How far do you shoot people from?
Posted 25 December 2006 - 04:54 PM
first Id like to brag bout my shortest.
went up with a team, noticed i was hung out to dry, hid behind a bunker, 5min later theres an enemy in another bunker about 4 feet away from me. (these bunkers have holes in them for shooting through) so, realizing he doesnt see me, i raise my gun, sight him in, one shot, on the left side of his mask.
other than this rare ocasion if theyre within 20yds i try to gun em down. but im not above taking the long shot when i feel its reasonably open!
my longest was about 150 yards with my flatline barrel tuned up (made more acurate) and my sight zeroed in. 5 shots one kill! guy didnt even see me, or hear this supposedly loud tippmann 98c! then i get in a 95 second firefight and take out like a seven person squad! i felt awesome! I get up and yell "I am immortal!!!" just then some flanker nails me in the mask and i yell "why'd ya hafta go and do that! i was in a moment!" meanwhile i walk off the field with my humility duely restored.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:51 AM
Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:45 PM
before i shot him i decided to be a bit cocky so i said "psssst! hey mate!" he turns around and i cap him in the butt.
and if you think that was a bit harsh when i could of just barrel tagged him well i forgot to point out that this guy had been wiping the last few rounds so we werent very impressed with him. so yeah i was quite lucky.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:48 PM
Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:01 AM
Now my longest shot story.
Supergame XXXI (for those who don't know, it's the best game out there hands down) we were playin the DMZ and I had gotten into a low-limbed tree and was taking out guys in a small bunker on the flank of the base. After a while, one guy on a bunker further up (I'd say about 40 yds...that's 120 feet for those who don't wtf they're doin) started shooting at me. now there was no way in hell he was going to hit, but it was a little annoying. Now having the wonderful A5 with me, I switched from my 16" rifled barrel (which gives a VERY straight shot) to my flatline (which gives a longball, not-so-straight shot) and I took careful aim, hoping to just scare him. I fire one round, and it took about a half second as I watched it go down range and plunk him right in the head. OWNED. Yes, I know, it was great.
Sniping in paintball has little to do with ballistics. I say the better the sniper, the closer his shots are. Guys who can take shots at less than 10 yards and the opponents have no idea where it came from -- those are the REAL paintball snipers. BTW 50 yards is 150 feet -- the generalized "maximum shooting distance" of any paintball marker.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:47 AM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:14 AM
on the other hand, when the situation favors it, i'll take the obscenely long shots that are pushing the maximum effective range of a paintball. here i find it's best to shoot as little as possible, so if you miss, they can't follow a rope of paint back to your hide. (e.x. - i ended a president game right off the break (approx 210 foot shot))
Short and sweet:
all my shots come from either damn-near barrel tag range or beyond flatline-range
Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:50 AM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:19 AM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:52 PM
Luck shots might, MIGHT occur at that range, but nothing regular.
paintballs are far too light with not nearly enough force behind them to get out that far effectively, if at all.....talk about arc, you'd have to be aiming at the stars for that one.
Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:03 PM
Posted 28 January 2007 - 07:22 AM
I wasn't playing as a sniper but I usually hit ppl at 30-40 yards. Longest ones have been 60 yards during woodsball. Not bad considering I was using my old GT2000 with 14" twister barrel but mainly lucky shots
This post has been edited by Fenix: 28 January 2007 - 07:23 AM
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