Viewloader® introduces a new line of metallic colors and fills in the all new Heavy Metal™ brand of VL Paint for 2004. Heavy Metal™ paint is packaged in five convenient quantities to satisfy every need: a 100 count speed tube in a shelf merchandiser with 6 reusable tube loaders, a 200 count clear bottle in a shelf merchandiser with 6 resealable bottles, a 500 count box, 900 count reusable bucket and, for the tournament player, a 2,000 count box.
The Viewloader Heavy Metal Paintballs are older, so they are not commonly available anymore.
PMI Big Ball
Piranha EVO operating @ 190 p.s.i.
Boss bolt and trigger
CP short regulator
Barrels: JJ Ceramic (12"), Dye Ultra Light (14"), Armson Stealth (16")
45ci/4500 p.s.i. tank
The biggest bore size barrel
Ball sizes are too inconsistant.
Balls are inconsistantly round, have an oval shape
I bought 2 boxes of 1000 from Walmart for a total of $43. I went home and did the "paintball drop through" test with my barrels to give me an idea of what to expect. I found that some balls will fall right through. Some balls fit perfectly and just needed me to blow on the barrel to push them out, but a lot of them were WAY too big that I need to get my squeegee to push them out.
When I got to the field I was breaking balls left and right. I have never broken a ball in my EVO until I used tthe Heavy Metal paintballs. I probably shot over 50,000 paintballs with my gun and have never experienced a ball break with the "eyes" on. I let my other friends try these paintballs out and they were breaking balls too. One friend was using a Piranha EXT Pro and my other friend was using an Intimidator. After switching to a box of Zap Rec series paint, the problem disappeared for the rest of the day. I still have other box of 1000 left. I just couldn't bear to use them any longer.
The balls that did not break, I noticed that most of my shots had this "corkscrew" action to them. Just the worst paintballs that I have ever used.
PLEASE, save yourself the frustration and buy some paintballs worth the money. These paintballs are simply TOO expensive for such low performance. If you decide to buy these paintballs anyway, bring a sqeegee with you.
Accuracy is also terrible. For the same cost you could buy Diablo Heat or PMI Big Balls.
Piranha EXT pro low pressure with egg2 hopper and PMI razzor barrel.
None. You will have better luck throwing them.
Good thick fill. Good shell color. Seams are good. Comes with free 100 round tube.
They dont fly strait. period.
I used these for a rec game looking for a cheaper or better paint to use.
I use PMI premium olmost all the time. These balls are the worst I have ever used.
I am not joking or exagerating either. They simply do not fly strait. I own a crono and
my marker is set to 285fps. I have been in paintball since 1994 when I started and
know about this stuff. Shure they have good fill, good shell color, no dimples and break
when they hit something. They also fit in my barrel as wel as you could want but.
The question is what are they going to hit? I thought when I looked at them they were
good balls. They had many good qualitys. When I shot them i could not belive how
much they arked and swerved. I could not hit a thing I wanted to. So what is the point
of buying balls that are of no use to a player? The anser is none. Dont buy them.
They look good but are so poor in accuracy they are no good to anyone.
I tried these paintballs because I wanted to see how good they were compared to other kinds I had bought. These were the best so far. I think they only come in 200 count and 500 count unless they have some I have never seen. They have a bright purple fill that is pretty easy to see. They cost a little more than other paintballs but they're worth it.
These are pretty good and not that expensive. I think they're a pretty good buy unless your cheap like me and don't want to spend an extra $5.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 21st, 2005 at 1:57 pm PST
Tippmann 98c 14 inch smart parts tear drop evoloution 2 (egg)
Not many...cool shell thats about all
Every ball has flatspot horrible accuracy shot rock from fifty feet and couldnt see mark
Overall i hated this the only cool thing was the shell wich looked like metal but other then that everyball had a flat spot...not extgeerating...everyball i think they did it on purpose cant see fill at all i dont no what theyre saying about good fill horrible accuracy evven with perfect paint to barrel
Too many to list...but I've used just about every paintball in the American market.
Kaner barrel kit
Center Flag inline reg
E2 Blade frame
CP rail drop & function mini drop
Center Flag 70/4500
VL Evolution 2 w/ Z board
St!ffi barrel kit
DYE: drop & grips
CP: trigger, feedneck & ASA
VL Evolution 2 hopper
.689 bore size seems to work very well
Breaks on target...not in gun
Don't see them to much...besides in Walmart.
These balls worked very decntly for me...I used them twice but both were on windy days but I was stil able to shoot out my targets.
Every now & then when the wind would die down a bit...when I'd shoot the balls went straight...I have no complaints.
I bought a box of 1000 for about $24 @ Walmart....which they also sell Big Balls and Wild Streak for $20 for a box of 1000, so they were a little more pricier than the other cheap stuff...could not see the difference between the 3 types of paint for the extra $4.
Decent paintballs...not the best but NOT the worst.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 at 12:13 am PST
Well I got my new gun in and I had to try it out right away. I avoided the brass eagle paintballs at the local Candian Tire and picked up the 'heavy metal'. From about 25 feet away from the garage the balls hit a wide 3-4 foot wide area. The guns PSI was still low so I attributed the inaccruacy to that.
After increasing the PSI to a regular level I shot the balls at a target about 60 feet away. They were veering off on tangents that made it hard to hit what I was aiming at. I was shooting at a rusty tank the size of a F-150....
Lets not forget that this is a closed bolt autococker, not a standard blowback.
I try to only use marballizers if i can get away with it
14 inch smart parts progressive barrel
evolution II hopper
getting a new reg and bolt
47ci 3000psi tank
only used them in a 14 inch smart parts progressive
Fill was kinda a dull/hard to see color
Well I went to the store to buy a box of marballizers to test out my new gun but they didnt have any. so I didnt know what I wanted so i just grabbed a box. Turns out i got this paint. i got home and was shooting them. There was nothin special about them at all. some of the paint looked a lil old but i noticed that when i opened the box at the store. out of a box of 500 i only broke 1 ball. the was so much paint in my barrel i had to clean it a few times. i like that because it makes it hard to wipe it off. but up till that part i had no complaints but i also didnt see anything that impressed me.
These are run-of-the mill paintballs. theres nothin special about these either way. maybe price depending on where you get them. so just get marballizers and save your time. a 6 because there about average.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 at 10:27 am PST
well with my barrel it will be my thunder pig barrel
Ok, Well i heard thoes were good and wild streak or somthing wouldnt work for my new barrel. IT WORKS. Which by the way wild streak broke my gun. So thats all im going to say it was a good paintball. GO BUY THIS. ok that was to take up space just like this is. ok .... ok
Diablo Mongoose Reincarnation black to blue fade, Revolution w/ x-board loader, PE 88/3000 n2 tank, phsycoballistics large drop forward
smart parts freak jr.
overall these paintballs were ok. Accuracy was good for VL paintballs. I was happy about the overall strength of the balls only 3 broke in the barrel out of 1000. My friend said he bought 1000 and most of them broke but he might have had a bad batch. Mostly all of them broke on target which was good but the fill wasnt very noticeable.