How To Build Paintball Sniper Rifle in 6 Simple Ways

If you want to perform well in every aspect of the paintball field, building a paintball sniper rifle is very important. But what is the difference between the good snipper rifle and the bad one? and how to build paintball snipper rifle in the correct way? 

So, there are some of the following things to consider about building a paintball sniper rifle to proceed further. Let’s dive into the detail of all.

  1. Buy a magfed marker
  2. Attach the Red Dot 
  3. Attach a Buttstock
  4. Ignore Unnecessary Weight
  5. Conceal Your Paint Ball Marker

6 Ways of How to Build a Paintball Sniper Rifle?

To rifle the paintball snipper, you should follow the simple below steps;

1) Buy a Magfed Marker

The first step in building a paintball sniper rifle is to purchase a magfed marker to shoot first strike rounds. When you get a magfed marker, you will add extra accessories like a scope, rifled barrel, and a buttstock to make the gun inaccurate. 

Remove any additional part in the gun that adds extra weight to the marker. Then conceal the gun with any material with the help of some earthy material sticking out, bright, shiny, or oddly color, and camouflage your tool from your enemies. 

2) Attach the Red Dot or Scope

After purchasing the best magfed marker next step is to attach the red dot or scope for the gun. While starting the process, you do not have to invest more than 100$ in this task. Who knows that the red dot or scope you are opting for a will might not be correct for your paintball rifle, and you will need to replace it. 

Furthermore, you get the scope with too much zoom, and it might happen that you can’t even see the flight path of your gun while shooting. So it is suggested by the experts that you should start at 2.5x zoom or higher than this level. Despite the scope that starts at 1.5x zoom will be at its higher level, it is hard to find them. 

The next best option you can go for is the 2x zoom, but it will be better to get a 1,5x zoom. If you need more zoom for your gun, you can increase the zoom on your scope for scouting purposes until you have adjustable scope. Another important aspect is that while buying the scope is the amount of eye relief the scope comes with. 

Eye relief can be defined as the distance you can view the scope before your vision gets blurry and not clear. If the red dot has 4-inch eye relief, you can easily see the scope up to 4 inches away before losing focus. Some scopes come with a label explaining as scout scope or pistol scope have much more eye relief and are the best option for paintball use. 

Therefore you will not need to use a red dot or scope while playing the role of paintball snipper, as using a red rod or scope is the perfect option for most situations. 

3) Attach a Buttstock

The quality of the buttstock to be used for attachment in the magfed marker should be good as it can increase the stability of your gun and is the best option for accurate shots. So buttstock is not only the essential tool to be a sniper. A cool and elegant buttstock can be helpful to give it a good appearance that is opted for by some beginner to professional players

All buttstock types are made with the same process and material, so it is good to have a drop-down design to help you correctly without getting the strain on your neck. A drop-down design comes with the way when your buttstock drops down in the elevated direction, so the top of the stock should be lower than the top of your paintball marker. 

The drop in elevation makes sure that you can position your head so that you can easily look down the sights of your marker without having the crank in your neck sideways. 

4) Upgrade Your Rifle Barrel

The magfed rifle barrel can shoot first strike rounds compared to the l;ast step to increase the accuracy in the rifled barrel. A rifled barrel in the gun will be helpful to increase the velocity at which the first strike round spins to increase and upgrade the accuracy of the paintball round.

When the rotation per minute or RPM of the first strike marker increases, the stability of the projectile round will also increase. The increase in stability and speed means a better position of the overall accuracy in your paintball gun.

5) Ignore Unnecessary Weight

It is a common problem seen in the paintball markers that most players attach unnecessary weight to their guns. The additional weight in the paintball sniper rifle will wear you down while crawling through the jungles or force you to grip your marker for a longer period of time.

When you will play for the first time with your heavy marker, and you cannot move in an easy way, you will wish to have the lighter one in your gear. 

6) Conceal Your Paintball Marker

When you have changed your paintball marker into the sipper rifle, there is only one important thing you should do. That is to make your gun disguised with the help of something bright, shiny, or oddly colored material to make your gun camouflaged.

You can use any material for concealment, from paint to camo tape or any ghillie material. Most of the paintball snippers opt for the leaf suit materials made from any mesh material. 

The leafy suits come in lightweight material and provide a better concealing effect in forest environments. Since it is suggested that you should not invest more in premade rifle wrap made with 3-D leaf materials; instead, you can easily make it on your own.

Some snipers camouflage their guns by painting in the same color as the military guns, but others use the small pieces of ghillie to cover their markers. 


Every great paintball snipper knows about the importance of building and forming the paintball snipper accurately, as it is the essential tool for the paintball game. The quality instruments and tools improve the chance of shooting and make one shot one kill hits which is the aim of the sniper shooter.  

Ella Elizbith

Howdy! I’m Ella and this is where I can nerd out about paintball. After being in the sport since 2003, I have learned quite a few tricks and skills. Usually, I hit the field with my pump markers but am no stranger to using magfed, mech, and electro setups as well. On this blog, I will share what I have learned over the years and anything new I run across in the future.

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