Originally Posted by pballaNH
That's reasonable price point to beable to play with own equipment at .50 only fields.. You can put me down for one.
Do you need a special hopper? And I'm assuming barrel too?
No barrel change is needed using the PBI BBCS (Bolt & Barrel Combination System). The system uses the .68 Caliber barrel as a guide to support the forward end of the BBCS.
It is literally a matter of taking out you .68 caliber bolt and replacing it with the PBI BBCS.
With the .50 caliber, there really are not a lot of off the shelf electronic hoppers, but since the vision system is fully functional, a standard .68 caliber gravity feed hopper will work fine. KEE has a multi caliber hopper and Tippmann also offers a .50 caliber hopper that fits into your standard .68 caliber feed neck, the key is to make sure the loader is bottomed out in the feedneck with any of the hoppers.
The 1st batch should be available mid January for Etek, Etek5, Ego & LV1 with more coming soon.