Paintballs are made of a gelatin shell which contains food ingredients inside such as polyethylene glycol. Different grades of paintball balls will feature different thickness of the hard gelatin shell as well as the brightness and thickness of the fill inside. A general rule of thumb is that as the price of the paint increases, the shell becomes more brittle (thinner) and the fill more vibrant and thicker. The reason for this is designed for paintball tournaments. The theory is that more brittle paintballs will break more consistently with one shot minimizing the risk of bouncing a player in a crucial moment. Secondly, the paintball fill is thicker and more vibrant so players stand less of a chance of hiding or wiping a hit.
There has been a recent craze with 0.50 cal paintballs which are designed to be low impact. These are more kid friendly and hurt less. 68 cal still dominates the market as the more dominant size of paintball. Most paintball markers are designed to strictly fire 0.68 caliber paintballs. Some paintball guns and loaders can adapt and shoot both 0.50 cal and 0.68 cal including the GoG eNMEy paintball gun and Valken Switch paintball loader.
Buying paintballs can be intimidating. Choosing the right paintball balls for your needs is important to a great experience. Whether you are a beginner, playing in a scenario game, or a paintball tournament, there is a paintball designed for your needs! If you are practicing or playing recreational paintball, it is better to spend less money on a case of paintballs. Most paintballs in the $35-45 price range will be more affordable and will also have a harder shell. A harder shell will be better for beginner to intermediate paintball guns which are notoriously harder on paintballs. We personally recommend paintballs like Valken Fate, Empire Heat, GI 1 star paintballs for this style of play.
If you are playing in a local tournament or scenario game, you are going to want a consistently round paintball that is moderately brittle. We recommend paintballs like the Valken Graffiti or GI 3 star for situations like this.
Lastly, if you are a competitive paintball player, you are going to want tournament paintballs. Tournament paintballs, like GI 5 star or HK Army Level 5 exclusive, will have maximum brittleness including a very colorful and thick fill.
If you are interested in ordering paintballs, please contact us with any questions regarding your order. We offer special discounts for bulk paintball orders (over 15-20 cases of paintballs). We also offer glow-in-the-dark paintballs in bulk for those players or fields that want to offer a zombie hunt experience!
GI Sportz Craze Glow In The Dark .50 Cal Paintballs - 4000 Paintballs - ***Pre Order Contact Us***
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