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|01-28-2014, 03:15 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SW Ontario
PaintballX3 Magazine Special Themed Edition: The interview Issue, It's Live & Free!
I'm not sure how many of you have heard of PaintballX3 but it's a free magazine available online. You can also download it in pdf form if you want to "take it with you" on a tablet, etc. I've found it to be a good summary of everything happening in forums month-to-month along with some decent interviews.
I was reading one of their interview articles and noticed these replies.
I, personally, wasn't opposed to .50 cal. I thought them branding it the "next best thing to make all your old equipment useless" was stupid, though. The bigger issue was I just couldn't buy it anywhere here in SW Ontario. Adrenaline, literally, had 1 box just for show and I never saw a box at Flagswipe. If I couldn't buy paint, I wasn't going to explore buying equipment. I could see it being useful in pistol form. Or, if it's significantly cheaper, in a "heavy gunner" platform for scenarios. Overall, I would see .50 as a supplement to .68, not a replacement.
Either way, 2014 could be interesting news-wise.
|01-28-2014, 04:51 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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So, GI is trying to kill tippmann? .50 cal is for the foolish.
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|01-28-2014, 06:59 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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I completely agree that the shift towards 50 cal is rediculous, but I don't see the production of Tippmann's current line stopping anytime soon. They still sell really well.
That said, more mag-fed stuff with a Tippmann brand would be interesting.
|01-28-2014, 09:21 PM||#6 (permalink)|
I drive the boat.
I originally poo-pooed .50 but as a low impact, light weight beginner setup for younger players and parties I've come around. The biggest current problem is a reliable gun and paint quality. GI's acquisition of Tippmann will probably change that.
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|01-28-2014, 10:56 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
About 50 Cal.
I am more than likely going to get my second infraction for this, but here it goes anyway. **** 50 CAL. These ******* are trying to force us to go to a new caliber because the can only make so many more 68 products before the 68 train runs dry. They see this and want to force everybody to buy something new so the money to them keeps flowing. 50 cal. didn't work, 55 cal. didn't work, and all the others didn't work either. We are 68 cal., and that's where we are mother****ing staying.
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|01-29-2014, 12:46 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
And here I thought GI Sportz was a big corporation run by the board of directors for the benefit of the shareholders. Just goes to show how little I know.
It's good to hear that Tippmann is going to develop more products for the magfed crowd. The TPX was never more than a me too T8 sans build quality. Maybe they can make something I actually covet this time around.
Regarding .50 cal, I'm totally behind the resurgence. I hope that next summer everyone but me at the local field is shooting .50, that would be awesome!
Last edited by Nightstar; 01-29-2014 at 12:49 AM.
|01-29-2014, 07:48 AM||#10 (permalink)|
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Here is something to think about -
Kee/JT's Splatmasters use 50 cal paintballs and make a really good 50 cal paint for them.
I know at the shop we can get cases of 1000, 2000 & if I remember right 4000.
That makes 2 major paint manufacturers that have their hat in 50 cal paintballs.
I like the stuff for getting younger players into the sport with a lower impact hit. Tippmann & GI might be able to build a better 50 cal mech paintball gun then when GI tried before.
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