Taken from kjjm4 off PBNCompressed air is just what it sounds like; it is the atmospheric air we breathe, compressed to high pressure. N2 is nitrogen. Over half of the air we breathe is nitrogen. When used to power a paintball marker, they perform the same. Most places fill with HPA.
The advantage of air/N2 over CO2 is that CO2 is stored in the bottle as a liquid, and must expand to a gas to power most paintball guns. This process makes the air unstable. Also, the expansion process absorbs heat, which is why your gun gets cold when you shoot with CO2. Because of this, CO2 will cause you velocity to spike at times. CO2 has problem in certain weather also. Electronic guns have problems with the electronics freezing, thus causing problems. Some problems are severe.
HPA is always in a gaseous form, thus making it more stable and more consistent when powering a paintball marker.
some people are on budgetsBarber said:Never ever make the mistake of a steel tank. They are heavier than your gun.
bunkertime said:Java Man? are you protecting CO2 or something?
Co2 Damages your internals in that it can freeze and DESTORY $70 noids, Destory all types of o-rings, causes Many inconsistancys, and is very dirty.
HPA is the way to go. Spend $60-$80 on the Tank and you are set. and when u say CO2 store more per volumze think of the weight too. you can store a good amount of gas in a 45/4500 and it will always be light weight
Are you sure? At my local shop its like 4.00 a fill! WTF! It's more than a co2 fill.DeViLs_SouL said:i think that hpa is cheaper than CO2...
u spend 80 buks in a tak (much more expensive than co2) but when ref the tank... its almost free!
is this true for all paintballfields in cali ...........because i could name a few that do not give out free air.BushmasterMAN said:in california all fields have fill stations so when a game is over you can refill it yourself free...
To answer your first question...yes steel tanks are heavier. The light tanks are made from a carbon fiber wrap. It isnt as durable as steel, but you can get a tank cover to protect it and it will be fine.Blaine2005 said:so it is true steel tanks weigh a lot more?
what are the other tanks made from?
if i'm playing with a bunch of freinds far from a paintball feild what's the best hpa tank i should get so that i don't have to refill?