Sterling’s budget conscious paintball line is perfect for high volume team practice, tournament drills and entry
level field use. Shield is the perfect paintball to choose when lower cost and consistent reliability are in need. Colors will vary, availability is limited due to high demand for quality low cost paintballs.
The Sterling Sterling Shield is newer, so it should be commonly available.
Tippmann 98 custom A.C.T.
JJ 16 inch barrel
I dont know
Cheap (In both ways)
Dont break (except for in barrel) some werent round dimple easy.
I got saw these for 7$ and i was like what the heck ill get em. So i went home had them for a while (only about 2-3 weeks in the case) i didnt like them i found out some werent round and alot were dimpled and chopped really easy their cheap but in both ways poor quality.
Proto Matrix 7
UL Barrel 14"
Empire Reloader B
Dye Matrix 5
Freak Barrel Kit
Evolve Bolt Kit
Empire Reloader B
Dye UL (.692)
Various Season Formulas
Flies Faily Straight
Can Be Oily
Not completely round
My local site has been using this paint for about 6 months and being a marshal there I have seen and played with it in pretty much every condition.
The paint is relatively cheap but is better than Sterling Rec in my opinion, as it more consistent from box to box and better quality. Having used it in about 4 different guns ranging from Infernos to a DM9 i can say that it is a safe bet if you are strapped for cash, but still want a good day. The fill isn't the brightest and isn't that thick yet it breaks on target about 80% of the time out of a marker shooting at about 280fps.
I have used the Winter, Summer and Interim formulas and was pleased with the interim especially as it was about 11*C and was still breaking on target and not in my marker. The winter paint never broke in gun but was a bit bouncy, where the summer formula broke on target the majority of the time.
This is a rock steady paintball in my experience, yet it would be preferable to use something of a higher grade for tournament or walk on days. But for those with less money certainly give it a try.
Tippmann A2 foregrip
TAPCO car stock
Trinity sight rail
PBS Red Dot 1x30
Wargear soft paddles
i usually play cqb so i use my stock barrels, which is not a precisely made thing..
Come in nice colours
Not perfectly shaped
Dont break altough they hurt like hell
First of all, forgive my spelling mistakes i am hungarian.
Yesterday ive been invited to my ex-teams "paintballing day".
It means that there were about 60-70 12-year-old boys and girls playing paintball (i am almost 20..)
my friend bought about 150-200 cartons of this so we had no choice what to use.
its not a terrible paintball if you use scenario markers, but if you are planning to buy sterling paintballs for your tourney gun..forget it.
my biggest problem is that the paintballs simply dont break whent they impact,
i got 3 shots on my head from my teammate (from about 20 feet) ..and no breaks, no paint on my head or on my googles..my god oO
After 3 kills (which were not killss because no paint on the target)i swittched to my 3-month-old noname paintballs..
So in conclusion they are cheap so if you are low on cash, go give it a try if you need it for some recreational paintball.
Not recommended for tourney use, or if you are playing with your team or going to a big scenario game.
My friend's CO2 powered Spyder Victor with stock barrel, and both a Viewloader gravity fed loader and Invert Halo Too loader.
- No divots or malformed samples
- Well-formed seam
- Easy to find
- Most balls are not an ideal sphere and may even be oblong.
I'm new to paintball; I've only played 3 games - all woodsball duels with a family member. That said, I wouldn't know a good paintball if it hit me in the face.
The time came around to purchase some paintballs for my own setup. I needed to find some satisfactory paintballs that can be purchased at my local supermarket that doesn't specialize in the sport or come anywhere close to providing a variety of high-end products. Being a know-nothing, the only criteria for my purchase was low price and low count. This way I could test the product out before making a more committed purchase.
I was pretty impressed with my batch, they exceeded my expectations. Much like me, my friends and family aren't willing to invest a lot of money into the sport; this results in a few horror stories, particularly a memorable groin bounce.
I'd say its decent product for a good price. The accuracy of the paint and barrel didn't earn our applause, but these balls will break on target, maybe even without exception.
If you've yet to find the perfect paintball regarding performance for price at your local retail outlet, give these a try.
SP1 with 16" barrel, electronic loader (cca 20balls/sec)
smart parts 16" barrel
Cheap, good, no paintball breaks
Some of paintballs are not perfectly round.
This is cheapest and best paintballs ( super price/ quality ratio) I have ever seen. Some people have Bravo One Tactical with "Cyclone" feeder and had good results (other paintballs broke inside of cyclone and had to clean whole marker).
Basicly we tested this paint (minimum 500 on each markeer) on :
SP-1, BT-4 Combat/ Rental, X7, Bravo One Tactical E-Grip, VL Orion 3
Whole club aggred to use this paint since its perfect for us:
No paintball breaks, compatible with all types of markers, perfect shell thickness for
woodsball yet not to thick, cheap.
We noticed that some of paintballs are not 100% round and some of them
sometimes miss the target (lets say 3 of 500).
Sterling Rec is a better paint than this but costs more and solves the "miss" problem.
Good and cheap paintball. Good for woodsball and for scenario play.
What can I say. The balls are cheap. The balls sweated a bit, there was not a broken one, but they were a bit oily, Stingers are the same way. I wiped them off in a towel, and they sat for about a month before I got to play with them.
I found them to be decent. Weather was warm, 65 degrees, being shot out of a low pressure gun. I had 0 issues. They flew pretty straight. I really don't have any complaints but the cheap weak fill.
Its the same as a lot of basic paint ie jts cheap stuff etc
sp-1, 98c, sterling stp, zeus g2+, pt jr
Its pretty small so if you stick it anything with a big barrel it goes all over the place
Its cheap and they do a good winter version for no extra cost.
Not very consitent, really varies from box to box some are ok some are terrible
Its cheap, not very accurate but I have not had much problems with chopping and they do a winter Ice version for no extra cost which is a big bonus.
My local site uses this so I buy it for recball and training. It is the cheapest paint I can get hold of so is great for shooting loads (but you have to shoot loads to hit anything) If I am playing a big game I tend to use something better like Draxxus.
Its not great paintballbut it pops on target does not break in the gun to often ( unless you get a bad batch) its better than white box paint. Ok its not very accurate but what to you expect for the money you pay for it. As a piant its only a 3 but for value its an 7 so I will give it a 4 overall
Cheap, you get what you pay for
4 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 5:55 am PST
Spyder MR2 w/ metal clamping feedneck, red dot scope, new detent, 9V Fasta Hopper
Tippmann X7, squishy paddles, 14" J&J Ceramic Barrel
An oval shaped one.
The brand I've been loyal to since the beginning decided to raise their price, so I started trying other brands. These were on sale, so I bought a box.
I opened the box, and the first thing I noticed was an oblong ball yellow, soft and pointy at one end, round at the other, like a tear drop or an egg. This is acceptable for such a cheap box of paint. As I looked through the rest, I noticed more and more of these balls. In fact, most of the balls I saw were not round. I hand counted 75 balls out of all 500 that were completely unusable in any gun. They would have busted. That's 3 out of every 20, or 30 out of every hopper full. Completely unacceptable. The rest were sort of misshapen, but useable.
I emailed the company about this product, and this is part of what they had to say:
"The Shield grade of paintball is our lowest and is intended for Field Operators, who use paintball guns that will fire larger and less well shaped paintballs without them breaking in the gun."
The only problem here, IS THAT THE BOX DOESN'T SAY THAT! In fact, it doesn't say anything about anything, except the warnings and the grade. It says that they are standard grade paintballs. Do these sound or look like standard grade paintballs?
Terrible balls (that's what she said). The website says use them for bulk team practice. So much time would be wasted cleaning out your team's equipment that there wouldn't be much practice at all. Unless you are practicing cleaning your guns. Then by all means, by the 2000 box.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 9th, 2008 at 1:54 pm PST