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#31 User is offline   AnEchoSoldier 

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:13 PM

...Ouch. :D

So I am a sniper. I always figured I was a Sabre, and I didn't want to claim the title of Sniper just yet. :D
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:58 AM

View Postgeist_soldat, on Sep 28 2006, 10:32 AM, said:

one of the worst aspects of the whole thing is that the newbs still seem to think its all about the equipment. no matter how many times you tell them that if they get their tactics up to snuff the can own someone with a talon, they cant get the thought of "if i get a q-bow i'll be the best sniper ever" out of their heads. as much as i try to help the less experienced, i am about to start answering all trite, over asked questions with "use the search button."


Totally agree with you, heck i play with a brass eagle when im sniping [[waiting for air-thru stock for my a-5]] i have to get closer when i play with it but its all about timing and the biggest part PATIENCE
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 11:40 AM

To me being a sniper isn't about camo, or becoming a legend, or how accurate your gun is. It's about NOT running and gunning, stealth, and having fun playing paintball. I choose to be a sniper because that is the posistion that I love. One might even go as far as to say that it reflects who you are as a person. In life I'm a layed back person. I prefer to do things by myself. I like to go it alone. I can still take orders from my commander but I find that when I'm with other people it slows me down. I also find it extemly awarding when you make a one shot kill. Personally when I see someone get "lit up" I'm not that impressed with the person that is responsible for it.

All that and I can't afford alot of paint. :laugh:


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:39 PM

look, i'm new to the position and i can already tell you that this is an amazing post, dont blame it on every noob, just cause some of us are lazy bums doesn't mean we all are.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 09:35 AM

OK Yeah, He has very well spoken that speach on "Snipers" He is right people may fear the sniper but that doesnt mean your first position starting off should be Sniper, I started out standard RifleMan but now its been about 5 years since i've played that position. I'm a Sniper its a very complex position to play you gotta remember nobody is their for you, your mostly on your own when you play. So you must be brave to act on your own. Second you gotta remember your type of tactics of hit and run and for new people that play this position its mostly CAMPING!! but yeah you must remember stealth is your key to surviving, its a must to practice without your rifle for awhile on how you walk in the woods without making enough noise to alert them, it took me about a year to get that one..lol, and you need to learn to get one rifle and stick with it, cause if you sit there and change rifles every other second its gonna mess with you cause your not gonna be used to the sights or the range your gun can make like mine , M107-A5 , i get about 150+ ft. dead accurate and its not all that loud you just got to remember where your shooting , in doors or outside, soo yeah i mean its not a simple task to master this position and if your just starting on paintball dont start with this one cause its way to hard to learn in the beginning you need to build your way up like Rifleman or CQC (Close Quarter Combat) this way you learn about your restrictions on movement with your gear and fire rate control , like me i fire maby 4 shots every hour at the most., and i hardly move unless i shoot someone
then i have to move unless i want to be shot myself, so yeah i mean i wouldnt mind giving some field advice like tactics wise but like he said at the beginning is we will always have a trick up our sleeves ( i only show the basics of all basics on this position you will learn the rest on your own like i had to) like i go to PlayPaintballNow in Chucky,TN i will be there prolly everyother weekend or so during the summer i will always be there. So yeah you guys or girls who have any questions on Snipers E-Mail Me @- Twigman101@hotmail.com

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:25 PM

OK this is my first time posting. And I'll tell you y. Instead of being on the computer for hours on end, I'm out there paintballing my but off. So look, the dudes out there that say there is no paintball sniper, they can't be that far from wrong, your all in here talking about it. like really. some of those posts are huge! so get off that computer chair, turn off your computer, and get crawling! maybe when they feel the back of their head getting pasted, and turn around to see nobody there, they might think "hey, maybe i was a dumb pile of manure for dissen them snipes" So dont dissapoint, get out there and represent!
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:18 PM

View PostAnEchoSoldier, on Jun 19 2007, 03:50 PM, said:

This is just a quick yes or no question that I didn't want to open up a new topic for. I have never thought of myself as a paintball sniper, but I always wondered wheather or not my play style was the same as one. I spend the vast majority of my time crawling on my stomach across a field, only taking shots when I'm sure I won't be spotted and have the perfect oppertunity. I use a BT-4 marker, definitely not outfitted to be considered a "sniper rifle". I never engage is firefights, preffering to stay low and quiet. I almost never get spotted (not showing off, I've only played a maximum of about 18 v. 18 man woodsball games) and I usually set up an ambush or two and go out for recon data.


Just my opinion, I wouldn't really call you a Sniper based on just what you said, but I would say you are using Sniper tactics.

I have trained a few paintball snipers and I have some basic tests I put them through. Assuming you are on a field that is at least 20 acres in size, and you are playing a big game (At least 100 people). It does not have to be a big game for you to be a sniper, but for testing, it really puts a potential through the riggers.

1.. Without any amunition, you must completely cross the field across the other teams lines and return, without getting shot. Without ammo, that means without getting detected. You may take as long as you like.

2.. Completely follow the paintball field perimiter untill you get back to your start. Always stay within ten feet of the paremeter. Take as long as you like.

3.. Remove your hopper from your paintball gun, and leave your pods behind. Take exactly five paintballs with you in your pocket (or protective case) and engage and eliminate a specific target, then return without getting shot. You must take out the target by a designated time, but you may take as long as you like getting back.

There are other tests, but if you can do these three things, I would say you are qualified as a paintball sniper.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:39 PM

Necropost, but wait it's a pinned topic...carry on.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:38 AM

ive had my 98 custom for the whole year ive been playing. Seriously though newbies should stop drooling over their keyboards looking at the longbow and get out and use the marker they have been blessed with, because you never know how it will do. ive had my 98 and the only reason im getting a new marker is because my mother is going to start playing paintball.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:13 PM

View PostZing, on Mar 6 2008, 05:25 PM, said:

OK this is my first time posting. And I'll tell you y. Instead of being on the computer for hours on end, I'm out there paintballing my but off. So look, the dudes out there that say there is no paintball sniper, they can't be that far from wrong, your all in here talking about it. like really. some of those posts are huge! so get off that computer chair, turn off your computer, and get crawling! maybe when they feel the back of their head getting pasted, and turn around to see nobody there, they might think "hey, maybe i was a dumb pile of manure for dissen them snipes" So dont dissapoint, get out there and represent!



That is exactly right. I couldnt agree with you anymore. I just joined the forums and threw out some responses to posts but that is really all i did. At the beginning of this thread someone said that where are all the elite snipers? The answer: They are doing what they do best, make there own things, adapt, practice, and they only rely on only themselves and their team. Gear is a nice thing to have. But it is who is really behind the gun. Some of us were meant for it, some aren't. As for the downward spiral in the forums, sorry but im just telling the truth, there is just too many wanna-bes. You cant be walking into a sniper forum and only play a few days and call yourself sniper. Sorry. But that is how it is. Those new guys that are diving into paintball need to experiment and see what is right for them before the enter this HQ. Thats my opinion.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:45 PM

View PostMarine101, on Mar 2 2008, 11:35 AM, said:

OK Yeah, He has very well spoken that speach on "Snipers" He is right people may fear the sniper but that doesnt mean your first position starting off should be Sniper, I started out standard RifleMan but now its been about 5 years since i've played that position. I'm a Sniper its a very complex position to play you gotta remember nobody is their for you, your mostly on your own when you play. So you must be brave to act on your own. Second you gotta remember your type of tactics of hit and run and for new people that play this position its mostly CAMPING!! but yeah you must remember stealth is your key to surviving, its a must to practice without your rifle for awhile on how you walk in the woods without making enough noise to alert them, it took me about a year to get that one..lol, and you need to learn to get one rifle and stick with it, cause if you sit there and change rifles every other second its gonna mess with you cause your not gonna be used to the sights or the range your gun can make like mine , M107-A5 , i get about 150+ ft. dead accurate and its not all that loud you just got to remember where your shooting , in doors or outside, soo yeah i mean its not a simple task to master this position and if your just starting on paintball dont start with this one cause its way to hard to learn in the beginning you need to build your way up like Rifleman or CQC (Close Quarter Combat) this way you learn about your restrictions on movement with your gear and fire rate control , like me i fire maby 4 shots every hour at the most., and i hardly move unless i shoot someone
then i have to move unless i want to be shot myself, so yeah i mean i wouldnt mind giving some field advice like tactics wise but like he said at the beginning is we will always have a trick up our sleeves ( i only show the basics of all basics on this position you will learn the rest on your own like i had to) like i go to PlayPaintballNow in Chucky,TN i will be there prolly everyother weekend or so during the summer i will always be there. So yeah you guys or girls who have any questions on Snipers E-Mail Me @- Twigman101@hotmail.com


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Rifles? You know this a paintball forum right? Last time I checked we didn't fire rifles at each other out in the woods. By the way, all paintball markers shooting at 300 fps will have relatively the same range as each other unless you have a Flatline or Apex barrel. You should probably learn these simple facts before you start giving advice. Just a suggestion.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:51 PM

My opinion on this matter as far as gear and such go, A bipod or a gripod can be used either in a defencive position or if your in a good hideing place. As far as marker selection is concerned, I'd have to say a Tippmann series marker is the best with the addition of a basic red dot sight. Cammo on the other havd is up to the operator, gullie is good for brakeing your outline up but in the end it's how you employ it.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:46 PM

great post props man!

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Post icon  Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:29 PM

View Postgamer, on Oct 3 2006, 03:07 AM, said:

Ummmm, no one wants to get shot...



Ummmm, not true...I want to get shot!

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