04-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Second Left on the Right, Maine
Valken Redemption and Graffiti Paint (Lots of Pics)
Just a copy of my reviews on PBReview. Pics are at the end of each review. Redemption
My brother shooting:
| Period of Product Use: |
Less than a month
More than 5 years
Similar Products Used:
DXS Field (New Biodegradable stuff)
+ .676 Lapco Bore Sizer
+ CP .689 Barrel
+ Older 68/4500
A barrel is a barrel is a barrel.
Something small just to underbore.
Breaks very easily
Fill is a little thin
Packaging (not really a con)
Bag was a little oily
Fairly Round- It's fairly round and didn't have any dimples, but some were slightly oblong.
Bright Fill- It was a bright pink, but not as bright as Redemption. Still fairly easy to see though.
Breaks Easily- I haven't had paint like this in a long time. I had breaks at velocities lower than the chronograph would read (dang NelSpot with a weak spring). It never broke in the barrel unless I had a double feed, but even then it happened only occasionally.
Cheap- I got a case of 2000 for $40 USD, You can't really beat that unless you buy the finger breakers from Wal Mart.
Thin Fill- I honestly expected more from some of the other Valken paint I used. The fill in this was kinda watery and dripped a little from whatever I shot. I've had worse, but I've certainly had better.
Packaging- Average. Just some heat sealed bags in a cardboard box with dividers.
Oily Bag- There was enough oil in the bag that you could tell it was there, but it's not like there were lakes or anything.
Overall I think this is a good bang for the buck. It performed extremely well for the price point. The only thing really bringing it down is the fill.
Rating: 8 out of 10
on top, Redemption
on bottom Graffiti
on right, Redemption
on left. Notice how far each spreads through the paper towel.
Last edited by philosophia; 04-09-2010 at 07:36 PM.