When I'm playing CS:GO competitively, I often happen to spectate team players who fire 1 or two shots in nice even bursts, and completely destroy enemies. I am unable to replicate this, however, even if I use 2burst shots, my shots tend to go wild, and the crosshairs go wild as well.

Are there any "professional" tips to ensure a super tight spread of the crosshairs? I'd love to polish my aiming skills, it's pretty lackluster now.


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This isn't going to help you aim better, though, it's just a preference thing. If your 2-shot bursts aren't accurate you're probably moving when you fire. You need to stop before firing to make your shots accurate; you can start moving again after firing.

All of the crosshair variables: http://www.pro-hl.com/columns/csgo_crosshairs.php

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  • So does crouching or walking change the accuracy or anything? Is it better if I just stop whenever I need to shoot someone? – senpai Jun 2 '13 at 21:01
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    Crouching improves accuracy slightly but is usually not worth it, and moving decreases accuracy significantly. These variables are all unique to each gun, but in general SMG's and pistols are the only time you can get away with spraying while running. The idea with rifles is to strafe back and forth, stopping at various times to fire controlled 2-3 shot bursts. The two videos I posted in top-level comments show this. For specific variables, you can see various spreadsheets here that are kept updated: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/… – Decency Jun 2 '13 at 21:17
  • Why don't you edit this into your answer :D – senpai Jun 2 '13 at 21:54
  • Because it's not what your question asks. =o – Decency Jun 2 '13 at 22:50
  • Well, I did ask how to get the tightest spread. If crouching improves accuracy, meaning a smaller spread, doesn't that answer it? Regardless, it's a good answer, thanks. – senpai Jun 3 '13 at 5:08

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