Thread: Red Dot Sights?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #53 (permalink)
GoatBoy
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Originally Posted by Spider! View Post
I admit that most other setups I've tried have not been worth the bulk of the sight, and that's why mine bounced from marker to marker for a while. It was actually useful on a thundercat with a 9oz bottle, but it was not comfortable to use. A thundercat with a small vert bottle...I would probably buy another sight for that setup. They are small and wiggly.
I'm curious -- why was it not comfortable to use?

I think it's useful when you have a reaction to something (or "preference" as people around here call it), *why* you have that reaction. I'm curious if you remember where the actual discomfort was.


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Originally Posted by uv_halo View Post
I invite a video of someone claiming to be 'accurate' without sites to demonstrate hitting paper plate sized at various distances- with single shots from a paintball gun without First Strikes. The distances wouldn't even need to be terribly great- for example, at 100ft, 95% of paintballs shot would fill a circle 28" wide.
In-game is where it matters.

I've made no claims as to having better accuracy than paint ballistics will allow. I can claim to having my gun pointed in the right direction, quickly and accurately, without a sight.


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Originally Posted by uv_halo View Post
A sight is designed to provide a consistant and repeatable point of aim. Trying to sight to the same exact point on the end of a barrel, with no visual cues is like trying to find the same point on an unmarked cue ball. Trying to sight along the body of the gun may help a little if there are points along the body that are parallel to the axis of the bore, and are cut/shaped in such a way to allow for a repeatable point of aim.
I think this is where the symbolism of what's going on is lost. You don't literally have to "sight down something" to know where a gun is pointing if you are familiar with it.

If you securely set a gun down on a table and remotely fire it a bunch of times and watch where the paint lands, do you need to go back and sight down the barrel to predict where the next one goes? No. You can visually confirm that the gun didn't move. That the target didn't move, and the table you set it on didn't move. All relatives in a frame of reference.

I started out sighting down the barrel on my guns because that's the natural thing to do. But eventually you start learning that if the barrel/gun is in this particular position in your FOV, then the paint takes a particular trajectory without literally looking down the barrel.

It becomes symbolic, pattern recognition.

When you read this post, did you read every letter and sound out each one until a word formed? Or with enough practice, do you know what the word is by looking at it without sounding each letter out?
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