Sight/Scope Preferences, wich type/model you prefer and why?? General discussion about the use and preference of optics in woodsball
Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:29 PM
I will set the example and begin:
My personal setup is an NcStar 1x42mm red dot sight with picatinny mount, I use it over a home made sight raiser cutted from a square 1" aluminum tube, to wich I added a 4" picatinny H&K handguard rail on top.
The pros: Red dot sights can be used with both eyes open allowing quick target adquisition. Since there is no magnification you can avoid tunnel vision.
The cons: None for my style of play, but I bet you can find many...
As a note players who use magnification scopes can mount them to picatinny see-tru sight raisers and use the scope for spotting and directing their team mates while the see-tru raiser allows them to engage close range targets using the markers iron sights or laser if they have one installed.... Is this what you do????
Please comment and remember that no setup is better than the other, is just personal preference and the possition you play in your team.
Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:05 PM
I took the sights off who knows how long ago. That stupid piece was such a pain during takedown.
This post has been edited by Slivers: 27 October 2008 - 04:06 PM
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:15 PM
EDIT: was just reading what Piller Said(below me) I'm very familiar with my gear, and I can hit things fine without the scope, but I just like using it.
This post has been edited by -SMITTY-: 27 October 2008 - 04:19 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:17 PM
I never liked having anything more than a simple bead sight. At MOST a paintball is effective up to 150 feet. Usually anything interesting takes place around 50-100 feet. Paintball is a close range sport and to me most sights are overkill for the potential of a paintball. Even if a paintball is accurate for a long distance it rarely breaks on its target beyond 100 feet.
At that range, once you're familiar with your gear it's pretty easy to be accurate with a clean sight down the barrel or a simple pin+leaf sight. It's free, no batteries, and gets better the more you use it.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:20 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:43 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 07:43 PM
Do I use my red dot every game? Absolutely not! But when I have the element of surprise you had better believe that I will use it to the fullest advantage possible.
If you are one of those people who can fire a shot from the hip and hit a fly from 200 ft. then this article doesn't apply to you. For those normal people who would like to make the most of what advantage luck may throw to them, I recommend red dot. Get one with different brightness levels so that you can use it in any light conditions. I have not tried many types but I do like that the Adco red dot sights are covered by a warranty if they break due to a paintball accident. Mine has taken several direct hits and still works fine. The hotshot is a little hard to clean. Also the on switch can get bumped easily and drain your batteries. (if you store it as recommended [by taking the batteries out between games] you shouldn't have this problem). The adco sights are usually within a conservative price range too. If there are any questions about the Adco hotshot that I haven't answered just let me know. I'm sorry I can't help with questions comparing it to other brands and types. Hope this helped someone.
-A Confused Nurse-
Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:37 AM
Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:52 PM
It's a tube based red dot with varying brightness and red/green choice. It's mounted on an offset on my BT4 Assault, but I hope to have it mounted on a carry handle adapter so that I have a backup to it in the field. It's well built. Too well. It has adjustment precision to a level where paintballs can't be consistent.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:05 PM
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