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Old 04-12-2017, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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.50 Paintball Variability?

I see all kinds of threads about .68 paintball size variability. But, is there a corresponding range for .50? Are the .50 balls more uniform? Do .50 need their own freak sets?

What is the "normal" size or range for .50 paintballs?

Just wondering.

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Old 04-12-2017, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know much about .50 mostly because I have never touched/smelled/tasted a .50 ball. That being said, I'm sure there are consistency issues with them. I would assume that the lack of information/posts is a derivative of .50 being alien or undesirable. There are a few .50 markers that have been around for awhile but until the last couple of years there was no major push into .50 cal. So I can't answer the size range question but like with .68, if you want a good paint to barrel match then you need to have control of bore size.

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I have seen freak sets for .50 cal.
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I suspect that .50 will have the same issues as .68, as they are produced using the same materials and techniques.

The bag of .50 I have for experiments, is all sorts of oblong and will probably not shoot worth a damn.

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I have seen freak sets for .50 cal.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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.50 varies greatly just like 68. I am less concerned about size and more concerned about shell thickness. One brand is so thin every other shot is a barrel burst(marbleizer), the other brand is so thick it bounces off trees (valken). Unexpectedly, GI Sports 50 cal has been the saving grace only breaking in the barrel every 50 or so and occasionally bouncing off trees. This is with Tippman FT50's and Spyder blowbacks.
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.50 varies greatly just like 68. I am less concerned about size and more concerned about shell thickness. One brand is so thin every other shot is a barrel burst(marbleizer), the other brand is so thick it bounces off trees (valken). Unexpectedly, GI Sports 50 cal has been the saving grace only breaking in the barrel every 50 or so and occasionally bouncing off trees. This is with Tippman FT50's and Spyder blowbacks.
Yeah, i was a GI custome for years, but their .50 cal paint in general is way to tough (also was very inconsistant as far as roundness goes). We use APX Fyre for our Splat Master because it breaks very easily (thin shell) but would be impossible to use in our EmneYs. I'm actually using a Taiwanese .50 cal for our regular .50 cal. I hate buying off shore paint, but I hate paintballs not breaking and almost always bouncing more.

As fas as size consistancy, it's similar to .68 cal.
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