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I read some of the CS Guides that were posted on this forum, and I decided to share some of my experience with yall :]

Spraying is not always the most efficient method of killing quickly, but sometimes it's the right tool for the job. The problem everyone has with spraying is taming the pesky recoil so that more bullets actually hit the target. To tame recoil you have to pull down your crosshairs after the first 3-4 bullets so that the rest of your clip isn't wasted over the head of your target. The problem people have is not knowing how far to pull down their crosshairs with the AK and Colt.

The Trick
In options, choose the large crosshair, and turn dynamic crosshairs off. The top line of the cross hair will be your guide to how far to pull down when spraying. Start your spray with the middle of the crosshairs on your opponents chest. As the crosshairs expand during your spray, pull down so that the top line (which is now big and visible) covers the body of your enemy. [NOTE: The exact way to place the upper crosshair line will vary depending on your video resolution and how far away your target is...you'll have to experiment with the exact placement, but the larger size of the crosshair should help with sighting it correctly.] This trick works with both the ak and the colt, but the colt's pattern is less volatile and thus spraying is more often correct with the colt and should not be used as often with the ak unless at closer ranges.

Why the trick works
The reason this trick works is because recoil patterns for the main rifles generally follow a consistent height. If you spray a colt or ak clip at a wall without moving your mouse at all, you'll see the bullet pattern go up for the first 4-5 bullets and then move side to side at around the same height. The side to side pattern is randomized by the game (which is why recoil is never fully controlled). You'll never know when you start your spray which side to side recoil pattern the game will give your gun at that time. But all the different recoil patterns have roughly the same height. So use the top line of your crosshairs to put your spray of bullets in the correct vertical position to hit your target and your percentage of hits will increase on your sprays.

Comments and discussion are ALWAYS appreciated. =)
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I never Spray. It just feels noobish.
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post #3 of 23
UMP is by far the best gun to spray with.
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post #4 of 23
I just aim at the head and do burst fires (with the ak & m4)

Unless they're in my face I just spray...
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Originally Posted by Mebby View Post
UMP is by far the best gun to spray with.
-And also the worst auto weapon.
Is this for CS or CSS since in CS the weapons are made of rubber and shots wherever it wants... The Specialist mod for CS1.6 have the best aim system of them all. the gun hits at around 95% where you aim and the recoil is sent to the mouse aim instead if the gun like in the CS games. so if you aim at it you'll hit instead of aiming at it and the bullet hits your feet. same for snipers that are out zoomed they hit if your aim is correct.
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Problem with using a large crosshair is that it makes aiming for long distances nearly impossible.

I use cl_crosshairscale 1900, this keeps the cross hair small enough when standing still, or crouched to tell me exactly where my first bullet or 2 are going, so i can pick off heads at a distance. It also allows for just enough cross hair spread so that i can tell when my accuracy is bottomed out, while not spreading to far apart to make aiming impossible at long distances.
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post #7 of 23
I never spray with the ak, only with the colt cause i dont like using it lol.

with the ak, I do 2 shot bursts at the upper chest. BOOM HEADSHOT!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
-And also the worst auto weapon.
Is this for CS or CSS since in CS the weapons are made of rubber and shots wherever it wants... The Specialist mod for CS1.6 have the best aim system of them all. the gun hits at around 95% where you aim and the recoil is sent to the mouse aim instead if the gun like in the CS games. so if you aim at it you'll hit instead of aiming at it and the bullet hits your feet. same for snipers that are out zoomed they hit if your aim is correct.
It's actually just the worst gun in the game.

M4 is easiest to pray with.
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UMP is by far the best gun to spray with.
Actually p90 would be better than the UMP , because it's faster, bigger magazine.

But the thing is that every each of us has different pros and cons, and likes different weapons. Some people prefer AK's over Colts and vice-versa
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-And also the worst auto weapon.:mad
I can't decide if the UMP or Mac10 is the worst. The Mac10 is like the TMP to me, but it feels so much more inaccurate. And the UMP shoots so slow and seems to have bullets made of marshmallows.
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