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Old 08-04-2014, 08:33 PM #1
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who still uses 50 cal?

Most fields only allow you to buy they fields paint most likely its gonna be 68 cal. So im wondering who still uses 50 cal?
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:40 PM #2
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Fields that carry 50 cal paint? We just ordered 60 more 50 cal markers
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:11 AM #4
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50-cal is really gaining traction in the rental market. Fields I never thought would carry anything but full power 68-cal paintball have picked up 50's for the younger crowd... and found it appeals to other markets as well. Weekend before last, we referee'd a bachelorette party at the local field who opted for 50's, and had a blast. They told us they had an amazing time, but had always been afraid to try paintball before. The lower impact sold them on the idea, they got to try paintball and have a blast, the field got a rental group that wouldn't have come otherwise, and the refs had fun with a fun group. That's a lot of winning all from a handful of little guns and smaller paintballs.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:17 AM #5
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I would agree, the lower impact does help out quite a bit. We only use Splatmasters locally Z100 and Z200s but it seems people like that these "hurt" less.

IMHO they hurt more but I hate pinching pain for some reason, blunt pain feels so much better.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:29 PM #6
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:31 PM #8
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Local field...Arkenstone...Dallas GA

They even have .50 cal rentals. Think they started with Opus A's but have also looked into electronic markers as well...
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Up to about 75 feet, the .50 is as accurate as the .68...but it drops rapidly after that in accuracy and velocity.

Small fields...no problem.

Bigger fields...you can't cheat physics.

It is nice to have 400 rounds in the hopper though...and a modded pinochio to hold 700 rounds is insane...
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:20 PM #10
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we have .50 cal paintball as an option for anyone who comes to our field
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:08 PM #11
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we have kid parties that use 50 cal at my field.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:55 PM #12
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after practices, I play with my splatmaster with the rentals!
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:52 PM #13
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Our field just got 50 cal. We use it for groups of younger kids who don't want the full impact of a regular paintball, and sometimes we mess around with them.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:13 PM #15
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Low impact .68 caliber

Wouldn't it be more cost effective using .68 cal so your paint inventory is easier to manage? And keep your Tippmann or what ever rental guns you have. Just drop the velocity down to 180 fps for the rental guns.

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:58 PM #16
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Low impact .68 caliber

Wouldn't it be more cost effective using .68 cal so your paint inventory is easier to manage? And keep your Tippmann or what ever rental guns you have. Just drop the velocity down to 180 fps for the rental guns.
That's true, but the disadvantages to that is that the energy of .68 cal paintballs at 180 fps is about the same as a .50 cal paintball at over 280 fps. .68 cal paintballs at 180 fps would make for a lame paintball experience, in my opinion. The range would be cut down dramatically and players would probably be able to dodge shots at 180 fps and slower at further distances. There would also be A LOT of bounces at 180 fps.
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That's true, but the disadvantages to that is that the energy of .68 cal paintballs at 180 fps is about the same as a .50 cal paintball at over 280 fps. .68 cal paintballs at 180 fps would make for a lame paintball experience, in my opinion. The range would be cut down dramatically and players would probably be able to dodge shots at 180 fps and slower at further distances. There would also be A LOT of bounces at 180 fps.
Put it back up to 280fps and bring back the adrenaline and the fear. When I started in the beginning, I rented and I didn't whine about being shot.

Looks like GOG has options to bring the velocity of the .50 down to 120fps for those can even handle a .50. https://www.gogpaintball.com/wp-cont...ty-inserts.png
I am pretty sure can dodge .50 at those lower speeds.


I played .50 with a few friends on their first times. Let me tell you .50 is lame. I took them out again and loaned them my old Spyders, for .68, and they loved it.

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Put it back up to 280fps and bring back the adrenaline and the fear. When I started in the beginning, I rented and I didn't whine about being shot.

Looks like GOG has options to bring the velocity of the .50 down to 120fps for those can even handle a .50. https://www.gogpaintball.com/wp-cont...ty-inserts.png
I am pretty sure can dodge .50 at those lower speeds.


I played .50 with a few friends on their first times. Let me tell you .50 is lame. I took them out again and loaned them my old Spyders, for .68, and they loved it.
Sure, older teens, grown men and even many women are just fine with .68 and will probably have more fun.

But one of the first things I noticed with .50 cal was that the younger and more timid players that with .68 were hiding behind the back bunkers, had no problems getting into the action with .50 calibre right away. They are actually getting involved and playing paintball instead of playing "hide and hope not to be found and get shot".

After two years of having both .50 and .68 at our field, I have yet to have someone play .50 and tell me they didn't have fun. I cannot say that about .68 calibre.

Looks like Gog is attempting to compete with the Splatmasters, but doing so with a real marker. Interesting.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:32 PM #19
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Timid, younger players or even wimps should actually stay with laser tag or nerf until they are actually older for paintball. You don't see a 10yr old playing airsoft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDSMTNV0WZQ

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Timid, younger players or even wimps should actually stay with laser tag or nerf until they are actually older for paintball. You don't see a 10yr old playing airsoft.
Sort of like they should play tag or Hide & go Seek rather than flag or touch football until they get tough enough for tackle football?

Why? I have hundreds of players every month that play .50 calibre paintball and have just as much, if not more fun than our .68 calibre players. Why should they not be entitled to have fun? Don't understand your logic.
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Sort of like they should play tag or Hide & go Seek rather than flag or touch football until they get tough enough for tackle football?

Why? I have hundreds of players every month that play .50 calibre paintball and have just as much, if not more fun than our .68 calibre players. Why should they not be entitled to have fun? Don't understand your logic.
I did this post because I just came back from a walk on game this today, and saw a little boy no older than 8 years old struggling dragging his marker on the ground and his mask falling down on his small head. It seems paintball must be struggling for business that they need to go after such young age group. Is it because not enough teenagers or adults for the business?

I wonder what age the 120fps eNMEy is meant for?

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