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kramernator
02-03-2008, 10:39 AM
Does anyone think that the initial cost of HPA tanks will go down anytime? if you look at say.... paintball guns, they are always dropping in price. right now $150 for a new tank is a little steep for me. will the price ever go down?

king-man
02-03-2008, 10:47 AM
doubt it, they never come out with new ones like they do guns

MVS1
02-03-2008, 10:48 AM
Does anyone think that the initial cost of HPA tanks will go down anytime? if you look at say.... paintball guns, they are always dropping in price. right now $150 for a new tank is a little steep for me. will the price ever go down?

It has come down and probably will continue to go down just like everything does. I'm just guessing (because I have no idea which tank your looking at) but I would bet the same tank was $170-180 last year.
To get your monies worth out of a tank is to get the right one for your needs. If you can't get 4500psi fills then a 3000psi tank is all you need and will be cheaper than the same tank in 4500psi. If you use a remote and the additional weight isn't an issue then you could go w/a steelie tank that will be cheaper even more.

IMO get the best tank you can afford, because as you upgrade to higher level markers it will keep you from having to upgrade tank reg's to keep up w/the upper level markers needs (extremely fast recharge rates).

kramernator
02-03-2008, 10:55 AM
doubt it, they never come out with new ones like they do guns

good point

pbfreak3221
02-03-2008, 10:58 AM
doubt it, they never come out with new ones like they do guns

That's pretty wrong, companies usually update their tanks annualy, and Crossfire although their changes are mainly cosmetic lately, have been coming out with many new ones, including three this month.

druid
02-03-2008, 11:02 AM
not likely and here's why...

Carbon Fiber is expensive. It's used in military applications, plane wing and fuselage construction and those $400K sports cars. If I'm not mistaken, it's also incorporated into Tornado Alley construction of homes, etc.

It's not that it's difficult to produce...but it takes time and only a few manufacturers actually make it...and military/aviation will take precedence over sports cars and paintball tanks would be near the bottom of the barrel.

CF tanks have up to a 15 year, finite life-span. If you want a cheaper tank, look into one that's got 5 years left of life (or more) and with fresh hydro.

bigred76
02-03-2008, 12:02 PM
:yeahthat: They're about as low as they're going to go right now... PBN'd be your best bet for a cheap tank.

king-man
02-03-2008, 12:25 PM
you can get a a 48/3k for around $50 on AV, you can get a 72/3k for about $70, thats realy cheap but my 72 is alot heavier than my CF one.

Kenny_McCormic
02-03-2008, 06:41 PM
The cheapest way to get a lot of air is to buy a scuba tank w/ fill station and a 48/3k for less than $250, you can shoot over a case on even the worst gas hogs before the pressure gets below usable. plus getting a scuba filled is $5 tops.

battlechaser
02-04-2008, 03:17 AM
:up: This is exactly what my co-workers and I have done, except I had the chance to buy my tank off a friend who quit playing. :D

Hob Hayward
02-04-2008, 10:36 AM
You can also get a fiberglass tank, rather than CF...

Still, prices have dropped, they used to be no less than $200 for a 68/4500

applesauce
02-04-2008, 04:08 PM
i think i have 6 HPA tanks! most of them need hydro though