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Old 11-16-2009, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another 50 calculation

Can we compare a 50 1.2 gram projectile @ 300FPS to a standard 68 3 gram projectile @ 215FPS as far as expected flight and range?
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Why? I"m not going to turn my gun down to 215 so somebody that bought into .50 cal is on a level playing feild. Sorry about your luck. If you bought the hype to bad.

Is anybody else tired of the .50 cal threads?
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They may have similar final distance, but a standard exterior ballistics calculation should never give you the same path and energies because the sectional density (mass vs. frontal area) of the 68 is higher (and different) than the 50.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why? I"m not going to turn my gun down to 215 so somebody that bought into .50 cal is on a level playing feild. Sorry about your luck. If you bought the hype to bad.

Is anybody else tired of the .50 cal threads?
215 is about the field limit in some countries - ie Germany, at least from the reading, and I am just curious how 50 would compare. At 300FPS it does not approach 7.5 joules IIRC. In fact, without serious modification, I doubt you could get a 50 to produce 7.5 joules using paintballs.
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Why? I"m not going to turn my gun down to 215 so somebody that bought into .50 cal is on a level playing feild. Sorry about your luck. If you bought the hype to bad.

Is anybody else tired of the .50 cal threads?
He is talking about the German Police raid on a paintball tournament (there are a few threads around). In Germany you can't have a marker that shoots over something like 7.5 joules of energy, which works out to about 214 fps for .68 cal.

So I would be guessing this is related to the inside man phoning the cops theory, combined with Smart Parts/GI Milsim are EVIL meme resulting in a conspiracy theory.

[Edit] And yes I'm mostly sick of them.
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Can we compare a 50 1.2 gram projectile @ 300FPS to a standard 68 3 gram projectile @ 215FPS as far as expected flight and range?
214 fps (as per Germany) is roughly 6.something joules, law limit is 7.5 (again Germany), .50cal is advertised as 5.something at 300 fps. I suspect the performance of .50 cal at 300 fps will be better than .68 cal at 214 fps.
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In fact, without serious modification, I doubt you could get a 50 to produce 7.5 joules using paintballs.
I'd think it would be fairly simple for a gun using standard paintball valve design to exceed 7.5 Joules. I don't know about the Nano and FM50, but any of the converted guns like the Impulse of Ego would be easily set above 7.5 Joules.
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I'd think it would be fairly simple for a gun using standard paintball valve design to exceed 7.5 Joules. I don't know about the Nano and FM50, but any of the converted guns like the Impulse of Ego would be easily set above 7.5 Joules.
With a 50 1.2 gram projectile?
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With a 50 1.2 gram projectile?
Yes...you just make it shoot harder.
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Yes...you just make it shoot harder.
You would have to get above 365FPS to approach 7.5 joules of energy though (with a 1.2 gram projectile). Certainly markers can be regulated to keep adjustability max to around 300 +/- 50FPS can't it?
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