X.O. Industries Chromeso i got these at an old ranger event. Man did these balls shoot good, i was able to do my patented double knee slide across the field while stitching up the snake side. I don't think i missed a...
so i got these at an old ranger event. Man did these balls shoot good, i was able to do my patented double knee slide across the field while stitching up the snake side. I don't think i missed a single shot the entire day it was as if i was the SNIPENATOR himself.
these balls broke so well, i could throw them left handed and they would break on a fat ladies stomach at 50 meters out (i work out).
only down side is they smelt like a bologna sammich.
would buy again
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X.O. Industries ChromeThese paintballs came in a fairly nice box with dividers for the 4 individual bags. Upon opening the box I noticed oil in all of the bags. Not a huge amount but more than I like to see in $45 paint....
These paintballs came in a fairly nice box with dividers for the 4 individual bags. Upon opening the box I noticed oil in all of the bags. Not a huge amount but more than I like to see in $45 paint. The shell was metallic gray with no logos or anything on it. The box said the fill was "Nasty Yellow" and it certainly was.
Upon arriving at the field I loaded up my Empire Prophecy V2 for use with my G6R. I first noticed right away that this stuff is super brittle. While pouring the bag into my hopper a ball missed the hopper opening and landed on the table, all of a foot away. It broke. I've shot all manner of super brittle paint before from Ultra Evil to some of APX's tournament stuff but I have never seen anything like this.
Went to the chrono and got 3 shots off that were all over the place consistency wise, probably +/- 15 or so on a gun that usually goes +/- 5 on a bad day. This was with a .685 barrel. I thought maybe it was a bad match so I tried my .679 back. It was about this time I realized that this paint was all over the place sizing wise. Some balls would be a tight fit in the .685, others were barely staying in the .679 without rolling through. The .679 back tightened the chrono up a little bit to around +/-10 which is still terrible compared to what I am used to. Chronoing finished, I went to the field for the first game of the day and it was then I realized how truly awful this paint is.
It's simply too brittle. I could get maybe 1 shot to make it out of the barrel per 10 or 15 trigger pulls the rest exploded in the barrel. There was no paint in my G6R's breech or bolt so it was not a matter of the bolt clipping the balls in the stack or the Prophecy's tension being too high and cracking the balls in the stack. I tried everything, different barrel backs (I have enough barrels to go from .679 to .692), changing the prophecy settings, playing with my G6R's pressures, you name it. Nothing made this paint shootable.
I then broke out my CCM T2 to see if a gravity feed hopper would work. Again I'd get maybe 1 usable shot out of every 10 attempts and by "usable shot" I mean the ball exited the barrel without exploding, not necessarily that it went where I was aiming due to all the paint in my barrel from the previous 9 shots. Again I tried lowered the HPR and compensating with the IVG, doing everything I possibly could to get a soft shot and nothing helped. I finally ended the day early after I snuck up on another player and tried to shoot him from about 15 feet away. 5 shots, all of them didn't make it out of the barrel in 1 piece. I promptly dumped the rest of this paint out and noticed that all my pods had at least one broken ball in them either from me closing the pod lid (and no these pods were not really overfilled) or just cracking from me running.
I tried the G6R one last time over the chrono and experienced why this fill is called "Nasty Yellow". It took me 3 hours to get the paint completely out of the eyes of my G6R. This stuff went everywhere, dripping from the eyewire "canals" into the grip frame and pretty much every other orifice on the gun. The fill is like toothpaste and I was actually rather impressed by it, especially the way it stained my carpet when a loose ball that had been hiding in my gear bag fell onto the carpet as I was unpacking my gear at the end of the day and broke. On my carpet. From about 2 feet.
If it were possible to give a product less than 1 star I would. I would rather shoot monster balls this anything by XO ever again because at least those will make it out of my barrel. My day was ruined by this unshootable paint and I will not be touching anything XO makes ever again. The fill is great but the shell is worthless.