Originally Posted by dynamomark
Besides it really isn't hard to order paint over the web just like anything else or have a local store order it specifically for you.
No, it's not hard to order paint, but it's not cheaper... And that's the point.
Local field sells .68 caliber paint for $45 a case for the mid range, and $35 for the super cheap stuff.
I find .50 caliber mid range stuff at $50 a case on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAINTBALLS-G...-/271113192658
And they have to ship it, and if anything in the box is broken I don't have too much of a recourse. Where as my local field will let me check the paint and exchange anything right there if any in the bag is broken!
So where's the savings? Not there. The whole idea is just plain silly. I can buy a good condition ego 6 or 7 for the same price of a mid range .50 caliber marker. Might as well buy the Ego instead of being pegged into using a caliber that most fields won't let you use anyways.
If you can get good cheap paint at your field in .50 and you enjoy using it, go ahead. But for the rest of us, it doesn't make sense. And when it doesn't make sense, it makes the people trying to push it look mighty ignorant of what the rest of the paintball community needs to deal with.
So .50 does NOT have the major savings people are promising. It doesn't shoot as far, isn't cheaper, doesn't break as well at distance... Basically unless you're using it for a specific product (crosman 3357) it doesn't make a lot of sense to use.