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.50 caliber Paintballs

#1 User is offline   ANSWERS 

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:57 PM

Just looking on some info about this, heard about some recent breakthroughs in technology and curious if I should now wait to buy myself a pistol or anything else for that matter.


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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:05 AM

I really wouldn't bother or worry about .50 paint. It's all a load of hype because someone thinks they can "revolutionize" the game (as if we haven't heard that one before).

Or, to put it another way -- this isn't new, it's merely the latest in "new" ideas that date back to the origins of paintball. Paintball tried .50 cal, .62 cal, .68 etc. One became the standard for a reason.

I give it less than a year -- it'll die out.


EDIT: And yes, I've seen all the "advantages" - cheaper to make/ship/buy. That's it. In order to get the "superior performance" requires muzzle velocities over 300 FPS. Which the insurance companies will never authorize, no matter how "safe" it's "proven" to be.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:45 AM

www.paintballx3.com has done a few reviews on it. Check it out and decide for yourself.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:49 AM

Meh, I'm not too worried about it. It will take an industry wide movement to have .68 cal become extinct. I feel like this is another hyped up gimmick that the industry is trying to shove down our throats.., and if we don't buy into it it's not gonna happen. I personally could maybe see this getting big in the niche formats like XBALL and other tourney formats, but on a wide scale I really don't see .68 being de-throned as the standard any time soon.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:14 PM

the industry has stagnated and many manufacturers are going through tough economic times. .50 cal is nothing more than the latest product they can attach the "new" moniker to in an attempt to dupe the public into thinking it needs it.

as with any other new product, our wallets alone determine its success rate.

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