ok, so like everyone else in the paintball industry, i was sceptical about the .50 situaltion. While i was at cup, i asked the manager of the booth "so, i have heard all of the arguments against .50 cal. paint. tell me why i should switch." his responce was unexpected, and through me off guard. "Ok, tell me the arguments, and i will tell you the truth about them." so, i asked the following questions.-
Q-"with a smaller ball, i dont think the ball will make it across the field, and if it does it wont have enough energy or ball on ball acuracy as a .68 cal ball."
A- The balls are smaller and that give it more precision. Chris lasoya used this gun and shot a guy in the face 5 times from across the field. all broke and they all were ball on ball accurate. let me take you over here and let you shoot one." we went to a shootimg booth, and i was imressed with the accureacy. it was a 30 foot booth, but i could definentaly see the difference in accuracy.
while i was in the booth, the gun i was shooting had NO KICK. The bolt has less mass to push, so it doesnt have a recoil.
Q-"will my hopper run this paint"
A- you will have to modify it, or buy one made for the .50 cal. the range will be between $40-$90. $40 will get an adjetated hopper and it runs faster than a .68 cal hopper (didnt see the hopper, so im not sure as to the validity of the statement) and $90 will get you a high end hopper."
*i saw a picture of the prototype hopper, and it looks like it has a torque design with a rotor shell.
paint splat size
Q-"since the ball is smaller, the splat will be less. how much less will it be?"
this is a video on chris lasoyas take of .50 cal. he is not sponcored or payed by anyone in the .50 cal industry so this is his genuine opinion
5:30- the end