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Old 02-05-2007, 06:41 PM
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Default What to do with Old Paintballs.

I've got some old paint, that is literally two years old. I dont know if brand helps but, its "32 Degrees" paint. The paint is sealed in a special, almost vaccume sealed package. So I dont know whether or not I should put these through my gun. Or chuck them, or what else to do with them.

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Old 02-05-2007, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: What to do with Old Paintballs.

If you rotated them regularly then you might be able to shot them, if not I probably wouldn't put them in your gun.

Open the bag and feel them, see if they are brittle or misshaped.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:43 PM
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Check and see if they have dimples. If they seem in good condition, put them through a back up gun or your not so good gun. Like my spyder will shoot anything.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: What to do with Old Paintballs.

drop 1 from wast hight if it braeks its no good if it doesnt use them for target practice.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: What to do with Old Paintballs.

When I first got my Shocker, I pulled out year old Tear paint. I took it out of the bag. Dropped one from like 8 inches. Splat. Decide to put it through the Shocker... Not a single break... Except when the Reloader decided to kill one. Okay now that that fun story's over... The drop test and looking for dimples/crazy-shaped paintballs should tell you what you're working with.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: What to do with Old Paintballs.

i buy a new box of paint and return the old ones to walmart.
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:01 PM
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what do u get from walmart when u retern old balls and are they from walmart
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: What to do with Old Paintballs.

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drop 1 from wast hight if it braeks its no good if it doesnt use them for target practice.
How is it no good?

If I remember correctly, on a paintball show about a year ago, Matty Marshall Said "Good paintballs should break from waist height." Then he did it and broke. I'm pretty sure they ARE supposed to break at waist height IF they are good.

I tried it with 3 yr old paint and didnt work.
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:13 PM
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Well remember with the older Spyders your hitting them with a direct 800 PSI. Honestly dimples aren't a huge deal because you can pull them out. Much more concerned about too easily breaking and absesses the protrude from the paint. Also the breaking too easily thing. I bought 4 cases of xball gold once and immediately took them out to do a drop test. My buddy drops one from head heighth he's 6 foot tall. It bounced picks up the same paintball and tries again. Bounces again. Throws it across the culdesac and it bounces and keeps on going. Tried multiple balls......they were like super balls. SHot them out of a gun.......4 cases later no breaks in gun, no breaks in Cheetah'd Halo, not one bounce in the field! I broke balls laying in the grassy field on grass blades. I have no explanation for how that's remotely possible.......but it was the greatest paint I've ever shot in my life. I have shot lots of other stuff that was too brittle!
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:38 PM
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Well remember with the older Spyders your hitting them with a direct 800 PSI. Honestly dimples aren't a huge deal because you can pull them out.
Well you dont want to put a dimpled [mulitiple dimples] paintball in your hopper. Let alone your chamber. If its not even close to round, more than likely it wont be very accurate/break in the breech.
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