How to Choose the Right Size HPA or Compressed Air Paintball Tank

So, the question comes up quite frequently of “How do I choose the right size HPA/Compressed air tank for my paintball gun?”  In this particular video, Erik ninja-paintball-breast-cancer-tankdemonstrates how and what tank is right for you and your marker.  For most people a 68cu 4500psi is the best sized carbon fiber tank there is, but there is so much more to it than that! Erik walks you through all the things to consider when it comes to dropping $150-200 on a killer compressed air or HPA paintball tank.

What to Look for When Purchasing a Compressed Air Paintball Tank

When searching around for the perfect compressed air tank, it is important to understand the difference in a CO2 tank and a compressed air tank.

CO2 is probably the most commonly used air supply in the paintball world, but it is greatly affected by the climate.  To give you an idea of what we are talking about, the colder the environment is, like an outdoor game or a super air-conditioned room, the less distance and accuracy you will see when you shoot at an opponent.  On the other hand, if you are ninja paintball 90 cu 4500 psi compression tankplaying in a very warm climate or in a hot indoor game, the speed of your shot will increase along with your accuracy.  So, you can see why many paintball players around the world prefer not to use a CO2 tank, simply because of the consequences and differences in shots and accuracy.  So with that, that is why things are shifting towards compressed air tanks.

When you are shopping around for a compressed air tank there are several factors you will want to consider.  For example, if you like for your marker to be close to your shoulder then you will want a smaller tank; but if this is not a concern for you then size really should not and does not matter.

Also, you might want to consider what the tank is made of.  Most compressed air tanks are made of either steel, which will make the tank a bit heavier.  Larger psi tanks tend to be constructed of an inner aluminum body and wrapped in a Carbon Fiber outer shell.

A last consideration is that of pressure.  There are two different compressed air tank pressures: high and low.  Depending on your marker the pressure you will want will vary.  For example, with lower end markers you may want to look into a higher pressured compression air tank, helping to create a more accurate and faster shot.  For higher end markers, it is usually recommended that you purchase a low pressure compression air tank.  If you are at all concerned about the difference in the low and high pressured compression air tanks, then feel free to contact us at Hustle Paintball, we would love to answer your questions and guide you a bit more on what compression air tank would be best for you and your marker.

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