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linkman_11
02-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Ok I have been using Co2 for a very long time now and am looking into getting a HPA tank. I don't understand this 38/3000 PSi? stuff, which tank is a good tank, good shots per fill and is cheap (not +$300 carbon fiber tanks)
WHich tank should i get?

DRAGON
02-23-2007, 08:41 PM
I got a 68/4500 Crossfire tank w/a 2011 hydro date from the BST here for $90. You can get a decent fiber HPA tank new for easily under $200(USD). 45/4500's are decent if you're shy of funds. I'd just suggest save for a decent tank if you can rather than buying something that you'll have to sell later at a loss later because you've found that it yields very little shot count. How much do you have? Do you think you could eventually save for something better for now and continue using C02 for a little while longer? -

CareBear-Killer
02-24-2007, 12:12 AM
To explaint the 38/3000 stuff.... 38 is the cubic inches in the tank. the 3000 is the maximum pressure the tank can hold.


Also, to go with what Dragon is saying... What marker do you currently have? VS2? ...Just going off the avatar pic.

linkman_11
02-25-2007, 04:10 PM
Well, I got a VS2. I spent my money on the Vs2 so I am using an old 20oz co2 tank, need to get a HPA tank( not supposed to use co2) but I can easily get a 38/3000 for $100 (I live in Canada) But I don;t have any money after buying a vs2. Does low pressure make a difference?

Theheroguy
02-25-2007, 04:22 PM
you want a hp hpa tank unless it's a crossfire

linkman_11
02-26-2007, 01:48 PM
you want a hp hpa tank unless it's a crossfire

I know, my post is about which one and what size

clickclicksplat
02-26-2007, 02:30 PM
I use a 68/4500, I find that it gives me about the same amount of shots I would get out of a 20oz co2.

Everythign you could possibly want to know about HPA. (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/air.html)

Otter's site FTW.

hodni_sania
02-26-2007, 03:48 PM
Hey if you only have $100 and don't mind getting a steel tank instead of the fiber ones look here, personally i waited and got the 65 4500 http://www.badlandspaintball.com/airsystems/compressedsystems.html or http://www.paintballgear.ca/product_info.php/cPath/157_236_153_284/products_id/2017

spyderpaintball
02-26-2007, 03:49 PM
Seems like people have it covered pretty well but i will chip in my .02.

Carbonfiber tanks are designated by 2 numbers (68/4500).

The first number is the size of the tank in inches cubed. The larger this number is the more shots you will get out of it, but the bigger the tank will also be. Common sizes are 45,47,68,88.

The second number is the amount of pressure the tank holds measured in PSI. The 2 designations are 3000 and 4500. As one may guess a 4500 will be more shots then a 3000.

The common conversion for finding approximate shot counts per tank is this:(Remember indiviual results may vary)

for a 3000 tank: shots = 10 X Cu. In.
for a 4500 tank: shots = 15 X Cu. In.

My suggestion is if money is no issue get a 68/4500 if not then get as close as you can within you limits.

linkman_11
02-26-2007, 08:05 PM
money is a big issue, with low pressure i am getting killer shots per fill out of my 20oz. I don't really feel like spending 100bucks on a 48/3000 to get a third of the shots i get now, I''ll stick with co2 until i get enough money to get o tank i won't just sell off i guess