I've been digging through mounds of diferent hunting camos my uncle dumped onto me as it no longer fit him and I've come to wonder if mixing it with military/issue camo would be effective after comparing color palettes between US and Russian camos and US hunting camos. I know that on some occasions SEALs and CCTs have been known to wear a variety of hunting camouflages with their kit but it otherwise seems pretty sparse. I'm not one to shoot for impressions and I enjoy mixing all kinds of shit together as long as it works but I've otherwise avoided this altogether - until now.
Have you tinkered with camo mixing? What were your results? Do you think it's a good/bad idea? Why?
I'd just like to stir some discussion on it since it seems like an interesting enough idea.
If you are at a REC game no one would care, but if at any other style be it MILSIM or whatever you will get some looks as hunting camo/ realtree is obviously not milspec. Also, I have been known to assume it to be newbie gear. However, I have seen some homemade ghille suits made with a real tree base layer and it looked pretty darn good. At the end of the day though, if it works for you, by all means rock any camo you want!
It's going to be up to the event host's discretion at any airsoft event regardless of the scenario type (REC or MILSIM). If the hunting camo being used can be easily confused with both tan based and green based camo then it probably won't be allowed. But that depends on the hunting camo and the host and it could vary. There really isn't a definitive answer.
Now if you just want to do it for the hell of it and aren't going to use it at any MIA sanctioned event then do whatever you want. If you plan to bring it to an MIA game, I suggest bringing a full set of camo that's accepted even to a REC game should the event host not allow it.
Some players wear RealTree hunting camo at Action Paintball rec games and I don't recall us ever turning them away because of it. But I also don't recall ever receiving complaints about anyone wearing it for that matter.
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Post by BoredKender on Dec 30, 2014 13:19:23 GMT -5
Something to keep in mind is that hunting camo and military patterns serve different purposes. Hunting camo is designed to blend in to the foreground while staying still. Conversely, military camo's function is to break up your silhouette in the background while you move.
Mixing the two usually ends up with defeating the purpose of each.
Grin over at Airsoft Society explains it better:
"Hunting camouflage (such as RealTree, Mossy Oak, etc. etc.) are what we call "active" or "positive" camouflage. Its purpose is to make you appear to be a part of the foreground. For instance, RealTree makes you look like a part of a tree. This works exceedingly well for hunting animals. It can also work well if you are staying still in a single, at least semi-matching spot in your environment. If you do move, however, you will stand out immensely because you'll look like a walking tree or bush.
Military camouflage (such as both MARPATs, Multicam, etc. etc.) are what we call "passive" or "negative" camouflage. Its purpose is to make you appear to be a part of the background, and not in focus. Its purpose is NOT to make you "invisible", it is to make it more difficult for the human eye to pick out and focus on. It is far more effective whilst moving, because it is designed to look more like the out of focus "blurry" background that they human eye is seeing in its peripherals."
Just curious since most of you know I've been out of the loop for quite a while. Airsoft back 8ish years ago the theory was that airsoft wasn't a firearm and the reason was the wording in the law specified shortly after the rule about diameter that it fired a dangerous projectile. Since airsoft wasn't a dangerous projectile the theory went that it wasn't a firearm under Michigan law.
Since then I've been doing a little reading into this issue now and it seems like they are considered some sort of firearm. Looking around the forum I can't find much info on it, and the threads that are stickies in the legal stuff area of the forum are from back when I was active so they aren't much help shedding light.
So if anyone has some links or more information I'd appreciate it, I'd like to run through what the current legal situation is, or find something that says what changed and why. Just like to keep up with the legal side of any hobby that I'm playing;)
I think that you meant to post in a different thread. Probably the one about the Michigan bill pertaining airsoft.
Everything said above is correct though. Being that hunting camo is designed for a static location, it doesn't work ideally for combat situations, but it looks pretty cool when done correctly (and that's the main part of being operator anyway).
Post by Prophet501 on Jan 14, 2015 18:39:03 GMT -5
Someone posted a picture a few months ago of some high speed SEAL/CAG looking guy with Multicam and hunting camo in Afghanistan (I'm assuming it was Afghanistan). It looked pretty badass but like what has been previously stated, you'd have to check with event host before going with hunting camo.
It's not necessarily on topic but I personally like certain camo patterns mixed. An example is like an M81 shirt and DCU pants worn at the same time, or Knife's kit he posted with the AOR1 plate carrier over Multicam. Obviously some combos won't fly at a milsim, but some patterns go well with each other and look badass at the same time.
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