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Old 02-09-2018, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aiming Techniques

I feel like this is topic rarely spoken about so I decided to start a thread about it, maybe learn a thing or two from you seasoned experts ☺

It's hard to explain but when I use my sniper I aim in between the barrels. Try holding a pen out at arms length and looking past it. You see "2" of them, each eye is producing an image (yet to be blended into one by the brain). I use this technique but with the barrel, I line up my target in the center of the images of the "barrels". This works great for my sniper but I have yet to find a way to shoot my phantom accurately...

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Old 02-09-2018, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm left eye dominant so I use right feed open class phantoms and aim down the barrel. I'm currently building a right feed sc phantom so I can aim down the barrel. Muscle memory helps also.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lollipop. I imagine a circle above the barrel and line that up for my shots. Unless it’s my tippman c3 that’s the only marker I own that the sights seem to actually work on haha
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I sight down the barrel of my phantom...I typically lean it over to the left (I'm right hand dominant) just enough to get the feed tube (stock class) or feed neck (open class) out of the way and use the barrel for line of sight aiming, with the obvious "tip-lift" to account for distance.

May not work for everyone, but it works for me.
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use the side outside edge of the marker relative to the barrel tip for longer range shots.

Snapshot range it's all practice. I use both the slide out method and lean out method depending on what I'm using for cover. I aim at my target as if the bunker was invisible. And fire as soon as the barrel tip breaks the bunkers edge. I keep my head up and use both eyes open but focus with the outside eye. Keeps the profile small less of your body is exposed and it's fast. I'm not snapping out then aiming then adjusting. It's all one smooth motion. I head check a lot and watch paint. Incoming paint will tell you a lot about direction distance and if a player is posted on you or not.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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On my Sniper I use the notch in the rail.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just muscle memory for me. I use stock class pistols almost exclusively and in battles it’s just point and shoot. It comes with a ton of practice on each gun but it’s mostly translatable from gun to gun for me on Sheridans. When learning a gun I kind of just think of a circular area of where the shots should go and zero that in as I get used to the gun. Now I don’t think about it at all and shots go where I look for the most part.

For this reason I can’t seem to hit crap with a phantom and all my shots go high. I tried retraining myself and just sucked with both for awhile before abandoning the phantom and going back to my trusty brass.
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I use the side outside edge of the marker relative to the barrel tip for longer range shots.

Snapshot range it's all practice. I use both the slide out method and lean out method depending on what I'm using for cover. I aim at my target as if the bunker was invisible. And fire as soon as the barrel tip breaks the bunkers edge. I keep my head up and use both eyes open but focus with the outside eye. Keeps the profile small less of your body is exposed and it's fast. I'm not snapping out then aiming then adjusting. It's all one smooth motion. I head check a lot and watch paint. Incoming paint will tell you a lot about direction distance and if a player is posted on you or not.
I use both eyes as well, I've looked into those occluded (is this right?) sights to put on my phantom but they are quite pricey in my neck of the woods.

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I'm with Manning most of the time, I tend to be a "snap" shooter and depend mostly on muscle memory and I always do so with both eyes. Sometimes if I am trying for a tight one shot one hit I will turn on my ADCO Mirage Red Dot sight and use it to aim but most of the time I never turn it on. I also focus down range and watch my balls travel down range and adjust as necessary for follow on shots.
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I sight down the barrel of my phantom...I typically lean it over to the left (I'm right hand dominant) just enough to get the feed tube (stock class) or feed neck (open class) out of the way and use the barrel for line of sight aiming, with the obvious "tip-lift" to account for distance.

May not work for everyone, but it works for me.
Essentially this is how I do it but after a while itís actually something compleatly passive. Itís like shooting a longbow or throwing a baseball you just stare at what you want to hit and the ball ends up there. First time i put a smaller barrel on I couldnít get the up and down for the life of me for the first few shots until the mental picture developed.
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