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#1 User is offline   sniperorion 

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 12:17 PM

I already have one and was wandering if they would be good for sniping ( I am not very good at measuring distances )
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

The range finder can only help you, I suppose. Judging distance take time and practice. If you think that you'll need it, then add it. Just remember: if you mount it on your marker, then you're just adding weight to your load, which will tire you out faster.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 12:57 PM

no! for paint ball all need to know is out to 250-300 feet for enemy locating and 100-150 feet for shooting at max. my best advice to you is to find out what 50 feet looks like. then gauge distances in increments of 50 ft. in the army we do something similar but it involves increments of 100 meters to a half way point between you and a target and doubling. trust me it takes experience that you'l want anyway, save your money.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 04:28 PM

View Postmetalhead39, on Nov 28 2007, 12:57 PM, said:

trust me it takes experience that you'l want anyway, save your money.



He already has one ;)

I think its pointless though, unless you had it working in direct conjunction with your red dot, meaning your red dot will automatically adjust to the range. Or maybe if you had a ladder sight and tested/marked down different ranges on the ladder sight then it could work. But this isnt at all practical, dont waste your time trying to use it.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:14 AM

I wouldn't use one for paintball. Just eyeball it.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:44 AM

DO NOT ATTACH ONE TO YOUR MARKER!

It is really really cumbersome and just gets in the way.
If you must have one, I recommend a golfer's site. It is absolutely great
for judging distance and very cheap, if you get the non-electronic version.
(They are about 3" by 1.5" and cost about $10)
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:49 AM

I agree with everyone above who said not to get it. Its a waste of money and it just adds weight to your gun. Just get outside and practice distances. In the long run after you've done that you'll be much better instinctivly snapping off shots at long distances instead of having to take the time deciding how far you think the other player(s) is.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:22 PM

if u have one use it and just stick it in a pocket in case u feel the need to use it
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:26 AM

Personally I think it would depend on what you do as a sniper. Do you wait till they are closer or do you go for the long shots? If you are long-balling it, then a range finder would be useful. However, if you spend most of your time sneaking around and then only taking out a couple people, it doesn't seem cost efficent. But then again, all that matters is what you want to do, if you want to use a range finder, do it. Even if you don't use it when you are actually playing, it would be a great tool for practicing
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:52 AM

Yeah I just found one for golf roughly at 10 bucks.

Should prove very helpful for practice and help in estimations of range. Though unless someone volunteers to be a spotter that I play with then I doubt I will make it available for in game use.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:11 AM

I think that you would not want to carry one but if you have one already there is a good use for it.

Two things to do. Use it to measure distances and get to know that at X distance I need to elevate my shot by Y in order to hit.

Then if you are not great at estimating distances carry it for a while not even necessarilly in a game and just estimate distance to object and chek to see how close you are with the range finder

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:33 PM

I'm just gonna make a range card. There is a reason they use them :P

range card will only be used for practice. I'll use it to pop off practice rounds when I get it all right. That way when I enter the game, I know how it's done with enough practice.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:46 PM

This was helpful. I run track and I can guage a distance left in meters relatively well, so I think with this thread and my experience in judging distance I can exclude a range finder from my X7 Sniper (check HQ)X7 Sniper
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:00 PM

View Postsniperorion, on Nov 28 2007, 12:17 PM, said:

I already have one and was wandering if they would be good for sniping ( I am not very good at measuring distances )


if they are used correctly id have to say yes, for whether your a ghost flanker or an ambush sniper, knowing the range is a good idea (only if you already know the effective range of your marker, if not its almost useless(almost cuz if you run outa paint you could throw it at em to give yourself a running start if youve blown your cover.)) for effectivly placing your shot.example, if you know your effective range is 100ft and your target is 110 you simply aim high. if they are at 90ft air to kill! hope this helped- :ghillie:
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