Jellyfish, on Jul 23 2008, 09:59 AM, said:
Again, I truly appreciate all the info, and believe me, I'm taking notes.
As for gear I'm currently using...
Ion (stock, nothing fancy)
Pure Energy HPA on remote
JT Alpha camo mask
Noob cheap plastic hopper and a couple small 15 round home made hoppers.
That's it, and so far so good.
I just want to say it's a relief to see your current gear list! You've kept it practical instead of going out and buying all this "sniper" paintball stuff.
Sure there's a great debate on what's worth using and what's nonsense. Of course it's all individual base.
Just read up, spend time with your gear, upgrade it as you see fit & check out everyone else's gear and set ups.
I want to add my two cents on gear.
ION: I completely rebuilt mine and should of bought in pieces instead of buying an ION and modding it. lol
After the mods I put into it, I actually enjoy shooting it more. I can give more details, if you'd like...
I have an ION "Blackcell'd" and will say it's a real nice, comfortable set up. it has a good tactical feel to it
and the Blackcell set up gives you the option to turn it into a "sniper" platform.
IF you decide to stay with the ION, research into some of the MUST have upgrades for it.
My absolute favorite and I'm not alone here with this opinion is my Tac One and of course I have a Spec Ops Qbow set up for it.
I've shot a lot, owned a lot of markers, sold them after awhile and this is one marker, I don't see myself parting ways with.
I have "sniped" with a standard Tac One set up without any issues and done quiet well with this marker. I have used this marker
in rec ball, airball, long scenario games, and many SPPL games without any issues. *ULE trigger kit is a must IMO!
The Longbow/Qbow set up for a Tac One is just icing on the cake and makes for one very nice "sniper" set up.
I've used burlap ghillie in paintball. Yes of course they are effective. Do I see myself ever using one again? I seriously doubt it.
Camo netting/Action Ghillie is sufficient in providing a level of effective camouflage when it comes to paintball. I base this on
ease of use & care, plus over all effectiveness. Now that would be a topic! A military sniper, accustomed to a burlap ghillie
trying out an Action Ghillie styled set up in the field (paintball game). Though somewhere out there it's probably been done. ??