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What paintball players must understand is there is a huge difference in being a sniper and sniping an opponent.

Yes it is possible to snipe a paintballer, however there will never be a paintball sniper.

Wow.. I would have to dissagree with that. If you snipe, you are a sniper. A sniper is someone that snipes, no? Yes, you can be a sniper and not snipe, but it would be against all odds that you would snipe and not be a sniper. In fact, I don't think its possible. Where I come from is that you can't snipe in paintball, therefore you can't be a sniper in paintball. Not the other way around that would say you can't be a sniper in paintball, therefore you can't snipe. Or you can't be a sniper in paintball, but you can snipe. No, you can't snipe, therefore you can't be a sniper.

The only way you could have a sniper in paintball is if there was a military sniper that came to play. Even then you couldn't snipe, and you wouldn't be a "paintball sniper." I guess I lied about not arguing.

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Originally posted by stealthy2 stealthy2 wrote:

BrushHog wrote:

What paintball players must understand is there is a huge difference in being a sniper and sniping an opponent.

Yes it is possible to snipe a paintballer, however there will never be a paintball sniper.

Wow.. I would have to dissagree with that. If you snipe, you are a sniper. A sniper is someone that snipes, no? Yes, you can be a sniper and not snipe, but it would be against all odds that you would snipe and not be a sniper. In fact, I don't think its possible. Where I come from is that you can't snipe in paintball, therefore you can't be a sniper in paintball. Not the other way around that would say you can't be a sniper in paintball, therefore you can't snipe. Or you can't be a sniper in paintball, but you can snipe. No, you can't snipe, therefore you can't be a sniper.

The only way you could have a sniper in paintball is if there was a military sniper that came to play. Even then you couldn't snipe, and you wouldn't be a "paintball sniper." I guess I lied about not arguing.



True story to illustrate Brushhogs statement:

Three years ago I was hiding in the center of a mostly open field with very short grass.  I had been ghosting the opposition flankers and had figured out where they were going to come in from.  I was hiding behind a bush that was so small that I had to lay flat and keep inching the bottom end of my body around as they approached so the brush was completely between me and them.  As it was, my waist still probably protruded a bit to each side-thank goodness for camo.  It also helped that of all the sparse cover in this field, I had chosen the worst bit.  Anyone looking at it would just know that nobody could ever use it for cover or concealment.  They got close enough for me to engage so I opened up and eliminated all but one who promptly took off running in the direction he had just come from.  This put my cover between him and me so I had to let him go.  By the time I was up in a better firing position (kneeling) he was way out of range and still going.  I would have let him go his own way and dropped back to better cover to guard our flanks, but he slowed to a walk at the edge of the field.  I aimed and popped off a single shot just to keep him moving since I figured if he was looking for his own cover he would be less inclined to observe where I ended up going.  The ball from my flatline drifted way to my left, started rising, then did a hard right and a near verticle drop to break on the right side of his mask, just behind the edge of his goggles.  (Note that I hit him in the side of the head, from his right, despite the fact that he was directly facing me. 

I measured it out later and estimated that the range was approximately 200 feet.  I had eliminatated him with a single aimed shot at a range where he didn't have a prayer of returning fire.  In essence, I sniped him.  But this doesn't make me a sniper, because I could never be that lucky on a regular basis.

By the way, he was way annoyed, and walked off the field shaking his head.


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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

But this doesn't make me a sniper, because I could never be that lucky on a regular basis.

By the way, he was way annoyed, and walked off the field shaking his head.


i think you hit the nail on the head. You will once in every 100 long range shots get some one out based on luck and just about nothing else
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Originally posted by JediJak JediJak wrote:

Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

But this doesn't make me a sniper, because I could never be that lucky on a regular basis.

By the way, he was way annoyed, and walked off the field shaking his head.


i think you hit the nail on the head. You will once in every 100 long range shots get some one out based on luck and just about nothing else

somethin like that

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^^^Who exacly are you flaming?
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This isn't a dead horse. Its still an enjoyable descusion. Plus, it only takes up one space on the page, so why would you care anyways?

Mack, I would not consider that sniping. First of all it was luck.. Yes, snipers sometimes may use luck, but even if they do its still intentional. That was not only luck, but not intentional. I honestly wouldn't even call that sharpshooting. I would call it what it is, a lucky shot. Anyways, I too am wanting to know who kuhndog was flaming.

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Originally posted by Snake6 Snake6 wrote:

^^^Who exacly are you flaming?


Nevermind Kuhndog, he's just irritable from a bad experience.  (He thought the vet was going to tutor him, but it turns out he misunderstood.)
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

Originally posted by Snake6 Snake6 wrote:

^^^Who exacly are you flaming?


Nevermind Kuhndog, he's just irritable from a bad experience.  (He thought the vet was going to tutor him, but it turns out he misunderstood.)

No, I was just wondering who he was flaming. He is flaming someone, but he didn't say whom.
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im gunna make a request here... all the sniper believers step over on the right side and please pick up the revolver provided for you... the non believers step to the left... now then everyone on the right side aim the revolver at your head and on 3 pull the trigger ok... now then 1...2...3! everyone still alive, help me hide the corpses...
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WTF? If his name is sneaky sniper why doesn't he believe in snipers?

Hmm.... Somethings fishy... and its not my fish...
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Originally posted by Ilford Rule Ilford Rule wrote:

WTF? If his name is sneaky sniper why doesn't he believe in snipers?

Hmm.... Somethings fishy... and its not my fish...

No, he learned his lesson on snipers a long time ago. There are alot of people with Sniper in their account names because they used to think they were snipers, but then they saw the light...
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[QUOTE=stealthy2]

This isn't a dead horse. Its still an enjoyable descusion. Plus, it only takes up one space on the page, so why would you care anyways?



Actually it is a dead horse. You can't make long range, accurate shots from a concealed position in a paintball game with the available technology.
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