Use both Tippmann A-5 w/ Hammerhead BattleStixx 14" Barrel & Tippmann X7 w/ OPSGEAR 16" Operator Barrel, Low Profile Hoppers on each.
No Ball Breakage in Barrel!
I bought a box of 500 of the RANGER to test this out personally after reading some reviews here on pbreview.com. I'll tell you what, I was NOT disappointed! I have been getting sick of paint breaking in my barrel, warped paint, dimpled paint, etc. So I have been on a mission to find some good paint I can rely upon knowing that my Tippmann markers are harder on paint than most others. I DIDN'T BREAK A SINGLE BALL OUT OF THE 500. All my shots were dead on and I am still using the stock bolts in both my markers. The fill is predator blood neon green and was nice and thick. I wanted to know how the paint would do if I happened to break a ball in the barrel as each time that happens with other paint, game over until I clean my barrel. Balls are just all over the place until I do. I emptied my hopper and put a few lower grade balls in my hopper that I knew would break. I fired them off and sure enough they did break in the barrel. I then switched back to the Ranger paint and fired off about 30 balls. ACCURATE! I couldn't believe it! Even with paint in my barrel the balls were dead on and this never happens. Once I had conducted that test, I was sold that this was the paint for me. And the coolest part is that it is RANGER paint and I happen to be an ex-ranger from the U.S. Army.
*** UPDATE March 31, 2007 ***
I bought 2 cases of RANGER and it performed just like my first 500.
I also grabbed 2 500 count boxes of SEAL paint as well. Same results. The only draw back to the SEAL paint is the blue fill. It's a little dark. The RANGER paint is like freaking neon and the SEAL blue just isn't as bright. Both have the same gold shell. As far as the SEAL performance, the same as my RANGER review above. Top-notch quality and accuracy.
Excellent Paint. I will be ordering more. These balls are accurate with little to no barrel breakage. It's pretty spendy paint but I figure I might as well spend $10 more a case for balls that are accurate and don't break in my barrel instead of the other crap that has been wasting my money.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 at 6:51 am PST