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Old 05-09-2009, 09:40 PM #1
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new to paintball question on an air tank

Like the title says I'm new to paintball, I've been out twice, after the first time out I bought an A-5. I'm operating under the assumption that all markers can run off of air or atleast my A-5 can. I'm trying to do what I can to increase the accuracy of the gun as much as possibly. I figure I can either get a stabilizer for my CO2 or get an air tank. With an air tank, at the field I play at, I can fill up out at the fields instead of with the CO2 where I have to walk back to the store everytime I need to fill up, and with a regulator on an air tank I'll have a better idea of when I need to refill, instead of being halfway through a game and then just run out of CO2. So I'm pretty much set on an Air tank.

Ok so now my questions, I've noticed a large selection of air tanks at my store, and no I'm not going to ask what the 45/3000 means I understand that perfectly. I've noticed pretty much everyone uses Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass tanks, but they had a steel one there at the store, which was a good 100 bucks cheaper. And as far as I'm concerned if the only pratical difference between the two is 5lbs or so then I'd be more than happy to get a steel tank as I have a 4+1 pod belt. Which obviously has me running under the assumption that my remote coil or a different remote coil would work with an air tank, which I haven't seen but I don't see any mechanical reason for their not being remote coils and seeing as they are extremely pratical and more comfortable if there isn't a mechanical problem I'd be shocked to hear they don't work/exist.

So in recap, is there any difference, besides weight, between steel and CF/FG tanks, and how much weight are we talking? And will my remote coil work/ do they have remote coils for air tanks?

Thanks in advance for your help, sorry I'm probably asking a lot of stupid questions.

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Old 05-09-2009, 11:53 PM #2
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The steel tanks are going to be noticeably heavier than CF tanks as you said, but the problem with a 47/3k is going to be your efficiency being very poor, especially considering you are using an a-5 which operates at high pressures. That's where having a bigger tank size like a 68/4500 would come in handy.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:43 AM #3
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The steel tanks are going to be noticeably heavier than CF tanks as you said, but the problem with a 47/3k is going to be your efficiency being very poor, especially considering you are using an a-5 which operates at high pressures. That's where having a bigger tank size like a 68/4500 would come in handy.
Yeah I've been doing some reading and saw that the tippmanns kinda suck up air, saw one post where they were saying something like 10shots per cubic inch on a 3000 or 15 shots per cubic inch on the 4500. I kind of figure I go through around 300 shots a game generally.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:19 AM #4
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I dont think efficiency will be affected since steel tanks let out an output pressure of 800 psi anyway. The only difference is the steely is like 1 lb heavier and holds less air. Your only going to get like 3 1/2 pods on a steely cause there small tanks. Its really preference and your style of play. If you shoot a lot and need more air spend the extra $50-$100 and get a carbon fiber tank.

Heres a carbon fiber tank they're selling for $100. Action village is selling them real cheap right now compared to other stores retailling them at $189
http://www.actionvillage.com/031-189-0003

Heres another store with the same tank for cheaper
http://www.paintball-online.com/shop...KNWS45_68_1051

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Old 05-10-2009, 12:53 PM #5
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I dont think efficiency will be affected since steel tanks let out an output pressure of 800 psi anyway. The only difference is the steely is like 1 lb heavier and holds less air. Your only going to get like 3 1/2 pods on a steely cause there small tanks. Its really preference and your style of play. If you shoot a lot and need more air spend the extra $50-$100 and get a carbon fiber tank.

Heres a carbon fiber tank they're selling for $100. Action village is selling them real cheap right now compared to other stores retailling them at $189
http://www.actionvillage.com/031-189-0003

Heres another store with the same tank for cheaper
http://www.paintball-online.com/shop...KNWS45_68_1051
Thanks for the links, by far cheaper than anywhere else I've looked including ebay.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:48 PM #6
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I've never tried them but for a carbon fiber tank for $100, I dont think you can go wrong spending the extra $50 from a steely
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:44 PM #7
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With the carbon fiber tanks do you need those glove tank protectors or is it just a comfort thing?
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:04 PM #8
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is the above tank have good reviews? couldnt find much information or reviews on them
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:34 PM #9
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Great website

I have also been looking for tanks
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