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#1 TEAM F3AR

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:55 AM

Before saying things like "Oh,how do you know that?" or "you haven't even played 50cal"
YES,I did played it!!! My uncle's backyard is really a mini field and he got some 50cal guns so we played with them b4


Ok,so probably lot of people heard of 50 cal before so I am just going to give out MY opinion on it.

Really 50 cal is still pretty new to the paintball market,I think it came out like 2-3 years(If not earlier...) to "help" grow the sport because the 50 cal paintball is much smaller than 68 making less "pain" when getting hit and also one of the main selling point:Cheap.Like Chris lasoya said in the video below,it is about 30% cheaper than 68(For a case).Which I guess encouraged new players or at least younger player to come out and play more.BUT the main cons are the paint is more in-accurate making less chance of hitting(Say,the field that day is windy) and more chance of bounces(If you shoot over the field and try to hit a guy,the paintball already dont have enough speed or force to make a impact and make a mark AND if the 50 cal paint was to impact,the mark is MUCH smaller than 68's so making cheaters much easier to cheat when hit(Yeah sure,there are refs but it doesn't help much).
Ok,so here's the PROS and CONS of 50 cal that I think
PROS
Cheap(30%)
Hurts less
Loaders and pods hold more paint,making non-stop shooting
For younger players
CONS
Less accurate
More bounces
Need to adapt,both players(Experinced with 68) and equipment(Need to make new guns(Excluding PE 50 kit but not everyone is shooting PE),new loaders,new paint size,new barrel.ETC...


So thats it!!!Feel free to make your opinions! :)

Edited by TEAM F3AR, 31 January 2011 - 02:41 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:12 AM

Lol, I believe .50 cal been out since 1980's and 90's.

.50 and .68 are the only "main" surviving cal. left in PB. Some people still use .43

Edited by WasabiBoi, 31 January 2011 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:30 AM

oops,I completely fail. Editing LOL

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:38 PM

Lol, I believe .50 cal been out since 1980's and 90's.

.50 and .68 are the only "main" surviving cal. left in PB. Some people still use .43


Yeah I have a Crosman 3357 from the 80's that uses .50 cal. I'm kinda glad they brought .50 cal back so now I can use it as a sidearm.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:55 PM

I don't know dude, Mike seems to be well covered in paint and if you have a cheater.. bonus ball em.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:24 PM

To be honest .68 doesn't even hurt that bad.
I mean fingers and nuts will hurt, then again so will .50.

I play in a tee shirt and shorts, (yeah i still can't afford jearsy or pants) and i don't see how it hurts. I've been hit in the side of the chin and i didn't really feel much. Plus the adrenaline for new players helps too.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:47 PM

To be honest .68 doesn't even hurt that bad.
I mean fingers and nuts will hurt, then again so will .50.

I play in a tee shirt and shorts, (yeah i still can't afford jearsy or pants) and i don't see how it hurts. I've been hit in the side of the chin and i didn't really feel much. Plus the adrenaline for new players helps too.

I feel the same but its one of the main reasons why 50cal now is pointing towards new and younger players

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:47 PM


To be honest .68 doesn't even hurt that bad.
I mean fingers and nuts will hurt, then again so will .50.

I play in a tee shirt and shorts, (yeah i still can't afford jearsy or pants) and i don't see how it hurts. I've been hit in the side of the chin and i didn't really feel much. Plus the adrenaline for new players helps too.

I feel the same but its one of the main reasons why 50cal now is pointing towards new and younger players


And i understand why, i mean before i started i though it would hurt like hell.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

im not set on 50cal i had an ego8 but im sure the 50cal kit didn't fit it and my back up was a threshold, the idea of possibly buying a new are selling my old markers wasnt something i wanted to dwell on, i had fond memories with my markers and less money now days and the fact that the 50cal cons make the 68 pain totally with it,even though i never really notice the pain anyways


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:03 PM



To be honest .68 doesn't even hurt that bad.
I mean fingers and nuts will hurt, then again so will .50.

I play in a tee shirt and shorts, (yeah i still can't afford jearsy or pants) and i don't see how it hurts. I've been hit in the side of the chin and i didn't really feel much. Plus the adrenaline for new players helps too.

I feel the same but its one of the main reasons why 50cal now is pointing towards new and younger players


And i understand why, i mean before i started i though it would hurt like hell.
Can't always judge a book by its cover.


Unless that book is flying at you at over 250 FPS

But honestly, the only reason i would switch to 50 cal, is if i could convert from 68 to 50 in less them 5 mins on the field.

Among things like accuracy and range, unless you time your shots, or get in close, you're probably not going to get a break.

Edited by Wolfwood, 04 February 2011 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:58 PM

At my pb store .50 cal actually costs more. They only sell bags of .50 cal (500 paintballs) and it is 20$ per bag. To buy the equivalent of a case would be 80$. At my pb store a case of .68 cal is 45$.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:15 PM

Cases of fifty have 4000 rounds too.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:18 AM

Cases of fifty have 4000 rounds too.


See we are diggin' up old threads
Never seen the 4000 round cases....gotta look into this

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:10 AM

f13 50 cal is in cases of 4000 i believe.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:01 PM

Lol, I believe .50 cal been out since 1980's and 90's.

.50 and .68 are the only "main" surviving cal. left in PB. Some people still use .43


mainly. I still use a 43 cal pistol for the lulz I know it bounces like hell and even if it doesn't most people don't even feel it but it is still a blast to use. I think I'm getting a 50 cal kit for my etek

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:47 PM

If there were a 50 ccal kit 4 my gun
I would buy one

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:59 PM

Honestly. I love my Nano. I use it all the time during open play. Fill a hopper and go play 4-5 games. It all breaks just as same as .68.
I own a geo2 also, which I use in tourneys because promoters don't allow .50 cal. If they did, I would do it in an instant!!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:02 PM

some of your points have been proved wrong 50cal is MUCH more accurate it doesn't fly as far the hits deposit the same amount of paint because of the energy 68 sprays alot off of the person into the air 50 cal deposits more of its content to the player. They do have a tendency to bounce though which is a bad thing...but refrigeration helps.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:59 PM

f13 50 cal is in cases of 4000 i believe.


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