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NewtonLincolnEinsteinLuther 26 jan 2014 om 11:10vm
Sniper rifle accuracy
Recently I started getting the hang of using the sniper rifle class, but I noticed something odd.

When I have the crosshairs on a long distance target and shoot, I end up very rarely actually doing damage or killing my target, even with what would be headshots. At the same time, I can use a regular rifle -- and sometimes even a pistol -- and get kills at the same distance with perfect accuracy (as far as I can tell).

Does anyone know why the sniper rifle seems to miss for no apparent reason?

I should also add that I don't seem get hit markers very often on what should/would be a hit with the sniper.
Laatst bewerkt door NewtonLincolnEinsteinLuther; 26 jan 2014 om 11:12vm
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Jon Syrus 26 jan 2014 om 12:56nm 
I also notice that the sniper will occasinally shoot 'air' instead of bullets. Even when the cross hairs are right on the chest of a standing and staionary target.
Collom 26 jan 2014 om 12:59nm 
could be lag of some kind..
Collom 26 jan 2014 om 1:00nm 
:D
VerdunGame  [ontwikkelaar] 26 jan 2014 om 1:11nm 
Interesting, lag has nothing to do with this as you describe it. It might have just been inaccuracy from sniper scope crosshair (another feedback came in that the lines are too thick). Hitting somebody in the head is lethal always so that cannot be it.
Collom 26 jan 2014 om 2:10nm 
I was able to hit stuff - And to me it worked fine.
Had to adjust for own movements - ..Works fine for me.

And I really like the way you sink into the sandbags - and that I cannot lay in same position all the time. Because I sink into the mud.
Cc 27 jan 2014 om 6:29vm 
Same deal for me. I have tried to use sniper class a few times but it seems a lot harder than just using a normal rifle. many times hits do not register. still i really like how the scope looks, seems a refreshing change the way it has been done.
FRÓÐØ Swaggins 2 feb 2014 om 12:11nm 
I also have this problem. Seems long distance shot will not register, vs a rifle shot where I can see a spec and he dies instantly. I would like to say it is because the rifle doesnt shake as much.
Jon Syrus 2 feb 2014 om 12:33nm 
I have always held the belief that the Lebel without the scope is best for sniping. The actual sniper rifle just doesn't cut it.
Sigma957 4 feb 2014 om 1:31vm 
Bullet drop. Aim higher.
Carbohydrates 4 feb 2014 om 1:34vm 
To all my knowledge (which is a lot for someone who played this for half a year) there is no bullet drop in this game. It's probably that the crosshair is slightly off or the hands wobbling too much when not holding breath.
Khârn 4 feb 2014 om 9:10vm 
Origineel geplaatst door Sigma957:
Bullet drop. Aim higher.
There is no bullet drop, nor is there time until the round hits the target. A target could be sprinting on the opposite side of the map, you put the sights directly on the target and pull the trigger.

To be fair, the greatest distance you're shooting at on some of these maps is probably only around 200 meters, but let's measure both 200 and 300 meters, for the sake of science.

According to prvipartizan.com's ballistics chart, the 8mm Mauser round has a velocity of roughly 665-710 meters per second (depending on powder load) while the 8x50R round (Lebel and Berthier) has a velocity of 700 m/s.

Looking at http://ballisticscalculator.winchester.com/ (which only has info on the 8mm Mauser, unfortunately) a Mauser round, sighted to 100 yards, with no cross winds, will hit a target 200 yards away 7.5 inches below target ("bullseye"). Meanwhile, hitting a target at 300 yards, while sighted for 100 yards, hits 28.5 inches below target.

That said, the travel time of a 8mm round to a target 300 meters away is less than half a second. The bullet drop is ~2 feet, which will still hit a target whose chest was the center target in the hip or thigh, which would still maim a soldier enough to take him out of the fight.
Laatst bewerkt door Khârn; 4 feb 2014 om 9:14vm
Jon Syrus 4 feb 2014 om 10:49vm 
Science is so COOL!
-EL ARAGONÉS- 4 feb 2014 om 11:48vm 
hay caida de bala??
NewtonLincolnEinsteinLuther 4 feb 2014 om 2:10nm 
So even in real life, I should still hit my targets! :P
-EL ARAGONÉS- 5 feb 2014 om 2:37vm 
hahahaha, but in battlefield 3 there are ``fall of bullet´´ (caida de bala) and i kill someone ;)
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