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|09-19-2012, 03:26 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Not really considering I have never even seen a 50 cal gun in person. And I live in chicago, lots of happenings going on here but not that.
|09-19-2012, 03:35 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
They failed to put them in sidearms, where they'd make the most sense.
|09-19-2012, 06:14 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
punisherpb has a few guns listed: all kingsman and gi milsim and all semi.. pass, pass and pass.
$20 for 2000 rounds and something resembling a simple phantom or sniper and I MIGHT give it another thought. an inexpensive aluminum 50 cal 12g revolver would probably get my attention as well.
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|09-19-2012, 08:39 AM||#6 (permalink)|
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I believe if they marketed it as an "alternative" or a second type of ammo they might have succeeded, would have been nice for sidearms and the such like someone said.
Problem it was marketed as "the new age of paintball" basically making people think if this took off, all of your old .68 cal stuff would be obsolete and you'd be buying all new guns.
and like someone above said, the price wasn't enough to sway people, If i'm going to get a ball that does less overall than .68, i want more of them for the same or less price.
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|09-19-2012, 09:13 AM||#7 (permalink)|
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I might have worked in side arms... But it was already tried with .43 caliber - didn't take off. KEE tried it with .55 caliber. - didn't take off. Heck didn't work with .50 caliber when it came out originally in the 1980's.
.60 caliber eventually failed.
The .63 caliber football shape never took off either.
the .80 caliber from Brass Eagle was a flop.
Where to fields make money? Paint sales. What's the best paint? Fresh paint.
Now why would a field waste money, hold some odd calibers that very few use, eventually sell it, to only get bad mouthed for having old bouncy paint? I mean, hell, I hear that complaint about standard .68 caliber paint if it's been sitting for a month.
It doesn't make sense for a field to even bother with the odd sizes. It's why they all fail eventually. Not enough market to have fresh. You don't want to bother with old paint, so people ditch the odd calibers back for .68
Everyone keeps trying, but you just can't get around that one fact. It's a waste of money for the fields to keep odd sizes in inventory. It will go old, people will complain about the paint, and the field will get a bad name for something that's not really their fault. There's just no market. So the best option for them is to not carry it at all.
|09-19-2012, 09:20 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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