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View Poll Results: Is sniping possible?
Yes, in all cases 126 14.25%
Only in Woodsball/Scenario\'s 375 42.42%
It is possible but not effective 219 24.77%
Never 164 18.55%
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:41 PM   #181
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I think that sniper works in woodsball. I don't agree with shoot as little paint as possible, but if you can sneak behind someone and wait for a shot without them seeing you, your being a sniper. I don't do this all the time but when i try it, it works really good. The hard part is getting a good spot but once you are there they usally walk right into you. And even if you are not the one to get them out you definaly help by shooting a lot to get them moving.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:38 PM   #182
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yea he's probabbly the definition of a marine let a lone a sniper.

one other thing id like to add if your really into sniping in pb you should check out www.pbsniper.com its all bout snipers and scouts in pb.
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:25 PM   #183
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sweet I love sniping I thought all of you forgot about it. but im glad to see it is not a lost art.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:14 PM   #184
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okay okay, i read like the 1st 3 like 38 paragraph posts but i cant read em all........sorry
anyways, i think that sniping in paintball is almost worthless.... all guns have the SAME RANGE and that screws you over right there.....and when you are spotted (since everyones gun has about the same range) they're gonna unload on you... and byebye Mr. Sniper
i mean, you might be able to get one or maybe 2 guys, but once your spotted, then just tap out :-D
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:16 PM   #185
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Sniping in the right place

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all guns have the SAME RANGE and that screws you over right there.....and when you are spotted (since everyones gun has about the same range)
this is very unaccurate. it maybe so in tournament based speedball games but in most rec woodland games the average player either rents a gun or spends an average of from $75 to $150 on a marker for complete stock. if you take most used markers by fields are either stock spyders or stock 98 customs. each which have a max EFFICENT range of about 50 to 70 ft and thats with a 3 ft spread. so therefore if you have a high end marker such as myself you can be quite a threat if you have 5 inch spreads at 160ft. thats a easy head shot at ranges most players can't even fire that far. so in complete conclusion i have to say, in a rec woodland game sniping is incredibly useful, but in a high speed tournament in a close enviroment game, sniping is rather useless. that is unless you have a fully auto sniper like I do, with a BPS of 22, then its like playing German machine gunner on Omaha Beach.
I hope you can see it my way
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:51 AM   #186
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omfg! i just got done with the most typing of my life and now it all got deleted! *sighs*...not typing it all over


i consider myself a paintball sniper...and yes i like to work alone.
heres a few things i wanna clear up tho

1.when i say work alone...i dont mean independently from my team,
i am still a part of the gameplan.

2.what ive noticed from reading through alot of these forums is that manypeople dont really understand the roll of a paintball sniper and what it means, so they decide they don't exist....wrong

i must agree, my 98 custom is not gonna shoot any better than than the yahoo standing next to me with the autococker or whatever marker they might be holding,even with the 14 in. barrel, and yes...im not gonna nail you between the eyes from 100yds. away either.paintball snipers are called snipers because they are most like a sniper than anything else millitarrily relaited.

PBsnipers are really recon/ambushers. while the frontal assault team is firing away and the enemy is focused on them, the snipers job is to relay information on their movements in real time via walkie talkie or whatever u may have devised. and while the enemy is distracted, the snipers job is to effisiantly and quietly(as possible) take out as many targets as they can WITHOUT BEING DISCOVERED.if someone spots you then you kinda blew the whole idea. also, pbsnipers usually dont, and prolly shouldnt be the one raking in the most eliminations every game...if so the assault team has some practicing to do.

ambushing is another skill you will ahve needed to have masterd before you can say you are a sniper, anyone can hide behind or under a bush, wit untill the other team is in range and then send a hail of paint their way. a sniper should wat untill the enemy has already moved past before even thinking about shooting.if the enemy has passed you you have achieved two things and are about to achieve a third.
1.you have successfully blended yourself in with your surroundings and will be harder to spot when you open fire
2.you have tricked the opposition into believeing no one is there
3.by taking good shots in one or two fast. the enemy will have a hard time finding you if u are perfectly still. u have now hightend the level of paranioa of the other team. and they will stray from committing fully to their objective when they know there is a hidden threat behind them.
i call this a quiet ambush, unlike a typical ambush, no one knows where it came from.

and most likely, someone is going to say that all of that is a load of crap, but it is not, that is what i do almost every time i play and it works beautifully.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:38 PM   #187
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I agree fully with this post above, but i have a few things to add.
i think that in order to be a pb sniper you must under stand what real snipers do, they arent always the person sitting ontop of a grassy hill shooting a bunch of people, they provide guidance to the assault troops that are doing most of the fighting. Not to say that they dont shoot but in order to do this they should understand proper breathing, trigger pull technique, stance and all other tactics such as hiding moving quietly and most importantly patience, that is one of the snipers greatest assets the ability to sit and wait until the perfect opportunity opportunity it self.
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:14 PM   #188
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I would be a sniper but I don't have the patience I like to charge and go out with 3 enemys following me, than get 5 kills and sit down for ever.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:25 PM   #189
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omfg! i just got done with the most typing of my life and now it all got deleted! *sighs*...not typing it all over


i consider myself a paintball sniper...and yes i like to work alone.
heres a few things i wanna clear up tho

1.when i say work alone...i dont mean independently from my team,
i am still a part of the gameplan.

2.what ive noticed from reading through alot of these forums is that manypeople dont really understand the roll of a paintball sniper and what it means, so they decide they don't exist....wrong

i must agree, my 98 custom is not gonna shoot any better than than the yahoo standing next to me with the autococker or whatever marker they might be holding,even with the 14 in. barrel, and yes...im not gonna nail you between the eyes from 100yds. away either.paintball snipers are called snipers because they are most like a sniper than anything else millitarrily relaited.

PBsnipers are really recon/ambushers. while the frontal assault team is firing away and the enemy is focused on them, the snipers job is to relay information on their movements in real time via walkie talkie or whatever u may have devised. and while the enemy is distracted, the snipers job is to effisiantly and quietly(as possible) take out as many targets as they can WITHOUT BEING DISCOVERED.if someone spots you then you kinda blew the whole idea. also, pbsnipers usually dont, and prolly shouldnt be the one raking in the most eliminations every game...if so the assault team has some practicing to do.

ambushing is another skill you will ahve needed to have masterd before you can say you are a sniper, anyone can hide behind or under a bush, wit untill the other team is in range and then send a hail of paint their way. a sniper should wat untill the enemy has already moved past before even thinking about shooting.if the enemy has passed you you have achieved two things and are about to achieve a third.
1.you have successfully blended yourself in with your surroundings and will be harder to spot when you open fire
2.you have tricked the opposition into believeing no one is there
3.by taking good shots in one or two fast. the enemy will have a hard time finding you if u are perfectly still. u have now hightend the level of paranioa of the other team. and they will stray from committing fully to their objective when they know there is a hidden threat behind them.
i call this a quiet ambush, unlike a typical ambush, no one knows where it came from.

and most likely, someone is going to say that all of that is a load of crap, but it is not, that is what i do almost every time i play and it works beautifully.
Quit reading from specops, that site is one big "tippmanns own everything else on the market" ad.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:47 PM   #190
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hey now. i own a tippmann and i also consider myself a pb sniper. where i play, its is abandond factories and warehouses and stuff. second story windows are a great place to scout. 80% of the area we play in is wide open, and we tend to avoid that. ive been playing for 3 months now, and the vast majority of my kills have been either from a longer range than the person though i could actually hit them(although not out of the guns range), or from behind or the side. it depends on the setting in which you play. sneaking around and being undectected is something that needs to be done in woodsball and where we play. cuz most of the time you dont see the person whos shooting at you. so in woodsball and "urban" ball i tihnk sniping is 100% possible, and is a great tactic to use.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:21 PM   #191
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Paintball Sniping is possible, but in definition its not really sniping, its ambushing, taking long shots, flanking, recon, so many examples of what a sniper will do. The paintball gun however does not allow people to really "snipe". Its range is too short for that. Despite this people can still use fieldcraft, stealth and good marksmanship to their advantage over others. Besides, sniper just a title, nothing else.
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:44 PM   #192
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ok, really like this thread because everything was right. i play scenario games at Battle Front Paintball(check it out in field reviews). there's a bunch of people there who say there a sniper but only one truly is. we call him "Ghillie Mike". he's the only one iv'e ever seen. he's veryg ood at stealth and i've heard of stories where people would just be walking through the woods and then out of no where they were out. A couple people have said they were shot but couldn't see where it came from. He uses the Spec Ops Long Bow thing or something like that but he doesn't even have a long barrel or anything. well that's all i have to say. pretty much that snipers do exist but there not what everyone thinks. they can't killyou from 200yrds out, they don't use hugely long barrels, there just skilled at not being seen. That's sniper enough for me.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:16 PM   #193
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:19 AM   #194
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snipe/snaɪp/Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[snahyp]Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciationnoun, plural snipes, (especially collectively) snipe for 1, 2; verb sniped, snip‧ing.

–noun 1.any of several long-billed game birds of the genera Gallinago (Capella) and Limnocryptes, inhabiting marshy areas, as G. gallinago (common snipe), of Eurasia and North America, having barred and striped white, brown, and black plumage. 2.any of several other long-billed birds, as some sandpipers. 3.a shot, usually from a hidden position. –verb (used without object) 4.to shoot or hunt snipe. 5.to shoot at individuals as opportunity offers from a concealed or distant position: The enemy was sniping from the roofs. 6.to attack a person or a person's work with petulant or snide criticism, esp. anonymously or from a safe distance.
[Origin: 1275–1325; ME snype (n.) < ON -snīpa (in mȳrisnīpa moor snipe); c. Norw snipa, Icel snīpa; cf. Dan sneppe, G Schnepfe]

So, as we can all see there are no long-billed birds in Paintball, Definitions 3 and 5 are all we need to see to realize that yes, sniping is 100% possible in paintball. As the definition states, technically, if you shoot and nobody knows you're there OR you're too far away for them to do anything about it, you're sniping. Now, as far as I'm concerned the range doesn't really matter, and we've all pretty much agreed that most paintball guns basically have the same range. However, if you give a USMC sniper (for instance, maybe, Carlos Hathcock?) an M-16, is he suddenly not a sniper?? Or, if Carlos still has his bolt action .30-06 and takes out an unsuspecting target from only 30 meters, was he not sniping? Of course he is and of course he was. It is not the range, necessarily, but the hidden aspect, and everyone must realize that you can shoot and hide in paintball. Even, I guess, In speedball, if your opponents are incredibly inattentive and you get somewhere they don't notice, I guess that you could, by the definition, "snipe" them, but I myself would limit the term "sniper" to players who focus on (and are good at) stealth, positioning, and accuracy with low shots-kill ratios. (as accurate as could be with paintballs, that is) Sorry for the lengthy post.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:31 AM   #195
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even the term "hunting" could be used. im sure plenty of people have "stalked" their target and taken a good shot. instead of taking a unclear shot and getting into a fire fight.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:33 PM   #196
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i snipe people with a talon and a red dot sight. ive earned a reputation for
being the "flanker". when the firefight begins i usually walk their flank and protect it at the same time. one more thing i was walking a flank one time
and this guy pops over a small mound at 20 feet away and completely oblivious to my presence. he walked off the field with quite the cleaning chore for his lens.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:10 PM   #197
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If "sniper" means to you what it does to most people, then being a sniper is definitely possible in almost any case, except for speedball. This means accurate shooting and maintaining stealth.

When I play woodsball, I find it infinitely more effective to play like this.

With the more specific (and likely more correct) definition of a sniper, no, it is not possible to be a sniper. Paintballs, for the most part, can barely be shot accurately from long distances in simple circumstances. As far as I know, including elevation, and wind is not possible to make an accurate shot.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:59 AM   #198
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my stepfather was a sniper in the army for 4 years. when i saw this discussion i talked to him about it. he told me that it is not about your shooting it is about your concealment. any idiot can shoot someone with one shot, we have all done it a thousand times. what makes you a sniper is haveing that person nearly step on you as they are walking by and then shooting them and never being seen. a speedball sniper? get real guys. but in games such as d-day they do exist and are a devistating force.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #199
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I think sniping is possible in any case.. I just don't think there really is such a thing as a sniper paintball marker. All you really have to do is play back, be somewhat stealthy, and choose your shots selectively, and I consider that sniping.

Sure there are some things that make markers look like snipers and can help a little for aiming or stealth (like maybe a stock, camo, or flatline barrel). Any marker could be used to "snipe" (from really fast speedball markers to special ops longbows) and you can do it in speedball if you really want to..but it is a lot more effective in woodsball or scenarios because you can actually hide

I don't really like sniping.. but it is certainly is a tactic that can work well if your good at it
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