Lots of paintball enthusiasts want to know the kinds of paintballs for sale through their chosen distributor, and often they are a bit confused about the best varieties to purchase for their needs.
It helps to first understand that all of the paintballs for sale at any specialty store or website must first be selected according to the “bore” or caliber of the gun. For instance, a common size is .68 caliber, and the buyer must then seek out the paintballs that can meet this need. Though a perfect match is not absolutely essential, a paintball player is at risk for having a large number of “stray” paintballs drop out of the end of their weapon because of a barrel that is too large. The best solution is to find the closest fit possible without making it too small.
Next, they need to consider how they intend to use the paintballs as well. For example, will it be a competition use or a recreational one? Does there need to be a huge volume of paintballs acquired? Is it for a team or league? What type of gun (brand) is used? All of these factors will actually have an effect and play a role in the ways that the individual or group chooses from the many styles of paintballs for sale.
A good distributor will usually indicate the optimal activities for the different brands or makes of paintballs, and will even divide the paintballs for sale according to their use or their brand with a handy search feature at their website.
Something to remember about paintballs is that their performance in the field may have a lot to do with their quality, but they can also perform badly if they are chosen incorrectly too. For example, they all come with an exterior shell, and some shells are a bit more rigid or brittle than others. If the gun used by the paintball players is a bit tough on the individual balls, these can often break inside of the chamber. This is one of the reasons that it is a good idea to work with a vendor or distributor that makes it clear which of the types of paintballs are best for specific activities or guns.
It is very interesting to note that most distributors will not guarantee the paintballs that are sent through the mail or via transit services. This is because it is virtually impossible to manage the ways in which the materials might be handled while en route to the buyer. This is because single burst shell inside a box of balls can cause the entire container to be ruined, but it takes just a quick cleaning to get the remaining items back in optimal condition, so it is important to do an inspection.