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Yes, most sear tripping (mechanical, tippmann style) paintball guns, however, will run, with some fine right tuning, on either CO2 or compressed air. Most blowbacks (tippmann, spyder, azodin, bt) are "meant" to run on C02 and may run into problems with HPA without some internal adjustment. With very few exceptions (SP1 and SP vibe) spool vavle markers cannot run on CO2, and those that can, need an anti siphon tank so they do not get liquid into their valve. Almost every other gun will run great on HPA.

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Nope you can run it on Hpa " High pressure air - Hpa is the safest for any paintball marker as its in a constant state of being a gas - Air - "

Where as co2 is in a liquid state inside your co2 cylinder and rapid fireing of your marker while on co2 can cause the liquid itself to leak into your marker this can put stress on the o-rings or other parts of the marker because c02 is so so so so cold

where as a bottle of compressed air " HPA " will be warm to the touch

so think like pouring liquid ICE into your marker then pulling the trigger many times the parts inside are frozen and can break chip and crack

also co2 is poisonous to inhale where as HPA is the same stuff that divers breath :P

altho some pistols and some markers only use c02 example for a co2 only pistol is the tippmann tpx an example of a pistol that can use hpa or co2 the tiberius 8

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Yes, all paintball guns will run off of compressed air unless specified by the manufacturer. Make sure you get a High Pressure (HP) compressed air tank though, that gun runs on HP.

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No, do not try to fill a CO2 canister with HPA.

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Do all paintball guns have the same tank?

if u mean the tank that you put your shoulder against and what powers it. no u can get co2 or compressed air (compressed air is better for your gun)


What propels a paintball?

A compressed C02 tank or High Pressure Air tank propels the paintball.


For a paintball rifle is CO2 better than compressed air?

No compressed air would be better for accuracy as well as your gun. Its like co2 but at a higher pressure with cleaner air and no liquid that can damage your paintball marker.


Why do you need CO2 tank for paintball?

If you meant "why do you need any gas tank for Paintball": the expanding c02 or hpa is what pushes the ball out of the barrel at high speeds and can be used in reseting the gun. If you meant "why you need a C02 tank specifically": you dont need a co2 tank to play paintball. their is compresed air tankes available. most electrical guns must run on air enless you want to be doing maintenance on the gun after every game and replace parts after 5 games. most non electrical guns also can be ran on air but is capable of runing on co2 but air would keep your gun in better condition. You need co2 or compressed air(nitrogen and compressed air are the same thing) so the paintball can fly out of the barrel and to re cock your gun automatically.


Can a Nerf gun be modded to be as painful as a paintball gun?

No. Nerf guns always use springs to pressurize a small amount of air in a small plastic tube, where paintball guns have a highly compressed air or co2 tank in steel or carbon fiber tank.


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Compressed air tanks were around long before paintball.


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It can if the CO2 tank you have is anti-siphoned, but your taking a risk. It is best to run the marker on HPA (compressed air, Nitro, whatever you want to call it.) The CO2 could ruin the solenoid.


Does compressed air last longer in paintball?

No, Compressed air lasts much less than a comparably sized C02 tank. This is because CO2 is stored in liquid form, which is much more dense and takes up less space.


On paintball guns What do the CO2 Systems do and why do you need them?

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How is co2 used in paintballing?

at Paintball arena in Fun Addaa, Pune you can play paintball using Co2 and compressed air as well, Co2 is used to give the paintballs extra pressure so that it can travell with a high velocity.