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#1 csskiller

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:31 AM

So far the only store I've seen that carries 50 cal in Canada is Buy-PBL

I am lucky enough to have Canadian paintball, Badlands Paintball and Buy-PBL in my city. Anyways, I'm not really impressed with it so far.

The marker pricing is fair: http://www.buypbl-pa...all-guns/50-cal

$294 for the GI50 and the Micro 50 and $789 for the Nano. Not cheap but decent prices for Canadian pricing at least.
[edit]Spyder 50 cal http://www.paintball...-paintball-guns

GI agitator$60 http://www.buypbl-pa...i-a340-agitator
[edit]Kingman Rapid for $65 http://www.paintball...al_-_Black.html

Paint prices aren't online but for a case of 2000 (yes 2000 it looks like half a regular case and says 2000 on the box) it costs $55 in store plus tax.

[Edit] Just found cheaper GI 50 cal paint for $40 a case. That's comparable to a case of paint of 68 cal.
http://www.paintball...2000count).html

I'm not really convinced about 50 cal up in Canada. The markers are the same price, the paint is the same price, the loaders are the same price. Only real benefit I see is that you get more paint capacity. But I'm not sure if that's enough to convince Canadians to pickup the 50 cal format.

Just my 2 cents.

Edited by csskiller, 23 September 2010 - 12:38 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:07 PM

Yah I have been looking into it to, that paint is also really brittle and shreds. One plus that I see for it is in smaller X-ball courses where its range is still good cause these guns are incredibly quiet and smooth, if you go into PBP sometime and sweet talk one of the guys they might let you shoot one. Also some of the guys I've been talking to are thinking about making it a rental gun for younger groups because it barely hurts compared to a 68. Plus if in the woods you like to play up close they go through the brush really good, and like I said before they are very quiet.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:56 PM

http://www.paintballgear.ca/ carries some .50 cal stuff

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:59 PM

I'm seeing the same thing. The purported benefit of cheaper paint isn't really panning out up here. Rental market maybe for new players, or as a pistol/side arm solution, not as a tournament/primary marker.
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