Now that last one is what bothered me, I've been playing mag fed for a while now absolutely love it and haven't really noticed a huge decrease in the number of paint balls that I will go through. I'm kind of conservative with my shots so before when I would play hopper fed on any given day of paintball (excluding big games) I will go through a bag (500) paintballs. Ever since I switched to mag fed I still go through roughly the same amount of paint but there are those days where I wont go through as much.
This is using regular paintballs, now when these D-Mags are released ( which will be sooner than you think) we are going to see a HUGE increase in first strike sales. First strikes if you don't know about them look like this
They are remarkable rounds. They are D shaped (hence the name D-Mags) and have fins on the back of them to help give the round spin and stabilizes the round allowing it to travel farther then regular round paintballs. As of right now only Tiberius http://www.tiberiusarms.com/FS.php is the only company making these rounds, but who knows maybe other companies will start to make their own version of them. The rounds are 25x more accurate and will travel twice as far as regular rounds. Only down side is that they are kind of expensive about a dollar a round but the bigger bulk you buy the cheaper they are, none the less a perfect sniper round
I have noticed that some fields in my area are starting to carry them and allowing players to use first strike markers, so when these D-Mags are released a lot more people will start using these rounds, even though they cost a lot more than regular paintballs you end up shooting way less because they are hitting your target almost every time.
So when the switch is made to first strike paintball, (and I will I can say that for sure) even though we will be shooting less because of the price of first strikes you still end up paying the same amount for your paint that you would for round balls. That's just my two cents on the whole thing anyways.
I love mag fed and plan on playing it till the very end if you haven't made the switch I strongly suggest that you do, you wont be disappointed. Go out there and give it a try if you haven't already, support your local field(s) and don't for get to have fun.
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