What Are First Strike Paintball Rounds?

 

A First Strike round is an enhanced projectile used in tactical games of paintball designed to fly straighter and farther than the standard, .68 caliber round paintball most commonly used in the game. The projectile accomplishes these goals by being “spin stabilized” as the front half resembles a paintball while the rear portion is equipped with a spiral-grooved fin system that enables to round to spin in flight much like a bullet fired from a firearm. This spin enables the round to be much more stable in flight and therefore travel further and fly more accurately resulting in longer range and tighter groups when fired. These rounds are fed through specifically-designed paintball markers that utilize spring-loaded magazines, again akin to those used by firearms, rather than the hoppers used by most modern paintball markers.