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Old December 8th, 2012, 02:39   #1
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Common engagement distance

Just wondering ...?

But I was thinking sets say a indoor setting , paintball fields are your bbs travelling the whole field accurately .. cause if its indoor its pretty much point and shoot its pretty close

and how far are you shooting at eachother usually out door?
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Old December 8th, 2012, 02:43   #2
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Anywhere from the point and shoot distance to the point where you absolutely know you will not hit them if you open up right away. I've been in positions where I've watched a squad move up for a half hour before engaging.

If you want to quantify the most common outdoor ranges, I can't speak for everyone, but I seem to find myself at the 60-90foot ranges most commonly.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 03:28   #3
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is it just me but a half hour before engaging is a long time....... i understand its a more tactical game but wow
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Old December 8th, 2012, 03:33   #4
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Just an example on the opposite extreme, don't take it as common place. You will, however, learn to respect total range vs. effective range in which you can confidently hit a target.

Out door games are where it's at!
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Old December 8th, 2012, 09:30   #5
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indoor 5-10m
outdoor 15-30m
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Old December 8th, 2012, 11:06   #6
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How close? As close or as far away as needed. At extreme close range (less than twenty feet), I try to mercy, but you can easily hit a players gear at this range. If I feel the shot is unsafe, I'll try like hell not to shoot. This may include backing up, getting killed, trying a mercy, or just backing off. Unless they shoot first, or don't have that same respect; the. I don't mind sticking a BB in their cheek. Bottom line, if anyone is concerned it is their "responsibility" to wear a face guard, goggles, helmet, and neck guard to protect themselves.

Outdoors (depending on your weapon), you'll engage anywhere from right close to far away (two hundred feet plus). At far distances your accuracy starts to suffer, and you may end up just dumping BBs. Try to keep an opponents head down and move up, or flank. Airsoft is about maximizing your kill potential, try to be unseen, and to get kills without expelling a lot of rounds. At larger games with larger players, you can use numbers and BBs to advance position, and put the enemy on the defensive.

We've had players lose a tooth, or had BBs stuck in their cheeks (extremely rarely). The fault lies with the player who got shot, rarely with the shooter. Unless he blind fires you, or does it on purpose. I've seen accidents, players startled, mercys gone wrong, etc. it's the risk of the game; same goes for your gear.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 14:04   #7
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Effective engagement distance can go as far as 120feet.

Beyond that it becomes sketchy because of wind conditions etc... and I've seen an instance where I could'nt hit a guy at 50feet just because of high winds.

Usual engagement distance I've noticed is around 70feet but that all depends on the terrain type.

In a clearing it goes up and in the woods it can go down if it's too ''bushy''.

I've been able to hit man sized targets with my pistol at 200 feet so it's all relative.

If it's a zeroing reference you are looking for, I suggest 70 feet.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 14:35   #8
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0-200 feet. This is the average range of the game.

Closing the distance to within 100 feet is important to ensure the opponent feels the hit.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 14:41   #9
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0-200 feet. This is the average range of the game.

Closing the distance to within 100 feet is important to ensure the opponent feels the hit.
I sure wish more players realized this
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Old December 8th, 2012, 15:57   #10
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people try and hose you at 200 ft... it's quite uncommon to be under significant threat from most aegs at 200 ft...

Most engagements probably fall in the 50-90 ft range. Though it really depends on the layout of the field and how much cover there is... quite often people don't even see you because foliage is so dense. Othertimes at some fields, they see you well before you can shoot at them.
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