Choosing Paintball Barrels

Paintball is an exhilarating and intense sport.  It’s a game of precision shooting, sure footing, and the will to overcome the opposition.  Your main weapons are your cunning maneuvers and paintball gun.  Some players like to enhance their weapons.  Why not?  It’s only going to make you more vital to your team.  Paintball barrels are one of the most sought products, yet you may need some help choosing the best one for your paintball marker.

Paintball barrels are made of brass, stainless steel, and aluminum.  Each material has its advantages.  For instance, brass provides the slickest surface for the paintballs to pass through.  Aluminum is popular because it presents some of the advantages of all three types of materials.  It’s lightweight, inexpensive, and does not offer a lot more friction than brass paintball barrels.  Talk to one of our representatives for additional information about the pros and cons of each type of material.

Two-piece paintball barrels utilize a stainless steel base but offer an aluminum tip.  Manufacturers invented the two-piece to give the shooter the advantage of low friction upon acceleration while using aluminum to decrease the weight and somewhat silence the shot.

Paintball players like less friction.  Friction becomes an issue within the inner surfaces of paintball barrels.  Barrel materials offering great friction are disadvantageous because it translates into reduced gas efficiency as well as the likelihood of balls breaking before reaching their target.  The only time friction is good is when the paintball barrel relies on friction to place backspin on the ball, increasing the range the ball will travel.

There’s some debate on the length of paintball barrels.  Some people believe that a longer barrel will increase the range of the shot ball, yet it’s to be understood that after a ball has traveled the first 7-10 inches of the barrel, it does begin to slow down.  A silencer tip does not exactly add to the muzzle velocity of the gun, but it does make the shot quieter.

Here at Ultimate Paintball, we have a large stock of paintball barrels at incredible prices.  Is one paintball barrel supremely superior to another?  It’s not necessary to think in those terms.  It is necessary to choose paintball barrels that work well with your gun in providing the kind of performance you expect and work best with your style of play.

We can’t wait to hear from you.  Take a look around our Ultimate Paintball site to find the best deals out there.  Don’t waste your time shopping around the web; save time and money for more paintball playing!

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