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Old 03-28-2014, 11:21 PM #1
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Can a HPA Tank use CO2?

Hello,

I currently have a 3000 PSI HPA Pure Energy Tank (aluminum) Unfortunately a lot of places that I go to for whatever reason do not believe in carrying Nitro or Compressed Air. I was wondering if there is actually an issue with using my HPA tank with CO2. Also I have a Smart Parts Ion Pro (It feels ancient lol) is it bad to fire CO2 on a gun that has only ever had Compressed Air/Nitrogen.

Your input is very much appreciated!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:44 PM #2
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Do not fill your tank with co2. It is vey bad to do that. Your steel hpa tank isn't meant for liquid co2. You could use co2 on your ion but I don't recommend it. It will work for awhile but after rapid fire it will start to freeze and you will have major spikes in your fps. Stock to hpa but if needed buy a co2 tank
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:12 AM #3
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Way back in the day when the Shocker was new (I'm not talking about the SFT Shocker, the ORIGINAL shocker) they actually did fill carbon fiber tanks with CO2 because the thing was so inefficient that was the only way they could keep it breathing.

Actual CO2 tanks are $20, don't fill your HPA tank with CO2. And Ions can run on CO2 but it's not the best idea.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:25 AM #4
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Yeah I figured it wouldnt be a good idea for my HPA to run CO2 :/ figured I'd just buy a CO2 tank. Its unfortunate though, if I am going to a field that only carries CO2 (to which is the case to my knowledge) which is actually (hardcore Paintball Arena in NJ.) I would not take the idea to fire CO2 lightly as In all the years of owning my Ion, I have never fired CO2 through that gun.

I appreciate the input. If you guys have recommendations as to how to efficiently fill up a HPA tank from a local source that may be around, It would be of great help to me.

Thank you.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:31 AM #5
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Kinda odd that a field doesn't carry air to fill your hpa tank but check for a local scuba shop. May be a long shot but while I was at college, I found a scuba shop to fill mine for $3.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:48 AM #6
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Kinda odd that a field doesn't carry air to fill your hpa tank but check for a local scuba shop. May be a long shot but while I was at college, I found a scuba shop to fill mine for $3.
Yeah, they just opened in November. It is litterally a mother and father whose children were like "lets open a paintball arena" and they bought a 22,000 Sq. ft arena. Its supposed to be a very good place however it isnt like they have been deeply involved in paintball for a long period of time.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:42 PM #7
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Good information.
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