Special Ops Paintball: Pumps more accureate? - Special Ops Paintball

Jump to content


  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Pumps more accureate? Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   epl 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 87
  • Joined: 30-January 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Santee, Ca
  • Brigade Name:EPL

Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:46 AM

I was told that a pump is more accureate than most paintball markers. Can anyone confirm this.
0

#2 User is offline   Ethrealwolf 

  • If we must die, we will die. but we will never yield.
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 938
  • Joined: 13-April 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fayetteville, NC
  • Brigade Name:HALOWOLF

Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:55 AM

no, a pump is not inherently more or less accurate than any other marker. the only things that affect accuracy is paint-to-bore match and velocity consistency.
We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.

http://onpaintball.blogspot.com/
0

#3 User is offline   Violator 

  • The Pirate King / Grammar Cop
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 717
  • Joined: 31-December 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Thousand Oaks, CA and around the globe
  • Brigade Name:The Violator

Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:55 AM

First, welcome to the Forum!

Second: No, they are not. "Accuracy" is a relative term in paintball, and has to do with about a thousand factors like barrels, paintball brands, paintball-to-barrel matching, weather conditions, what fps you're shooting, and other things you have little to no control over. Any well made marker with a good barrel and decent paint that fits the barrel will shoot about the same as any other in similar circumstances.

It all comes down to the human factor- if you are comfortable holding and shooting a marker, it will be more accurate for you, regardless if it's a pump or semi. Pump players often are seen as being more accurate shooters because they need to make each shot count, and thus are more practiced marksmen.
This, is my BOOMSTICK!-Ash... (395 Brownie Pts)...Where do you keep your Bucccaneers? Under Me Buckin' Hat!

Ever fire two guns whilst jumping thru the air? No. Ever fire one gun whilst jumping thru the air? No!
0

#4 User is offline   Ethrealwolf 

  • If we must die, we will die. but we will never yield.
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 938
  • Joined: 13-April 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fayetteville, NC
  • Brigade Name:HALOWOLF

Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:57 AM

beat ya to it! :dodgy:
We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.

http://onpaintball.blogspot.com/
0

#5 User is offline   Violator 

  • The Pirate King / Grammar Cop
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 717
  • Joined: 31-December 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Thousand Oaks, CA and around the globe
  • Brigade Name:The Violator

Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:00 AM

Curses! DANG YOU E-WOLF!!! :) My answer was better though! :dodgy:
This, is my BOOMSTICK!-Ash... (395 Brownie Pts)...Where do you keep your Bucccaneers? Under Me Buckin' Hat!

Ever fire two guns whilst jumping thru the air? No. Ever fire one gun whilst jumping thru the air? No!
0

#6 User is offline   Ethrealwolf 

  • If we must die, we will die. but we will never yield.
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 938
  • Joined: 13-April 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fayetteville, NC
  • Brigade Name:HALOWOLF

Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:04 AM

View PostViolator, on Nov 17 2008, 12:00 AM, said:

Curses! DANG YOU E-WOLF!!! :) My answer was better though! :dodgy:


far more in depth, yes. Though I like to think conciseness counts for a lot. why worry about how weather affects your accuracy if it can't be controlled? See what I'm saying? Only three factors you can control- paint quality, and that's iffy, Paint-to-bore match, and Velocity consistency. other than that, it's beyond anybody's control, and so shouldn't be worried about.
We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.

http://onpaintball.blogspot.com/
0

#7 User is offline   Violator 

  • The Pirate King / Grammar Cop
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 717
  • Joined: 31-December 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Thousand Oaks, CA and around the globe
  • Brigade Name:The Violator

Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:09 AM

You forgot barrel length. :dodgy:

I was just trying to illustrate the fact that since there were many variables, they shouldn't worry much about accuracy with a barely-round liquid-filled sphere that hates to fly straight most of the time. :)
This, is my BOOMSTICK!-Ash... (395 Brownie Pts)...Where do you keep your Bucccaneers? Under Me Buckin' Hat!

Ever fire two guns whilst jumping thru the air? No. Ever fire one gun whilst jumping thru the air? No!
0

#8 User is offline   Ethrealwolf 

  • If we must die, we will die. but we will never yield.
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 938
  • Joined: 13-April 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fayetteville, NC
  • Brigade Name:HALOWOLF

Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:25 AM

View PostViolator, on Nov 17 2008, 12:09 AM, said:

You forgot barrel length. :dodgy:

I was just trying to illustrate the fact that since there were many variables, they shouldn't worry much about accuracy with a barely-round liquid-filled sphere that hates to fly straight most of the time. :)


point. then again, Sometimes the difference between walking off to the deadbox, and winning the game, can be as simple as paint to bore.
We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.

http://onpaintball.blogspot.com/
0

#9 User is offline   Jobless Elite 

  • is made of Win
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,727
  • Joined: 27-September 05
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:47 AM

Just a quick question, is your forum name based of the English Premier League or something else?

Pump Discussion Thread
Looking for a jungle sunset micromag
0

#10 User is offline   Krazy8 

  • User Defined
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Retired/Inactive Moderator
  • Posts: 2,555
  • Joined: 30-January 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rathdrum , ID
  • Brigade Name:Krazy8

Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:36 AM

I see everybody touched on the technical end of things. Violator hinted at the true reason for pump accuracy.

Playing the game of paintball today is a little different with a pump.

A single super gun today can provide its own cover fire and lay pod after pod of paint down range without much thought.

A pump player does not have that advantege, so they are forced to play smarter all around...no leaning on the trigger for support.

Playing pump means you have to move more often to get the right lane. It also means you think before the trigger is pulled. There is very little room for error so you tend to use your brain more.

Hence...better accuracy.

Taking the time to actually aim, and finding the proper firing lane that will ensure a good hit is what makes pump play more accurate.

Take into account the technical stuff mentioned in this thread and you simply become a better player after playing pump for a while. It just trains you to think befor shooting and moving.

Try playing pump for 6 months...then pick up a semiauto and watch the carnage!
0

#11 User is offline   wieczorek24 

  • Don't go into the long grass!
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 234
  • Joined: 18-August 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Alaska
  • Brigade Name:chavez

Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:25 PM

View PostKrazy8, on Nov 17 2008, 10:36 AM, said:

Try playing pump for 6 months...then pick up a semiauto and watch the carnage!

haha I know what that's like :happy:
<div align="center">
<a href="http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index.php?showtopic=142281&hl=lethal" target="_blank"><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->Feedback +4/-0<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></a></div>
0

#12 User is offline   slowerpig81 

  • This man is a Beast with that Phantom. -thisissparta
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,528
  • Joined: 23-November 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:St. Louis, MO
  • Brigade Name:slowerpig81

Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:54 PM

View Postwieczorek24, on Nov 17 2008, 10:25 PM, said:

View PostKrazy8, on Nov 17 2008, 10:36 AM, said:

Try playing pump for 6 months...then pick up a semiauto and watch the carnage!

haha I know what that's like :laugh:

I can't do that. My semi's barrel cannot compare to my Phantom. I can probably play better with my Phantom. Now, with a Lapco on it, maybe. The next big scenario I might run semi. Or just run a 9/12 oz on my phantom with a 200 rnd hopper. Can you say autotrigger?
0

#13 User is offline   flyweightnate 

  • Closed bolt. Rock n cock, or rock n roll.
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,595
  • Joined: 17-June 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NY or GA Tech
  • Brigade Name:flyweightnate

Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:00 AM

I'd say pumps are a bit more accurate, just cuz less is going on. But it's trivial compared to most factors.

For example- I got very used to shooting a pump. Everyone who worked at the field was joking with me when I came last weekend with an e-cocker and a Blazer, no pump. I played like I had a pump gun... I got upfield fast, hit the 60(!) on the snake, and started stomping people. It's hard to miss when you're that close, and it's hard to get that close if you pull the trigger as soon as you think you can.

Playing with a pump forces discipline that playing semi doesn't require. When you switch back, that discipline carries over, and keeps life interesting.
Feedback.
"Listen to nate hes always right, no joke"- Mighty Mike

0

#14 User is offline   Krazy8 

  • User Defined
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Retired/Inactive Moderator
  • Posts: 2,555
  • Joined: 30-January 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rathdrum , ID
  • Brigade Name:Krazy8

Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:06 AM

View Postflyweightnate, on Nov 18 2008, 11:00 AM, said:

Playing with a pump forces discipline that playing semi doesn't require. When you switch back, that discipline carries over, and keeps life interesting.


Bingo!

"What do you mean game over? I was just getting started!"
0

#15 User is offline   Paintsoldier 

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,243
  • Joined: 12-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Butler County, Oh

Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:42 PM

All I know is I'm more accurate with my pump.
a.k.a. old_school_player (techpb), paintsoldier (MCB), paintsoldier8 (PbN)
0

Share this topic:


  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users