T-Balls are reusable Target Balls that are shot from any .68 Caliber Paintball Marker. T-Balls used with the T-Ball Target provide a safe, cost effective and fun way to practice and perfect Paintball skills.
-Reusable; reduces cost of target practice
-For indoor or outdoor use
-Durable, rubber-like T-balls work with T-Ball Lube (included with each purchase)
-Shoot like real paintballs; Perform within 3% of the velocity and accuracy of a premium paintball
-Available in red, yellow, and blue
The Rufus Dawg T-Balls Paintballs are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
Green Imagine, Matchstick, Stabilizer, Maddmann valve + springs, Halo B, ACP Slasher trigger w/ magno mod, lightened switch, polished internals, TS bolt, clamping feedneck, custom drop, soon to come: T-board, NW no-rise
Stock, gets oily so dont use a good one
-Accurate (for an oily rubber ball)
-Almost identical velocity
- Sucks back more oil than my 88 Chevy
I've used both the T-balls and the V-balls and I wasn't very impressed with either.
First impressions: They appear almost identical to paintballs other than the tiny ridges from molding. When I went to lube them I put about a half drop on each ball and smeared it around. Before I was done the first balls needed more oil. I read the package and it says add 3-5 drops and shake the package, yeah right. So I oiled the heck out of them and went to use them.
Testing: I found that these shot almost identical to paintballs. At 10' you would get about a 6'' spread, not bad considering the oil. They bounced around a bit but if you shoot at a blanket its not bad. After 200 or so shots they would be dried out already so i would add another squirt of oil and shake it up.
I'm not shure that you would want to use an e-hopper with these as it can get kind of oily.
any barrel i would use stock because it does scratch a little bit.
they do help if u have bad aim and with new tacktics
they bounce like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They do exactly what they are supposed to they are reusable paintballs but if u dont make the target right they can do some damage. The target should be soft. Or they paintballs will come bal and hit u (painfull). Thats all thats bad but for $12 u cant go wronge.
Good but they bounce if they hit a hard surface. Gave it a 6 due to the fact they could realy do some damage and they are very easy to lose.
- force III cyclone bolt
- magna port valve
- bullet drop foreward w/shutoff and pressure guage
- bob long 8 stage expansion chamber
- rear cocking bolt
- dead on paintball 8 stage expansion chamber
- elite drop foreward
all spyders used
- night stick 12"
- armson stealth 16" rifled
-benchmark trigger frame
-unknown large bore barrel
all markers used both
anything with a large bore, around .689
ability to reuse
can be inconsistent, will explain below
after using this product several times, it's not too bad. i just wanted to make this post to warn people of a few things
1. t-balls will swell due to the oil. if you have ever noticed, you can completely cover the t-balls in oil and after letting them sit a while, the oil dissappears. well it doesn't really dissappear, it soaks into the ball. it makes the ball swell to a larger size and will cause your barrel to be blocked.
2. the oil that is given with the t-balls is ok, but when you run out i suggest you purhase some air tool oil. this can be found at lowe's or home depot or any store of the like. i've found that air tool oil works just as well as the provided oil, if not better.
3. i've noticed that when using the spyders it takes a great deal of adjustment to get a t-ball to work and be within the 3% margin of preformance as stated by rufus dawg. it involved cutting my valve spring several times, along with changing the bolt spring. the cocker was setup for me when i used it, but i still noticed a good deal of time being put into adjusting it.
4. although they do let you practice snap shooting, i highly suggest that you turn your velocity down to about 150 fps. practicing at home i've found that stray balls will hurt when richoched back. i've been shot directly by a t-ball at 150 and i've found that at that velocity it's not much different than a regular paintball.
5. one major problem besides the balls swelling from the oil, is that they soak up the oil prety quick. if you're practicing and leave balls in your hopper they will dry out in about 10 minutes. if you put your marker down to do something, make sure to re-oil the balls. if you don't you'll only get a jam in your barrel.
6. an electronic hopper is a must. the oil keeps the balls glued together at times, and without something other than gravity working for you then you're going to have a tough time.
i would recommend this product, simply becasue it's the only one of its kind out there. there are some issues with it, but if you pay attention to a few things you shouldn't have a problem.
32 degrees mongoose, electric hopper,and teardrop barrel
saves you money on regualr paintballs
easy to lose them, not very many in a pack, and not enough lube.
overall they're good balls, but its sooo easy to lose them, and you're basically wasting you're money, they shoot ok if you have enough lube on htem, it says 3-5 drops, but i needed more than that because they wouldnt feed properly and they got pinched, when they finally did work well you needed to lube them up AGAIN! and it got quite annoying!
dont buy these if you want them to last for more than a week, they do save money on paintballs, but other than that they are stupid.
Cheap, Cost efficient, Great for self-defense, Good practice if you make a trap.
Not accurate, can take a bad bounce, gets oil in your marker and hopper.
These are great to practice with, assuming you have a trap or target to collect them. They work decently and are really practical. I would like to see this product with a similar weight to a reg paintball. Also better overall quality, you can see the rings where the molds come together. I like them to shoot in my basement at a trap. In the winter it's a good way to practice.
I think these are great for self-defense. That is also a bad thing... Although, someone can get hurt with regular paintballs as well. First hand I can tell you the tballs hurt a HELL OF A LOT more than a paint filled ball. At 20 feet it feels like a point blank hit, I got a huge welt and it bled a little bit. Since there is no age requirement, this is also a bad thing. Kids can easily go onto a field or even at home and sneak a couple in they're hopper. Although, with equipment on, there isn't a great deal of injury that can be inflicted.
I like the fact that my pb gun can be doubled as a self-defense weapon. Of coarse there are kids that will buy these with the wrong intentions in mind. But who says you can't get hurt with regular paintballs when in the wrong hands?
In the wrong hands these are dangerous. If you intend to use these as practice balls, great. If you can use them responsibly
and in the event of an emergency can use them defensively, that's also a plus. But I have a feeling these are going to attract the wrong people and it WiLL be a bad thing for paintball.
Even when used the "right" way, there is going to be problems.
A lot of people will buy these to test there guns after a mod or upgrade. Hell, it saves money and we no longer have to waste good paint. But since when, honestly, do you wear a mask/goggles when your testing your marker??? I for one can say never...
With the combination of a rubber ball and no mask,......bad idea.
2 because i think there is going to be more bad than good out of this product.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 12th, 2004 at 7:17 am PST
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v-balls ( little velcro things that come with a matching velcro target)
Classic timmy that is tricked out, too much to list
meduim bore barrel cause the practice balls dont shoot well through large or small bore
good for practice/snapshooting
some idiot is gonna get someone hurt with these
these things are a really good idea and at first i really thought about going out and grabbing me some but i dont want to risk hurting someone or something and giving paintball a bad name in the process. I know there are guys out there right now with these things calling me an idiot and saying if you just shoot at the target nothing will happen, thats great. Go out and get some if you think you can do that. I just see the possibility of these things causing a problem and i can live without them.
good idea but all it would take is just one person to mess it up for the rest of us
1 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 15th, 2003 at 6:21 pm PST
Viewloader Genesis w/black alum. Freak barrel with AA tip, 32 Degrees Magnaport Turbo valve, Palmer Stabilizer, Shocktech Drop w/on-off ASA, 47/3000 Crossfire HPA with clear WDP Angel Lok Soks, Viewloader 12 V X-boarded revvy, modified stock bolt, and polished internals.
Medium Bore. I used a SP Teardrop
Reusable. Fly pretty good when lubed. Good against the poor sap that breaks into yourhouse.
Needs alotoflube to work. Lube makes inside of hopper and barrel messy. Bounce. easy tolose
At first following the recommended 3-5 drops for 50 balls as recommended, the balls either curved like a beeatch or got stuck in my barrel. My revvy couldn't even feed them. Dumping a whole lot more lube in, they worked so much better. Flew straight for the most part but curved at longer distances. You need to set up a pretty generous safe area to shoot these in since some balls are more erratic than others and will bounce and ricochet and you can lose them easily if you don't keep them in a contained area. Overall, pretty damned fun to shoot around. They fly pretty good but I wouldn't say within 3% of premium paintballs as they advertise. Firstly, the balls have two round divets in it from the machine mold in which they are cast so they WILL curve if spin is induced. Also they only give you 1 oz of lube. I dunno if you can't just dump vegetable oil in instead but their lube will run out pretty quick.
I like them. Fun to shoot around if you don't mind containing them or losing one every now and then. Good for when you got the urge to shoot your gun or want to chrony at home or set up your gun.
Saves money. Can be used check your gun to make sure everything is functioning.
Not too much. Oiling, little imperfections on balls.
Well they say they are for target practice, i dont think so. Anything you have to oil is a bad idea might mess up picky markers, or ones with delrin bolts causing a swell. However these are very good for checking your marker if you have been tinkering. Do not use them for chrono they will not fire the same FPS as a paintball.
They are a nice product, though not really the best for target practice. Will save you money, and whats 11 dollars really to just make sure your marker is working after your latest modifactation. People are bi*ching about how these are dangerous, they do no more than a paintball that hits you that doesnt break, so yea it really hurts. Just dont use them to shoot living creatures.
best home defense without going out and buying a shotgun.
bounce around like hell
you won't find them after you shoot
I bought these about three months ago, they curve, they bounce, and are perfect for severely hurting small animals and home invaders.
Really, these things turn your paintball gun into something as good as a beanbag shotgun. They are extemley unpredictable and dangerous. i shot one at a cardboard box once. It went straight through, hit a tree, and came back to nail me in the chest. It felt like somone threw a rock at me that going 280fps. Someone is going to get hurt. i just want to know what happens when someone gets it mixed up in their hopper of normal paint and shoots someone in the neck at point blank. Don't say it wont happen, that no-one is stupid enough to do it, because it will happen and there are alot of stupid idiots and kids in this sport. i was playing at a field with my friend when some stupid kid snuck up behid him, stuck the barrel of his E-99 to my friends back and pulled the trigger for a 6 round burst. my friend's back was bleeding bad enough to soak through 2 layers of clothing.
recommended that they be banned. Don't ever buy these they are so dangerous. Best be used for shooting the coons off your garbage can.