How does a paintball marker work?

A paintball marker works by using either compressed air or compressed carbon di-oxide, to propel a paintball through the air at such a speed that it will break upon hitting something. To explain from the top down, we'll start with the hopper. The hopper is what holds paintballs in the marker. From there they travel down the feed-neck into the chamber. In the chamber there is something called a bolt, this uses the compressed gas to propel the paintball through the air. Before it enters the air, the paintball travels through the barrel which puts a backspin on the paintball so it will travel more straight through the air. Finally a paintball is fired when the trigger is pulled and activates the bolt.




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