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Old 03-20-2016, 05:01 PM #1
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best 50 cal

Looking into getting a 50 cal and want to know some pros and cons.
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:35 PM #2
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Looking into getting a 50 cal and want to know some pros and cons.
Depending on what perspective you are coming from (player or field operator)...

Spyder Opus
Pros: fair/average maintenance, fair/good clean up time. light to hold, good efficiency .
Cons: requires small feedneck .50 cal hopper, metric screws, can be rough on paint causing barrel breaks, alum bodies internally wear out in time (few years) if you don't maintenance properly.

Gog eNMEy
Pros: fair to good maintenance, excellent clean up time, pretty forgiving on paint, composite parts don't show scratches like aluminum, uses standard thread fasteners, can use a standard size loader in a pinch, pretty durable, o'rings are cheap to replace vs. buying sears, springs, etc....
Cons: Can be more finicky in cold weather, okay on efficiency but could be better, heavier than a opus,

Tippmann ft-50
Pros: Fair/average maintenance, fair/average clean up time, fair efficiency, can use a standard size loader in a pinch, very durable, parts can be replaced with minimal effort.
Cons: can be rough on paint, heavy to hold, aesthetics could be better,

Valken V tactical Cobra
Never used one yet but, probably has similar performance as the opus.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:19 PM #3
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whats wrong with playing with regular markers? honestly .50 cal is getting harder to come by
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:49 AM #4
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Valken Cobra felt like a smaller grip. The unit I got to look over was an early prototype, so springing and all wasn't dialed in. As such, I can't really speak to performance.
Same feedneck size as the Spyder.

Otherwise agree with Youngstown's rundown.

My personal preference was for the GOG eNMEy. Haven't had any issues with either the 50 or 68 models, new ones are supposed to be even better.
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