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...from 1st gen MX518 and more recently, a G400 which jitters so bad I'm taking BestBuy up on their 30 day return.

The MX518 was, for me, perfection. There are a great many things I like about the G400, but not enough to overcome the jitter issues. Is there anything to be aware of about the R.A.T. 7? It looks to be whatever you want it. Based on handling it in the store, I have a concern that the sideways thumb scroller is a little too hard to turn but seeing the rest of the design in person, I've probably just missed which hidden knob adjusts it.

Thoughts?

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try the g500. thats what I moved to from the mx518. try it with 0 weight added.
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Go with the R.A.T. 7 if like driving. You'll have to make a trip back to the store to return it.
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Go with the R.A.T. 7 if like driving. You'll have to make a trip back to the store to return it.


OP: Any particular reason you don't want to buy another MX518? They still sell them new.
    
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xD3aDPooLx: Tried it at the store, didn't like the way it felt.

ComradeNF/PiERiT: Strange. I've heard very good things about it, and I loved it when they took it out of the box so I could play with it. I didn't go with another MX518 because I want to try something new. I've been using this exact mouse for a very, very long time.
    
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ComradeNF/PiERiT: Strange. I've heard very good things about it, and I loved it when they took it out of the box so I could play with it.
Oh I have no opinion on the RAT; I've never tried it. I just found his joke funny.

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I didn't go with another MX518 because I want to try something new. I've been using this exact mouse for a very, very long time.
Ah.
    
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I thought the same at first until I kept playing with it for a few days.
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xD3aDPooLx: Tried it at the store, didn't like the way it felt.

ComradeNF/PiERiT: Strange. I've heard very good things about it, and I loved it when they took it out of the box so I could play with it. I didn't go with another MX518 because I want to try something new. I've been using this exact mouse for a very, very long time.
I bought a R.A.T. 7 in November and tried it out for 2 weeks and I still didn't get used to the shape. Also, my k/d dropped significantly on MW2. Just to test it, I did a test with one of those logitech wireless notebook mice that are like tiny and I got a better k/d in most games.

The mouse is also extremely uncomfortable. I tried adjusting the weights and the positions but still it was very uncomfortable.

I returned it and bought a R.A.T 9 a while ago. I had the exact same problems with it.
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I bought a R.A.T. 7 in November and tried it out for 2 weeks and I still didn't get used to the shape. Also, my k/d dropped significantly on MW2. Just to test it, I did a test with one of those logitech wireless notebook mice that are like tiny and I got a better k/d in most games.

The mouse is also extremely uncomfortable. I tried adjusting the weights and the positions but still it was very uncomfortable.

I returned it and bought a R.A.T 9 a while ago. I had the exact same problems with it.
however i use a rat 7 and its comfortable...and i absolutely maul people in FPS games compared to my old logitech wireless mouse my highest score to date was 35/5 k/d im BF:bc2
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I bought a R.A.T. 7 in November and tried it out for 2 weeks and I still didn't get used to the shape. Also, my k/d dropped significantly on MW2. Just to test it, I did a test with one of those logitech wireless notebook mice that are like tiny and I got a better k/d in most games.

The mouse is also extremely uncomfortable. I tried adjusting the weights and the positions but still it was very uncomfortable.

I returned it and bought a R.A.T 9 a while ago. I had the exact same problems with it.
Lol mice and keyboards shouldn't have any affect on your skills, just sayin.

I love my R.A.T. 7, I have two I love it so much.

I see you love to bash the R.A.T. in EVERY thread. Maybe the R.A.T. isn't for you... Personally I hated a G500
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