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Dgr8one85 Friday, October 1st, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Marballizer
Flatline Barrel
Tippmann A5 Recon Barrel with Python Kit
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 - Polished Internals - Python Kit bore sized to match paint - System X Inline Regulator - CAR stock - 12 oz. CO2

Tiberius T8 UMS Tactical Race Gun - Polished Internals - Stippled Grips
Recommended
Barrels:
Large Bore Barrels
Strengths: Not effected by weather or sun exposure. Travels through thick brush. Great concept.
Weaknesses: Wax shell lines your barrel. Ball breaks Difficult to clean. Not accurate.
Review: I had very high hopes for this product, for the simple fact that the concept makes sense. I believe the focus on the how these powderballs were constructed was the failure of this product. I play at a local field that is hosted by one of my friends, strictly woodsball, so we are not restricted by the what paint (or in this case powder) balls are used. At over $25 per 500, I was not expecting to receive more headache than playing with crappy paint that i would have paid less than half the cost with. We used this product in 3 different markers. i will start with the marker that had the least problems:

our chrono set @ FPS is 275 +/- 5

Tippmann 98 Custom (stock) -
fired approx 500 rounds through with only real issue barrel becoming lined with a waxy film that was more difficult than if a ball breakage occurred. I'm not sure whether this improved or hindered the performance of the GOLF powder ball.

Rap4 T68 w/ remote, 20 oz. CO2-
Ball breakage within one of the magazines required a complete dis-assembly of the magazine, and thorough cleaning. Also, ball breakage within the chamber of the marker, due to loading a new mag with a ball being still being chambered. this lead to a filthy marker, gun malfunctions, and if the marker did function, it didn't function well.

Tiberius T8 UMS TRG-
i loaded one magazine with the GOLF rounds, as soon as i loaded the magazine, a ball breakage occurred filling my chamber, bolt, and barrel with powder, and wax. This required a complete dis-assembly of my magazine, and marker for cleaning. i eventually did fire these rounds through the marker, but did not have any consistent groups.

A common trait these rounds performed when flying through the air was either a cork-screw effect, or a sway effect, where the round would go from left to right in mid air, getting more shallow movements the closer it came to the end of it's flight. i do believe the balls flew further than a normal paintball, but not compared to a paintball being fired from a flatline barrel. and i believe the flatline can hold a tighter group than this round. A desirable trait this round does have is it travels through light brush much better than a normal paintball.
Conclusion: For the price, I do not recommend this product. Its a novel idea, and i believe would have much better result if it had a paintball shell, and not wax that can line your barrel with a film. also, the fill, though a neat effect when powder, can cause more problems if a ball breakage does occur (and it will). I don't recommend this product to anyone, even if it were offered at the same cost of cheapest paint. If all my issues were resolved in this product, I would maybe consider buying this paint at maybe the same cost of marballizer. but since it isn't, dont buy this product if you want to enjoy your game.
Rating:
1 out of 10
 

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