Recently a friend and I decided to get into paintball, I purchased a Tippmann X7 and he purchased an Ego Etek 2. We bought a case of V-1 paintballs form the local store and split it, we then headed down to a creek near our houses to test our guns and have some 1 vs 1' s. My friend's first or second shot was a barrel break, I got one after firing about six times. Over 2 days we each went through about 500-600 paintballs, I personally received around 20-25 barrel breaks. Something I liked was; shortly after being shot in the arm while wearing a sweatshirt the paint hardened and could not be removed unless I washed it with water, eliminating any possibility of someone wiping the paint off.
In the end we both still A LOT of fun despite all the breaks. I am planning to upgrade to a Lapco Big Shot barrel, hopefully this reduces, or eliminates the breaking problem. Unfortunately this is the local fields required paint, so if this persists I may have to find a new field.
From my experiences, if you're planning to buy this paint, split a case with someone, that way you aren't paying $40+ for a case of paint that will force you to clean your barrel every time you shoot more than 20 Balls.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 12:40 pm PST
Really? You got that many breaks?
I was using V1 last time I went paintballing a week ago.
Through the 1000 balls I shot in over 3 hours, no chops or barrel breaks.
Mabye you got a bad batch?
Well, GL in the future.