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Old July 29th, 2014, 19:05   #31
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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, you’re at a disadvantage on a lot of levels. However, because you can’t 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 don’t 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 didn’t 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.

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Old July 29th, 2014, 21:58   #32
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a ghillie can help with bugs to an extent, two of the four i have are built on bug proof mesh, i treated em with permethrin (or however u spell it) that being said posting up the the veil down will normally net you a bunch of fog and lower your ability to observe things by obstructing your vision even if fog isnt an issue, you will have bugs in your ear, up your nose ect.. especially when yer laying or kneeling in the swamp (often this will be the best place to be conceled, or at least the safest route to bound) a well seasond/weathered ghillie even without being treated for bugs will keep em away to an extent but u will smell hella bad so expect your friends/teammates to make wet dog/wookie jokes when u roll into base wearin it lol.
come to a game at finch field u can smell what im talkin about. If your ghillie is attracting bugs, id suggest u stop washing it with mango tango detergent lol (bit of an inside joke, my buddies girl washed his chest rig and bdu with mango tango crap and we could smell him 100meters away, and the bugs loved him lol)
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 00:03   #33
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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.

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Old August 2nd, 2014, 00:25   #34
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a ghillie can help with bugs to an extent, two of the four i have are built on bug proof mesh, i treated em with permethrin (or however u spell it) that being said posting up the the veil down will normally net you a bunch of fog and lower your ability to observe things by obstructing your vision even if fog isnt an issue, you will have bugs in your ear, up your nose ect.. especially when yer laying or kneeling in the swamp (often this will be the best place to be conceled, or at least the safest route to bound) a well seasond/weathered ghillie even without being treated for bugs will keep em away to an extent but u will smell hella bad so expect your friends/teammates to make wet dog/wookie jokes when u roll into base wearin it lol.
come to a game at finch field u can smell what im talkin about. If your ghillie is attracting bugs, id suggest u stop washing it with mango tango detergent lol (bit of an inside joke, my buddies girl washed his chest rig and bdu with mango tango crap and we could smell him 100meters away, and the bugs loved him lol)
Lol bet he'll never live that one down but I prefer coconut myself ;-) if my ghillie is good enough to make those jokes about I know I'm doing it right.
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