View Full Version : What Tank
09-08-2006, 04:13 PM
Remember Im new on this.
My MR2 came with a 20oz co2 tank. What tank upgrade should I get?????? I dont want to invest too much money, but Im coinfused with nitro, co2 and HPA. What kind of tank should I get in order to have a better one???? and, the MR2 works better with: HPA? CO2?
HPA is much more consistant and you cant go wrong with it.
Id explain more but no time, hope this helped.
09-08-2006, 06:07 PM
HPA or High Pressure Air, is just every day compressed air. Which is, as a chemical, not as energetic as CO2 but it is more consistant. CO2 is more Energetic and requires less gas per shot to get your 300 feet per second. Heres the trade off, the nitrogen (AKA HPA sense our air is mostly nitrogen) you wont get as many shots out of HPA but your Feet per second wont be jumping 25 to 30 points. Now you can have the best of both worlds with CO2 by adding a good expanion chamber to your gun you'll add consistancy to your shooting as well as keeping the lower air useage. www.xtremepaintball.com has one. Run a search for it "Trinity MR2" and you'll see the black banna clip looking thing. If you search around the forum here you'll find more info about it.
Hope that helps:)
09-10-2006, 12:01 PM
well what you said nikolie is true,but, with co2 the gases eats up o-rings and other internals in your gun unlike hpa. also with hpa at least you know when your about to run out of air due to there being a regulator on the tank
09-10-2006, 12:43 PM
If you play at a field with HPA fills-get an HPA tank
If you play "outlaw" where you don't have easy access to HPA fills, use co2
Or, if you have alot of money, you could buy an n2 tank and use it for outlaw play, but a good HPA tank (68/4500) that lasts for 1000 shots costs 200$ compared to 1000 shots from a 15$ 20 oz. co2 tank.
I use co2 mainly because I play outlaw.
09-10-2006, 01:36 PM
HPA won't freeze up your gun ifn you use the full auto a lot. Ifn you only use Semi (and you're not walking the trigger) co2 is fine and readily available.
My friends and I found a SCUBA tank (free, cost us $50) to get it tested, and a new blow off put in, and we got a scuba adaptor ($40), three of us can play for a day off the one SCUBA tank which only costs $5.00 to fill :)
You can find HPA tanks online for under $70 for aluminum 48/3000
09-10-2006, 01:46 PM
However, a 48/3000 only gives ~500 shots from a spyder...
09-10-2006, 06:38 PM
hey hob, i dont know what spyder your using to only get 500 shots from a 48/3000? i know with my 72/300 i got around 1000-1200 shots using the fenix acs. also what brand of hpa tank is it? i also dont know where you are looking to find those tanks so expensive, JUST GO TO EBAY!!!!!!!
09-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Well, thats what your supposed to get with a 48/3000... I get more with my Worrgas 50/3000 because my imagine runs at lower pressures. Thing is, the range for efficiency in spyders is higher than any other gun I think, because the tolerancing in the manufacturing process is poor, and that will have a huge impact on efficiency.
A 72/3000 is a decent option considering that you'll get near double shots compared to a 48ci, and it still costs less than 100$.
The 200$ tank I mentioned is a 68/4500 fiber wrapped tank, thats why its so expensive, but it also weighs less than a 48/3000 (I think?).
Its all preferance really. If you don't want to spend alot of money on a tank, which Maverick doesn't, I stay stick to co2, because unless you go around shooting full auto or walking quickly for long periods of time, co2 will do just fine for most people.
09-10-2006, 08:19 PM
wylde01 is quite right about CO2 eating O-rings. This is a problem over time. Expasion chambers help with this, the other things you can do is get a Pod Pack (4-1) so you can put your tank on a remote line and keep the tank vertical. This prevents liquid CO2 from going into your gun. SO as you can see there is never really a clear answer to what is best. Just gotta go with what you think is best for you :)
09-10-2006, 08:40 PM
If you look long and hard enough you can find a fiber wrapped 4500 psi tank for $120-150 used. I didn't put a tank size because if you are going to spend $100+ for a tank you shouldn't get anything but a 4500 psi tank, 45 ci or 68 ci.
09-12-2006, 06:06 PM
Thx my friends for the contributions. I finally used th MR2 this last weekend and I had a lot of fun. The gun worked great with the new Evolution Hopper and also worked great in a Speedball field.
Thanks once again.
09-12-2006, 07:21 PM
since this is about tanks i suppse it would be ok to post this. my gun runs at roughly 450psi, and i was wondering about how many shots would a 68/3k tank last me? i was thinking of testing out it's efficiency by filling a 20oz and full auto it till it's empty and time it (firing 10bps)