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How To Shoot Your Paintball Gun More Accurately

Accuracy is very important when you are shooting your paintball gun, because it makes it easier to hit your target, and also prevents you from wasting paintballs. A lot of less experienced paintballers tend to shoot randomly in the direction of their target; hoping one of their paintball eventually hits the target. This technique works at times, but isn’t really effective, which is why we have decided to give them a few tips on how to shoot their paintball guns accurately.

One of the ways to improve your accuracy is by buying a rifled paintball barrel, rifled barrels in paintball are just like the barrels in real guns, they have small grooves in them that run the entire length of the barrel, and help to guide the paintballs more accurately, by preventing them from spinning, and reducing the friction, which in turn boosts the speed of the paintball, and gives you a more accurate shot. The longer the barrel of the paintball gun, the more accurate it is, but don’t use a barrel that is over 22 inches long, because it creates too much drag, and diminishes the speed and accuracy of the paintball.


Another way to improve your accuracy is by practicing. Like every other thing in life, the more you practice, the better you become. You should make a target at home that you can practice your accuracy on, doing this on a regular basis helps you become a better marksman, which will make it easier for you to hit your targets during the game. You should also practice shooting in different positions, like shooting on your knees, lying down, and shooting while moving.

Your accuracy can also be improved by buying a bipod or a vertical grip, you will have to shoot lying down with the bipod, but you will get the most stability with it, because your gun will be set on a flat surface, which prevents it from shaking, giving you more accuracy. The bipods are best used with sniper rifles.

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The Vertical Grip also provides a lot of stability, and can be used to fire accurately from long distances with your gun against your shoulder, and shorter distances when you fire from the waist level. Do not forget, that tactical gloves, that you wear while you play paintball also effect accuracy, so make sure that your gloves are comfortable and do not block your finger moves.

Buying a short range scope or red dot sight also provide you with a lot of accuracy, the scope is a great accessory to the bipod, because it gives you more accuracy than the bipod by itself, especially if you are using a sniper rifle. The red dot sight is great in close to medium combat situations.

How A Start-Up Is Helping Towns Market Their Real Estate

How A Start-Up Is Helping Towns Market Their Real Estate August 18, 2014

Two Harvard University Public Policy graduates are trying to help do something they haven’t been able to do well in the past, which is marketing and managing their real estate portfolios. They created a start-up company called OpportunitySpace, which allows the local governments to put publicly owned real estate in an online database that is open to the public.

These properties are not only listed in the database, other specific information about these properties, such as their value, square footage, and taxes owned, are linked to their addresses.

The start-up, according to its developers Alexander Kapur, and Cristina Garmendia, was a result of their master’s thesis, and has a threefold mission. They feel that having a public database to list real estate holdings, gives a government better leverage in an area where they didn’t have much leverage. The database also helps developers, because it gives them an easier way to find out information about properties they are interested in, while providing transparency for people interested in finding out about what goes on with public land and publicly owned buildings.


In an area that is limited only to those who have some expertise in investing in and developing real estate, this start-up uses technology to open the doors for less experienced people to get into real estate investing, and create more competition in the market, which will generate better results.

OpportunitySpace is still not fully functional, because some features are still being worked on, but a pilot program with four municipalities in the state of Rhode Island was just completed. All 1,363 publicly owned real estate, including recreational areas and parks have been listed in the public database, and city mayor Angel Taveras is hoping the site will be accessible from smartphones, which will make it accessible to more people.

People who are interested in a property that is listed in the public database can sign up to receive alerts if the property goes up for sale, or is sold, so they can either make plans to buy the property, or look for other public property to buy.

Municipalities that plan to use OpportunitySpace won’t have to pay a lot of money to use their public database, but they will be charged a manageable subscription fee for using it. The developers of this new start-up intend to make most of their money by selling the more sophisticated levels of data to the privately owned companies.