View Full Version : High pressure or co2

07-06-2007, 11:41 AM
Hey guys i just started paintballing a little while ago and I got a pilot. I was just wondering if switching to high pressure will make the gun shoot better. i tested it and i cant get it to go over 278 fps does this have anything to do with running co2. Thanks for any help givin

07-06-2007, 11:50 AM
Running most systems off HPA will make the guns operate better than ran on Co2. I strongly suggest that you make the upgrade.

07-06-2007, 11:54 AM
Ok thank you i have been looking into upgrading and some of the dicriptions on the 48 cubic bottle say that it only shoots about 500 shots which size bottle is the best to get. and how accurate is this description

07-06-2007, 12:11 PM
High Pressure for sure. I have a pilot as well and it for sure shoots better on Air then CO2. And it saves you alot of time instead of buying CO2 now then buying High Pressure later, just buy the Air now.

The size of bottle all depends on the player. Some players like 48 because its light, and some like the bigger 68 or 72 ones because they get more shots and such. You just have to take everything into consideration on what size you want.

07-06-2007, 12:15 PM
Yeah, take you marker, and go to your proshop and try on the tanks. Find your ideal weight, and size.

07-06-2007, 12:18 PM
I can deal with weight i mainly want to get the most shots with each tank so the bigger the tank the more shots right?

07-06-2007, 12:37 PM
Yeah, but don't go to gigantic, because no matter how strong you say you are, it will slow you down on the field, I say idealy stick to a 68/45 or 45/45.

07-06-2007, 12:42 PM
68/45 is prolly best for you, get a decent amount of shops and you still have light tank

07-06-2007, 03:26 PM
All right thanks for the help

07-11-2007, 10:22 AM
Hpa is too expensive imo

07-11-2007, 10:36 AM
Eh, majority of fields I play only refill on HPA so I have no choice. But I find it's better then CO2 because you will get more shots out of it and if your able to shoot fast you won't have balls dropping because of the CO2, all depends on what you play/how often you play because in the long run IMO HPA is what your better off with.

07-11-2007, 11:14 AM
Done both and SOLD all my HPA stuff ....

Purchase a PALMER regulator, Set up your CO2 tank with an Anti-Siphon tube you will have GREAT stability from your gun.

** You do not need to go LP either, Set Reg at @ 600# or so, Buy a $10 32* spring kit and spend an hour or so tuning the valve/striker springs.

Fills are cheap !! and you get 800 to 1000 off a 20 ounce bottle.

HPA on a spyder or any blow back design is just a waist of air and money IMO :p

07-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Well tahnks for all the opinions