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Old 10-21-2005, 11:29 AM   #5
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wieghts of screw in regulators

This is for all the people who keep asking how much a system wieghs:

First off, the bottles are not made by the reg companies, they are made by just a few places (carlton and luxfor are the most common). Luxfor bottles are lighter than carlton, so the real difference will matter with what regulator you put on the bottle, as you can get a luxfor bottle to put any of these regs on, and most companies will use more than one bottle company depending on what they can get in stock.

So, with that being said, here are the ACTUAL wieghts, NOT guesses, or estimations of the SCREW IN regs that are out there. Yes, some regs are missing, but that is because either I cannot actually wiegh them, or I cannot find information on what they wiegh from the company:

REG LENGTHS now included (not including tang on inside of tank)


The Guerrilla Air MYTH..........................(100g) (length 1 1/4")

Nitroduck iReg.......................................(108.96 g (.24lbs)

the Guerrilla Air Ambush..........................(121.2 grams) (length 2 1/4")

the Guerrilla Air Assault...........................(123.5 grams) (length 2 9/16")

Ignition reg...........................................(124 .03 grams)* (round body)

the hyperflow 420..................................(129.9 grams) (length 2 5/16") (hex body)

the Dye Throttle.....................................(136. 74 grams)

the MacDev Legionair..............................(140.00 grams)*

Category 5............................................(148. 95 grams ) (length 2 7/16")

the Air America "THE REG"........................(182.87 grams)

the WGP/FUEL screw in/Air America Screw'n....(189.75 grams) (length 2.03")

the ACI............................................... .(191.25 grams) (2 7/16")

the PMI pure energy reg..........................(194.65 grams) (2 9/16")

Max Flow Micro......................................(206.9 grams) (3")**

the Crossfire Regs..................................(215.55 grams) (2 11/16")

Nitroduck Plasma (3k reg)......................(217.92 grams) (2 3/4")*

Nitroduck Plasma (4500)........................(226.80 grams) (2 3/4")*

DXS Reg..............................................( 244.00 grams) (2 7/8")*

the Nitro Duck X-stream......................(272.4 grams) (2 3/4")*

Angel Air Adjustable reg...........................(498.95 grams)**


*** Some regs listed are adjustbable, and thus are not as light as others, the adjustable regs are the Air America Me'Lee, and the Nitro Duck X-Stream, and angel air reg. Nitro Duck regs, as well as a few other heavier regs are heavier as materials used are Alum/Brass/Stainless. Regs made in the USA and are handmade (not made on assembly lines) include Nitro Duck and Guerrilla air, and possibly many others.

*Denotes wieght Given by manufacture and/or others who have wieghed the reg for me. Actual reg NOT on hand to weigh.

** Denotes regs that do NOT require an additional ASA/bottomline adaptor.

(All regs not denoted with * are regs taken off of a bottle, so they are from actual runs of the reg, just like you would buy in any store, and wieghed with a Galaxy 400 Laboratory Digital Scale.)

To help you compare, because most people in the US don't use grams, a standard viewloader VL200 non motorized hopper wieghs 138 grams without any paintballs.


Bottle Wieghts:
Choose your reg, and add the wieght of your bottle to come up with total system wieght:

Inocom Carbon Fiber 68/4500 DOT 14003 .................... 2.03lbs (923 Grams)
Carleton Carbon Fiber 68/4500 DOT-11194....................2.1 lbs (953.4 Grams)
Carleton FiberGlass 68/4500 DOT-11005.......................2.6 lbs (1180.4 Grams)
Catalina Aluminum 47/3000 DOT- 3AL3000...................2.7 lbs (1225.8 Grams)
LUXFER Carbon Fiber 88/3000 DOT 10915....................2.3 lbs (1044.2 Grams)
LUXFER CARBON FIBER 68/4500 DOT 10915...................2.1 lbs (953.4 Grams)
LUXFER CARBON FIBER 45/4500 DOT 10915................... (820.0 Grams)
SCI "white" 68ci 4500psi 08/2005 bottle.......................2.5 lbs (1133.9 Grams)
Carleton Fiberglass 45/4500 DOT 11005........................1.9lbs (861.8 Grams)
stako/ceasair Composite bottle (NOT DOT approved)......1.75lbs (793.8 Grams)

Thanks to brett at nitro duck for information, as well as moogle on pbnation for giving wieghts of various regs.

Understanding that many other paintball forums have now taken this information, and posted it on their sites, Please give credit to where it's due (IE the thanks line, and to PBNation)

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