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#1 Cookybiscuit

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

Lets say you had a wand, you've been training hard at Hogwarts for years and the final spell you learn is to make your gear suddenly convert to .50.

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Say your setup was a Luxe and Prophecy, and once you converted it, they both use .50 as if they had been designed to use it, and they get all the benefits from it too like increased efficiency, more paint etc.

What I'm trying to say is, if all the guns and loaders on the market were offered in both .50 and .68, would you still pick .68? For the sake of the thread just imagine all the fields in the world stock .50 paint too.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:48 PM

Nahh, .68 cal is the iconic paintball.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:49 PM

Depends, do we get the price benefits too? And will .50 cal become the industry standard and .68 cal suddenly regarded as cheating?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:51 PM

Well, I personally like other players knowing that I've hit them, so I'll stick with my .68...
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

For the woods? Yeah, definitely.

For airball? Not a chance. There's enough cheating going on when they can feel my hits. I can't imagine what it would be like if they couldn't.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

Depends, do we get the price benefits too? And will .50 cal become the industry standard and .68 cal suddenly regarded as cheating?

You get price benefits on paint but nothing else, and neither becomes industry standard.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

.68 all the way. It's just normal. I want paintballs big enough to feel, otherwise we're venturing into airsoft territory, land of "I can get hit 500 times but I won't feel it so I'm still in..." :dodgy:
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:17 PM

I would.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:18 PM

I dont like 50 cal. I would stick with my 68. I am a conservative. I don't like change.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

68, I can't stand cheaters. There would be more if everyone used 50 cal. (Probably)

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:24 PM

Since .50 cal is lower impact at the same FPS standard as a .68 cal, should we increase FPS for .50 cal markers to make the sure the hits are felt?

If you can feel a .50 cal after the FPS is increased then hell yeah I would convert right now!

I like the sound of having 350 paintballs in my loader and pods at one time while still having the smallest set up I can

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:28 PM

Id go to 50 cal because the shorter range would mean i would have to play that much more aggressive to get closer and get an effective shot on the other player which is fun...
And would it mean that all paint and bores would be .50??? Is that efficient?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:32 PM

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:36 PM

The one thing I wish came in .50 would be some of the semi-auto pistols out there, especially the cheap .43 Kingman ones.
The small size of .50 becomes an advantage when you try to squeeze as many rounds as possible into a small magazine, and the better gas efficiency helps too.

For the woods? Yeah, definitely.

For airball? Not a chance. There's enough cheating going on when they can feel my hits. I can't imagine what it would be like if they couldn't.


I would think .50 is actually less appropriate for the woods because the range deficiency is a bigger problem.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:39 PM

If and only if these conditions were met:

All my favorite gear was in .50 cal
.50 cal paint was available locally and easily
and EVERYONE at my field used .50 cal


then, i'd used it, because for X Ball, which is what i play, .50 cal can be a benefit if everyone is using it.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

The one thing I wish came in .50 would be some of the semi-auto pistols out there, especially the cheap .43 Kingman ones.
The small size of .50 becomes an advantage when you try to squeeze as many rounds as possible into a small magazine, and the better gas efficiency helps too.


For the woods? Yeah, definitely.

For airball? Not a chance. There's enough cheating going on when they can feel my hits. I can't imagine what it would be like if they couldn't.


I would think .50 is actually less appropriate for the woods because the range deficiency is a bigger problem.

For me, most of the people I play in the woods are friends, so there's much less cheating. In airball, I play a larger variety of players, many of whom cheat if they think they can get away with it. So I'd be less gung ho about using .50 in airball.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:31 AM

.68 cal barely exists at my field now so we use .67 cal now

I'd pick .50 cal and bring out the apex :lol:

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:37 AM

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I dont like 50 cal. I would stick with my 68. I am a conservative. I don't like change.


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

I soo would.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:26 PM

I'll stick with 68
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:30 PM

id reverse engineer the wand/spell just to make my shit shoot like .83 cal.. some large cool number like that..
more pain to my opponents..

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:34 PM

Well Planet eclipse did it with the ego with the conversion kit, and mike showed us how easily it was to mod the pinokio to feed 50 cal. So it is possible under the right circumstances. Either way I don't think I would want to shoot .50 cal. Less likely to break and even if so easier to call spray.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

I'd take my wand to field, and if someone pissed me off enough... ZAP! .50 cal. Posted Image


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I'd prefer .68 because I like the range.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:54 PM

I'd shoot .50 cal in a heartbeat if they bumped FPS up to 330+. That's the only way it'll be competitive at anything except super close range.

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