Shrapnel; A good recreational or practice paintball. These are not high end RPS Marballizers but are great for fun, training, or fields that allow you to bring your own paint. Shrapnel paintballs are an ideal alternative for the player seeking to save money.
The RPS Shrapnel Paintballs are newer, so they should be commonly available.
Marbellizers, RPS Premium, Monster Balls, all better than this
PCS US-5 (stock) w/ 45/4.5k air tank, cyclone, J&J Edge
2k autococker w/ 48/3k air tank, ricochet apache, 14" All American
Kingman Hammer w/ 13ci/3k air tank, J&J Edge
Small bore, something that self cleans
Cheap, breaks easy on target
Breaks easy in marker, in pod and in hopper
I went out to play this weekend, and my field has switched to field paint only. I bought the cheapest stuff they had, which was the shrapnel at about $30 a case. I bought 1000 (enough for a days play) and went on my merry way. I did a barrel test - the stuff was too small for my All American, but I figured I'd come out to shoot my 'cocker, and too small wasn't as big a problem as too big.
This stuff was chopping all over the place. I was primarily using my 'cocker, and maybe 1 out of 10 would break in the barrel. Once that happened, accuracy was all over the place, I would have paint hook, drop and spiral until I could get the squeegee out. I also had one break in my pod, ruining the pod.
I also had one chop, and it jammed the bolt in. A bit of muscle and a squeegee later and it was running okay, at least until the next break.
Another guy there was using a 98C with a cyclone, and he had a couple break in his cyclone. Cleaning that out did NOT look fun.
I would say spend the extra money on better paint. Sure it was cheap, and I could still play the day, but I would have rather bought slightly nicer paint and spent less time dealing with broken paint.
Stingers(soo much better)Marballizers(AWESOME!!!!10/10)
Spyder TL-R, CAMD Rocking Trigger, ACS Bolt, Clamping Feedneck, THOR 5 Inch Drop Forward w/ On/Off ASA, 12" Nyte Styk Barrel,Home made LP Mods, and an 9v Fasta converted to 18v.
small to medium bore
Chops A LOT
So I went to the field and bought some marbs in a value pack and it worked greeaaatt!!!Then i meet this kid and were kickin it for a while and he goes let me try some marbs, i keep choppin paint with these shrapnels. we go to the chrono and he does 17bps no problem with the marbs. then he goes and dumps in some shrapnel, and nothing but spray comes out of his gun. I would say you should buy this paint if your on a budget, and don't shoot very fast, becuuse the brittle shell breaks in your gun 7 time out of 10. Even people with Egos running at 190psi were chopping so I don't know.
Buy it if you're on a budget.The shells break way too much in the gun. If you can spend the extra dollar go for it and buy some Stingers.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 5:24 pm PST
Proto Matrix Rail- red ultralite barrel tip, red trinity back bolt cap, & a red alloy PmR trigger
Proto Matrix 5- Virtue Board , Hybrid Lady Grips & Hybrid Feed Neck
Dye Ultralite (14 or 16 inch)
Warped different ways
Very cheap and works perfectly fine with high end guns. If guns that have high pressure and doent have eyes then it would start to have increase of ball breaks. Such as i have an Proto matrix rail and i use shrapnel and i hve never chopped paint for as long as i started to use it.
Cheap and needs a low pressure gun with eyes so it doent chop