Midnight Paintballs are designed for the cost-conscious recreational player. The "Midnight" Jet-Black shell is formulated to accommodate high pressure guns (300 PSI +) with a fill that is comparable to Blaze paintballs.
The Diablo Midnight Paintballs are newer, so they should be commonly available.
These balls are relatively inexpensive. if you think about it, it's just about the same price as those crappy Brass Eagles. However, they're some of the best paintballs I've every played with! They shoot straight till long range when the wind takes it away, but that's when every ball swerves. I've never broken one of these balls, and I expect that from Diablo balls. Diablo's forever!
They're pretty thick. Last time I shot someone, the ball didn't break on him, and he was kinda pissed. That hurts like hell.
The paint can work in any kind of barrel. I used it in a 11in, 16in and the Flatline Barrel System for the Tippmann M98. The paint shot well in all three. All the balls were the same round shape, none were really screwed up. The price is awesome for it's performance, which is much better than tthe damned Brass Eagles. These are definately worth their price.
Not one break out of 500, and every one broke when it hit something. There is a night and day difference between these balls and the Canadian Paintball Seconds that came with my gun. Pretty reasonably acurate considering they seemed a little small for my barrel (J&J Ceramic).
The only problem that seems to be ball related and not barrel related is that they break on anything. I test fired in my backyard and they broke on leaves and pine needles on trees. I suppose this is only a problem in a wooded field.
They were not perfectly round - kind of an oval - but this didn't seem to cause curving, just prevented a snug fit in my barrel.
I am using a Tippmann M98 Custom with a 14" J&J Ceramic. They all fly reasonable straight and from what I have seen, from up to 75 feet you should not have a problem hitting a human sized target. They aren't the best for my barrel, ProBall work better, though I haven't tried enough to find the best. For the price and my barrel, I will stick with ProBall, only because they work better in my barrel.
I've shot about a half case of these through my Spyder Classic using both the stock barrel and my 16" Thunderpig, and I've yet to break a ball or have one curve. Nice solid shell travels well through the brush/branches on my local field. Great paint all around really, give it a try.
Haven't noticed anything yet, still keeping an eye out.
Overall great paint for the price, I've friends that use this paint on everything from M98's to Shutters to 'Cockers and it seems to work well in all of them. I've been really happy with Diablo products whenever I've used them and this is no exception.
Relatively cheap. Very few breaks. Flys pretty straight. Any fill OTHER THAN white is very easy to see on opponents. Pretty thick shell, pretty thick fill.
Like I said, white fill is very hard to see. Broke a few in my brand new SP Teardrop barrel. Broke easily on weak bushes and even on some tall grass.
I read somewhere that these paintballs would go thorough brush easily
but that wasnt very true. They did travel through brush better than most other balls I've used, but it wasnt very noticable. I also read that these "bounce" alot but I learned first hand that this wasnt true in my case. In about 7 different matches I only heard of one of my shots bouncing off somebody and my freind who was also using this paint shot me and other people quite a few times and only one bounced. All-in-all, these were pretty good balls, I would reccomend them to any rec player. For their price and quality they are perfect for the weekend warrior and good enough to get by in a tournament. I dont think they totally agree with my SP Teardrop barrel, however, and that kinda sucks.
cool black shell
fly strait as hell
the only thing bad about these are if its getting dark and ur using the jet black ones u cant trace them at all, buts then u just buy the other colors!!!!
these paintballs are great i have a 16" custom products on my shutter and they are very accuret.. ive shot marbs,blaze,inferno,bigball, and these midnights are the best. i shot like 3 cases and had about 3 breaks in my barrel. they are the best paint ive shoot and ive shot some good paint.
The fields I play at have a lot of brush on them so the thick shells on these really helps when guys are trying to run through the brush. They work great in my Model 98 since it shoots hard enough to break the balls every time. The yellow midnights I have now have a really good fill. And since they're yellow, I can actually see where the balls are going.
These balls work great when I put them in my Model 98, but when I used these in my tiger shark though, they'd hit the guy and bouce off 20%% of the time. The first midnights I had were dark green and I couldn't tell where they were going, so don't get the dark ones, unless you're a sniper of course. The first bag I had, had a bunch of balls that were deformed. The new bag I got though hasn't got any odd one in it.
These balls are great for guys who have powerful guns, because you just won't break the ball if you use a talon or another crappy gun. Try these out the next time you need some balls, they're cheap and they're at least half decent.
This stuff works in every weather condition I've played in. I've had less than 5 breaks in two cases of this. Not bad huh? They shoot straight when you use a gun that cost at least 50 dollars(but what paint shoots straight in a stingray or blade?). They perform very well at high velocities, such as not breaking in the gun and keeping a straight flight path. The shells are hard enough to get through light brush and leaves without breaking in it.
Bad As Hell!
Cost is pretty decent at $60-65 for 2000. I've NEVER gotten any bad batches with dimples or egg shaped shells. Consistent size, Medium-Large bore. They have good accuracy shooting out of just about any gun. They're all Black shells which are very hard to see coming. They don't always break at long shots or distances. Hurt like Hell when they don't break! Nothing else has these characteristics. Quite unique to see black balls flying out of a black gun being shot by a black clothed balla'.True.
1. cheap. 2000ct for ~$40 is a good bargain.
2. consistent size (medium bore).
3. consistent shape - not much dimpling. not too many odd shaped balls. not too bad of a ridge.
4. not too many ball breaks. I fired 2000 thru my RT Pro in rain and muck and cold,... sometimes sideways, to the left and right of bunkers, and had 4 or 5 breaks.
1. black shell. hard to sight by following the flight of the balls.
2. had a couple of zingers, where the shots went wild and no where near where I aimed. wasn't the rain, since it was momentarily dry at that point. and it wasn't the muck or paint, since I had just squeegied. Must have been the few odd shaped one I was talking about.
3. thick shell = more bouncers. but, you knew that.
I prefer PMI Premiums and RPS Big Balls, which aren't much more expensive. But, Midnights aren't bad. In fact, they're decent, and are fairly accurate in medium bore barrels.