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whitesox1
11-15-2006, 08:25 AM
Which air tank would be the best for my pilot co2 or compressed air. I have been shooting my gun and I have noticed that the paintballs do not go straight. I have adjusted everything in every possible way and the paintballs still dont go straight. I was talking with someone and they said the paintballs might be too cheap. If anyone could help me I would be incredibly grateful.

Jegger24
11-15-2006, 09:12 AM
http://www.ottersccustoms.com/ for all your Spyder needs!

Even though compressed air systems are more expensive, they are worth every penny in the long run. Compressed air is more consistant than Co2 and you will be much happier with it.

As far as your paintballs not shooting straight; have you checked your marker on a chrono? My marker was shooting hot when I first got it and the paintballs were flying all over the place. I got the velocity down to a legal and safe range and my accuracy became much better. The first thing I always upgrade is the barrel. It is incredible how they improve the accuracy.
If you do some looking around on here in previous posts, you will see that other members use cheap Wal-Mart paint for practices and such. If you have the ability, try the different paints available to you. I tried pretty much every different kind available in my town and found Marballizer to be my favorite. Another suggestion might be getting a barrel kit if you don't already have one.

These forums are fantastic.... you will get very prompt responses from very knowledgeable people.

new_to_paintball
12-10-2006, 06:52 PM
anything sphericle will curve a little, thats y muskets arent accurate.

bigred76
12-10-2006, 08:58 PM
Jegger... damn man, you got it right on! :waytogo:

Paintballs are never too cheap so long as they don't have flat sides. I personally use Hemorrhage and GAP (Great American Paintballs... not to be confused with ZAP) because that's right about the $45 range and work in any marker.

NewToPaintball is right as well. Barrels like the Apex and the Flatline try to fight that by putting backspin on the balls coming out of the barrel. It's an effective strategy, but length also helps to make them fly straighter. Paintballs reach their maximum velocity at about.. 10-12" or so, so any barrel at least that long will help right away with making the marker more accurate. Another thing that will help is the honing of the barrel. It doesn't matter if it's a $10 barrel or a $1,000 barrel, if it isn't nice and smooth (really, really smooth), it aint gonna shoot well.

JMotioN
12-11-2006, 01:18 PM
on the compressed air tank GET HPA btw:

47/300 tank- youl get roughly 470 shots about 30 after that will be low drop off shots

45/4500- best tank for a mid/front player and youl get plenty of shots

68/4500- back player all the way, or someone who is strong and can handle the heavier frame and shoots a lot

if you get a 4500 sized tank id go for carbon fiber, no point in getting a nicer tank and not go all the way (you get what you pay for).

as for the barrel, pbreview.com helped me out a ton, i looked at my gun and what other users would buy and then look at the reviews of those parts.

bigred76
12-11-2006, 02:32 PM
Eh, I'd argue about the 68/45 being restricted to a back player. I just got my 68/45 with an Air America Apocalypse reg on it (the type that acts like an ASA as well and you put right on a rail), and it's about a half pound lighter than my 48/3k. And they are normally ligher, mine's just got some extra weight from the regulator (which is adjustable, btw). It just matters about how many shots you'll need per game, or day of play if there isn't a fill station with all day air there.

ross * pilot
12-11-2006, 05:21 PM
whats the diff between 4500 and 3000 psi? just more air??

Hob Hayward
12-11-2006, 05:56 PM
The tank will be able to hole more air per cubic inch of volume in the tank, so yeah, you can fit more air into a tank of the same size. So you'll get more shots off a 45/4500 psi tank when compared to a 45/3000.

bigred76
12-11-2006, 06:43 PM
:yeahthat: It's the pressure of the tank... 4,500psi X 45ci will give you the total amount of air inside a 45/45 tank. That number will obviously be less than 3,000psi X 45ci.