sight should i get a sight
Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:38 PM
Do you have a budget in mind?
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:41 PM
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:49 PM
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:36 PM
A red dot is still the most practical sight, although actual scopes are fun occasionally. Just dont go overboard with it.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:45 PM
If you start to relay on that to do your aiming for you you will have a handicap. It adds more on your gun for the other guy to shoot, it adds another things to fail on your gun (and if it does you will be screwed because now you cant aim well without it), also the accuracy of it will change based on your paint, weather, lube and oil of gun, barrel, and how much air you have left, it will inevitable add some degree of tunnel vision and being able to quickly react and butts a situation is sooooo important.
Learn to shoot your gun by looking down the barrel. IT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER PLAYER.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:10 PM
I am more of a sniper/marksman(please lets not get into a debate about it....) so I like to hit on the first shot. I am planning on buying a scope, not to shoot 100yrds away, but I figure that if it helps shoot far away it will help close up. It can't hurt for a twenty yard shot. Especially for only $15
In a full out firefight obviously I won't use the scope.
If I was a hammer or something, there is no point for scope.
Scopes don't require a battery. A red-dot might fail you.
Scopes don't work well in the dark, a red-dot would work much better in the dark.
Scopes can double is a binocular, without having to put your gun down.
Whatever your decision, check eBay or Amazon. You can find great deals, and I have never had an issue with eBay. Just read the WHOLE listing, and if they don't offer enough information, message the seller before you bid. Also, check the sellers feed back.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:27 PM
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:32 PM
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:15 PM
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:58 AM
what i do like, and does have value, is a scope, but you don't use it for aiming, rather, you use it for scouting. i have a 4x scope (long eye relief, as smitty said) that sits on the side (left side- i'm right handed) of one marker, below the centerline of the bbl slightly, so i still aim by sighting down the marker, but the scope is there to magnify the forward area if i need it. as another example, one of my pumps is equipped with a 3x-9x variable scope, but again, it is on the left side-top, as i sight down the top of that particular marker, and it is there to scout my forward area while keeping the muzzle up (hard to explain, it's a swat thing- search swat tactics on youtube, you'll see what i mean) and unlike target shooting, you do this with both eyes open. your brain will try to superimpose the scoped image onto the background image, and you "see" kind of a picture in picture thing.
long story short, go shoot your marker with no optics whatsoever, alot, and get consistent with it. then get an inexpensive scope for spotting, just don't put it in the way. dav
Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:42 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 05:14 AM