New Year – New Items – New Tactics

Hello Airsofters! Did you have a good holiday season? Well here at Airsoft Action Field we came across some New AEG’s to add to the rental program. Yes that’s right, we added a LMG to the mix. The A&K M249. This LMG holds a 2500 rounds electric drum mag.

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Along with the heavy duty exterior for extra realism, it also has a built in bipod. So try before you buy at Airsoft Action Field. Just a recap, we also have the full metal M4 and the UAR for rent as well. We will be adding the DMR, sniper rifle and specialized weapon category to the rental program so stay tuned for rental updates.

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Now on to the field update. Sadly after many months, the prospective indoor / out door field was shot down by the owner of the property. Moving forward we are back to the drawing board. For now AAF will focus its attention towards providing AEG’s and accessories until we get a new lead on a prospective field.

In other news, we played at the Laurel field this last Saturday. With about 25 airsofters we had a blast. With some new faces in the mix, we grew the airsoft community just a little bit more and that’s good for everyone. Thanks Josh!

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Speaking of new faces, we also had a few new gun types on the field that changed the dynamics of the game. Some players had snipers rifles, witch help to off set the fps limit as well as the range bubble.

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The diversity of range and fps makes it possible to some players to be eliminated while keeping your distance. This is called out ranging your opponent and in Delaware’s airsoft fields this is a great advantage because most field are flat terrain. In most cases you can see your opponent long before your gun can reach them. Also if every one is chronos  around the same 400FPS than everyone is in the same hitting radius.

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So now we are going to tell you how to how to give yourself more range and increase your radius. Step one, change your ammo. Your ammo plays a big part in your range. .2o go the farthest, .25 go almost as far and anything after that your just dropping feet unless your gun is shooting hot ( around 500+ fps ). “But what about accuracy?” What about it, most AEG hit within a 10 inch spread and if its really windy .25 or .28 would have been blown off track anyway. On the other hand, if your shooting full auto then you have more rounds in the air anyways and at that point you can just adjust as you fire to the left or right. If you ever start lobbing your shots, then that just proves the point that you are out of range.

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Step 2, Change your tactics. While most guns determine the style of player you are, you can change your tactics to get a jump on your opponents no matter what gun you have. ( Except bolt action rifles ). It is said that you can take a long gun  indoors but you cant take a short gun outdoors. This statement is mostly true (95%) If you try to go toe to toe with a mp5 VS PSG-1 you will be taking hits long before you are in rage to return fire. So how do I use that 5% to win? The answer is Ambush or true team work. The Ambush allows you to even the playing field as well as getting the upper hand on your opponent. The draw back is that it is time consuming and also will not help you complete the game objective.

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Setting up for an ambush

 

True team work take a group and requires them to use fire fight tactics. Have you ever heard of ” talking guns? ” Talking guns is a tactic used by the U.S. Military to fight uphill or to take down a single objective. This is how you use the “TG” 2 LMG ( for airsoft, 2 automatic firing AEGs ) and 1 or more rifle men are needed. Step 1) 1 of the LMG fires a long burst of about 20-30 rounds, once LMG 1 is done firing LMG 2 fires a long burst 20-30 then the process repeats. This gives the rifle man cover fire until he can get within range of the target. Simple and easy to use. It also keeps your opponents heads down and unable to return fire. The draw back is that this tactic takes training, communication and above all cooperation. It also only works on a single target.

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giving cover fire while the rifle man moves

 

So next time you play airsoft consider team work or a DMR, or a sniper rifle. This will keep you at an advantage over your opponent’s. In any case AAF carries everything (or we can get it for you).

Check in every week on Wednesday or Thursday for fresh Airsoft Action Field.com posts and drop any questions or comments at the bottom of the post. Thanks for reading Airsofters, See you on the field.

Raffle Update. We are up to 51 in the raffle. Spread the word so we can give this gun away. If you want a chance win the Free Lancer Tactical AK-47 just fill out the contact info. once we hit 150 entries we’ll give it away to one lucky player.

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