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Old 02-23-2012, 04:36 PM #1
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What Paintballs to Buy?

I always wondered which brands were good and which weren't.I want to know if there are any good or decent paint that breaks most of the time that costs around $40 or isn't too expensive like premium or draxxus bronze.So what paint should I buy?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:54 PM #2
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Premium is great IMO, I have never shot Bronze so I wouldn't know.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:56 PM #3
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stuff from sports authority, walmart or any other big name non paintball place is usually garbage. go to a local paintball shop or order online.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:56 PM #4
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for 40 there arent a ton... im a big fan of valken...
heres a short list of some stuff off a thread i started: http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...549&highlight=
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:56 PM #5
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Weapons grade is a pretty good paint for recreational use. Fire storm is also a good one for practices etc. Avoid walmart paint if at all possible is the general rule of thumb.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:05 PM #6
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I use Visible Impacts (it's a Wal-Mart paint, but ridiculously cheap) and have never had a problem. They break on target, fly straight, and are filled with pink paint (which is great for gogging people...awesomeness!). They're $30 a case, but you get more than you pay for.
Run far away from JT paint, as it is total crud.
Stryker paint is iffy, PMI paint can be good sometimes.
Don't buy Wal-Mart paint in the winter. Dimples galore.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:01 AM #7
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I shoot Premium Gold, Evil (Ultra), you should check out anything from PWI (Turbulence, Bombs, Smoking Dragon) really consistant paint.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:12 PM #8
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we shot draxxus bronze at the last tourney i played, amazing paint... marbs are always good
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:48 PM #9
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I've been shooting some of the valken stuff lately and the Redemption paint is awesome. Graffiti impressed me as well because it's shot consistently every time I've used it and it's only $55 a case. My friends were having luck with the Crusade as well but I'd avoid Zing it's terrible compared to Valken's other stuff.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:44 AM #10
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forget brands. You won't always have access to that.

On cold or hot days, buy mid-grade paint. On fairer days, buy lower grade paint.

That's if you don't want to waste an extra $10-$30 per day just to paint someone up that many more times whilst shooting at them.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:05 AM #11
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I have used visible impact which works fine, jt elite and it has worked the best and spectrum which has been the worst
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:15 AM #12
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I found it best to ask people either that play at a field a lot or the staff (they may try to up sell you). Personally at my local field it is the low grade that works best for me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:29 AM #13
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:21 PM #14
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One thing you have to realize is that where you are in the country mand which warehouse the paint is coming out of makes a difference. Here, in the chicago humidity DXS (gold and silver) probably shoot the best, followed by all star, then evil, then marbs and on down.

It's not the same everywhere, .
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:36 AM #15
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I would go with premium works great with almost any marker out there also it breaks fairly easily on impact and wont break in your gun
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:48 AM #16
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at my field they are a byop or you can buy theirs. the only paints i shoot are empire special blend, evil and rps premium all are great paint except when it gets cold. in the cold i always buy frostbite. i did have good luck in dxs paint in the past but i can't get it in my area anymore
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GI paint is great paint and inexpensive.
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From my experience you get what you pay for, but at the end if the day support your local pro shop.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:06 AM #19
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From my experience you get what you pay for, but at the end if the day support your local pro shop.
No always...if you buy ultra evil and shoot it in a tippmann you're buying a flame thrower while if you used premium marbs or a paint with a thicker shell and you're shooting a tippmann you'll have a great day of play. The higher the price does not mean the better the paint is for all guns. I would go to your local pro shop/field and ask what they recommend for your gun. Typically the mid-grade or rental paint at the field is decent for all
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:53 PM #20
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I used to buy draxxus midnight from SA, they were very light blue earlier and works flawless for me. The newer batch is a little bit darker and has irregular shape,some of them are too big and will break before it enter the barrel, really pain in the *** to clean so I stick with field paint for now. I will check back draxxus to see if things improves.
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