How Much Paintballs Cost

in Painting

Paintballs can be found at many prices all the way from the more expensive, tournament grade paintballs, to the cheaper ones suitable for recreational paintball games and practice.

The more you pay for the paintball, the better it will be. Expensive paintballs will be more accurate and dont break as easily as the cheaper brands do. The expensive ones have uniform size and shape. They travel farther and dont curve and the paint shows up better. More expensive paint balls dont sting as much when they hit you. Cheaper balls are often misshapen and not entirely round. They may have dimples that cause them to drift to the right or left making accuracy an issue. They will sometimes break in the barrel instead of resisting the pressure and breaking on your opponent.

Some of the manufacturers that make tournament grade paintballs are Diablo, Evil, Nelson, and Core. The content of these balls are different than those used for recreational paintball. The shell is made from a very thin shelled gelatin that wont break inside the barrel of the gun. The paint inside the paintball in these brands is newer and brighter so it can be seen easily even with goggles or a mask on.

There are cheaper paintballs that can be bought but the materials used to make them are not as good as the more expensive ones. The paint is often older and doesnt show up as well or may crack. The paint is often harder to clean. If you are using paintballs for practice or for recreational games dont hesitate to purchase the cheaper ones but if you are serious about your game, go for the better balls.

Some manufacturers make specialty paintballs. There ones that glow in the dark for use in night games. These are pretty expensive but worth it if you are going to play in the dark. You can also get winterized and non winterized paintballs. You are starting to find unusual colors in paintballs such as pink. Some paintballs combine 2 different colors.

Core Action Paintballs are a little more expensive than most but boast that the shell breaks on the target instead of inside the barrel. They are sold in a 2000 round box with 4 bags of 500 paintballs each. You can get them for about $45 to $55 per box. Evil Paint balls are a little more expensive at $65. Most tournament grade paint balls will cost you anywhere from $50 to $100 per 2000 round box. Some sell in lots of 500 per box as well.

Monster sells boxes of practice paintballs and you can get a box of 500 for about $15 to $20. Watch EBay for cheaper paint balls as well. There is usually a deal on them there. You will some times see a box of 2000 for $30 or $40.

No one ever said paint ball was cheap. Supplies cost a bit of money but if you are a real enthusiast you can find what you need at a price you can usually afford.

Author Box
Layne Emerson has 1 articles online

Layne regularly writes for, they carry such paintball equipment as Paintball Marker and the Tippmann A-5, as well as many other items from a variety of manufacturers.

Add New Comment

How Much Paintballs Cost

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2011/07/05