2k2 Black-to-red fade Timmy, WAS Equalizer 2.6, CP directmount, Iron Cross eye covers, Longbow .689 barrel and a 68/45 P.E. + Halo B
Piranha Evo with FBM Choke Chain feedneck and blade trigger, Powerlyte Speedline, Shocktech Supafly bolt, Evil Valve Kit w/VL valve stem; NO LEAKS!, 32 degrees springs, Twisted Volumizer, CCM reg, Polished Hammer (did it myself; dremel owns) Custom Products rail and On/Off.
Anything, really. I used a Titanium Paintball Longbow .689, and they were perfectly accurate, but my friend used his stock Spyder barrel and they were still decently straight (for a Spyder).
When I got to the field last weekend, I was in need of paint. I asked what kind of paint he had, and to my demise, I heard he had Heat. I've heard so many horror stories about this paint I've lost count. However, at 40 a case, this was some of the best paint I've ever used.
I filled up and went out to the speedball field. Off the break, I saw the "Stingers" my buddies had brought curving all over, but my lane of Heat was right on target. After gogging two and bunkering another, the rest of the team was shot out. I tried some target practice, and noticed again that these were spot-on. My only trouble was that the fill left something to be desired; the orange fill could have been brighter. However, it was still easily visible, and was at least consistant.
During the second game, this paint disappointed me. I pegged a guy right on the head, and I thought he was out so I moved up. Sadly, he sprayed me because the paint didn't break. I took out about three balls and dropped them from about chest-high onto the cement. Two out of three broke. I dropped some of my friend's Stingers, and all of them broke. These had a thicker shell, a lot like PMI premiums, which isn't bad if you need that sort of thing for a Spyder or a Tippmann, but it didn't help me being a back with a Timmy.
Those are my only gripes, the shell is a bit thick for high-end guns combined with back players, and the fill could be a bit brighter. After a full day, I shot half the case (yeah, I'm conservative on paint.) and didn't have a single break. This is probably due to the harder shell, or even the marker, but it still made cleaning a lot easier.
This paint is great for practice of any kind, but especially for the the mid-to-low end guns, because it has a thick enough shell and won't break from the blowback action. It's also very round, very accurate, and had no dimples throughout the case. However, if you are a back player in need of tournament-grade brittle-shelled paint, don't even think about buying Heat. Your team will hate you for trying to save a buck and losing the tourney because of it.
Proto Matrix Rail, Smart Parts All American Barrel, NDZ Slik Trigger, Pure Energy 68/4500
Not the PMR stock, the All-American was better
Breaks with little coverage
I bought this paint to break in my gun, so I wasn't expecting very much out of it. I found that this paint was definitly not the right match for the stock PMR barrel, but that isn't the paints fault, so I switched to the SP All-American which was a much better match for this paint.
The main issue that kept occuring was breaking paint. My batch of paint was very brittle. I would break atleast one ball per hopper full. The paint also had a bad habit of curving at the end of flight. I wouldn't be able to play from the back with this paint. I wasn't sure if I was having a problem with my gun or the paint (PMR's are NOT known to chop paint very often), so I delt with it until I finished the case off. The next day I went to my local field and bought some higher quality paint (about $54 compared to the $40 I paid for HEAT) and shot about 1000 rounds during play and didn't have a single break or chop and the paint was shooting much much straighter. I personally won't ever use HEAT paint again. The extra $14 made shooting my gun much more enjoyable and hassle free (no paint in the barrel).
I almost forgot to mention that the paint broke almost invisible. It was supposed to be pink, but I could shoot 200 rounds at the base of a tree and hardly be able to tell that I shot at all! I think I may have had a really bad batch of paint. I bought it from a local paintball field with good reputation, but who knows. I see that others had good experiences with HEAT, but that just was not the case with me.
I would not recommend using this paint for any reason other than chrono or backyard boredom, but you will still have to deal with broken paint. It is cheap and I understand that you get what you pay for, but for my setup this paint is almost completely unusable.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 31st, 2007 at 6:49 am PST
Still have welts on me 6 months later
I used various types of paint before, some cheap and some not so cheap, And I hate this stuff with a passion. The good quality's this stuff has is it's that it's , dosen't break in marker or barrel. I can't even say it's cheap when this stuff cost about 25% more than the white box special stuff you can find on the internet.
Enough of the good quality's, on to the bad.
First of all, the shell is hard as a rock and to top it off, It tough as leather. It hurts like a hell to get hit with this stuff from across the field, not to mention if you got bunker. This paint leaves the biggest, deepest, darkest, longest lasting welts I've ever seen in paintball. Even at the 260 limit that the fields enforces. That too me takes all the fun out of paintball. I would ONLY recommend shooting a targets with this stuff, not people or things alike. It unfortunate for me because the indoor Field I go to uses this junk as Field paint. The next closest indoor Field for me is about a Four hour drive so I kind of SOL. As a test, I like to squeeze the paint between my thumb and for fingers and see how hard I have to press before it breaks. Most paint I can break. but not this stuff. all it dose is flatten the ball out because the shell is though as leather and because it just too darn hard.
The Fill is watery. You can get light up with this stuff and there is on color on the target, just clear slime. Especially with the White fill.
Far as shooting goes, It ok, but nothing to brag about, but when the stuff is about .681 at the biggest, and egg shape, it dosen't help. Some orders the Field gets are just bad, the other stuff is just plain awful.
I would only recommend shoot this stuff at targets cause is so hard. If this is the only paint that the Field offers, you should seriously look else where to play. I'll give it one because it's a hazard to be shooting it at people. I my be a little prejusticed against this stuff, but when you still have welts six months lather cause some hot shot thought he would be cool and bunker you on a open date, you'll be mad too.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at 9:50 pm PST
Brass eagle (ehhh..horrible)
Zap (no complaints)
Derry store paintballs (OK)
Blue streak and wild streak (NOPE)
competitive edge (not bad at all)
Diablo Heat (kinda alright)
Spyder shutter (little leak down the barrel, think its the valve or the Low pressure chamber)
Tippmann 98 custom
GTA expansion chamber
Trigger mod. allowing me to shoot 13+ BPS. mechanical, not electro
20 oz. tank
COMING SOON- inline stabilizer (Palmer), maybe another barrel for tippy, suggestions? And the e-bolt
Maybe the flatline, just don't shoot fast
Stock tippy barrel is fine except for the fast that it umm...sucks
any medium bore size
Very OK fill
Break on contact
Break easy with the flatline.
Well, I just got back from paintballing and had a good time. It was 30 degrees outside and frankly, I didn't care because of the adrenaline. It was a good time until I kicked my hopper when I fell and they all broke. After that, it was all down hill...I bought these for a mere 40$ a case and didn't regret it at all. I was just so stoked to play. SOMEONE SUGGEST A GOOD BARREL TO ME IN COMMENTS.
Buy these if you wanna good paintball. Don't hit your hopper. Have fun
14" Apex 2 barrel
20 oz co2 tank
14 oz co2 tank
14" Rifled barrel
20 oz co2 tank
14 oz co2 tank
whatever you have that's small bore
doesn't break in your gun
Hard to break
This paint is pretty good paint for the price. I've never sen any misshapen paintballs like other reviews have said. The only weakness I have found is it can bounce A LOT.
I threw a couple of these things out of my 2nd story window at my brother and they bounced off my concrete driveway :( Also, one I was pinned behind a bunder and I was shot at least 20 times with this stuff before one broke, I EVEN CAUGHT ONE (with gloves on).
The truth is it's not bad paint for the price, and it does break easier than marbilizers do, but once and a while you'll have a few bounce.
It's not the best, but it'[s fairly accurate, doesn't break in your gun, and you can't beat the price, I'd reccomend it.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 8:28 pm PST
pmi premium-much better
zap-not as good
boss knight raider with 16" teardrop, shochtech super fly bolt, aci 4 stage, richochet ak, electronic trigger frame
New pirahna evo
small to medium bore
I bought a case of these a month or so ago and was very dissapointed when i first sawthem. I bought the aqua fill and red shell but recieved a brown shell aqua fill ( store fault?) besides the fact that they looked like milk duds they were very small. When i used them they worked ok but the range was a little low because of bad paint/barrel match. They have a nice shell though and i saw no dimples when they first arrived. I used the leftovers i had today and they still had no dimples that i saw. The shell is nice and thick but once i broke one there was no chance of shooting it out.
These paintballs are ok for the price and great if you have a small bore barrel. unless you want little brown balls i do not recommend the red/aqua color.
RPS Stinger (stingers were a bit better)
RPS Polar Ice (Heat is better)
12" Lapco Auto Spirit Barrel
Draxxus 68/4500 tank
anything .689 and well made (i.e. Lapco, CP. Smart Parts, etc.)
Good shell thickness
Quite a few wacky flyers
Fill is pretty weak
I am not sure if the case I bought was old but my experience with these haven't been the best. Most are fairly good but a sizeable percentage will be dimpled or lopsided. They break well but the fill is weak. Luckily I play with friends and we don't wipe (at least not that I know of... hmmmm j/k). They can slip through brush fairly well.
For me, there is better paint for the same price. It is not bad and it will get the job done.
Full Freak kit
Ported LPR w/ Naughty adjuster cap
ACP delrin hybrid hammer
Empire ReLoader B
more ups to come soon
any kit will work as long as it has smaller sizes
Consistent size of balls
Inconsistent breaking on target
This paint was the field paint of my local facility for a long time. I put many cases through my guns, and was never very happy with it overall. The shells are really fragile it seems to me. The temperature was a little colder when i used it for the most part, but not so cold that it would chop in my gun like it did. I couldnt understand why the paint broke so much in the gun, and really never broke on target. I was also disappointed with the fill. It didnt mark well, and it was very easy to wipe. The strength i saw was the accuracy. When this paint was sized up properly, it shot nice ropes the whole length of the field, when it didnt chop that is. There was very rarely a ball with dimples, and the paint was very consistently sized. Most balls were VERY close to exactly the same size.
This paint is simply OK. NOthing at all to rave about, but if its all you can get its fine. It does chop a lot, so if your gun is hard on paint i do NOT reccomend it. I suppose if you play in a warmer region of the country, it would be a lot better. It seems to break while being fired, but not on your target. Very slightly above average.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 15th, 2007 at 7:07 pm PST
I play tons of paintball. I play tournies with my team, but now that my house burnt, and we are getting old and rusty, we play a lot of rec for fun and practice. This paint isn't the best, but it'll work if you're low on money.
Price: These things are really cheap. That's perfect for rec ball and practice. It can be found for around $35 a case at proshops.
Colors: This stuff comes in a few different colors. Most of them have a very bright fill. That's allways nice, because you can make sure nobody's wiping.
Accuracy: Obviously accuracy depends more on bore match, but it also depends on how well the paint flys. These things don't curve too bad, but they're still not that straight.
Sometimes, these things tend to dimple when pouring them into a pod or hopper. The fill is also pretty thin, which means easy wiping.
Not bad budget paint, but you can get better for the same low price.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 at 11:10 am PST
2003 WGP Verticle Feed Cocker Blue
-4pc. Empire Barrel Kit
-Halo B Loader
-68/4500 Crossfire Tank
Empire 4pc. Barrel Kit.
-All almost perfectly round
Some might be a little bit dimpled
This paint is very nice. You can get a case of it for about $35-45 which is a HUGE SAVE. Also, just because it is cheap doesnt mean it's bad. This paint is, I must say tournament level. The colors are pretty nice and all pretty much exactly the same size. The bore size of this paint would be Medium/Small size.I would say about a .687/.688 bore size. Most barrels are about that size so you wont have to worry about the accuracy. If your barrel is different then I would suggest the Empire 4pc. Barrel Kit. The price range is from $100-110 for 3 backs which are the most common sizes, .687,689,691. and one tip.
This paint is Great! I suggest it to anyone. Its cheap price and high quality performance level cannot be beaten. Why not try this out for yourself?