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Old 06-12-2008, 03:44 PM #1
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Icon z High or Low

Is the Icon z High or Low pressure?
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:06 AM #2
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:06 PM #3
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:04 AM #4
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Here's a rule of thumb. If the gun you are using has no regulator, then it's pretty much gotta be high pressure. That's because your unregulated Co2 tank (there'e no other kind) is putting out about 800psi at room temperature (that psi changes according to its temperature). Most nitrogen tanks are preset to put out 800psi, although there are exceptions specifically sold with a lowered output pressure.

Without a regulator, your gun is then operating straight off that 800psi (on average), and in paintball we would define that as a high pressure gun. If your gun was designed and sold without a regulator, it probably needs all that pressure to function reliably.


However, if you have a regulator (usually in the form of a foreward grip although sometimes it's built into the bottomline asa) then the gun is operating on something less than whatever your tank happens to be putting out.

If it's a "deluxe" version of a gun that the manufacturer sells without a regulator in a different model, then your gun is still a high pressure gun, but it's maybe running at 600psi (gotta check your manual to know what it operates at) or something like that.

My point? Not every gun with a regulator is a "low pressure" gun.

Even more confusing, there is no single definition of high vs low pressure gun. No industry or government body that issued a requirement for high vs low.

We tend to think of high pressure as 600-900psi

and low pressure as 100-300psi.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:16 AM #5
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why buy a tank that cost more then the gun?
that doesn't make any since
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:14 AM #6
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Starting to veer off the subject, but....

Around the turn of the century electropneumatic guns that required a nitrogen system were mostly around the $1000 range. At that price, purchasing a $200-300 nitrogen system was not, proportionate to the price of the gun, a ludicrous proposition. Especially since the kind of person buying a $1000 gun was clearly not a particularly price sensitive shopper.

Since then, manufacturers of the entry level guns have figured out how to adapt the electronic trigger technology to their guns while still keeping the price level of their guns down in the $100-$300 level.

Unfortunately, no advancement has been made on getting the cost of a carbon fiber wrapped nitrogen system significantly cheaper. With the exception of the all aluminum systems, paintball players are still having to spend about $200 (give or take) on a carbon fiber wrapped system.

So the guns that need nitrogen (for the most part) have gotten incredibly cheaper, the gas systems have not.

Trying to make cheaper nitrogen systems, THAT ARE SAFE , is no easy task. Tank manufacturers can't wing it. They have their products tested and regulated by the federal government, so cutting corners is not a particularly good idea.

Imagine if automobile manufacturers could get the price of a car down to $100. But, gas prices stay at $4 a gallon. Instead of praising how cheap cars had gotten, the consumer would be mad that they spend as much on 2 tanks of gas as they did on their car.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:03 PM #7
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high. the gun needs something like 850psi to run.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:50 PM #8
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dude i hear its medium pressure!
like it takes both.
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just what i heard.
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