I'm a new paintballer and decided to purchase these while browsing at Walmart. The Strykers I own are the new and improved ones with a harder shell and brighter fill. I've done a drop test, threw one at a brick wall and then fired off over 450 shots in my backyard to get rid of them because they had blistered and dimpled. Now with the older Strykers I've read a lot of people saying that they bounced, never breaked and the fill wasn't bright at all and was hard to see. I can safely say that the fill is actually not to bad and is quite bright, I've never experienced a barrel break or chop with them either even though they were in horrible shape and they shot pretty accurately as well. The 'new and improved' Strykers seem to be a lot better then what I've read about the older ones. The key thing here is that the price is right. For $15 taxes included I was able to get a box of 500. After opening you might want to use them all up as they will dimple and blister after only a day or two of being open, whether the extremely oily bag and humidity in the house would do this, I don't know, but use them up.
If you're looking for a quick fix and can only shell out $15 for a days worth of paintballing then you really can't go wrong. I really wouldn't recommend these for everyday play but like I said, when you're in need, you really can't go wrong but for an extra $7 you can buy a 500 count box of Game Face: Recon Camo paintballs which are absolutely steller.
7/10 for the new and improved pack
7 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at 7:04 am PST