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10 September 2008 - 07:09 PMFYI. If anybody is interested in seeing another view of my Ghillie. There is a large photo of me in Issue 18 (Oct. 2008) of Jungle magazine, page 37 "Woodsball Ghost".
05 July 2008 - 06:18 PMThis 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.
05 July 2008 - 04:14 PMMe and three of my buddies are going also, I made the reservations about two weeks ago. I've been trying to get all my gear up to date since it's been awhile sine any of us have played. Anyone know anything about night vision? Looking to byy either a scope or monocular, binoculars but looking for some tips before I buy something that's so expensive. We went to ION a couple of years ago and played for the American side and got tore up at night by people with night vision, want to avoid that this time.
Full color thermal imaging with a fold up LCD is the way to go, and how I do it. I'm a sniper and will be there. But at $10,000 a pop, you might want to look at just the green screen monocular (much cheaper). Binoculars are hard to use with a paintball mask, so avoid that.
26 April 2008 - 07:37 AMThis has been discussed in several other locations before so I will only say this one thing.
A lot of people think there is no such thing as a paintball sniper. That's because they have never really seen one. Most people who call themselves a sniper are players that put on some camo and just call themselves a sniper, but they continue playing paintball the same way they always have.
Paintball sniping is an art and it can be VERY effective if done correctly.
26 April 2008 - 07:16 AMFrom a Scount/Sniper point of view, the answer is easy... Use your radio.
Usue your radio to report the movement location, speed, direction and numbers. Call in a artillary strike, or air strike if that is an option, but do not engage yourself.
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