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Old 11-14-2014, 10:18 AM #1
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50 Cals are out dated

As time progresses. Paintballs are getting smaller and smaller. Fields ,most of the time, only allow you to use their paint. So say goodbye to your 50 cal. Unless you have a big enough yard to play in.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:36 AM #2
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Fields are starting to use .50cal as a low impact solution.

Example: A corporate person doesn't want to go to work all bruised up.
Smaller Children don't like the sting of a 20ft shot from a .68

This is a good way to introduce people to paintball and ease their way to .68.
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:44 PM #3
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Fields are starting to use .50cal as a low impact solution.

Example: A corporate person doesn't want to go to work all bruised up.
Smaller Children don't like the sting of a 20ft shot from a .68

This is a good way to introduce people to paintball and ease their way to .68.
I have had quite few stags now opt for our 50 caliber paintball option.

I'm finding it much easier to sell paintball to the average person when they find out it hurts less. Predictable I guess.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:29 PM #4
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OP, you work at one field and are probably 18 or under right? I guess this makes you an expert on the state of paintball around the world?
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:34 PM #5
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OP, you work at one field and are probably 18 or under right? I guess thus makes you an expert on the state of paintball around the world?
I need some ice. I watched that burn and it hit me from 50 feet away.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:07 PM #6
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I need some ice. I watched that burn and it hit me from 50 feet away.
I'm a few hundred miles away and I can feel the snow melting a bit.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:49 PM #7
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I think everyone has stated what I think about OPs comment. I think 50 cal has found its purpose more than ever now. It can be a very important tool in spreading the sport to new people and the next generation.

Not to mention all those Halloween zombie hayrides in my area are all converting to 50 cal.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:36 PM #8
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Not to mention GoG's push for 50 cal
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:45 AM #9
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:47 AM #10
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Splatmasters also shoot fifty cal paint. So I don't see it dying anytime soon. Especially with Gogs push on it also.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:20 AM #11
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As time progresses. Paintballs are getting smaller and smaller.
Hey.. Maybe he said that they are getting smaller, so 50 cal is outdated, and 45 is the next big thing! Or 9mm
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:13 PM #12
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Hey.. Maybe he said that they are getting smaller, so 50 cal is outdated, and 45 is the next big thing! Or 9mm
**** it, opening a .223 simunition field.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:48 PM #13
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Lol.....at my field 50 cal outgrew 68 cal in under a year.....68 cal will NEVER be replaced....in fact, long term it will grow bc more people will be brought into paintball by the lower impact option when they are first getting started

I will be starting a 50 cal tournament league for 7-10 year olds shortly!
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:55 AM #14
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I am looking into 50 cal as an alternative at my field but have heard some remarks about the guns having more issues is this true? Just trying to research.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:07 PM #15
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I am looking into 50 cal as an alternative at my field but have heard some remarks about the guns having more issues is this true? Just trying to research.
Since the options are kind of limited really, With Spyder the only one having an actual .50 caliber marker a year ago (yes they had issues , but they are supposed to be better now and the reason PBI was formed 2 1/2 years ago), and now GOG & Tippmann recently released (june/july 2014 I believe) their own .50 caliber guns. Both are built off of a .68 Caliber based marker with .50 caliber specific internals. GOG's marker is the base for their new generation marker.
From reviews I have read and talking with field owners, for the most part, the NME & FT seem to be holding up ok with normal rental marker issues.
All 3 have good air efficiency, with the spyder probably being the best, NME a good second as long as the paint to bore match is good.
The NME is popular because of it's size and ability to shoot brittle paint better, and field owners I have talked with using the FT50 have not really had issues.
Also I should mention that Planet has conversion kits for the .68 caliber Ego markers.
We have had good results with field usage with our Tippmann & GOG kits as well.
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