How To Pick The Best Sniper Paintball Gun
The ultimate paintball sniper can turn the tide of a game by picking off key players with precision shooting. From long ranges and hidden vantage points paintball snipers can thin the ranks of an opposing team with very little Ak74 ammunition. Unfortunately, average, basic model paintball guns lack the range and accuracy to be effective weapons for the paintball sniper. Proper sniping requires very specific equipment, mainly a sniper paintball rifle.
Take your time shopping for the best sniper paintball rifle however as there are many to choose from. Paintball sniper guns run a wide gamut of pricing, ranging from less than $300 to as high as $1300+. This leaves the novice with many questions as to which sniper tactical marker is better? Unfortunately, the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ does not always apply when it comes to these types of paintball guns; price alone is not the best way of determining which sniper rifle is best for you.
When comparing prices of sniper paintball rifles, most shoppers think the highest priced markers are the most accurate with the farthest range. The fact is amongst snipers, this is not necessarily true. Considering that all paintball guns (sniper rifles or not) shoot the same type of ammo (a round paintball) and use the same type of power source (either CO2 or compressed air), they generally shoot about the same distance. Most paintball guns shoot an accurate distance of 150-200 feet, no matter what kind they are.
There are however upgrades and accessories that can be added to basic model tactical style paintball guns that will help it become more accurate and shoot farther. These items also happen to be the same equipment used on the best sniper paintball rifles that sets them apart from the average marker. Adding a lengthier barrel, sniper scope, sight, laser, bipod or even higher velocity in your paintball gun will definitely add range and precision to any marker; they will also turn your gun into the ultimate paintball sniper rifle!
Comparing sniper paintball guns to regular paintball guns (non-sniper), you will find the snipers shoot considerably farther than basic models. However as long as the sniper rifles have certain specific accessories, they will outperform guns without them, but not necessarily amongst each other. When comparing sniper paintball guns to each other, they perform about the same; not one paintball sniper rifle is more accurate or much better than another, despite the wide differences in price.
When looking for the best scenario sniper paintball rifle, make sure it has specific characteristics for the ultimate performance. While nearly all paintball sniper guns have lengthy barrels 18 inches or longer, barrel length is somewhat controversial. Some nay-sayers feel barrels longer than 8-12 inches cause too much drag on the paintball reducing it’s velocity. While purists are convinced the longer the better, the reality of the matter is paintball barrels 18+ inches may add some distance and accuracy to your shot, however very little