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Old 02-12-2013, 08:26 PM #1
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what tank should i get?

im torn between co2 and compressed air. i know the differences and to me they equal themselves.
i live in california so it never gets to cold. except night games but i have never been to one but i plan to.

so here is the setup im building.

its going to be a us army carver one with a 14-18 inch barrel.
i want it to be a long range marker (il have a pistol for close up)

so i would like the tank to be on my back with maybe 2 pods.
i wont be shooting to much maybe a hopper at the most each game and i can refill the tank after every game if i need to.
so what i would like help with is what tank to get.
should i go with a co2 or compressed air tank and what size tank should i get i don't want a scuba tank on my back lol. i would also like it to fit in a vest where it will be mounted on my back. Also, weight is a factor but if the difference is minimum it wont be a deal breaker.
thanks for the help!

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:24 PM #2
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Compressed air is always better than CO2. Other than the up front cost of the tank compressed air has no disadvantages.

Most people like 68/4500 or 48/4500 but that's personal preference. I have long arms so I prefer 68/45s. If you're going to run it on your back with a remote then you should probably go bigger since you won't have to deal with length or on-gun weight.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:10 PM #3
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Compressed air is always better than CO2. Other than the up front cost of the tank compressed air has no disadvantages.

Most people like 68/4500 or 48/4500 but that's personal preference. I have long arms so I prefer 68/45s. If you're going to run it on your back with a remote then you should probably go bigger since you won't have to deal with length or on-gun weight.
what does the 68 mean in 68/4500 and can you recommend some good brands please.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:15 PM #4
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68 means cubic inches.
68 is generally the universal size.

I suggest looking at Ninja Dura Tanks for looking at new tanks, or Crossfire if you want to go used.
Make sure they're carbon fiber.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:34 PM #5
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its going to be a us army carver one with a 14-18 inch barrel.
i want it to be a long range marker (il have a pistol for close up)
Just so you know, every paintball gun shoots exactly the same distance when chronoed at the same velocity. It doesn't matter how long or short your barrel is. (Okay, okay, I guess I have to admit that an 18" barrel does shoot 4 inches further than a 14"...)

My point being, it's kind of pointless to carry one gun for "long range" and another for "close up" when they both shoot precisely the same distance.

Oh, and compressed air blows Co2 away, on pretty much any gun. Pun not intended.
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