CORE Paintballs are produced by CORE Paintball Co. It come in a variety of color.
The shells of CORE are very solid, and you will find that all of the paint is circular in shape. (Rarely will you find a ding in the ball) The paint is a little thicker then other paint out there but is will show and the quality is great!
Core is a Practice/Play paintball and is sold in tubs instead of boxes, like most other paint is sold. It is a bargain paint and is a top of the line one at that.
The CORE Paintballs are older, so they are not commonly available anymore.
I can't think of anything similar to these...they are unique.
Prodigy E-Grip with 12V Revy and Pure Energy 3000psi HPA tank.
Rebel LE with custom camo paint, an upgraded valve spring, and a 14" 32 degrees Nite Stykk barrel.
Clean the barrel often
Good Shelf Life
Don't break on target well
This paint is really odd. The shell is rubbery and sticky. It definitely isn't brittle...so it doesn't break on your target very well. If it breaks in your hopper or barrel, it's a real mess. Even if it doesn't break...it's so "greasy" that it makes your barrel and hopper dirty regardless.
I've heard it really hurts when you get hit by it. I actually made a little kid cry by hitting him with a few shots from about 20 feet...and I don't think more than 1 of the 3 broke...if that.
I liked that they came in a plastic bin...reusable. I liked the black color...it made it difficult for the opposition to tell where the shots were coming from. And they were surprisingly accurate given the price and other negative characteristics.
I'm adding 1 point to my initial rating because I used these again, a year after I initially bought them, and they shot the same as they did the day I bought them...very good shelf life...and that's worth at least a point because the majority of paintballs out there definitely don't withstand the test of time very well.
I love that they are accurate, but just about everything else about them is really bad. If the shell was more brittle and they weren't so messy/greasy...these could be great paintballs. But, they just aren't very good to use unless you love cleaning your equipment.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 27th, 2006 at 11:14 am PST
98 custom with 14 inch whisper barrel and evlution 2 with z board
Black, cheap, reliable
One day when i was walking around dunhams i found these paintballs. They were only like 30 bucks for 2,000 so i tried them. I love these paintballs. They are cheap, reliable, and good even if old. One downfall is that the paintballs are not circular...they all have many flat spots
ACI Subzero Expansion chamber
Smart Part Progressive
Smart Parts Ion
WGP torpedo on/off
Extreme Rage Feed neck
Any barrel you don't really care too much for, stock barrels are great! Big bored, like Lapco bigshot
Not high quality
some bad batches
Well, i play a lot of woods ball, and don't have wads of cash to burn. Near me, a discount store called dunhams sells these paintball in 2000 buckets for about $29.99, whic isn't too bad. They are rec and practice grade, not something you want to be shooting through high end barrels. They works pretty well with stock barrels, and then some. I would use them in my a-5 and the accuracy is decent. Breaks do happen, but course what you expect from cheap balls? This is far better of other cheap balls i bought. Its not the best, but like the phrase u get whay you pay for. These paintballs are definetly something you don't want to use with your shockes, timmys, trixes and stuff, but hey if you can shoot that gun, u definely can buy good paint.
Great for those who are on a budget or play woodsball. Cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Tippman 98 custom
inline expansin chamber
anything but flatline
Not made for flatline
These paintballs are really cheap.I got mine for like 30.00 and they are good paint unlike brass eagle or walmart paint which is lopsided.They shoot fairly accurate. But the downside is cant use them with a flatline because they dont have the durability to handle the backspin rotation which causes them to break. But otherwise they are good paint.
I would buy this if u dont have enough money to blow 60.00 on a case of paint.
RPS BigBall- Midgrade paint
RPS Premium-Mid/Tourney paint
Zap Sport- Stay clear-worst paint
DBX PG- cheap but woodsball only
RPS Superswirl- Nice for just a pickup paint. Though it was $15 for 500 and i got it from Walmart so it was old.
Getting an 04 Angel Speed I was using an Spyder Shutter at the time
What i have now*
Crossfire 68/4500 HP
I dont use any perticular barrel but*
I was using my DYE Ultralite with .688 bore and it worked fine
CHEAP-$32 for 2000
Cold weather= chops(but not alot)
First open smell =(
My friend introduced these to me when i was just 3 months into my paintball experience. Although i was buying RPS BigBall for $50 for 2000 I was on a budget and pretty much spent most of my money on paintball. I went to play one day with my friend when he had these. I wanted to know what kind they were and he said they were CORE. Of course i have never heard of these until he told me where to get them. I have 2 sports stores. Dicks and Duhnams. Well Duhnams was where he said they were. I went the with my dad they next day and picked some up. Suprisingly they were very cheap at the time. Only $40 for 2000. Wow. $10 cheaper and u get a plastic case that they come in. Now, Duhnams is the only place i can find these and the colors are really nice, but they only have limited ones. The ones they carry are Orange, yellow, and blue. But the colors on the side are : Orange,Yellow,Blue,White,Purple,Pink,and Red(these are all the colors that they make). Well when i got home i opened the container which is also nicely built. and took a big whiff of the poop smelling odor. O my god, the worst paintball smell ever. Well i got used to that and the next day i went to go play. As i went to the field with my friends i noticed the consistency in the shape. Not one was irregular and everyone was nice and smooth without dimples. Ok, now for the shooting. I at the time had a 230 APP round loader which is very heavy with that many paintballs in there. well i filled about 1/2 the bag into that and put my Co2 on and started firing. The accuracy was great! I couldnt believe the accuracy with my stock barrel. The fill was nice with its medium fill. I bought about 2 more cases before my birthday and had some paint left over. Well, when my birthday came up i ordered a DYE Ultralite with a .688 bore sizing. I also ordered a Supa-Fly Bolt for more accuracy. After i recieved these items i immediatly went out and shot more left over paint from before. With the exceptional barrel and the award winning accuracy from the Supa-Fly bolt i couldnt go wrong anymore. I was hitting trees in my yard from my friends backyard from 250ft away and they were going very straight. Between the time of my birthday in June and until winter, i had bought about 2 cases. Now time for winter i said. Now as we all know winter and paintball dont mix(yes, ive had past experience). Now my friends called me up and asked me if i wanted to play paintball. Of course as the raging player i was at the time i said YES! As i was grabbing my CORE paintballs i noticed that they were all deformed and not as good looking as a new bag. Well these paintballs i grabbed were about 3-5 months old and i decided to go out and buy a new case of paintballs. When i got to Duhnams they price of these had lowered to $32 instead of $40 which was a big plus. Well since Duhnams doesnt fill Co2 i had to run over to Dicks Sporting Goods to get that filled. After that and when i got home we all went to the woods to play. I had loaded about 1500 paintballs into my hopper and pods alltogether including 2 bags of the old and 1 bag of the new case. Well once i put these in they did not perform the best during this cold weather and i was chopping mad. I had about 15 chops and 2 jams which really sucked over the cold weather because my hands were freezing and with Co2 i could barely hold my gun. Well after this ordeal i just decided to call the day quits due to the extreme cold and i was freezing my nads off. Well since i didnt use 3 bags of my new paint i jsut saved it for about 3 weeks. My friend decided to order a new gun-Spyder Pilot- and i still had my 3 bags left i remembered from 3 weeks ago. After we went to go get out Co2 filled we used his new gun to test out thsi paint. After seeing such results from the winter we decided to jsut go in my backyard instead of the woods. Well to tell you the truth, this 3 week old paint worked awsome in this new gun. The accuracy was great jsut like before(i think my gun is just to old to shoot anymore-it has a leak and the ano is falling off lol) when my gun was new and it got great effieciency(Spyder Pilot) off a 20oz so we shot about 2 bags of my CORE and 1 bag of his unamed brand. Well to tell you the truth i am going to keep buying this paint due to the price and quality. Although this paint is "Practice Grade" (as it says on the box) i have used this many times when i went to go play paintball at a local field. I brought this as a BYOP and it hasnt failed me yet on the price, quality, and its practice grade(lol) level. Shooting from a Spyder was very nice considering i have been using this gun for 3 years now and this paint for about 1 1/2 years. This paint is awsome and i highly reccomend it to anyone. Grab a couple of cases. You cant go wrong with this paint and it holds up to most conditons.
Basically, if your on a budget, dont have much time to look around, want to have good quality paint you can rely on in most conditions and jsut love paintball, this is the paint to buy for a recreational day in the woods or playing at a local field. All in all this paint is probably my most favorite paint over RPS Bigball now. Buy this paint today, you wont regret it. Well since this paint was the best ive used and was the best bag for your buck i give it a perfect__
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 7:28 pm PST
This is terrible paint. I dont think i found a single paintball without a dimple or two or ten in them. I have also found paintballs that do not resemble anything that looks like a ball. i found one that looked more like a car tire than a ball. If you have ever seen Fred Flinstones bowling ball then you know what these paintballs look like. even though they look like the worst paintballs i have ever seen i didnt have much of a problem with them breaking in the barrel, and i havent had any problems with them not breaking on other players. They don't always fly straight, but you get what you pay for. If you are on a tight budget and cant afford anything else then go for it, but i would rather buy something else.
If you can't afford anything different then buy them, otherwise get something else. Not the worst performance out there, but it could be a lot better.
98c with a 12in SP new boss progressive. soon to get 2x trigger.
Pretty fragile so itll break on your target from farther away (yes!)
if you get paint in your barrel they will chop and curve(BAD)
They have really cool yellow paint because the shell is black and the guts are yellow. and itsreally cheap.its alotbetter than the other three paints i used because they were all impossible to break on target but they will never break in your barrel. But like i said this is great paint.and it "fits" almost perfectly in theprogressive barrel.
Draxxus Stuff, walmart type stuff, zap sport(actually good), zap extreme sport (good but check to make sure the case wasn't trashed before you leave the store), zap tork, pmi premiums(ok. decent.), afterburners(junk, but what do you expect?), RPS Bigball(crap)... I dunno????
Ii have used these two days. I used two cses of two colors they were the standard paint for the park and I was not wanting to waste cash. here is the pertinent info.
-(-) park charged about $60 per case.
-(+) paint broke consistently 100% of time
-(/) paint fill and shell color were average
-(/) wipe-ability was average
-(-) inaccurate lots of curves for me and everyone in park ( pretty much everyone was
using same paint and you could tell who was buying the pricier paint 'cause it was a
-(-) paint had small size- bad for most people with normal barrels and not sets...
-(-) inconsistent size. i took some leftovers and tested them after play...
out of 15 10 FELL though my teardrop ( normal medium bore size .689 ) 2 fit good for the blowgun test... 3 slid about halfway down barrel and stuck.
seemed to fit about the same on my stock barrel.
-(/) After the day was over, I tested leftovers at chrony. i got slightly better but still sad
accuracy at medium range when I adjusted my velocity from 297 to 265 fps. accuracy
still did not justify price.
-(-) i found tons of dimples and ovals
If you don't have a choice I guess you could buy it, but i had better results from beagle bluestreaks..... especially considering the price. I believe this is truly the worst paint I have used and I am a real tightwad.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 7th, 2004 at 11:00 pm PST
375 PSI@281 FPS
AIM shocker inline reg
Elite drop forward
Cheap (Quality and price)
Fill brightness, accuracy
I saw these at Dunhams sports for $35 a case and figured Eh! why not. I regret spending the $35 and wish I would have bought 1000 PMI premiums or marblizers. The Orange fill was pretty dull and really thin. Alot of them wanted to veer off after 40 feet. After inspecting for dimples they had none, so I have no idea why they did that. My paint/barrel match was near perfect with the 10 that I did the blowthrough test to. My only reason I can think of is they weren't filled fully.
For $35 it almost makes up their these PB's are pathetic