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Not any two paintball guns are the same, especially when it comes to the job of shooting accurately at long distances. To consistently hit those long-range shots, you need to make sure you have a gun that is up to the task.
Finding the right paintball sniper rifle takes time and research to locate the gun has all of the features you, as the shooter, need from a marker. These functions include an extended barrel, allowing for the paintball to reach maximum velocity before leaving the barrel, as well as enough velocity to launch the balls at the optimum speed to hit those long shots.
We’ve taken the pleasure of putting together some of the best paintball sniper rifles, and barrels, on the market today. The guns we have included on our list have everything a shooter needs to hit those long shots plus more. The barrels, on the other hand, give shooters the options of upgrading their current marker to hit those long shots.
- Weight: 5.5 lbs.
- Length: 31 in.
- Range: 200+ ft.
When it comes to included features and construction of a gun, they don’t get much better than the Tippmann A-5 sniper marker. Developed with speed and accuracy in mind, Tippmann created the A-5 to give players an edge not only in performance but also in appearance over their enemies.
Constructed out of die-cast aluminum, the A-5 boasts of being able to take any abuse you can give it and keep firing. It’s made to ensure that, even if it receives a direct hit from multiple balls at once, that the shooter will still be able to send rounds down range accurately. Furthermore, the strong black finish will not only withstand the abuse but allows the gun to retain its excellent finish.
The Tippmann A-5 includes the patented Cyclone feed system that, by working together with the air mechanism inside the gun, allows the A-5 to shoot up to 17 balls per second! Yes, you did read that right. The A-5 does have a full auto feature and can send balls down range faster than you can blink. Add that with the 200-round hopper the A-5 comes with and you’ve got enough firepower to wipe out the entire opposing team.
The gun is versatile, able to use CO2, Compressed Air, or Nitrogen. Additionally, it has the tool-free maintenance design that Tippmann has nearly perfected. With just a couple of steps, you can have the A-5 completely broken down, cleaned, and back together in no time. This easy assembly means less trouble in the field and less chance of you having to surrender due to a gun malfunction.
The barrel, though, is where the accuracy comes from on the A-5. The stock barrel on the A-5 sniper model is 20 inches long. That gives the ball plenty of time to reach maximum velocity before leaving the barrel. Furthermore, the barrel is ported to help reduce the sound of the shot, giving you more ability for stealth.
- Weight: 5 lbs.
- Length: 26 in.
- Range: 200 ft.
Officially licensed by the US Army, the Project Salvo Sniper mod from Wrek is a replica of the AR-15/M4 style of rifle. Wrek has developed this Salvo rifle with accuracy and durability in mind, making one of the easiest to use sniper rifles on the market today. Furthermore, its full metal construction makes it one of the most durable rifles available.
Coming with a 16inch ceramic barrel, the Salvo has all of the firepower needed to reach out and get the enemy, even from the opposite side of the field. The included red-dot scope allows you to adjust your sights for the longer shots with its zoom capabilities. Additionally, it has raised sights that protrude off the gun in such a way that it allows any shooter who is wearing a paintball mask to aim the gun with no problems.
Besides the length of the barrel, the velocity of which the gun can shoot allows it to be accurate upwards of 200 ft. The velocity can be adjusted to fire between 250-300 feet per second. Additionally, either cO2 or HPA can be used, allowing for the shooter to have shooting options.
Because it is a replica of the AR15, the Project Salvo by Wrek is exceptionally easy to use. Maintenance can be performed in a matter of seconds in the field while the gun can be completely broken down in just a few steps. Also, because of its durability and dependability, the Project Salvo is perfect for any level of shooter. Even a novice could pick the Salvo up and be a force to be reckoned with on the field.
On top of the added features on the gun, Wrek includes a full metal folding bipod with the Project Salvo for increased stability for those long-range shots. This bipod gives you the freedom to lie prone on the ground under cover and fire shots without the enemy being able to spot you.
- Weight: 5 lbs.
- Length: 26 in.
- Range: 150 ft.
Perhaps one of the best guns on our list, the Tippmann version of the Project Salvo gun is an excellent choice for anybody looking to add a sniper rifle to their arsenal. Coming packaged with a Red dot scope and foregrip, the Tippmann Salvo is ready to use out of the gun.
This Salvo has a range of approximately 150 feet with the feet per second set to 260. With that in mind, the gun does have the feature that allows you to turn up the velocity. Turning this to it’s highest setting will produce a velocity upwards of 325 feet per second, equaling nearly 200 feet of incredible accuracy range before the ball starts to lose control.
The construction of the Tippmann Salvo gives it durability and precision. The upper receiver portion of the gun consists of high-grade aluminum while the rest of the marker consists of ABS polymer material. Don’t let that concern you, though. This gun is built to last for years and can hold its own, regardless of brutal the shooter, or conditions of the game, are.
The hopper sits on top of the gun where it feeds paintballs. However, the design of the feed neck positions it so that it does not cause any problem when the shooter aims the gun. No matter what type of paintball mask you are wearing.
The Tippmann Salvo is designed to be fully customizable to fit the shooter’s needs. It has four Picatinny rails encircling the barrel, as well as a top-mount rail on the upper portion of the gun. Additionally, the stock on the rear of the gun adjusts to six different positions. No matter how big or small the shooter is, this gun is a perfect fit and will up the game of any player.
- Weight: 3.2 lbs
- Length: 26.5 in.
- Range: 200 ft.
Coming with everything you need to enhance your game and fulfill your role as the team’s sniper, the Spyder MR100 sniper set comes with all of the gear necessary to get you started. From a GXG paintball mask to the 20-ounce CO2 tank, and everything in between, this one package can have your game ready right out of the box. The other features of the package include a 200-round hopper, six 140-round tubes, a harness retrofitted to carry the tubes, and a 21-inch squeegee to help clean the gun.
However, it’s the gun, itself, that made us want to put this package on our list. The Spyder MR100 is the ultimate paintball gun, allowing for extreme accuracy at long distances while boasting of one of the most durable constructions in the industry. The mixture of aluminum parts with the high-grade polymer portions ensures this gun will last you many years to come, regardless of how hard you play.
The Eko Valve system that comes standard with the MR100 makes this gun extremely easy on gas. In fact, you can expect to get around 1600 rounds from one 20-ounce tank before you start seeing a decline in performance. Additionally, the MR100 can run on either CO2 or HPA.
You will have no fear of double feeding or misfires with the addition of the anti-double feed ball detent. These features, along with the quick disconnect pin and pull-pin bolt allows for incredibly easy and fast maintenance, even in the middle of the battle.
You can adjust the velocity of the MR100 with the one-piece velocity adjuster, allowing you complete control over how hard, and fast, your gun shoots. In testing, the gun was reaching distances of 200 feet and more with exceptionally small groupings. We recommend this gun for any level of shooter.
- Length: 16 in.
- Bore Size: 0.68
Designed to fit the Tippmann 98 series guns, as well as any custom-built gun with the same style of threads, this Tippmann 16-inch barrel is the perfect replacement barrel if you’re looking to become the team sniper. During testing, the improvement over the stock barrel on the Tippmann 98 model was drastic.
Not only did the 16-inch barrel add around 150 feet to the shot (if aimed correctly) but took the velocity up to 400 feet per second. This speed was done simply by allowing the ball more time in the barrel to reach maximum velocity before leaving the muzzle. Not to mention, the holes ported on the end of the muzzle make the gun exceptionally quiet shooting. This barrel will transform you into an exceptional sniper.
- Length: 20 in.
- Bore Size: 0.689
Made for the Tippmann Cronus series markers, this 20-inch barrel is the perfect upgrade for sniping. The micro-polish honing on the inside of the barrel ensure the smoothest surface possible, allowing less friction to be placed on the paintball as it shoots through. This surface allows for increased velocity and accuracy.
While the 20-inch barrel will provide the range you want in your shot, the vortex porting on the end of the muzzle is specifically designed to make the shot have as less noise as possible. This design allows for quieter shooting which means that your enemy will even hear the shot by the time you hit them.
- Length: 18 in.
- Bore Size: 0.68
Designed specifically for the Spyder MRX marker, this 18-inch barrel will enhance your game and make your gun the ultimate sniping tool. Because it is incredibly easy to install, this barrel is perfect for anyone looking to up their game. Additionally, no matter what the quality of your paint is, this barrel is sure to take double range and shooting precision.
It, too, has the micro-honed inside that gives almost no friction to the ball. Additionally, the ported holes give the ball that little bit more spin needed for the accuracy, allowing it to fly further straighter. As soon as you put this barrel on your gun, you’ll only regret not doing it sooner.
Smart Parts Ion 22-inch Flute
- Length: 22 in.
- Bore Size: 0.68
Designed to be used with either Tippmann, Smart Part, or Real Action T68 markers, this 22-inch barrel offers supreme performance, both in looks and action. The outside design, itself, gives this barrel a sleek, futuristic look while the inside improves accuracy and reliability.
The muzzle is ported with several tiny holes along two sides of the barrel, offering unmatched silencing abilities while being designed to help increase the shot’s range. This barrel is the perfect upgrade for those scenario or woodsball players who desire the longest shot ability possible. This barrel won’t disappoint as you snipe your enemy from the opposite side of the battlefield.
- Length: 21 in.
- Bore Size: 0.685
Designed specifically for the Spyder or Spyder-compatible threading, the Isport 21-inch barrel will not leave you wanting when you see just how far you can reach your enemy. This one-piece, aircraft aluminum grade, barrel also has dual straight-line porting that not only reduces the shot’s noise but increases the accuracy.
The dual-porting is what sets this barrel aside from all others. The first level of porting is a set of 3, 3-inch lines, of tiny ported holes allows for an initial release of gas before the second level, which is six 3-inch lines as the muzzle’s break. This new design is what makes this the quietest shooting barrel around.
Your choice between buying a new marker or just upgrading the barrel is dependent on both, your skill level and your marker’s level. If you purchased a beginner marker that was on the low side of the pricing spectrum, chances are you won’t find a barrel to fit it. Therefore, a new marker would be the answer.
However, if you purchased a high-quality marker in the first place and are only wanting the option to make is a sniper gun without changing the gun, chances are you can find a longer barrel made for your gun. Either way, these options we have laid out for you offer some of the best features for becoming a sniper around. Do your research and decided what the best fit for you is and then prepare to become the most valuable member of your team.