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Prez Friday, August 25th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Xball Gold, Xball Silver, Empire Engage, Wal*Mart junk balls, Draxxus Midnight, Diablo NightMare, Dusk, Formula 13...a bunch of other Diablo/Draxxus.
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5E (14bps with turbo function)
J&J 16" Ceramic Barrel
Composite Tactical CAR stock
V-Force goggles
Running on 4 20oz C02 currently...compressed air soon
My J&J hasn't broken a ball in 2 and a half cases--not one! Bear in mind J&J is big bore...I'd say these paintballs run .688 or so, so a small barrel would give you a nice snug fit. If you have an overly small bore size go with Formula 13.
Strengths: Make (almost seamless)
No ball breaks (in 5000 balls so far)
Great fill
Accurate (very)
Weaknesses: Can be upwards of $50 bucks, but aren't all good paintballs?
Review: I've been playing paintball a while and have shot at least 10 or 15 different kinds of balls and I will say....these rank right up there with the best of them. I buy Nightmare for the price (have 20,000 sitting right in front of me)----but RAMP are by far the best quality of ANY paintball I've shot. Again, bear in mind I have a big bore barrel (J&Js run like .691-.692)...and these balls are just a little too small. They almost roll out of the barrel...not quite, but you put one in and blow with not much force and they come out.

Formula 13 are great balls, but they are much too small for me. They literally roll out of the barrel. I just picked up four cases of RAMP this week, and it won't be long before I get more.

To put it simply, Empire is taking over the paintball scene. Their products have amazing quality, and most their items are reasonably priced. The ball has a sick design (I get my ball in green with the skull and crossbones logo) is almost seamless. I simply cannot get this ball to break in my gun! Now granted, I have an A-5, which don't break many balls to start with--but 5000 rounds without one break? Now that's quality. I shot 4000 Midnights this spring and I had 5 ball breaks...with Xballs I average one break per thousand, so that'd be four out of 4000.
So ZERO out of 5k is sweet. The balls lack dimples many balls end up with, so that's a plus too. These balls are also very durable...I've played with them in snow, then left them baking in 90 degree heat for 2 hours and they're fine. Granted, they're brittle after being in the snow, and get a little bouncy after being in the sun, but they still shot fine.

I NEVER write reviews, but I had to get on and rate this's just too good to pass up.
Conclusion: Buy this ball if you've got any barrel over .688 and want some serious bang for your buck. If you have a really small bore barrel, go formula 13. I personally know the manager of a pro team, and he says that his players all use 13 in their guns. Your value pick is gonna' be I said I have 10 cases for me and all my friends to use when we're just messin' around.

So there you have it--good luck on your quest to find the ultimate paintball
10 out of 10

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