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What do I look for with paint? Choosing your paint can depend on a lot of reasons. For recreational play using a Tippmann or Spyder we recommend using Diablo Heat or PMI Stinger. With Heat and Stinger the shell is much harder than higher end paint which in the case of using a Tippmann or Spyder you would want to use a harder shell so it does not break in your chamber. Unlike Forumla 13 or Premium the shell is brittle which is used more on higher end markers that in some cases have bolts that are softer on paint. Also, each paint has a different bore size. Most of the paint that Harahap carries is around the common bore size of .68 caliber. The size of the paint is of importance when a player begins to recognize stray balls. If you are noticing paint flying left or right; the ball could be to small for your barrel. It's always good to look into what bore size your barrel operates with and find paint around that size. It's not the end of the world if they do not match but the consistency with your shots will be noticed.

Do paintballs have a warranty?

There is no warranty on paintballs. Harahap Hobby will inspect each bag to make sure there are no breaks prior to shipping, plus we will inspect the outside of every box that is shipped for any sign of damage. All of the products we sell have air pillows surrounding the product when we package them, this is to insure safe delivery. We cannot control the way a package is handled once it has left our warehouse. In some instances, small paint breaks can be contained. By taking the bag of paint with the broken ball and lightly rubbing them down with an old towel, you can easily restore the paintballs to pristine condition. Also, note that there will be a little bit of oil in each bag, this is not a break, the oil is used by the manufacturer in order to keep the balls fresh.

What makes one case of paint better than another?

There are many different aspects that come into play when comparing different grades of paint. Everything from the thickness of the fill, to the shell of the ball, to the seam plays a big role in how any particular paintball is going to shoot.

Recreational Paintballs:
This is a level of paint that most people use on an average day out at the field. It may have some dimples or flat spots. The shell is a moderate thickness, the fill may be a bit runny, but it gets the job done. You may have some bounces or breaks, but a Recreational ball is just that. It is meant for recreational play, with consistent accuracy and will break upon impact the majority of the time.

Mid-Grade Paintballs:
This is a level of paint that the more experienced player will use whether it is on the field or in a tournament. It will have fewer dimples and flat spots than a recreational paintball. The shell is going to be a bit smoother than a rec. ball, and the fill will be slightly thicker. Your will see a boost in accuracy and fewer breaks.

Tournament/High End Paintballs:
This is a level of paint that you will see tournament players shooting. It is the cream of the crop when it comes to paintballs in every aspect. The shell is smooth and much more brittle. The fill is thicker, so there is no questioning whether you got that other player or not. It will also break on impact much more frequently than lower grades of paint. It is hard to spend that extra money per case from time to time, but when you get the opportunity to take some Tournament level paint for a spin you won't want to shoot anything else.

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