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The Brass Eagle Afterburner Paintballs are older, so they are not commonly available anymore.
They didn't break in the barrel or chop. Come to think of it, they rarely broke at all. They were also somewhat accurate.
The batch I got had an extremely hard shell. The Afterburners broke maybe 30%% of the time on a person. They actually embedded themselves into the fields hay bale bunkers without breaking.
I would not recommend these balls, especially those that play without using a chronograph to confirm your speed. The batch I got were extremely hard and let some deep bruises on lesser protected areas of the body. Also the fact you must punish your target with three or four hits just to get the ball to break.