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Old May 26th, 2008, 17:59   #1
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Why does everyone want to be a sniper?

Hello, me again. So these past couple of weeks I have been trying to encourage buddies and people I know to become more aware and interested in the Airsoft sport. Many of them that I have spoken to about airsofting are genuinely interested in the Sniping aspect of the game. Yes, my buddies are the same age, so Call of Duty 4 must of etched into there heads, but anyways...

I showed most of them some of the Archives about sniping and how difficult and boring a sniper can be at times. I showed them some comments you guys have posted about it. I even showed them a Airsoft Sniping website I found on goggle. Many of them are still determined to become one when they hit 18. I am a little worried that they would lose interest in the sport...FAST

1)Don't you need special permission from the game Host to become a sniper anyways?

2)For those who have used a sniper and a automatic AEG, which one did you prefer in a game?(Woodland scenario for example)

3)Firing an Airsoft sniper is TOTALLY different then what you may seem it may be like. I can't even explain this too them...can someone help?

4)Any personnal experiences with sniping?

Thank you all for your time. I am just trying to encourage others to join the sport aswell. Any good threads/sites greatly appreciated. I think this would be a great thread for those of you purchasing a sniper right off the bat when you hit 18, and may want to think again. Or maybe you would actually enjoy being one?
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:02   #2
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:05   #3
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everyone thinks its cool to run around by themselves, hiding in a bush.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:07   #4
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here's what I think

1) not really special permission, just be known in the community and trusted to use a 400+ fps rifle within safe distances
2) never used a sniper but full auto is ALOT of fun (HI-CAPS!!!!) lol
3) velocities are way different so adjusting for windage etc. would be completely different (just my .02)
4) none
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:08   #5
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the question why is quite simple

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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:10   #6
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1)Don't you need special permission from the game Host to become a sniper anyways?

Generally speaking: No. Anyone can be a "sniper" using any type of kit. The term is dictated by your role in the game , not the gear youre using. However, theres some gear that is more suited for a sniper

Most fields, DO have higher FPS limits associated with Sniper rifles. Each field does it differently. Some make you take courses to earn the higher FPS restriction, others limit the FPS restriction to certain types of rifles.


2)For those who have used a sniper and a automatic AEG, which one did you prefer in a game?(Woodland scenario for example)
all personal preference. I prefer semi automatic rifles overall though, as they get the best of both worlds in Manitoba fields.


3)Firing an Airsoft sniper is TOTALLY different then what you may seem it may be like. I can't even explain this too them...can someone help?

It can be very frustrating because BBs arnt nearly as accurate as real bullets. Its not always a 1-shot-kill like people think

4)Any personnal experiences with sniping?
get a ghillie,
get some bug repellent
get non-fogging glasses or mesh facemasks
get some patience, and a lot of it.
max 1 per team, otherwise its a waste of resources. a team of lone wolfs is a team destined to lose.
and i agree, Tom Berenger

hope that helps
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:11   #7
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the question why is quite simple

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LOL "One Shot. One Kill. No Exceptions. "
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:14   #8
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I don't know why, but my guess is cause noone likes getting upclose'n'dirty.

My team had some issues with people wanting to be "leet snipers". Not an issue anymore, but damn. It was annoying for a time.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:14   #9
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I'm not a sniper, but correct me if I'm wrong. Being an airsoft sniper is more about hiding and being undetected than actual marksmenship. It's glamourized in TV and video games but really.. it seems like a whole lot of sitting around waiting for someone to walk past you.

The exception to the rule would be Stalker and Dracheous.. they use an MP5 as a primary with a sniper rifle slung on their back for when the oppertunity arrives.
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1) Jackson (religious sniper) in Private Ryan who takes out like 300 guys before getting exploded.
2) The 2 snipers (Shugart, Gordon) in black hawk down that go down in a blaze of glory
3) Enemy at the Gates german dude.
4) German sniper that kills Vin Diesel in SPR, then gets shot in the eye by jackson
5) Tom Berenger
6) young Captain Price in CoD4
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:23   #11
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LOL "One Shot. One Kill. No Exceptions. "
ha, that was on tv on Saturday, I had to watch it
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1) Jackson (religious sniper) in Private Ryan who takes out like 300 guys before getting exploded.
2) The 2 snipers (Shugart, Gordon) in black hawk down that go down in a blaze of glory
3) Enemy at the Gates german dude.
4) German sniper that kills Vin Diesel in SPR, then gets shot in the eye by jackson
5) Tom Berenger
6) young Captain Price in CoD4
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:33   #13
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I believe most "kids" are misguided by the "bad ass" lone sniper who took on the entire army in some move and games. I remember I used to be like that when I was younger.

There was an article th at detail qualfication and responsiblilty of a sniper in
howstuff works http://science.howstuffworks.com/sniper.htm. While it isn't the bible to sniping, but it really show how they work without first hand experience
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:33   #14
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People want to be snipers because their afraid of being shot.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:35   #15
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1) Jackson (religious sniper) in Private Ryan who takes out like 300 guys before getting exploded.
2) The 2 snipers (Shugart, Gordon) in black hawk down that go down in a blaze of glory
3) Enemy at the Gates german dude.
4) German sniper that kills Vin Diesel in SPR, then gets shot in the eye by jackson
5) Tom Berenger
6) young Captain Price in CoD4
7) mark whalberg in shooter
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