The 7 Best Paintballs

Updated January 11, 2017 by Steven John

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We spent 18 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. When playing a game of paintball, it's important that you leave your mark, so to speak. When we set out to determine which paintballs give you the best bang for your buck, we considered how straight each brand's balls fly and how reliably they shatter on impact. We also factored in caliber, cost, color, and biodegradability. Plus we included a couple of practice options, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best paintball on Amazon.

7. JT SplatMaster

These JT SplatMasters are on the pricey side for a product designed to break apart when used properly, but they fly straight, almost always shatter on impact, and use a paint that is both bright and easily washable. Or, in other words, they are reliable paintballs.
  • varied shell color with yellow fill
  • poor shelf life in warm conditions
  • ship in flimsy packaging
Brand JT Splatmaster
Model pending
Weight 4.2 ounces
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. GXG Reusable Rubber

To be clear, the GXG Reusable Rubber "paintballs" are not, in fact, paintballs at all, as they are spheres of rubber. But they are sized and weighted just like a standard .68-caliber paintball and are great for training and target practice, leaving no mess behind.
  • save you money with extended use
  • high-visibility yellow
  • not safe for use on people
Brand GXG
Model pending
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Wrek Elite Premium

A box of Wrek Elite Premiums offers one thing most paintball brands don't: guaranteed colors. When you order their red/silver shell, yellow fill balls, you can count on getting spheres with a handsome two-toned exterior and bright yellow paint inside.
  • minimal chopped balls
  • good long-range accuracy
  • occasional ricochets
Brand Wrek Paintball
Model pending
Weight 8.2 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. JT GI Milsim

These JT GI Milsim paintballs are both higher-priced and higher-quality than most other options, guaranteed to break on low impact but to resist cracking while in the hopper or in the barrel. Both their shells and paint are 100% biodegradable.
  • safe nontoxic formula
  • extra-bright paint
  • less common 50 cal paintball size
Brand JT Splatmaster
Model pending
Weight 3.1 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. TradeMyGun Paintball Pellets

These TradeMyGun Paintball Pellets are nothing special, and you can't even choose which colors you get when you order. But they are .68 caliber, will work with all standard markers, and are priced to sell. Those factors alone should be enough for most players.
  • reliably break on impact
  • ship packed in protective foam
  • occasional dented and oblong balls
Brand May Vary
Model pending
Weight 4 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. Venom Blowguns

These diminutive, but durable, 40-caliber paintballs were made not for your marker gun but rather to be fired out of a blowgun or by slingshot. Their small diameter helps them zip through the air with accuracy, thus the popularity enjoyed by the Venom Blowguns brand.
  • will not break on fabric or skin
  • ideal for safe target practice
  • varied colors in each order
Brand Venom Blowguns
Model pending
Weight 2.1 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Valken Infinity

If you're serious about playing paintball, then make the investment in this 2,000-count case of "Recreational Grade" balls from Valken Infinity and enter the next match sure your hopper will never run empty. Their thick shells help prevent breakage in the marker.
  • designed for straight flight
  • permitted at most fields
  • case protects balls during storage
Brand Valken
Model 28353
Weight 14.5 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 11, 2017 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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