DXS Rec Sport - Not as good and more expensive than VI
Zap Spank - Not as good as VI, but cheaper than VI
Zap Chronic - Better fill than VI, but more expensive
RPS Marballizer - Quite similar to VI in performance, but much more expensive
06 Etek + Freak Kit
I used .689 Freak insert
Breaks extremely well
Can be purchased at Wal-Mart
Could be old from sitting too long
Stain skin and clothes until washed
The first time I used this stuff, I was shocked at the amazing performance. I found this paint for $38/2000 rounds at a Wal-Mart a couple miles from the field I play at. They were sold out of the 2000 round cases, so I bought two of the 1000s.
Fearful that it had been sitting on the shelf for years, I opened the box in the store before purchasing. The paint looked decent and I couldn't find any dimples or anything, so I decided to give it a try.
The paint shot amazing. It flew just as straight as the more expensive paints like Marballizer and Chronic, but broke even better. At one point during the day, I dropped a paintball from shoulder level while loading my hopper and it broke right next to my feet (this was rare however, as most of the ones I dropped bounced). The paint also broke about 25% of time it hit the netting that surrounds our field.
To conclude, I was 1-balling people all day long b/c I knew this stuff would go where I shot it. It's good stuff.
It is completely ridiculous that I am giving paint that I bought at wal-mart such a good score, but it really was that good.
*A WORD OF CAUTION* - Make sure you get the paint from a place where you know it will be fresh, and I would suggest opening it in the store (even if an employee shows up to monitor you). I know that it's fresh where I go because 95% of the time I go there, they're sold out of the 2000 round cases.
I suppose I shouldn't give my secret away, but there you have it... Quality paint on a budget.