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Old 03-25-2014, 04:55 PM #43
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Local fields here have gone with the Splatmaster .50 cal system for younger walk on players and have seen a dramatic increase in attendance and repeat business. Many .50 cal players move on to .68 cal. It is probably a niche market for now but where it goes in the future could be anyones guess.

Simple fact. If someone figures out a way to make a .50 cal marker dominate a .68 cal marker, and that person puts that gun in the hands of a professional player who then goes out and proves how good it is against .68 cal guns there wouldn't be a single person on this board who wouldn't be wanting to try it out for themselves. All of you who are putting .50 cal down are doing so based on what has been. I caution you to keep an open mind and not become jaded by what has been in the past. You never know what you may miss if you don't.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:22 PM #44
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Local fields here have gone with the Splatmaster .50 cal system for younger walk on players and have seen a dramatic increase in attendance and repeat business. Many .50 cal players move on to .68 cal. It is probably a niche market for now but where it goes in the future could be anyones guess.

Simple fact. If someone figures out a way to make a .50 cal marker dominate a .68 cal marker, and that person puts that gun in the hands of a professional player who then goes out and proves how good it is against .68 cal guns there wouldn't be a single person on this board who wouldn't be wanting to try it out for themselves. All of you who are putting .50 cal down are doing so based on what has been. I caution you to keep an open mind and not become jaded by what has been in the past. You never know what you may miss if you don't.
300 chrono for .50 cal markers, 280 chrono for .68 cal. That helps even the playing field. Now tell the pros that they can hold twice as much paint, or run a lightweight setup and keep the same shot count. Oh, and their hoppers hold a hell of a lot more rounds off the break.

I've run a GI 50 with a pinokio in years prior with extremely good results. Holds a stream of paint nicely, although I have had trouble with the detents. I'd like to get my hands on an older ego and test out PE's 50 cal kit (apparently it doesn't work with the LV1s)
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:03 PM #45
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300 vs 280 fps try 300 vs 230 to help even it out distance wise.

Also playing on a field where the bunkers are what 130 ft apart?



The distance between the two diminish greatly in confined spaces, go play woodsball or D-day or any field where long balling is helpful 50 cal falls on its face. Most rental people its great but as a full replacement, FPS should increase to 350 fps and at close range that will hurt and we are back to square one.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:44 PM #46
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300 vs 280 fps try 300 vs 230 to help even it out distance wise.

Also playing on a field where the bunkers are what 130 ft apart?



The distance between the two diminish greatly in confined spaces, go play woodsball or D-day or any field where long balling is helpful 50 cal falls on its face. Most rental people its great but as a full replacement, FPS should increase to 350 fps and at close range that will hurt and we are back to square one.
Yes, so let's not go there.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:55 PM #47
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Yeah, .50 has inferior ballistics compared to .68. But it is not as extreme as many try to make it seem. And it has its place. My youngest daughter who is almost 12 and small for her age loves her .50 cal kit. Little GI Nano that she inherited from my 14 yo, who stepped up to .68, shooting a Mini. She can carry more paint w/o weighing her down. Everything is "me sized" to her. She has no problems quickly eliminating other players from the field.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:40 PM #48
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Yeah, .50 has inferior ballistics compared to .68. But it is not as extreme as many try to make it seem. And it has its place. My youngest daughter who is almost 12 and small for her age loves her .50 cal kit. Little GI Nano that she inherited from my 14 yo, who stepped up to .68, shooting a Mini. She can carry more paint w/o weighing her down. Everything is "me sized" to her. She has no problems quickly eliminating other players from the field.
I agree 100% 50 cal has its place
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:56 PM #49
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FPS should increase to 350 fps and at close range that will hurt
Nope. 68 at 300 will hurt more than 50 at 350, even point blank.

Mostly though it's a great rental solution, and that's where it will most likely stay. Nothing wrong with that!
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:37 AM #50
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I didn't say it would hurt more I said it would HURT and it would.

50cal has a smaller foot print and even if the energy is less, that energy is concentrated into a smaller area on your skin.

Fragile paint hurts less due to the energy being dispersed vs a bounce.

More than one variable needs to be considered on the pain factor than just joules of energy.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:13 AM #51
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New to the 50 cal. discussion, so I dont know if this has been said: I think fifty cals place should be Milsim and younger players, keep the fps low for the kids and when there is a milsim game, the take it to 350. Magfed markers would benefit greatly from a smaller paintball. More paint in a mag, more mags.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:57 PM #52
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I think .50 cal has its place for the front players. Smaller paint=more paint in the hopper/pods which lets you carry less pods so you'll have a smaller profile and lighter.
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