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Old August 1st, 2014, 23:03   #33
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Originally Posted by minitour10 View Post
I think you would have to truthfully answer this question. Would you be eager to go to a milsim with out a weapon of any kind? Would you go if you knew you were there merely to observe, wander around, be shot, wander around some more, get shot some more, repeat?
You have to really understand what type of player you are, and whether you have the patience and discipline to go entire games without taking a shot. Unless you have a well tuned weapon, the only advantage a bolt action has over any other gun on the field is its reliability. Other than that, youíre at a disadvantage on a lot of levels. However, because you canít rely on firepower with a bolt action, you have to use fieldcraft, stealth, patience, and creativity to get the jump on the enemy. This will make you a better player, and gives you the ability to succeed in battle no matter what weapon you have, as you donít rely on its shooting ability, but rather your own abilities. I started into airsoft with a bolt action which I had shooting under 400FPS so I didnít have to worry as much about MEDs while I got used to playing. After 2 years, I upgraded and got myself a Canadian tire springer pistol. I now have a GBBR as well, but the bolt action remains my favourite. Going the bolt action route can be a very satisfying game style if you go into it with the right attitude, and play safe.

Those skills are what I want to learn, if given the chance I would go to a game, no gun, just to gather Intel and do nothing else and learn how to be a proper sniper.
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