I'm a medic by trade, but sniping is my second love. I'm wondering about the seemingly complete uselessnes of the Mauser without using the scope. As an example... I was playing Marketgarden. I'm standing at the top of the sewers, inside the little building. I had just come up the stairs and had not yet set the scope. An axis Lt runs into the area to my right and kneels down looking out tword the street. He doesn't see me. He's less then three feet away with his side/back to me. I don't use the scope, just set the cross hairs right on his head and fire. A little blood squib, but he doesn't go down or look in my direction, so I fire again...still he doesn't go down. Now I'm pissed and draw the scope. His whole head fills the scope and this time he drops like a stone. How can he servive two point blank headshots from the Mauser???? If he was a hundred yards away I could have droped him on the first shot...what gives? To be honest, I can only recall killing one, maybe two people using it without the scope. In close combat it's usually draw the pistol or die.
In the interest of realism, if an un-scoped Mauser was this ineffective in combat, the Germans would never have made it through France.....well, maybe France, but no further! :lol: :lol:
Am I doing something wrong, are there any tips, or is that just the way it is?
well the only advice i can give you is this 1. Make sure your mouse is calibrated 2. Make sure that the server isnt running headshot mod for mausers 3. Lastly use the scope to begin with hips shots dont do the damage scope shots do :rock: and Dont forget to :lookaround: for other baddies and if all else fails have a:beer:
Well, there really isnt any advice any can give. The Mauser has no accuracy without the scope. I've stood point blank in front of the enemy, and fired 10 shots with them standing still to test this out. You cant hit the far side of a barn with mauser without scope. Dont even try. They do have mods though which fix this. Bani mod and Boogieman mod fix it where u have just as much accuracy as with scope. Of course, Boogieman mod introduces the paratrooper rifle, which is an automatic fire gun like an MP40, with a scope, so why bother using a sniper then??? :dance:
Thanks for the replies guys. I actually was able to kill two guys without the scope today! Granted, they had both already taken damage, but it was the old run around in circles shooting at each other routine and I guess I just got lucky and got one guy with the first shot and another took two shots. I was pleased!:)
Originally posted by Sneaky sniper 3. Lastly use the scope to begin with hips shots dont do the damage
Interesting Sneaky Sniper. Are you saying that the actual hit damage is lower without the scope or is it just the inacuracy(sp). It would seem so from my first example, but that seems very strange. It would make an interesting experiment, but I have no one to try it with.
damage is lower without scope the scope will take a player from full to 48 on body shots while a hip shot is only around 20 to 30 damage(rounded figures from bein hit like this)
check here for RTCW weepon damage
Good link, Thanks. It certainly demonstrates the lack of acuracy without the scope, but it didn't m,ention reduced damage values. Still, I guess the rule of thumb is... if you can't use the scope, draw the pistol.