Sniper Paintball Guns – The Top Paintball Accessories For the Scenario Paintball Player

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This article will discuss some of the most important accessories you will need to build a sniper paintball gun that’s ‘battle ready’.

Paintball Barrel
Woods or speedball, a paintball barrel is typically the first upgrade anyone makes to a paintball gun. An upgraded barrel offers the most drastic change in performance allowing you to achieve further, more accurate shots. Barrels come in sizes ranging from 8 inches to 22 inches. Barrel porting and muzzle breaks are usually added to the design of higher-end barrels to control air flow and offer a better transition for the paintball as it exits the barrel. Some manufacturers incorporate rifling in their barrels. Rifled barrels use very shallow linear or spiral grooves on the surface of the inner bore of the barrel to either restrict or create spin on the paintball. This is believed to help resist the factors that affect a paintball during flight and the inherent flaws of the paintball itself.

In many cases, you get what you pay for when purchasing a paintball barrel. Spend a little extra on this upgrade. More expensive barrels are better milled and have spent more time in development and testing. Find a size that will accommodate add-ons like a hand guard, mock suppressor or sight. Better quality barrels will normally have their bore size indicated making ‘paintball to barrel’ matching easier. The right paint match is critical to a barrel’s performance.

Paintball Stock – A paintball stock will definitely add to the look of a sniper paintball gun but the importance of one extends much further. A stock will help add stability when shooting your marker. It also helps to reduce fatigue since less energy is used to support and shoot the paintball gun when it is stationed against a fixed point. Many stocks on the market either collapse or fold to the side of the gun. This is important in scenario events in which you will encounter both open field and close quarter shooting. Stocks are also important because they offer a mounting point for a sling which will be discussed below. Stock can be either gun specific or universal. Gun-specific stocks are made to attach uniquely to a specific gun model. Universal stocks will typically attach to a trigger frame or bottle adapter, parts normally found on all paintball guns.

Tactical Paintball Vest – Although not a specific gun part, a good tactical paintball vest will allow you to store what you need at all times in the woods. Many of the Molle-based systems offer the flexibility of adding different accessory pouches. You can rebuild your vest each time you go out carrying only what you need for that specific event. Many vests also incorporate a hydration system which can really make a difference on hot days. Find a vest with bottle carrying capacity. Most vests have the ability to hold an air tank in either the vertical or horizontal position as well as pods or tubes in an easy to reach place. Being able to relocate your tank is crucial to reducing the weight of your paintball gun and maintaining gun balance.

Paintball Remote – Remotes allow you to relocate your paintball tank to an off-gun site usually in a tactical vest or harness. This reduces gun weight and size, allowing you to react faster and move quicker.

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