View Full Version : HPA or Regulator

08-16-2006, 05:27 PM
I have been looking around to upgrade my 05 imagine LED, and was wondering if i should get a Palmers stabalizer or a boblong Torpedo and stay with CO2 or just get a HPA tank and.

08-16-2006, 05:40 PM
Kind of a tough choice if you don't know what you want to end up with. If you don't plan to convert to LP then get HPA, if you do get the Palmer's first -

08-16-2006, 05:49 PM
Both FTW. HPA/N2 and new reg.

08-16-2006, 05:51 PM
HPA is just about always the better choice over CO2. If you can go HPA, then definitely do it.

08-16-2006, 05:54 PM
why do you need a regulator with HPA if its already so consistant

08-16-2006, 06:09 PM
so YOU can regulate it down to the level you want. So you can run LP. So you can control how your gun functions...take your pick.

08-16-2006, 06:29 PM
Both FTW. HPA/N2 and new reg.

08-16-2006, 07:13 PM
It you only have funds for one I would go HPA... The consistency and the playability year round are a plus. it is better on your internals and if you do go to a higher end gun soon your tank is done.

Get a Reg also, but the HPA first. My .02

08-16-2006, 07:26 PM
Yeah I am in a pickle right now. My Fenix project is taking too long due to lack of money and I havent played since May or so. :( Too long to not play :(

Firstly, I cant play because the lack of a HPA/N2 tank.

08-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Also What is the differance between a $300 hpa tank and an $80 tank, also do you think it is worth spending 100-150 on a tank if I only go paintballing 4-5 times a year.

08-16-2006, 08:54 PM
4-5 times a year isnt worth upgrading IMO. You'd almost be better off renting lol. Also it depends on the tank size for the price.

08-16-2006, 08:58 PM
If you play 5 times a year and rent an HPA tank each time for 10-15 dollars then at the end of the year you bought yourself a steel HPA tank or a used CF HPA tank.

Plus if you have your own tank then you can use it at home to test and troubleshoot and tinker with your gun.

Again my .02

08-16-2006, 09:48 PM
Also it depends on the tank size for the price.

The price of a tank can't just be the size of it, I have seen smaller tanks for more expensive than bigger ones, also is there any disadvantages to steel tanks: ( the weight, recharge time, regulators on them, etc.)


08-16-2006, 09:56 PM
it's mostly all about weight.
the price of a tank is based mostly on the size and psi. brand to brand may be diffrent i.e. a 68/3000 tank by one brand for 150, and the same size/psi for 200 from another.
I'd say, find a tank that suits your needs, and find one for a reasonable price.

08-17-2006, 02:38 PM
try to get a 68-3000 tank in the bst sectin, good tank and you can prob get one for like 70

08-17-2006, 08:16 PM
Its based on the weight, size and the material. GOOD carbon fiber tanks will cost you around $200-250 new. Decent ones will be around 180-200, and usually the steel ones are in the low 100's.

I wouldnt recomend a steel tank any bigger then 48ci because of the weight. The 72/3000's are crazy heavy.

08-17-2006, 09:41 PM
if u aint usin thos lil co2 cartrdges u take up 2 much space u hav to tink snipor

08-17-2006, 09:48 PM
if u aint usin thos lil co2 cartrdges u take up 2 much space u hav to tink snipor

Well in that case, if you're an idiot, you're wasting space.

I have something that starts with a C, ends with an X, and comes in a jug in the laundry deparment. PM me your mailing addy, and you'll know what to do with it.

And to the thread starter,

No, it really isn't worth it if you only play 4-5 times a year. Just stick with CO2 unless you begin to play 4-5 times a month, then I'd consider upgrading to HPA.

Just my 2 cents.

08-17-2006, 09:58 PM
i love you leed...again...

08-17-2006, 10:29 PM
Climax comes in the laundry section? kinky. :dodgy:

08-17-2006, 10:36 PM
youre gross matt...but hilarious at the same time

08-17-2006, 10:37 PM
Climax comes in the laundry section? kinky. :dodgy:

:dodgy: Yes. It does, apparently..

08-17-2006, 10:38 PM
Back on topic jeeze you guys always pirating threads...