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can anyone long range snipe in bf3? the bullets takes to long to get to the person, its just weird. Not complaining, just wondering, is it a bug, or is it for real?
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Ha yeah ranged sniping is pretty difficult. Longest headshot I placed was at 500+m and that was pure luck.

I think it's a balance technique, since now snipers can prone and pretty much be out of sight minus the occassional glint from the scope.
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It is real, just takes some getting used too. They kind nerfed the sniper compared to bf2 by adding the moving scope/ high bullet lag on most guns.
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have only started learning to snipe today. pretty difficult really. managed to get 17 headshots with the bolt action though tongue.gif
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pretty sure its meant to be that way.
i had trouble in the beginning with it as well. gotten use to it though. keep practicing
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Originally Posted by james8 View Post

have only started learning to snipe today. pretty difficult really. managed to get 17 headshots with the bolt action though tongue.gif

Sniping will get easier once you hit 60 kills and unlock the sliding bolt mechanism, so you can chamber your next round while still zoomed in.
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Uhm yeah you can snipe from way far away. It is almost broken.

For some reason all the super high level 50 star colonels like to sit on top of antenna tower in Caspian Border. I've been sniped leaving base before all the way from there.
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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post

can anyone long range snipe in bf3? the bullets takes to long to get to the person, its just weird. Not complaining, just wondering, is it a bug, or is it for real?

you must of played alot of COD, you see BF3 has realist bullet's and real bullets take a few seconds if your trying to shoot someone a mile away you see. And also just lead your shots and aim high and you should get headshots every time.
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Ha yeah ranged sniping is pretty difficult. Longest headshot I placed was at 500+m and that was pure luck.
I think it's a balance technique, since now snipers can prone and pretty much be out of sight minus the occassional glint from the scope.

nothing really yo do with ballencing, its realistic. Real bullets don't instanly hit their target, and hit exactly where you shoot. Wind, rifling, and gravity effect them.
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post #9 of 49
Been this way forever in the BF series. Even the terrible console games. Well... I don't really know if BF heroes has it, but no one talks about that. *flashes a weapon and winks*


And no, its not a bug and its really not that hard.
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youtube battlefield 3 snipe so hard wink.gif
 
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