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This us usually because:

Your bolt is chopping the paintball in half, because the loader is too slow.

There are broken paintballs in your hopper, which, when hit by the bolt, explode.

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The tank attached to the gun fires a blast of gas (most common are dry air and CO2) into the action... look at diagram. in the space and fires the paintball.

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