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Old 01-14-2008, 04:04 PM #1
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Question just how good are low powered optical sights

how good is a low powered optical sight? no I am not talking about huge scopes.

P.S does any one know where i can get one that fits the mr1
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:28 PM #2
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personally, I don't think optical sights are all that practical for paintball. If you're looking for an aiming mechanism that'll improve your paintball accuracy I would suggest a ghost ring, fiber optics, or iron sights. One of our members uses an MR1 with fiber optic sights and loves it. He experimented a lot with red-dots, but found fiber optics to be more durable and they don't close out your field of vision like scopes do.

the MR1 has a 7/8th Weaver rail so as long as your attachment is the same you shouldn't have any problems. You can get most sights in Weaver.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:43 PM #3
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get a red dot scope...not a plastic one, a real one. look on ebay. they are pretty nice.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:50 PM #4
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personally, I don't think optical sights are all that practical for paintball. If you're looking for an aiming mechanism that'll improve your paintball accuracy I would suggest a ghost ring, fiber optics, or iron sights. One of our members uses an MR1 with fiber optic sights and loves it. He experimented a lot with red-dots, but found fiber optics to be more durable and they don't close out your field of vision like scopes do.

the MR1 has a 7/8th Weaver rail so as long as your attachment is the same you shouldn't have any problems. You can get most sights in Weaver.
see, I always found aiming to be the best method
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:24 PM #5
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:32 PM #6
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For the most part, red dot sights aren't very effective for paintball. I have one and for casual play it's ok, but in competitive games I find myself shooting more on instinct and walking my shots in. Scopes (with some magnification) might be useful because you can use them to see farther than you normally can. You can use this for recon purposes and to "walk your shots" like I mentioned before.
Also, my red dot wasn't bright enough to be easily seen on fields with a lot of direct sunlight. (Even on the highest setting.) I'm considering purchasing a cheap scope if I get a T9 rifle.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:40 PM #7
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thanks for the input guys! my answer to my question is that it is good for paintball when your picking off an unsuspecting target. special thanks to the glitch for providing info about the mr1 but i've heard that the cocking pin gets in the way
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:24 PM #8
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yah thats what i heard and i strongly dont reccomend shaving the pin down because once all those shaving get down in the bolt it might get the bolt all messed up

Hey thats the first time i have ever seen someone have an A-5 for there avatar
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:39 AM #9
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There is research on Scenario websites that has found that using a scope does improve accuracy...

That being said, many on my team use the scopes more for spotting and recon so they can see what side a player is on as they are coming up the road without giving away thier position...so in a scenario game a powerful scope on your marker can be useful..
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:12 PM #10
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I could see why you would use it to see what side somone is on, NOT!!!!!!! that is just stupid a scope is to sight in on someone not to see what side there on

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Old 01-16-2008, 05:03 PM #11
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I got a red dot for my tippmann 98. Since it's a paintball gun, it isn't going to be completely accurate, obviously. I mostly keep the red dot on my gun now because it looks cool, but if you happen to catch someone walking towards you that doesn't see you it's nice to have a reference point of where the paint should be heading, rather than having to see where the first shot lands. If you're going to get one, don't get a really expensive one.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:13 PM #12
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if you decide you want one, i have a TruGlo Red Dot site. like new condition.

just pm me if you are interested at all.

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Old 01-18-2008, 09:25 PM #13
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dose any body know were i can get an optical sight that wont get the way of my mr1's cocking pin
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:16 AM #14
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I dont think there is any that doesnt get in the way since spyder when they desinged it wrong so that nothing fits it

and teddymo why would you use to spot that is stupid
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:18 PM #15
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i am looking for a 2 times scope that i can see through a mask
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