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Old July 27th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what kind of paintballs do you use?

hi i've just recently got into paintball and i notice that the type of paintballs you use can peform at a varying range. So it seems like it would be a waste to have a nice gun that isnt' working to it's potential because you are using the wrong balls. So i have a few questions about paintballs.

1. what type/brand of paintballs do you use and why?
2. what type/brand have you used and recommend staying away from?
3. i've tried putting a paintball in my barrel and it rolled out pretty easy. both the gun and balls say they are .68 calibur. Does that brand just run a little smaller or something? (Brand im refering to is AMP balls by Zap and they seem to perform fine but i assume they'd perform better if the balls fit more snuggly)

thanks for any replies in advance.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i use premium paint because it flies straight and it dont break on me
its the only paint i use because ive had no problems with it so i cant comment on other paint
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Old July 27th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1. i use rps premiums
2. stay away from walmart paint (brass eagles etc..)
3. theres a third number aftr 68, so like .689, .687, and soemtimes .691, i would stay away from zap paint as it is horrid.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 05:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1. i use rps premiums
2. stay away from walmart paint (brass eagles etc..)
3. theres a third number aftr 68, so like .689, .687, and soemtimes .691, i would stay away from zap paint as it is horrid.
yeah i think i may have seen the .687 and .689 before. but how can i know which my barrel is and which the balls are? the ball case just says .68.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 06:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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theres a thread around here somewhere with a link to a site that list exact specs on all paints....and stock barrel depends on what gun u got.....and if its aftermarket it should say or be easily found.

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2. stay away from cheap zap......i put some in my gun today and one popped in the barrel...but it was old.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1. zap cryptic (field paint. no problems yet)
2. just stay away from cheap paint. like splash. you get what you pay for basicly.

3 has been answered already.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old July 29th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I shoot Proto Darts. They're the best paint for 40 a case IMO.
no way, u can pay 3 bucks more and get premiums
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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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1) Hellfire, if not availible Ultra Evil or Zap Chronic. They fly very straight, break easy and have a bright fill that isn't conducive to wiping.
2) Any Zap other than Chronic, Thrust, Wal-mart paint (except Scorch, made by Draxxus and doesn't shoot too badly), and most of the cheaper paints since they tend to be less accurate and more prone to bounces
3) Well you can either get a barrel kit to size the paint to your bore, or go by the chart and find what paint is a good match for your bore size.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Scorch(walmart paint) and sometimes Draxxus rec paint(blue/white shell, blue fill) i like those alot
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Old July 30th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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1. Zap Chronic, no problems, fit my bore, can get them for about $30 a case .
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Old August 16th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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where can you get zap chronic for $30 a case
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1 Whitebox because its cheap but good.
2 Any brass eagle paint.
3 Paint sizes vary usually .689 or .693 are what you get, its near impossible to find a paintball that is exactually .68 they are alwasy bigger.
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stay away from wildstreak. I don't even know why they make it.
because some newbies buy it lol. for cheaper you can get some decent paint on ebay or just online....

i use RPS paints mainly they all seem to work pretty good for me... plus i ge them for 1.3 cents a ball

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two words...... all stars.....very awesome paintballs
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they are worth the money if you really need great paint i get them for 40-50 a case (2000 rounds)
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i really like all-star......we were throwing them at eacj other and they were breaking last time i played
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1)FPO, so its hsp paint which is something that i forgot. i'll look on nation later and edit this post. shoots decent, but it doesn't break all the time, very bouncy.
I've shot GAP, its good and cheap at like 32$ or so. Also scented, B-A-N-A-S.
Shot some premium[pmi], and a couple cases of white box. White box is a risk, sometimes you get clean balls, with a nice round shape good fill. sometimes you get old crummy sweaty balls. [hahaha omfg he said sweaty balls, get over it you pre-pubescant teens]

2)i stay away from wal-mart paint, unless my n00b cousin/friends want paint so they pay me back i get them that cheap s***. Another paint i avoid using is Zap spanks. besides those zap makes some good piant imo.

3)answered above.
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