavy gunner or support role on a team they can be useful because you can set u in the back of the field and with a flatline be able to give your team some major suppprt fire if they have to move up.



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