Accuracy is very important when you are shooting your paintball gun, because it makes it easier to hit your target, and also prevents you from wasting paintballs. A lot of less experienced paintballers tend to shoot randomly in the direction of their target; hoping one of their paintball eventually hits the target. This technique works at times, but isn’t really effective, which is why we have decided to give them a few tips on how to shoot their paintball guns accurately.
One of the ways to improve your accuracy is by buying a rifled paintball barrel, rifled barrels in paintball are just like the barrels in real guns, they have small grooves in them that run the entire length of the barrel, and help to guide the paintballs more accurately, by preventing them from spinning, and reducing the friction, which in turn boosts the speed of the paintball, and gives you a more accurate shot. The longer the barrel of the paintball gun, the more accurate it is, but don’t use a barrel that is over 22 inches long, because it creates too much drag, and diminishes the speed and accuracy of the paintball.
Another way to improve your accuracy is by practicing. Like every other thing in life, the more you practice, the better you become. You should make a target at home that you can practice your accuracy on, doing this on a regular basis helps you become a better marksman, which will make it easier for you to hit your targets during the game. You should also practice shooting in different positions, like shooting on your knees, lying down, and shooting while moving.
Your accuracy can also be improved by buying a bipod or a vertical grip, you will have to shoot lying down with the bipod, but you will get the most stability with it, because your gun will be set on a flat surface, which prevents it from shaking, giving you more accuracy. The bipods are best used with sniper rifles.
The Vertical Grip also provides a lot of stability, and can be used to fire accurately from long distances with your gun against your shoulder, and shorter distances when you fire from the waist level. Do not forget, that tactical gloves, that you wear while you play paintball also effect accuracy, so make sure that your gloves are comfortable and do not block your finger moves.
Buying a short range scope or red dot sight also provide you with a lot of accuracy, the scope is a great accessory to the bipod, because it gives you more accuracy than the bipod by itself, especially if you are using a sniper rifle. The red dot sight is great in close to medium combat situations.