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Old 12-30-2010, 04:12 PM
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saw one of these and was priced real cheap on amazon. any cons to this?
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:29 PM
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I purchased one recently myself from amazon. I got the Guerrilla Air 48/3000. It's a great tank and I love the low profile regulator. I get around 500-600 shots out of it. This depends heavily on your markers air efficiency so you could get more or less depending on your marker. The only con if I may say is it ways the same as a CO2 tank. I'd say the one I own weighs about the same as a 16oz CO2 tank. I highly recommend it if a carbon fiber tank is not within your budget. Compressed air is much more consistent. It will output the same pressure each shot. It is not affected by temperature like CO2, and overall it is much better for the components in your marker.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:58 PM
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IF you plan to play for a while, invest in a good carbon fiber tank. Personally I recommend Ninja over Guerrilla air.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:08 PM
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ok. im big into this sport and looking to shoot hpa. the tanks are pretty expensive so i was looking for a cheaper route
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: hpa aluminum tank

its long, heavy, and doesnt hold much air. get a carbon fiber wrapped one. they hold more and theyre lighter.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:11 PM
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Go ahead and get the hpa tank there is no reason why to give it a second thought. When your financial situation improves you can invest in a nice carbon fiber tank. That's what I'm doing. My 48/3000 became my primary tank and my 16oz CO2 tank became my back up tank. If you have a CO2 tank I would recommend keeping it since not all fields are equipped with the high capacity compressors used to fill the hpa tanks or maybe your local shop will be an hour or two away and you just want a shoot a couple balls in the backyard or the near woods that's when your CO2 will come in handy since it's more widely available. Amazon is known for their flash sales so get the hpa tank before the price goes up again. I got mine on sale recently, I took advantge of the price drop. Hope this helps...
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:54 AM
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IF you plan to play for a while, invest in a good carbon fiber tank. Personally I recommend Ninja over Guerrilla air.
I got a Ninja Aluminum for Christmas, used it yesterday for the first time. It worked great, then I had a problem with it and a remote line (another thread)
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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saw one of these and was priced real cheap on amazon. any cons to this?
There are pros and cons to using HPA as opposed to using Co2. The pros of HPA for the most part outweigh Co2 which is why most of the community has chosen to use HPA. HPA is more environmentally friendly to Co2 as well.

Far as the size and material HPA tanks are constructed of, CF tanks are lighter, cost a little more and the resale is a bit better than a metal HPA tank. You'll need to make a decision of, are you willing to take a great loss after selling a used metal tank when you want to upgrade to CF? As you mentioned, brand new they are very cheap. You will not get nearly what you paid for it once you realize that unless you are shooting pump or mechanical, the shot count from such a small tank are very few.

It all boils down to what you can and can't afford. CF tanks are a much better investment if you can afford it. The only downside of CF as opposed to metal is if the tank is severely scratched or dented you'll need another tank. Metal tanks are less prone to deep scratches for obvious reasons.
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