FAQ: How Tight Should A Paintball Tank Be?

How much psi should a paintball tank have?

Compressed air tanks are pressurized up to the tank’s rating of 3000 PSI or 4500 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). The pressure is then regulated through the tank’s regulator down to a lower PSI (450-850) to fire the paintball.

Can paintball tanks explode?

Yes, paintball tanks can explode. There have been a few reported cases of paintball tanks exploding and harming others near the explosion.

What size paintball tank should I get?

For most new players it’s good to look for a tank that can get around 600 shot you can get through a set of matches. There is a quick rule that can tell you how many shots you can get from a tank, simply multiply the volume by 12 for 3000 PSI tanks or 17 for 4500 PSI tanks.

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How often do paintball tanks need to be hydro?

Paintball cylinders need to be retested for its serviceability every three to five years. They also only have a lifespan of 15 years.

Where can I fill up my paintball compressed air tank?

The best place is a sporting goods store or a paintball shop, which can fill your tank for just a few dollars per 1,000 PSI. You can also check out some scuba, welding, or fire extinguisher shops and ask to use their CO2 tanks. If you have no other options, you can use a scuba tank at home to refill.

Does Walmart fill compressed air tanks?

Yes there are Wal-Marts that fill CO2. Uummm I called the one nearest to my house and they are always empty. But they do have the tanks to fill up. Pricing might be more expensive and filled by people just trained to work there.

What do you do with old paintball tanks?

It’s good to recycle when possible, but you can just throw it out if they give you enough trouble over it. Technically, drilling a 1/2″ hole in the tank is sufficient to make it be considered “destroyed”.

What’s better for paintball CO2 or air?

Compressed air’s main advantage is consistency. The more consistent pressure results in much more consistent performance. Compressed air is marginally affected by temperature, unlike CO2, making it great for cold weather and electronic guns. Most paintball fields charge for all-day compressed air fills.

How long does a paintball tank last?

Paintball high pressure air tanks will need to be hydro tested every 3 or 5 years depending on the bottle manufacturer. The date of manufacture will be marked on the tank, and it is your responsibility to have it re-hydrotested when your tank expires.

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How many shots do you get from a paintball tank?

A good rule of thumb we have always heard is that a 3000 tank can hold around 10 shots per cubic inch while a 4500 tank can hold around 15 shots per cubic inch. So a 68/3000 tank can hold roughly 680 shots while a 68/4500 tank can hold around 1,020 shots.

What are the best paintball air tanks?

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  • Ninja Grey Ghost Carbon Fiber Air Tank w/ Ultralite Regulator – 68/4500.
  • Ninja Carbon Fiber HPA Tank – 68/4500 SL2 – Adjustable Reg – Blue.
  • Ninja Carbon Fiber HPA Tank – 77/4500 SL2 – PRO V2 REG – Cerakote Black.
  • Tippmann Empire Basics 48ci 3K Paintball Tank – New 2019 Upgraded Version – Globally Certified.

What is the lightest paintball tank?

The Ninja Paintball Super Lite Paintball Tanks are the lightest paintball tanks in the game! The Ninja SL HPA tanks set the new standard for lightweight carbon fiber compressed air systems.

How much does it cost to refill paintball CO2 tanks?

Turn this into a money maker by filling Co2 tanks for profit. You can easily charge $5.00 per fill of a 20oz CO2 tank which is a profit of about $4.00 per fill. Average fill at any sporting good or paintball store in USA is $5.00.

How much does it cost to re Hydro a paintball tank?

It usually costs between $30 and $40 to get a paintball tank hydrotested. This does not include any potential additional shipping costs.

How long does a 20 oz CO2 tank last for paintball?

Well it depends what gun you have and the conditions you are playing in but it is usually around 1100 shots.