few dimples, not a huge seam, fairly cheap @ $35 for 1800 @ Dick's
They come in a suitcase with 3, 600 round bags, which is a bit odd.
I usually by balls over the internet. I don't trust the local sporting goods stores since I have had bad experiences with buying paint from them (broken balls, balls that have obviously sat around way too long)..... Anyway I decided to go play at the last minute and needed some ammo. I went to my local Dick's expecting to pay way too much for crappy balls and then have to spend half my day cleaning my barrel breaks. When I saw these at $35 for 1,800 I figured it was worth a shot. I must say I was not expecting much. However I was very pleasantly supprised. They shot straight enough to hit what I was aiming at and they broke on target and I don't think I had a barrel break all day.
The fill is average, but the shells are a duller (darker) color (I had green and gold) which I like because they are harder to see in air.
I gotta say, I would buy them again if in a pinch for some ammo. I'll keep buying my paint on-line but I was quite suprised by the performance of these balls. Not bad at all. Solid product.
Doesn't really matter. If you got a barrel kit it's nice to find a good barrel to ball bore.
-Flies Nice and Straight
-has a good goey fill
-A few dimples
-some moisture in the bag
Well I got these at Dick's Sporting goods not knowing what to expect. I got a case of 1800 for $35....I got back and tried them out and they were great .....I was very pleased with them.There were a few dimples,but not much at all,and a little of moisture,still not much of a problem....I shot a whole case without any breaks at all. They were pretty good, but you can buy them and decide.
This is great paint for a low price...It's not as great as some of the other stuff,but its still good and priced good for those of you on a low budget....So im gonna give it a 10!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, May 4th, 2007 at 4:28 pm PST
A-5 with an Apex barrel.
Spider Pilot with progressive barrel.
Any barrels; these paintballs aren't picky.
Cheap, few dimples, resists weather pretty good, good shell.
Fill isn't the greatest, not the most accurate.
I bought this paint because it was easy to acquire from Dicks Sporting Goods which is right next to where I work. It was the cheapest stuff there so I decided to give it a try. Using it in my A-5 I have had only 1 chop in the 2 years I have been using this paint. My friends use this paint also (at my recommendation) and none of them have told me of any chops.
My biggest problem with this paint is that it is not the most accurate. I'm assuming, though, that some of this inaccuracy may be due to my Apex and the spin put on the balls. This is exacerbated because each ball is slightly out of round.
Besides the inaccuracy my only concern is with the fill, which is a translucent yellow and somewhat hard to see. It's also easy to wipe off (for all those punk cheaters out there).
Overall I would have to say that these are very good paintballs for the price. They come in packages of 1800, which is odd, but this is not a big concern. The quality of the paint itself more than makes up for this oddity in packaging and for it's shortcomings in fill and accuracy.
I must lower the rating somewhat because of the accuracy issues and because there is much better paint on the market.
In this price range, only Recsport, which seems to have slightly better quality and comes in a full case of 2000.
Z timmy w/ stock bolt
Species LPR (70-75psi)
Macdev Gladiator HPR
Hybrid Adj. Ramcap
Tadao M5 w/ practice settings @ semi-unlim, dwell-10, bolt delay-13, debounce-5, amb-2, cpf-10%)
FBM wave trigger
Crossfire 68/4500 LP
Reloader B w/ Hybrid shell (speed setting 2)
I'm using a Redz Pepperstickz kit. I suggest overboring with these balls using the .693 back. Tried my 14" UL .689 back and these were too tight fitting so the UL got put away. So, I do recommend you have a barrel kit with some larger backs/sleeves to try these out with.
Cheap for speedball practice
Only has 1800 balls per box
I use these balls for practice with the Virginia Tech Speedball Team, which we do on a weekly basis(weather permitting during this winter). I saw these at Dick's and decided to give them a go after I ran out of Recsport. These balls aren't too bad, just try to keep them as warm as you can and you shouldn't have any chopping issues.
There are a few that have dimples in each bag and some that are not sphere shaped, so overboring with a barrel kit helps. I'm not sure why they don't come as a box of 2000, they sell in boxes of 1800 balls which is 3 bags of 600. But, I can't complain since there aren't any decent paintball proshops here in Southwest Virginia.
The fills are pretty thick, yellow in color, and don't leave a residue like some cheaper balls. Shooting was pretty good, I experienced no barrel breaks with the batch I was using and the temperature at the time was around the low 50s.
Overall I'm satisfied with using these for speedball practice and I will continue to use these.
*update from 1/27
Had a bag and a box of these sitting around for about a week(2400 balls). I rolled them around about 3 times a day. Day of play, temp was about 50*F. Kept the balls in my truck where it was a bit warmer. No chops, but I had a handful of barrel breaks. I rotated between a .691 and a .689 back. Went to the larger back when the temp started to drop. I'd say out of the 2000+ balls I shot, I cleaned out the barrel about 8-10 times that day. Some breaks I could shoot through, and a few where I couldn't. Overall not too bad.
Good for practice balls or recball byop fields
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 7:04 pm PST
CP Shorty Regulator
Low Pressure Kit
All American Back + Freak Front
Only used All-American Back and Freak Front
Inexpensive, extremely consistent paint, hard shells, recreational-only paint
Hard shells, slimy yellow paint
As most reviewers have stated already, this was a one-off purchase for an off-field outting. I split a box with 2 friends for a short couple of games. In addition to my setup above, we shot it through an A-5 with E-Grip, a Custom 98 and a Arakon pistol. All in all, we were impressed with the paint. Nobody broke all ball all night. It shot straight and clean (for a paintball :) ). The downside, noted by everyone who took shots that night, is that shells are noticably harder. On a cool summer evening, it wasn't too bad, but any bare skin shots hurt like hell. Lots of nasty welts from this paint.
For recreational, off-field paint will we buy it again? Sure! The welts and bruises are like battle wounds for us -- but, if you can't bulk up with clothing, make sure we keep ever piece of skin covered. Other than that, it was a good rec ball. It won't make the cut on other paint, but lets you easily split a box 3-ways for less than $20 a piece.
Tippmann Alpha Black tactical 100% stock w/PMI 3000/48cu HPA tank and Viewloader $6 hopper.
Zero Ball chop
Decent superthick fill
200balls short of a 2000 Case
Bought these at Wal-Mart and used one case of 1800balls. Comes in 3 bags of 600 which is kinda odd.
anyways these are decent balls as they are fairly accurate and have a gooey snot coloured fill that is a little dull. The paint blends in on enemys camo sometimes and is hardly noticable. The green and brass colour shell is somewhat hard to see in the woods but nothing like the JT tacticals.
I noticed about 1 of approx 8 balls threw a nice curve left or right which is decent. Every enemy i hit the ball broke so maybe i got lucky. was able to score 4 headshots out of 600 balls.
There are better balls out there for cheaper/same price. I recommend trying Zap's Spank brand as they are cheaper in price and seem to break easier. plus the fill is brighter.
wild streak - terrible
heavy metal - i prefer tacamo because alot of the heavy metal balls i used were mis-shaped and had dimples
premium - better but more expensize
vapor - not quite as good
zap rec series - a bit cheaper but not quite as good, i had quite a few dimples in a case of 1800
cronic - much better, this paint is awesome, but expensive
custom pro E act
any barrel with a .689 bore... better barrels will always shoot better
Hard to see
Decent acuracy for the price
Dont always break
Hard to see
Not very acurate
well these paintballs are pretty cheap, i got them for $45 cdn at walmart
out of the 2 cases ive used so far, i havent had any dimples
-hard to see
these paintballs are kinda hard to see so your opponent will never see them coming (or atleast sometimes he wont
-decent acuracy for the price
considering i only paid 45 dollars for a case, they are fairly accurate
hard to see and there isnt alot of it
-dont always break
i hit alot of people with these but lots of the times they didnt break
-hard to see
hard to see so when your shooting, sometimes it can be abit hard to aim
-not very accurate
i mentioned before that they the accuracy was decent for the price and it is but they still arent that accurate
i put one in my barrel and looked through it while holding it up to a light and you could see light shining in through to sides... so the're kinda oval shaped
one thing i noticed about these is that the seem was really big on these and would occasionally cause them to curve
kinda ripping you off for 200 paintballs
If your just practicing or goofing around with your buds... these balls are perfect - cheap and kinda acurate.
But if your a hardcore tourney player... i wont not recomend these balls - they dont always break, they have a big seem, and they dont have alot of fill
NDZ Composite Trigger
Evil Detonator Regulator
I Used My Stock...
-Box Of 1800? C'mon Guys...
Ok, so I wanted to play paintball, but it was on short notice right? So what do I do? I head to Dick's and grab myself 1 case of this stuff. I figured maybe i'd get a break or 2, or maybe it would be Inaccurate....
Boy was I WRONG. This paint was awesome! I bought it for 30 bucks and it's competing with midnight paint. I'm probably going to keep buying this. It bounces if your over like 130 ft away, but if your that far away, don't play paintball...
This Paint Is The BEST For The Price, Go To Dick's n Grab Some.
Nelson Whack, tippman werks, marbalizer, impact. Better than some worse than others. It is an accurate paint.
Viewloader High Voltage with a Carbon Fiber Barrel, with an Ricochet hopper
JT Tac-5 with a sniper barrel
Tippman Custom with e grip and Viewloader evolution 3 hopper
Smooth bore, medium caliber, Works fine with my rifled barrel
No dimples, thick fill, hard shell, very accurate
The fill needs to be a brighter color.
If you are hit in your mask or on open skin we have had the copper shell cut people. It is not serious but it can damage you goggles if someones pressure is set to high. I love to shoot this ammo but I I hate to get hit by it. It is great for people using rifled barrels and you shouldn't have trouble with balls breaking in your barrel.
If you can catch it on sale or you need paint quick buy it. If you can wait for a delivery order some thing else.I am giving it a seven due the small cuts and abrasions that some of my teammates have experienced.
Standard tippmann custom pro, 11 barrel gravity hopper, double trigger
When playing by rec rules, you need to have a "quarter sized mark" of paint to be eliminated. It is dificult to eliminate someone when your paintballs dont even have enough paint in them to do so! They arent the most accurate either. There are only 1800 to a case, which is sorta ripping you off of 200 balls.
No good unless you find enjoyment in shooting people and not getting them out...