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Old 01-17-2013, 03:02 PM #1
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50 Caliber Rental Marker

I think the biggest thing holding 50 cal paintall's evolution back is the lack of a decent, truly reliable rental marker. I know there are many field owners who have expanded their offerings to the public by offering a 50 caliber option to their rental groups, but they all complain about the reliability of current 50 caliber markers available to them.

If there were a 50 caliber equivalent like the Tippmann 98 or even the new GOG ENMey, there would be many more fields interested in expanding paintball using 50 caliber. It will be interesting to see if one of paintball's manufacturing company jumps on this. Simple, reliable, relatively low cost. It shouldn't be that difficult.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:33 PM #2
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True my local field lends out the spyder advancer which is a okay marker not very relibal
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:40 PM #3
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True my local field lends out the spyder advancer which is a okay marker not very relibal
The 50 cal Spyder is the marker most fields use as a rental. But I don't know of a single field owner using it that wouldn't rather have something more reliable. We own a field and don't have 50 cal...yet. My biggest reason for holding off is that we are waiting for a decent rental marker.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:42 PM #4
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True good to wait they just spent 3k on rental 50.s and only like a few 3-5 people use them a day when usally theres up to 150 plus people there
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:57 PM #5
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What most fields seem to be doing is offering 50 caliber as an option for their private rental groups. In those groups, ALL players would be using 50 caliber. The advantage of using 50 caliber in that way is that it attracts a demographic that might otherwise not participate in paintball at all. It seems to be working for fields that are doing it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:03 PM #6
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Yes from what i can see at my local field is there offering it to the younger players so they dont get a huge welt and do not get lit up like a christmas tree
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:06 PM #7
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Just spoke to a field owner that offers both 50 cal and 68 cal and all but two of his groups in the past year chose 50 cal. His business also more than doubled during that year. He's very obviously very happy with giving his customers the choice of 50 cal. His biggest complaint? Lack of a good reliable rental marker.

Had another (different) field owner comment that the groups at his field that use 50 cal definitely have more fun than the groups that use 68 cal, but he won't be expanding his 50 cal fleet until a decent 50 cal rental marker becomes available.

OK marker manufacturers...there's a definite Demand for a simple, reliable semi-auto rental marker. Where is the Supply?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:02 PM #8
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If there was a way to make spyders reliable, how much per gun would field owners pay to ship them off and have them converted?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 AM #9
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My local site has changed from .68 cal to .50 cal exclusively.

They chrono the .50 to 325fps (instead of 280) and all is good!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:47 AM #10
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My local site has changed from .68 cal to .50 cal exclusively.

They chrono the .50 to 325fps (instead of 280) and all is good!
Interesting. Are they allowed to shoot above 300 fps in Britain?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:48 AM #11
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For .68, no - limit is 280fps. .50 cal you can shoot 325fps.

Guess it is like Airsoft when you can shoot even higher...
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:43 PM #12
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For .68, no - limit is 280fps. .50 cal you can shoot 325fps.

Guess it is like Airsoft when you can shoot even higher...
The actual legal limit for .68 is around 320fps depending on the weight of the ball.
The 50 cal spyder opus all needed modifying to work on air when they arrived and the build quality is rubbish, half the screws would be loose after 1 days use, the bottom line elbow has a tendency to blow apart and the hammer dampers disintergrate.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:13 PM #13
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The spyder as is just isn't ready to be used as a rental. It needs to be reworked to fix all the dumb things it does after just a little use.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:04 PM #14
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why not use Tippmanns

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the only reason why the field i work at has 50cal. is because of little kids that want to play. remember 50cal. doesn't hurt.
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Empire had done a great job with the spyder opus A

The new bolt and hopper are done....they are In the process of making a new detent....after that the marker will be in good shape

And. It gets 500 shots with a 12in/cu tank!
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