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Old 02-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Its just, when the whole brouhaha about getting .50" back into maintstream, was up, i remember some claims were floating up, that the .50" air bubble is smaller, and thus making the paint volume ratio to size higher, than in .68".
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So? The ball still weighed a LOT less and based on all the math we put things through we still showed that it wasn't as good a performer as the .68. And the paint to air bubble ratio... it was still a lot less paint in the .50 leaving a potentially smaller mark on your target.

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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So? The ball still weighed a LOT less and based on all the math we put things through we still showed that it wasn't as good a performer as the .68. And the paint to air bubble ratio... it was still a lot less paint in the .50 leaving a potentially smaller mark on your target.

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So? I brought it up, only to see whether a full sized .50" has more fill than half a .68" (FS round), especially if take into account, that supposed higher ratio of fill per volume, in the .50", as well as the fact that the FS round has a large bubble in.

In fact looking at the numbers Freedummy put up, and put in my estimate of the empty space in the FS round, looks like the total volume of the FS round is 0.065~ ci.
So the volume of paint is actually pretty much the same.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Wait? What? It costs $30 for 100 fins? Then whatever paint you're using. Then the time it takes to glue or however they go together?

Why not just buy 100 first strike rounds for $40?
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Wait? What? It costs $30 for 100 fins? Then whatever paint you're using. Then the time it takes to glue or however they go together?

Why not just buy 100 first strike rounds for $40?
You dont glue anything, they come assembled with the .50".
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #35 (permalink)
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i like the idea because it puts some competition into the market, and FS's are really expensive so ideas like this to keep production cost down and in return a lower market cost is a good thing imo. However material I feel should be different.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how much mass the fins add? It could make the .50 pretty useable in theory, though perhaps not to the original FS standards.

I like the concept.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how much mass the fins add? It could make the .50 pretty useable in theory, though perhaps not to the original FS standards.

I like the concept.
They're .68 cal, period. Ignore the fact that it has a .50 ball inside of it. The whole rounds is meant for anything .68 that shoots FSRs. And you cant take them apart without breaking the whole thing.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:22 PM   #38 (permalink)
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At .33$ per trigger pull they seem like they're in too direct of competition with first strikes themselves.


Drop that to .15$ and I would definitely take a very hard look at them if they performed suitably. When I can get a case of decent paint for 40$ it's very hard to justify the cost of anything else
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I see this news totally different than most of you. Instead of competition which obviously they are, I instead see another tool in the would be paintball snipers tool box. Different rounds for different situations so to speak.

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