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Old 11-14-2009, 08:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i personally enjoy brents "he, he ..." after he asks us where to shoot us.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Have you guys considered doing a soft target test for breakage?
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I liked this alot,but I want to chime in for the dumb people that will look at this and say "see it breaks at 125ft".

Please remember that punk works used a solid back ground,not a human body. Also note that the ball did bounce at 40ft during human test.

Over all this was an excellent test and happy you took the time to do it.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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now if only you guys could measure the force of impact for each shot...
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I want to see somebody get bunkered and tell us the pain difference! None of this silly 40 feet stuff. I have a feeling that smaller projectile with a 290 fps muzzle velocity will have a good bit more sting! Show us some welts... for science.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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appreciate your guys time and most in depth review.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I would love a 50 cal insert kit for my Redux, really. Mongo hope you read this thread
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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here's some info on how quickly they slow down:

.50 cal vs .68 cal flight time comparison

the info is using this audio from the video we took:



I haven't done the math - but the mean difference was 20 fps - which means significantly more than 20 fps slower at 125'.

this seems to line up with what all of the math was indicating.

It also reveals a flaw in many of our thought processes about .50 cal. We mostly agreed that it wouldn't go as far - but for the most part we assumed that meant it would be less accurate as well.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:54 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I wonder where the .50 cal paint came from for these tests?
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Based on the raw numbers, GI Milsim might have missed their ideal marketing demographic. Somehow I think players how like "speedball" and indoor fields will reap the benefits of .50 cal and the "woodsball" players will probably see .68 cal as their preferred paint.
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