Originally Posted by Realtree Camo
What is a chronograph? and is it needed.
A chronograph measures the speed of a paintball. Don't play without chronographing. You could hurt someone. Chronographs measure FPS=feet per second. The fields you play on will usually use a field speed somewhere between 240fps and 300fps. NEVER play over 300fps. Many proshops have chronographs that you can use. Every field should have one you can use.
Also there are hand held chronographs such as the radarchron that give a good measurement of paintball velocity.
Every paintball marker MUST be chronographed before use.