Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:04 PM
We used a tape measure and chalk to mark out ten foot increments on a straight, flat section of my street. We then wrote the accompanying numbers next to the marks.
This took us only about two to three minutes to do. This method was very simple, and gave us very accurate measurements. It's really basic, but I figured I'd post about it in an attempt to help reduce the amount of inaccuracy pertaining to gun ranges.
Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:08 PM
It was primitive, but simple enough. Simply pull it out 5 feet, then lay it on the ground. Chalk off where each 5' segment ends, pick it up and move it to the chalkmark. Add up each segment as 5' when reporting the range. Get as close to the dart range using 5' increments, then measure the last increment that is less than 5'.
The first time, though, I didn't think of chalk. So I was using random objects to mark the increments. Heheh..
Edited by frost vectron, 12 May 2007 - 10:09 PM.
"I am a leaf on the wind--watch how I soar" - Hoban "Wash" Washburne, Serenity.
Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:12 PM
Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:16 PM
Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:52 PM
"I bluff it. I don't throw my weight around and say I know what I'm doing." ~ Mick Jagger
Posted 13 May 2007 - 12:50 AM
Our driveway is almost 400 feet long, so I have lots to work with. I shoot, then walk the wheel to the estimated point of contact with the ground. Most stronger blasters skip their darts about 5 - 10 feet on hard surfaces like asphalt or concrete so I'll subtract that amount from the total.
For smaller ranges, I use our swimming pool deck, which is a bit over 60 feet long, and conveniently marked out as Carbon said, in 5 foot segments.
None of my blasters shoot over 100-120 feet (SM5k, SM1500), so I generally don't worry too much about ranges. I worry more about working on my rushing than anything else. Well that, and my modded blasters breaking.
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:37 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:54 AM
Later all, Mod out
Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:56 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 03:25 PM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:32 PM
The real issue as I see it isnt the length of the shot. Any idiot can measure that. The inconsistencies come from the verticle position of the gun and the angle. Most people probably fire a gun from about 4-5 feet up in non-testing circumstances. If anything needs to be standardized, firing height and angle are the problems. That said, I commend Mod Man for taking the initiative.
Yes, but the problem is that not everybody is the same height or really cares too much about a foot or two of range added/subtracted because they are tall/short. As for the angle issue, just lay the damn gun on a table or ledge. It's close enough to be considered "level" or "flat".
To measure my ranges, I know that from one end of my drive way to the other is 60', so I just mark out 10' increments after that and measure from there. Or, I do what Piney does with the measuring wheel.
I never really cared too much for range debates. I just use what works and what's fun to use, regardless of what you people say yours can do.
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