Post by musicman2786 on Oct 15, 2013 16:19:03 GMT -5
Greetings from Kalamazoo. I'm a brand new player and have a quick question about FPS. I was wondering what a good FPS for Field games would be (minimum FPS that is). Since I'm asking about Field, I figured I should also ask about CQB FPS rates as well. If there is another thread for this, I apologize. Please direct me towards it.
Thank you very much!
Andrew [musicman2786] \AN-droo\: n. Complete noob, awesome composer, complete dork, good cannon fodder.
Since > 350 FPS is the requirement for arms length engagement, and also CQB, that is what people generally keep their gun at or below if they want to be able to switch between the two game environments without readjusting their gun. That being said, with a good hopup and a nice inner barrel you can do fairly well with a 350 FPS gun in the field environment.
I still like to have my gun at the upper end of the 20 foot engagement range (mine typically chronos at 394 FPS), since I like to get every ounce of distance I can get out of my BBs. I have made sure to upgrade my barrel, so that it is a consistent barrel, and I have an R-Hop installed. I typically try to take the long engagements, but I keep it under the limit for permanent semi auto. I don't usually burn through much ammo in a game since I usually only shoot when I know I am within effective range and have the ability to hit my target. I will lay cover at times for people to advance, so this is why I like to have the full auto ability still. I also usually put it on full auto when I move from cover to cover, since running and gunning isn't as accurate. If I'm going to spend an entire game in close, I would switch to a different rifle, but in a normal game that I feel I might be occasionally getting in close I simply carry a pistol.
There are many styles of play and roles so it really depends on what you like to do, as to what FPS you should be going for.
FPS is important to know where you should be trying to keep the gun within, but the most important factors to pay attention to is your airseal, inner barrel consistency, and hopup consistency. The key between everything is consistency. If your gun puts the same hop on every BB and delivers the same pressure propelling every BB, then you are in a position to take very accurate long range shots. You can have a very high FPS and not shoot anywhere near as long of targets, reliably, as the next guy that has made sure to have a very consistent gun.