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Old 01-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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powder balls?

could anyone that HAS used them give their opinion of them?
i know they are expensive.
do they really fly straight?
do rifled barrels help them?
and is it easy to tell if you hit someone or have been hit yourself?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know there is a place MA that uses them and you have to chrono down to around 200fps maybe. I've been told you have to do that because these things a hard as hell. I believe they are powder so you have to call yourself out just when you get hit.

edit: Actually I believe somebody posted about them it that thread about the most dangerous paintball item you've own
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They suck. Never had anything hurt before. THEY ARE NOT MADE FOR PAINTBALL! Please do not use these. I have had them bounce off of trees from 20 feet away. They are tiny as well.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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punkworks test (skip to 2:15 to see what they do to a sheet of plywood, and how they ruin your barrel)
vid showing how they "fly"

you don't need to use these to know they're no good at all.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think they work fine. break most of the time and mark well, but only at lower velocity's, like 200 fps
they do not fly well at all at 300 fps.
they dont ruin your barrel at all.
Xtreme paintball and airsoft in walpole MA uses(used) them. perfect for pumps and pistols
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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could anyone that HAS used them give their opinion of them?
i know they are expensive.
They're not to bad, It was about the same as regular paint last time i used these
do they really fly straight?
They seem to fly fairly well, at least at close ranges. I only used them indoors to I cant speak to distance shooting
do rifled barrels help them?
No clue, but they are smallish and not perfectly filled so probably not
and is it easy to tell if you hit someone or have been hit yourself?
Yes, they leave a nice mark and you get a little cloud where they hit
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These should not be used for regular play, they hit much harder than regular ball, even when traveling at 200fps. At normal speed I could see these being dangerous.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for the info guys. i geuss it would be worth picking some up to try out.
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I'm assuming that your talking about the powder balls that were developed to be used as practice for Pepperballs. If so, they were developed for self-defense use, not rec use. They have a much harder shell and were made to be shot at 400+ fps at short range. They were designed to hurt like hell when they hit. They are not a product that should be used in a paintball game under any circumstances.
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I'm assuming that your talking about the powder balls that were developed to be used as practice for Pepperballs. If so, they were developed for self-defense use, not rec use. They have a much harder shell and were made to be shot at 400+ fps at short range. They were designed to hurt like hell when they hit. They are not a product that should be used in a paintball game under any circumstances.
10-4 i thought they were an alternative to reballs
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I have some of these, and while they are a little harder than a normal paintball, me being the idiot I am (I thought there were reballs at first) I threw one at the floor and it broke. They aren't THAT hard, and they seem to break relatively easily.

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