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Old 12-29-2010, 08:06 PM #127
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Tom you actually have an argument
at least you tried it before you gave an opinion of it
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:43 AM #128
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At this point, a lot of us have had the chance to get our hands on .50 - though it was extremely difficult, since no one around here carries it (or plans to) - and it pretty much confirmed what we thought:

1) It doesn't travel as far
2) It doesn't break as well
3) It isn't all that much cheaper than .68

It will probably have a niche market for indoor fields (where a lot of the disadvantages won't matter) and rentals/parties, but in general, people aren't going to adopt, in masse, an inferior product to what is already universally available in the marketplace.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:36 PM #129
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Both my daughters have their own guns and tried it with me. #1 hated it, while I merely disliked it #2 is still trying to get over the pain issue of paintball - she's built very thin and feels every hit. So she really enjoyed the no-pain games.

I was considering the Ego kit for my SL before I tried .50. However, all the .50 games around here are rentals - so what's the fun in that? Mostly I play pump and that gives me enough of a handicap to keep me happy.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:43 PM #130
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I didn't care for it either and I probably won't be converting any time soon. My argument was towards the people who won't even try
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:33 AM #131
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Unless they boost the fps limit to 289342398047 i wont use it... it doesn't break. And before i get flamed for being a noob I've been playing since 98, my first job (at age 15) was reffing at a field, just finally decided to get on a forum.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:16 AM #132
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.50 cal. poop.

if it shot faster, that means it would need a much higher pressure to shoot it, which would result in lots of breakages and chops which wouldn't normally be the marker's fault.

the .50 cal guns looks retarded. who gives a crap that they shoot more efficiently at 300 fps than a .68 cal. duh.

and if it hasn't been stated before, the fps limit was decided before people went about saying how many joules a paintball has at that speed.

i tried .50 cal. if a wanted to shoot something with no zazz, feel or sound to it, I'd look to airsoft guns. at least they look realistic which makes up for their inadequate ball size.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:56 AM #133
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my retarded theory is that 50 cal is becoming popular because it blows away half of a body from a mile away! yey america and 50 calibur projectiles!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:32 AM #134
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I wouldn't mind trying .50, but I don't see any conversion kits for 'Mags out there...maybe I'm not looking hard enough. Until then, I'll be sticking to the tried and true.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:34 AM #135
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Also, if the performance issues of 50 cal vs. 68 could be leveled (presumably via an FPS adjustment), or perhaps a heavier fill, then it wouldn't be so bad to realize the space savings of 50 cal especially for heavy gunners.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:11 AM #136
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It would be interesting to see if the hydrotec paintballs of a .50 cal, since they are different shells and react differently similarly to the Newtonian fluids
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:49 AM #137
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Also, if the performance issues of 50 cal vs. 68 could be leveled (presumably via an FPS adjustment), or perhaps a heavier fill, then it wouldn't be so bad to realize the space savings of 50 cal especially for heavy gunners.
If it was cheap enough that you would be able to shoot 4 cases in a day, I would switch to .50 cal in a heart beat.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:59 AM #138
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If it was cheap enough that you would be able to shoot 4 cases in a day, I would switch to .50 cal in a heart beat.
I wouldn't play with you, or at least petition to ban you from the field if you shot four cases a day, assuming a 3-6 game average per day of play.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:39 AM #139
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whats the problem spitle with shooting 4 cases of paint a day?

330 per pod and like 370 in a hopper.. It would be very easy to get around 2000 rounds on a field.

If he wants to buy a case per game, so be it.
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People can spend all the money they want, but there are many reasons to limit ammo consumption, particularly in a rec play situation.

Something I think would be great is a .50 First Strike round, with the "fin" filled with paint as well. That would be something worth talking about, even above and beyond this "reboot".
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I wouldn't play with you, or at least petition to ban you from the field if you shot four cases a day, assuming a 3-6 game average per day of play.
aww you're no fun. PSP teams used to run 150-200 cases in just 3 days for an event
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:13 PM #142
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I wouldn't play with you, or at least petition to ban you from the field if you shot four cases a day, assuming a 3-6 game average per day of play.
Where are you getting 3-6 game a day from? You normally play 1-2 hour games?
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1 hour games exist with big groups for rec ball out in say a forest field with like 3-4 respawns(god i hate respawns...)
sometimes ill carry a backpack full of pods rush to the front and just start laying down paint in hopes and i mean hopes that a few come with me. typically just a few friends and i do this.

.50 cal would be awesome for me doing this, because i get within 80 feet of them.
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I wonder what netting/goggles/skin can handle in terms of a 50 cal and if it were to have a higher velocity? Due to having less mass it would have less momentum than a 68 cal pball. So if we could chrono at say 320fps vs 300fps what would the difference be with all of the bounces and range? Just more thought i've put into it that doesn't seem to pop up.
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Competatively, shooting a .50 cal paintball at 400+ fps makes sense. But one of the major selling points of .50 cal paintball, is the lack of pain. Many people feel like using .50 cal will take the pain factor out of paintball and allow for more traffic to the sport. If someone could make a .50 cal paint that could match the ease of breakage to that of a .68 caliber ball, I think .50 cal would be in business. Its Pros outway the cons. Im concidering switching just for the price. I can play .50 cal for around 20$ cheaper. If not more.
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Where are you getting 3-6 game a day from? You normally play 1-2 hour games?
Sure, we run our own field and play days are nice an relaxed. As such, paintball is still very enjoyable after eleven years of playing.

After games we usually to B.S., smoke, drink coffee or water clean and fix our gear or even eat something. Not always after every game but we do take breaks in between. It's good to get to know your fellow players.

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I wonder what netting/goggles/skin can handle in terms of a 50 cal and if it were to have a higher velocity? Due to having less mass it would have less momentum than a 68 cal pball. So if we could chrono at say 320fps vs 300fps what would the difference be with all of the bounces and range? Just more thought i've put into it that doesn't seem to pop up.
Check out MCB. Painthappy posted a bunch of graphs in relation to FPE and distance. He also has some graphs regarding breakage.
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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein.

50 caliber has been and done. There is nothing new to the table.
Roger that,

For "real" old timers, this was brought up twenty years ago! Go search for yourself, but that was before the internets. What's a little agglet to do!

I started around turn of 90s, but some of my teammates started in early/mid 80s pre-facemask goggle days. Everyone ran around with Nelson's. And when Sheridan's came out....oh my!

There is some ring of truth today that the industry just wants to sell gear, regardless of any science. Back in the day, the industry leaders were players and had a vested interest in the game because they loved it.

I'll spare everyone the plethora of reasons we have 68 cal, but as has been mentioned, many good threads at mcarter.
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