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					Paintball Markers

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Paintball markers are the very most important piece of equipment in
regards to playing the paintball game. Paintball markers are actually the
guns, and are used to shoot paint ball onto an opposing players. Hitting
an opposing player with paint from paintball markers is called a hit, and
will automatically eliminate the person who was marked with the paint.
The first team to eliminate all of the opposing team's members, by
hitting them with paint from their paintball markers,...


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Paintball markers are the very most important piece of equipment in
regards to playing the paintball game. Paintball markers are actually the
guns, and are used to shoot paint ball onto an opposing players. Hitting
an opposing player with paint from paintball markers is called a hit, and
will automatically eliminate the person who was marked with the paint.
The first team to eliminate all of the opposing team's members, by
hitting them with paint from their paintball markers, is deemed the
winning team.

Paintball markers are powered by either expanding gas, or by compressed
air. In most cases the rapidly expanding gas used to power paintball
markers is carbon dioxide. The gas or air, depending on the type of
paintball markers being used, forces the paintball through the barrel at
a very high velocity of speed. This speed is sufficient enough to break
the paintball upon impact, but not fast enough to cause any tissue damage
to the person being hit by one.

Paintball markers have evolved quickly over the last few years. It used
to be that paintball markers were primarily used to mark trees by the
Forestry services. This is what they were first manufactured to do, as
well as to mark livestock. These single shot, hand held, manually cocked
pistols have now evolved into electronically controlled, automatically
cocked, full ranged paintball markers, that are also used to play
paintball games.

There are four main components associated with paintball markers. These
components are:

*   the   body
*   the   hopper
*   the   tank
*   the   barrel
Also known as loaders, the hopper is what will hold the actual ammunition
for paintball markers. The hopper's main methods of feeding the
ammunition into the paintball marker include gravity, force feed, and
agitate feeding. Paintball markers that use force feed or agitate feeding
tend to have a much higher firing speed than paintball markers that use
gravity as their feed method. However, paintball markers that use the
force feed or agitate feed methods, despite being able to shoot a
paintball at a higher rate of speed, malfunction much more often than
paintball markers that use gravity to feed their ammunition.

Paintball marker tanks are what hold the compressed gas, or high pressure
air, that is used to accelerate the ammunition through the barrel. Most
paintball players choose to use paintball markers that use the high
pressure air, rather than use the paintball markers that use carbon
dioxide. The high pressured air markers are reported to be more
consistent, as well as more reliable.

Barrels of different types of paintball markers come in several popular
lengths. These lengths can include:

*   twelve inch barrel
*   fourteen inch barrel
*   sixteen inch barrel
*   eighteen inch barrel
*   twenty inch barrel

Some paintball players have been known to use even longer barrels, as the
longer barrels are much more quiet, as well as more accurate. Paintball
marker barrels that are less than eleven inches are reported to have very
little accuracy, and they are basically inefficient. However, paintball
markers with longer barrels have to need for more propellant for the
ammunition than a shorter barreled paintball marker.

				
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