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
14" Battle Stikxx
New Designz X7 / A-5 Power Tube with Delrin Bolt
12"Lapco Big Shot Apex
Riochet Low Profile Hopper
.686 to .688
On the cheap side
not dead on accurate
I only tested this paint today. I Bought a bag of 500 at my local Army/Navy store for $10.99, they go for $40 a case there. I used my A5 with a 14" Battle stikxx with my only sizer for the barrel which it is .688. The paintball was a little to small for the sizer but it had a nice fit to the barrel itself. Out of 500 I didn't have any breaks in the barrel. The seams on these paintballs are big at least they were for me. For the most part they were hitting what i was aiming, I did have a few that were a little sporadic but nothing to crazy. As for the fill and the shell... The fill I had was yellow, and the shell was green. The shells weren't to hard and they also didn't seem too oily, I had no bounces, they all broke on contact even at longer distances(100+ ft.). The fill was good because I could actually see it.
I would recommend this paintball for woodsball/recball only, or practice on the speedball field. Just make sure you use the appropriate size paintball to your barrel, or at least something close, it makes a world of difference.
08 Proto SLG w/ clamping feedneck
Smart Parts Ion
Small bore barrels. .689 was almost too big.
Didn't break in marker(s)
Consistency (some balls had dimples)
Mystery fill (see review)
Not bad stuff for $40/case. I didn't count but I would say maybe 10 or so out of the case (2,000) I saw had dimples or a flat spot. The paint was broken into 500 round bags, as most are, but one bag had some oily orange droplets in it but I couldn't find a broken ball.
Unlike a previous review, I didn't find the paint shell to match the fill. I had olive green shells with orange fill.
The bore of this paint is small! My SLG was using the stock .690 barrel, and I used a JJ Ceramic (twist lock) .689 barrel on my Automag as it was the best fit of the barrels I had with me. In both cases, the paint would easily go through the barrel with minimal effort. Even so, the paint flew straight at short-medium range with some curve at max range, but I'm not sure how much of that is due to the barrel bore vs the paintball having a dimple or flat spot, etc.
As a comparison of the ball size; the Marballizer I bought at the same store the same day was boring out at about .694.
In terms of shell durability, the shell seemed pretty solid. I had no breaks using the Automag or Proto SLG and the paint didn't break in my pod pack while I was running around either. I think this paint has a thicker shell in comparison to some higher end paints as it took some effort to break one in my hand and I had a few instances where it seemed to take 2-3 shots (at range) for the ball to break on a player. I attribute some of this to having a low field limit at 280 fps.
Bottom line if you're going to be playing rec and playing a lot of smaller fields (small wooded fields, airball, speedball, hypberball, etc) then this paint is very good for the price. Definitely not a premium or tournament paint but great for casual play.
Tippmann 98 custom with 16 inch barrel and expansion chamber
Accurate,cheap, not many dimples, good color
The diablo Heat paintballs are quality paintballs and i recommend them to any paintballer who is looking for good paintballs. Unfortunatly, these paintballs are not perfect (like anything) and have dimples if you leave them for about a week without being shifted. These balls are okay, but i suggest stinger paintballs to all of you but if these balls are all you can get your hands on, they will do just fine.
Bye these paintballs if you can't get Stingers, because i think these are the second best.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 8:03 pm PST
Some broke in gun. Gets majorly screwed up if any paint in barrel.
I liked these paintballs for the most part. At very end of game i broke one which messed with gun. Got paint in barrel at beginning which screwed with the accuracy. When barrel clean, very accurate, and broke almost every time. Very bright fill colors to ensure that the target knows when they've been hit
White box is probably the closest in price that I use regularly.
Dye UL 4 backs for best match on paint.
This paint is not real large bore but I over bored it because there were so many egg shaped balls that when I bored it correctly I'd get atleast a barrel break a hopper.
Not notice alot of bounces (for a 30$ case)
Many more deformed, dimpled and egg shaped balls than is acceptable
The fill was watery
If your reading this review your probably looking for what I was looking for. A cheap case of paint that was good enough quality for practices, or maybe some rec ball. I have to say this paint was far below my standards. I normaly practice and run drills with white box or some type of seconds which is not the best paint and is similarly priced, but I will never buy heat again.
Over all the paint was not horrible for the price. I would say about 90% of the balls were acceptable FOR THE PRICE not to say that those 9/10 of the shots that were decent shot strait because it is cheap paint. They just shot strait enough for the price I paid.
The real problem with this paint is that the 10% of it that is deformed enough to notice, is completely horrible. I had to go through and pick out atleast 20 balls from the case I used that there was no way they would of made it through my barrel they were too horribly deformed even with a pretty large over bore.
I managed to catch many of the ones that would of never made it out of the barrel, or the breech which was a pain in the ass. Yet it still jammed My velocity horribly, atleast once a pod for a noticable ammount of time not the little mini reverse jams that take half a second.
A full on shake the hopper or it might not be able to clear it jam, My Velocity rarely ever does this.
There were atleast 4 that exploded before they made it past the detents, again this never happens to me.
I over bored the hell out of the paint but before I did I was swabbing my barrel every 100 or so rounds.
BUY WHITE BOX INSTEAD. It cost a couple bucks more sometimes, at my local shop heat is 30 white box is 35 it is far more than worth it.
WPN weapons grade. Conquest paintballs. Heats better than both of them.
Viewloader orion with spyder stock barrel.
Dont chop. good fill, bright and thicker that weapons grade.
There not perfect accuracy but pretty good. Might just be my barrel.
The diablo heat paintballs are very good for how much they cost. In two thousand rounds I didn't chop one ball. Sometimes I think the ball didn't break on contact though.I think they are not that great in accuracy but that is probably just my barrel. I would recommend these to a recreational player.
In conclusion the diablo heat is a very good paintball for its cost. I would recommend these paintballs for a recreational player.
This is the field paint at one of the local fields and had FPO on the side. The package is very unimpressive and most of the balls I received were dimpled. Due to the irregular shape of the paint it was hard to determine if the paint would fly straight if given a chance. It broke well on bunkers and opponents with minimal bounces when it hit them.
Not a bad rec/practice paint. Most balls are better than these but they are a decent budget alternative if you can find them for under $40.
2005 Ripper 2 Intimidator
self lubing bolt
Pure energy 45/4500
Smart Parts 16" freak and a CP 16 inch one piece
Smart Parts Freak w/ All-American front, CP one piece,
breaks on target
Dent when left in pods for a long time
Good paint if you dont want to spend the 60 dollars for a case of Evil. I use these paintballs for practice with the Tech team and they are good for practice. This paint doesn't break in the gun. I have never broken a ball in the gun, only on the person I am shooting. If you want a good box of paint than get these if you want a good quality paint without the huge price tag.
Buy this box of paint if you want a good quality cheap box of paint. It will break on the target and not in the gun.
I bought a package of 10 boxes of 2000 for $350 and it was totally worth it. I didnt find one ball break in any of the 10 boxes. These paintballs are good for woodsball. Great for rec ball. The package of 10 came with 3 different colors: white, orange and yellow and they all had different shades of orange for the shell. These are great paintballs if you are not looking to spend a lot of money. BUY THEM.