The most dependable Rec-paint anywhere, Midnight is economical, without the "mystery batches" that plague the other low-priced brands. Fills wash out, and Midnight runs clean through every kind of marker. Now available in colored shells: Moonshine Yellow, Crimson Red, Aurora Orange, and more.
The DraXxuS Midnight Paintballs are older, so they are not commonly available anymore.
Performance depends on quality of batch with these. A good batch will fly just as straight and mark just as well, but with a higher possibility of break on opponent due to the thinner, more brittle shell. As with thinner shelled paint, the chance of a barrell break is higher as well, but for the price difference it stands up well against the midnights.
Didn't perform as well as either the VL Heavy Metals or the Draxxus Midnights. Balls had a pale white fill that was very hard to see, and trajectories on the paint were't bad, but not as good as the others. The balls tend to bounce due to their harder, less brittle shells.
The paint is .689, and works perfectly in my 16" ceramic sp progressive
Highly visible in flight.
Consistent and bright fill.
No real weaknesses noted.
Despite getting a bad case (the pb's were misshaped, obviously from sitting around too long), the paint performed rather well for both myself and my roommate.
I was using my m98 with sp progressive, and roommate was using his m98 with 14" lapco (which he later switched out for his sp progressive).
The paint did not break in any of our barrels and flew remarkably straight, considering the misshaping of the shells which was probably the store's fault. Roommate got several people out using this paint, and even managed a shot in between a small hole in his opponents cover. The paint fill on the orange/red shelled balls is a bright blaze orange. The paint marks well and is highly visible.
The price of this paint is decent, ranging from $40-$58 per case depending on where you shop. I would recommend this paint to any level paintball player for recreational and woods use. It's a bit expensive to use just for target practice.
I would recommend this paint to anyone. The fill is nice, bright, and consistent. The pricing is pretty fair. The paint works well in any mid-size bore barrel. The shells are easy to track when firing. A good paintball for rec/woods use for its price.
Evil Pimp,Dye Ultralite,Halo B w/victory board and shocktech aluminum drive cone,shocktech dual ball detents,shocktech clamping feedneck,phat flame drop forward,new designz on/off w/bleed, HPA 91ci /4500 psi tank
THis is good rec paint tournament paint or practice paint. good for anything. it is good for the price and comes in many different collors and fills. It shoots well in every gun ive seen it shoot in. buy it and u wont be sorry!!!!!!! it is great and i love it alot
-Custom Products Classic One Piece .689 Barrel- Satin Black
-Shocktech LPC- Silver Satin
-Maddman's Spring Kit
-Shocktech Super Fly Bolt
-New Designz Low Clamping Feedneck-Black
-CP Drop Adapter
-Shocktech Micro Drop & On/Off Combo-Black
-New Designz HP Valve
-Halo TSA LCD Backman- Black
CP 1 Piece
Lots of Colors to choose from
----These paintballs are awesome. I got them for $42.50 a case. So, I got two of them. The balls had no dimples in one case. The other case had many dimples. They still shot accurate though. I had about 5 chops out of every 1500, but thats ok. I have a Imagine, so maybe thats the problem and at the time I didn't have my Halo. I also had a few bouncers, maybe it was the clothing the people were wearing also. It also had kind of a runny fill. But somehow, it was hard to wipe.
Overall, I say get this product. You have many fills to choose and shell colors also. Some chops here and there, but overal pretty good for the price. I'd still recommend Xball over these. I give it a 9, because of the dimples and bouncers.
Blaze - Just about the same to me.
Inferno - Better, but they also cost a lot more.
Big Balls - Never buy. Cheap paint for cheap guns.
AKA Excalibur (Year unknown)
Pure Energy 68/4500
Any barrel is fine, really. They worked well with my old M98 Custom Products barrel.
Strong enough, yet not to brittle
Fills won't run
These paintballs are amazing for their price. I can safely say that i've shot well over 15 cases of it before and I have had barely ANY breaks. I first used a M98 with them, and it worked well. Maybe a few breaks in an entire case. Now that I have my Excal, I have not recieved any breaks using these balls so far this season. I shoot them fast enough but they never seem to break.
Buy these paintballs. You won't get any better paintballs for $50. These are all you need for a day at the field without any mess inside your gun.
Kingman Sonix (Black With Red Highlights)
Shortened Trigger Pull
9oz co2 Tank
12oz co2 Tank
Empire Reloader II
This paint is a very nice paint. It is bright, round, and overall good. When you shoot it youy can watch it the whole way to the target thanks to the bright shell color. It is expensive but worth it if you want the best p[aint out there. It breaks very easy when droped and shot, that is why yuo want a better barrel then a stock one. Mine is stock at it breaks a lot in it. Overall a fine piece of paint.
I used this paint in practice for a tounament and i was not impressed. i bought this paint for 50 a case and i can say that i will never buy this stuff again. i would be out on the field shotting at someone and my shots would just fly around the person who was lucky enough to have me shotting at them. It required about 10 -15 shot to be fired befored one of them actually hit somebody. But if i did hit somebody the shell always broke. i never had one bounce while using this stuff which is rare for a medium grade paint.
If you come across this stuff cheap sure go ahead and get it but don't go out of your way to use it.
Black '06 Smart Parts Ion
Black Polish Custom Products 14 Inch .689 Bore One Piece Barrel
Black Polish Custom Products 1st Generation Sling Trigger
Black CCM No-Rise
Silver Dust Check-it Products Uni-Mount 2
Smart Parts 360 Q.E.V.
Ver. C Scenario Dreams T-Board
Spyder Grips from a Rodeo
Crossfire 68/4500 HPA with a Grey '05 Dye Rhino Cover
Empire Reloader B with Black Hybrid Suicide Shells
Progressive or better, i have yet to see a barrel break on these.
This paint is really good from what i get of it. at $43 a case of 2000 how could i not want to get it. so my first time to use it, i get straight shots w/ my imagine. the paint is always not dimpled and perfectly round. dont be fooled by fields like operation paintball that say its midnight and its just a white box. look for the midnight moon.
Great paint at a cheap price. go get a case and see what i mean.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 at 4:15 pm PST
I got a case of these for 45 at my local field and last time they gave us they were proball and they had dimples and were all moist. But these were awesome my gun was shooting the best I have ever seen. It was similar to when I was shooting my friends cocker with Proto and Draxxus Blaze his cocker even had a Freak on it. I sniped(Or sharpshooted) a guys mask through a small window from about 30-40 feet away.
These are very good paintballs if you find them, at a good price. You should buy these they work very well.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 8th, 2005 at 10:34 pm PST
Smart Part Impulse
Ultralight Boomstick Barrel
20 oz CO2
Very thick paint
Has a straight flight path
I used these for a day at Oa Paintball. They were the best paintballs yet. I played all day from 9:00 to 4:00 and no balls chopped. I could tell it has a straight flight path because we palyed a game in The Castle and wherever i shot it went there. These are good paintball for the price.
PMI Premiums- Just as good but more expensive for me to buy.
Big Ball- About same price but Big Ball has gone down in quality this year.
Zap Sport Series- Have always had problems with (VERY LARGE and inaccurate).
Draxxus Nightmare- Cheaper but more inconsistent.
Evil- The best on the market (if you're willing to pay that much).
Draxxus Formula 13- Best rec paint period, I consider it tourney quality, more consistent.
Evil Pipe Kit
Extreme Rage Feedneck
Evil Pipe or any .686-.689 barrel should work.
-Always had a good batch
-Breakless in gun
-Don't always break on target
-Bounce test inconsistency (2-15)
I've used about 5 cases of Midnight and am very pleased with my results every time, especially for the price. It's the best rec paint out there (if you don't consider F. 13 rec paint, which I don't) I get about 1 out of 40 that bounce on opponent, and 1 out of 30 on tourney players with their uber-baggy clothing
Average- 5.5 (good for never breaking in the gun but sometimes bounces on opponents, especially tourney goons, but I lay a few on them for good measure)
Never broke in gun with over 5 cases through my gun, thanks to my Evil Pipe and decent Omen stock barrel. Paint had a 4" shot radius at about 50 yards (easily hit oponent's hoppers in 2 or 3 shots).
Home Test: Fed 4 paintballs in my Evil Pipe and all 4 shot out at once w/out Breaking! Did same w/ 3 as well (mostly Pipe's smooth honing helped it).
All in all it's very good economical paint. I use it all the time, unless if it's really hot out I try to get Formula 13 since it's more brittle and more consistent in shell strength. I'd strongly reccomend getting this over all other paints for rec if you can, unless if you can buy Formula 13 which is 5-7 bucks more around where I live. There's no point in buying Blaze or Evil when recballing....
Very reliable paint to buy although it bounces every once and a while.
Buy this if you want excellent cheap ($42 a case) paint otherwise, buy Formula 13 if you have a lower pressure gun or want a bit more consistency.