If you’re looking to add a new aspect to your paintball gaming, you owe it to yourself to look into sniper paintball guns. If you have any sort of love for popping off targets from long distances, leaving them wondering what happened as they look around for you—while you’re safely off in the distant—you’ll absolutely love a paintball sniper rifle.
Why Play With Sniper Paintball Guns?
Snipers give their teams a very distinct advantage over their enemy: a proficient sniper strikes fear and anxiety into the enemy, leaving them on-edge and prone to making mistakes. Anyone who purchases a good sniper paintball gun and proceeds to practice with it until they’re an expert marksman is a big asset and highly desirable to any team. Snipers can target key opponents on the opposite team, picking apart their strengths to expose their weaknesses. A good sniper can turn the tide of the battle in a heartbeat.
But more than that, sniper paintball rifles can also be used in the back field by players who are laying down cover fire for their front-line teammates. Because sniper rifles are so accurate and precise, opposing team members will think twice about sticking their head out from the bunker while you’re laying down cover fire for your own guys. In fact, if a sniper is accurate and deadly enough, oftentimes you’ll see teams go through their opponents with a flawless victory—imagine winning without the other team even knowing what hit them!
What to Look for in Sniper Paintball Guns
There are a couple of key elements that you should keep an eye out for when purchasing a sniper rifle: they should always have a barrel longer than 18 inches and should always have a precision sniper scope. The barrel will preferably be rifled to increase your accuracy and distance, something the length also helps with. Further, you really should purchase a sniper rifle with a retractable bipod to provide greater shot stabilization while setting up your kill.
But what really matters in a sniper rifle is that you buy one that is best suited to match your style of play. While some snipers still like to be able to be mobile, running, sliding and dashing for cover to find new nests from which to snipe, other players like to pick one spot for the whole round to increase their invisibility.
For those that like to stay put, say under a brush pile or up in a treetop, larger sniper rifles will afford you greater accuracy and stability. Since you’ll be stationary while setting up the perfect shot, you won’t mind the weight of these larger paintball sniper guns. Of course, if you still like to chase your opponent down a bit, opt for a lighter sniper rifle that is easier to carry on the go.
Whichever style of sniping you choose, one thing is certain: one of the most fun parts about buying a sniper rifle for paintball is creating your own upgrades. Be sure to find a sniper rifle that you can customize since that’s what most snipers wind up doing: creating their own signature kill.