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Old February 17th, 2009, 13:53   #1
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Hi, i recently came to aquire a well L96 for free... I know scopes aren't recommended for beginners, but I'm feeling rather brave. Looking to get age verified and start coming out to some events. Any

-Tips for scopes/ is the airsoft rifle I have worth using

-Tips on where to play (I live in Burlington, Ontario- just a little out of toronto)

-Tips on transporting your airsoft rifle if you need to use public transportation (thinking about taking the go-train etc what would you use- proper gun case, guitar case, backpack etc) or am i best of just driving myself to events.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 13:55   #2
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Hi, i recently came to aquire a well L96 for free... I know scopes aren't recommended for beginners, but I'm feeling rather brave. Looking to get age verified and start coming out to some events. Any

-Tips for scopes/ is the airsoft rifle I have worth using

-Tips on where to play (I live in Burlington, Ontario- just a little out of toronto)

-Tips on transporting your airsoft rifle if you need to use public transportation (thinking about taking the go-train etc what would you use- proper gun case, guitar case, backpack etc) or am i best of just driving myself to events.
We play every Tues. during the season in Niagara at Aussie paintball ,If you consider driving down here !
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Old February 17th, 2009, 13:59   #3
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Hi, i recently came to aquire a well L96 for free... I know scopes aren't recommended for beginners, but I'm feeling rather brave. Looking to get age verified and start coming out to some events. Any

-Tips for scopes/ is the airsoft rifle I have worth using

-Tips on where to play (I live in Burlington, Ontario- just a little out of toronto)

-Tips on transporting your airsoft rifle if you need to use public transportation (thinking about taking the go-train etc what would you use- proper gun case, guitar case, backpack etc) or am i best of just driving myself to events.
-For the scope, you can get wall-mart scope that build for real steel, and you will like it.
-You can go on the game section and check out your area
-For the transport, as long as you don't expose to public then it's fine to transport with any gun case, guitar case, gun bag and backpack ...etc...anything that keep the gun not to expose to public then it's fine.

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Old February 17th, 2009, 13:59   #4
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I'm also considering creating my own ghillie suit suit out of some burlap and forestry and old clothes and coats and other things I have around- or should i go for a pre-made one?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 14:01   #5
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Oh, i'll probably be up for driving down to the niagara area once i get comfortable and such, hopefully going to scout out some other people in the GTA for carpooling and such.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 14:42   #6
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A few tips on useing Ghille.

- snipers devote a large part of their training to using this piece of equipment, just owning one does allow you to take advantage of it.

- Ghille suits are very flammable, make sure that you buy a fire retardant spray, and use it on the suit.

- I found that in paintball ( which I will admit is not at all the same game) setting yourself up for an ambush with ghille actually takes you out of the action. You are at the mercy of fate because you have to wait for players to stumble into your ambush spot. Moving will negate any advantage you gain from a ghille.

I would suggest playing for a while before investing/creating a ghille suit to determine your playing style, you may find you don't enjoy sniping and regret having purchased a suit.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 14:59   #7
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Would you then just suggest getting my sniper cert. and just wearing dark and trying it out?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:01   #8
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Would you then just suggest getting my sniper cert. and just wearing dark and trying it out?
Where do you live? What kind of area will you be playing in? Woodland? Arid? Urban?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:04   #9
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He's in ontario as he posted that he was interested in attending a TWAT game
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:11   #10
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I know scopes aren't recommended for beginners,
Actually, it's not scopes that aren't recommended - it's sniper rifles. You won't often find a field that will allow a first timer or even a player without significant experience play as a sniper. In your case though, they may make an exception because chances are you won't be able to hit jack shit with a stock Well L96. You'll be nothing more than a BB magnet the entire game.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:16   #11
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Actually, it's not scopes that aren't recommended - it's sniper rifles. You won't often find a field that will allow a first timer or even a player without significant experience play as a sniper. In your case though, they may make an exception because chances are you won't be able to hit jack shit with a stock Well L96. You'll be nothing more than a BB magnet the entire game.
sorry i use the term scope for sniper, know its not interchangable, its a horrible relic from professional video gaming D: .



That's what i was afraid of, my friend seemed to be too OK parting with that gun. Haha @ being a bb magnet.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:18   #12
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Where do you live? What kind of area will you be playing in? Woodland? Arid? Urban?
I'm looking at getting into it in any sort of way possible really. I'm in the GTA closer to hamilton
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:25   #13
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sorry i use the term scope for sniper, know its not interchangable, its a horrible relic from professional video gaming D: .



That's what i was afraid of, my friend seemed to be too OK parting with that gun. Haha @ being a bb magnet.
A "sniper" is a human that specializes in recon, infiltration, and marksmanship and usually uses a very accurate scoped rifle of some sort.

A "sniper rifle" is the very accurate scoped rifle used by the sniper.

A "scope" is a sight with adjustable magnifacation that is affixed to said very accurate rifle used by a sniper.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 15:45   #14
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Woooo English lesson. (not trying to be mean sarcastic)


Thanks for the tips guys. What AEG's would you reccomend for a starter (price isn't that much of an object)
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Old February 17th, 2009, 16:05   #15
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It seemed that you were kind of interested in a "sniper" role. If thats still the case I would suggest a G3 Sg1. Thats my main marker great full auto setting and extemely accurate as well. Come with a bipod as well. Mine's a Tokyo Marui, but there are other more affordable ones out there. I can play as a designated marksman or as an assaulter with this gun. It is long as hell though so no cqc for me with it.
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