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IamCourtney

GUN & AMMO THREAD

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IamCourtney

I like guns. You like guns. There doesn't seem to be a thread dedicated to them specifically though, which seems odd to me. So, what are you slingnin' out there? Which weapons are working for you, which do you wish you could sell back? Is the Varmint still king of PvP? Springfield or Bolt Action? Is the Litchfield really crap? What about the humble bow and melee options? Let's pretend they count as guns. And so on...

 

 

 

 

 

How do people feel about the Cattleman? I've ended up slowly getting sunk in deep with them... intended to keep them basic as placeholders but I just keep putting off buying something different and upgrading them instead. At first it was "Nice, I finally have a second holster, might as well put something in it for now and the Cattleman is only $50..." then it became "Well, there's other stuff I wanna buy first, so I'll just spend a little money boosting these, just to hold me over..." and after a few repetitions, I'm now the owner of a fully upgraded pair of Cattleboys. They get the job done to my satisfaction but I don't really have much frame of reference, they're the only sidearms I own aside from the High Roller. How much better could I have things with a set of Schofields or a Mauser duet? How much benefit could I get from the cost of buying and upgrading something else?

 

 

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wehweh01

I used my upgraded Cattlemans until rank 45 and switched to dual Schofields. I own every gun except the Rolling Block Rifle. Currently, enjoying sniping enemies with my Carano from far away and hip firing when they're close. I love all the guns.

 

Now I just want to get full weapon affinity with all my precious guns. I implore you all to do the same.

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Talisman_83

Bolt Action with express is my go-to.

Varmint solely for small game now, due to the advent of Slow and Steady.

Dual sawn offs with slugs.

I'd love to use my Rolling Block more but I rarely find myself in a position to use it, plus if I do, it's not a one-shot kill even with damage cards enabled.

(come on R*, it's a sniper. Give it some love. Make it viable)

Also own a Lancaster but have always favoured the BA, maybe I ought to use it more in PVP.

Own a pair of Volcanics and a pump action but never use them now.

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wehweh01

Btw, how you guys feel about bullet capacity? It could be something R* extends since we had more bullets in story mode. Would you like story modes version or maybe GTAO style with 9999 rounds?

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IamCourtney

I've never liked the ridiculously massive carry capacities we have in GTAO, so I do like the relatively low capacity in RDO, though with 350+ rounds per gun category once you add up the different bullet types, it really isn't very limited. It's enough that you don't feel like you need to be counting every single shot but limited enough to make extended battles interesting, I wouldn't mind if it were a little lower tbh.

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wehweh01
17 minutes ago, IamCourtney said:

I've never liked the ridiculously massive carry capacities we have in GTAO, so I do like the relatively low capacity in RDO, though with 350+ rounds per gun category once you add up the different bullet types, it really isn't very limited. It's enough that you don't feel like you need to be counting every single shot but limited enough to make extended battles interesting, I wouldn't mind if it were a little lower tbh.

Ya I think I'll be comfortable soon as they allow us to spawn at our camps. I'd like to see capacity increases for pistols though. You can only carry 50 in RDO but story capacity is 100. Personally, I'd be comfortable with 200.

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Ektope

Slow and Steady III

 

Sidearm Left: Mauser Pistol (Express, High Velocity)

Sidearm Right: Mauser Pistol (Express, High Velocity, Express Explosive)

Long-Arm: Semi-Auto Shotgun (Regular)

Long-Arm Backup: Lancaster Repeater (High Velocity, Express, Split Point, Express Explosive)

 

Slippery III

 

Sidearm Left: Mauser Pistol (Express Explosive) / Sawed-Off Shotgun (Regular)

Sidearm Right: Schofield Revolver (Express Explosive) / Sawed-Off Shotgun (Regular)

Long-Arm: Semi-Auto Shotgun (Regular) / Bow (Dynamite, Fire)

Long-Arm Backup: Varmint Rifle / Lancaster Repeater (High Velocity, Express, Split Point, Express Explosive)

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rusbeckia

Just yesterday I bought two mausers and like em so far very much. Having 20 bullets without reloading is satisfying. (Yea I know semi-auto is faster. Will get them too maybe) 

before them I always carried 1 schofield and 1 sawn off. 

 

Hunting/freeroam setup:

Springfield(High velocity for long range defense situations and express/explosive when your opponent gets nearer, normal ammo for hunting) / Lancaster if someone really bugs me and I feel like I need to fire more shots in the same time (express/explosive/high velocity) 

 

varmint for hunting obviously. The only time I use it for pvp is when someone shoots at me while I‘m skinning birds and haven‘t got time to change weapon. 

 

PVP shortrange:

Dual Mausers (Express)

Lancaster (Express)

Pump action (doesnt really matter which ammo) / Springfield (Explosive) 

 

PVP midrange:

Lancaster (High velocity/express/explosive) / springfield (rxpress/explosive) 

Bow (dynamit arrow) / Springfield (express) 

 

PVP longrange:

Springfield (high velocity/explosive) / Rolling Block (express, which are 1-shot on most players from afar btw) 

Bow (Dynamite arrow)

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ALifeOfMisery

Nice thread @IamCourtney, hopefully it gets pinned.

 

My setup is currently:

 

PvP

 

x2 sawed off shotguns

Lancaster repeater w/ Express ammo

Springfield rifle w/ Express ammo

 

Hunting

 

Varmint rifle

Bolt Action rifle/Rolling Block rifle

 

I'm hoping LeMat revolvers get added into the game at some point, if/when that happens I'll swap out my sawed offs.

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rusbeckia
4 hours ago, ALifeOfMisery said:

Nice thread @IamCourtney, hopefully it gets pinned.

 

My setup is currently:

 

PvP

 

x2 sawed off shotguns

Lancaster repeater w/ Express ammo

Springfield rifle w/ Express ammo

 

Hunting

 

Varmint rifle

Bolt Action rifle/Rolling Block rifle

 

I'm hoping LeMat revolvers get added into the game at some point, if/when that happens I'll swap out my sawed offs.

Have you also encountered the bug that some animals just disappear right after you takeyour shot with the rolling block? (Because they are out of the radar?) 

 

reported it as a bug and a sales representative told me all animal spawns will be fixed soon... 

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ALifeOfMisery
1 minute ago, rusbeckia said:

Have you also encountered the bug that some animals just disappear right after you takeyour shot with the rolling block? (Because they are out of the radar?) 

 

reported it as a bug and a sales representative told me all animal spawns will be fixed soon... 

Yes I have, so I don't hunt from anywhere near max range anymore, I could probably use the scope on the Bolt Action if I'm honest.

 

I also reported this to R*, I got particularly p*ssed off after two 3* Whitetail Bucks disappeared on me following perfectly lined up headshots, received a similar answer to you, that animal despawns were a known bug that's being looked into.

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Dr.Rosenthal

I’ve been using Schofield as 1st secondary (black with gold engravings), and Sawed-off as off-hand (same style), but recently swapped the Sawed-off to my pimped-out Cattleman (nickel with nickel engravings and pearl grip). I never use the off-hand or dual-wield, but the white Cattleman looks cool and feels appropriate.

 

For missions, I equip Lancaster Repeater as 1st primary and Pump Action shotgun as off-hand.

 

For hunting, it’s Bolt-action rifle as 1st primary and Varmint for off-hand.

 

PvP: Varmint firstly and mostly, but depending on opponents cards I’m using any of the above really.

 

Carcano for sniping. I want to get a pistol but not entirely convinced by either one of them. I want to use the bow more often!

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rusbeckia
29 minutes ago, Dr.Rosenthal said:

I want to use the bow more often!

me too. I don't get why we can't craft improved arrows in Online. Bow is underpowered compared to the weapons. a bit more range and damage would be great!

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hotrats773

Two Turntables and a Microphone... /Beck

 

Seriously:

Dual Schofields, Springfield, Lancaster are all my best friends atm.

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Ektope
15 hours ago, rusbeckia said:

me too. I don't get why we can't craft improved arrows in Online. Bow is underpowered compared to the weapons. a bit more range and damage would be great!

Apparently, it's one shot headshot against Slow and Steady III. That's not underpowered.

 

Fire arrow is an instant kill, anywhere on the body. Even on the foot.

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rusbeckia
3 hours ago, Ektope said:

Apparently, it's one shot headshot against Slow and Steady III. That's not underpowered.

 

Fire arrow is an instant kill, anywhere on the body. Even on the foot.

Regular arrow is one shot on Slow And Steady? That‘s nice.. however it is difficult to get that close to someone who has Dead Eye activated.

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wehweh01
On 2/10/2019 at 2:25 AM, rusbeckia said:

Regular arrow is one shot on Slow And Steady? That‘s nice.. however it is difficult to get that close to someone who has Dead Eye activated.

Hoping R* releases a way to quickly change from one loadout to the next. I can see where Paint It Black could help in this situation. 

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clinical oppression

Is it worth buying a rolling Blick for sniping considering  that the bolt action and springfield have scopes as well? 

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Ektope
1 hour ago, clinical oppression said:

Is it worth buying a rolling Blick for sniping considering  that the bolt action and springfield have scopes as well? 

Rolling block has a long scope. It views much more further than springfield and bolt action. It's worth it IMO. You can use it as explosive sniper.

 

It has biggest one shot on bodyshot potential. But it's not great for mid range combat. Only very far range. You could even *collect* it for later use. For some reason, I prefer to use rolling block with express over the carcano. I just haven't found the situation to use carcano properly like in single player as arthur morgan.

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RedDeadNedKelly

PvE & PvP

Dual Volcanic Pistols (express, explosive)

Litchfield Repeater (express, explosive)

Repeating Shotgun (explosive slugs, slugs)

 

Hunting

Bolt Action med scope/ Rolling Block long scope.(split, high velocity)

Varmint Rifle.

 

Spares

Dual Schofield Revolver

Lancaster Repeater

Pump Action Shotgun

 

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clinical oppression

^^ Thanks for the response Ektope .....you sold me .

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Shluffee

Semi-Auto w/Express + Sawed-Off.

Lancaster w/Express + Varmint.

 

 

Still waiting for R* to add Clint Eastwood’s Colt 1851 Navy (one-shot kill when wearing a poncho)  😁

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Ghoffman9

I never dual wield cause I hate the dramatic drop in accuracy, so I wield one side arm at a time. I use a Schofield Revolver for medium range and a Sawed Off Shotgun for close range. I also run with a Bolt Action rifle for long range and the Litchfield Repeater for medium to long range.

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Chrismads
On 2/13/2019 at 5:16 AM, Ghoffman9 said:

I never dual wield cause I hate the dramatic drop in accuracy, so I wield one side arm at a time. I use a Schofield Revolver for medium range and a Sawed Off Shotgun for close range. I also run with a Bolt Action rifle for long range and the Litchfield Repeater for medium to long range.

I felt the same way at first.. but then I tried dual wielding with dead eye. 

I think my k/d must have doubled since then. 

But I spend alot of time picking indian tobaco now.

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Ektope
17 minutes ago, Chrismads said:

I felt the same way at first.. but then I tried dual wielding with dead eye. 

I think my k/d must have doubled since then. 

But I spend alot of time picking indian tobaco now.

What I like about playing without tonics is learning how to become really tough, even without dead eye bar.

 

I noticed a correlation in people who use a lot of tonics and how often they go out of cover, leading to very easy kills.

 

I don't know how bored I'll get, if I had to collect 'em every day.

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Chrismads
5 minutes ago, Ektope said:

What I like about playing without tonics is learning how to become really tough, even without dead eye bar.

 

I noticed a correlation in people who use a lot of tonics and how often they go out of cover, leading to very easy kills.

I do not always use tonics. But I only dual wield when I got dead eye. And dual wield is imo king of medium range combat. So someone needs killing at medium range i'll drink that snake oil if i got no dead eye.

Like when you respawn. Even you Ektope must've respawned one time or another

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Ektope
1 minute ago, Chrismads said:

I do not always use tonics. But I only dual wield when I got dead eye. And dual wield is imo king of medium range combat. So someone needs killing at medium range i'll drink that snake oil if i got no dead eye.

Like when you respawn. Even you Ektope must've respawned one time or another

I only really use Potent Snake Oil in critical situations like Sudden Death. I do agree that dual wielding is best at mid range. But if I had no Dead Eye, I would've either used Lancaster or Shotgun to the head. Or Shotgun to the chest if the guy had Slow and Steady III on. When I respawn, I don't drink Snake Oil at all. But I find it satisfying to shoot people's head off when they do that.

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Chrismads
16 minutes ago, Ektope said:

I only really use Potent Snake Oil in critical situations like Sudden Death. I do agree that dual wielding is best at mid range. But if I had no Dead Eye, I would've either used Lancaster or Shotgun to the head. Or Shotgun to the chest if the guy had Slow and Steady III on. When I respawn, I don't drink Snake Oil at all. But I find it satisfying to shoot people's head off when they do that.

Still, lancaster vs litchfield guy in dead eye, slow and steady and never without one, you would get wrecked. Its too bad we're on different platforms, I'd love to see someone kick my ass without using dead eye + the right cards. And without express explosive bullets! 😀

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UncleScrooge
13 minutes ago, Chrismads said:

Still, lancaster vs litchfield guy in dead eye, slow and steady and never without one, you would get wrecked. Its too bad we're on different platforms, I'd love to see someone kick my ass without using dead eye + the right cards. And without express explosive bullets! 😀

I'm also a lancaster vs litchfield guy, yet despite having good aim and sometimes headshoting my target they never die. I've upgraded the guns too to improve them. What's the trick to actually getting them to work like they do in story mode?

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Ektope
6 minutes ago, Chrismads said:

Still, lancaster vs litchfield guy in dead eye, slow and steady and never without one, you would get wrecked. Its too bad we're on different platforms, I'd love to see someone kick my ass without using dead eye + the right cards. And without express explosive bullets! 😀

That would only happen in Most Wanted or Team Shootout. But if you came across as a tough player, I may not have Slow and Steady III on. It could be Slippery Bastard III instead. Long range would've been Lancaster. Mid range to short would've been dual Mausers or Semi-Auto Shotgun. Or Dynamite.

 

Litchfield seems to be better in Dead Eye only for the damage output and carrying 2 extra shots in magazine. But the worse part is, it shoots a little slower than Lancaster. If there were multiple targets that I wanted to headshot, Lancaster would've headshot them both a little quicker than Litchfield.

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