Tippmann A-5 w R/T (response trigger), expansion tank, GTA double trigger and a Flatline barrel w a 20oz CO2
Gives the CO2 time to turn into a gas form
The expansion tanks' purpose is to give the liquid CO2 in the tank time to turn into the gas state (which is what the gun wants=gas). The tank reduces that white puff of smoke, fumes, condensation or whatever you want to call it, that sometimes comes out of the barrel when shooting (especially shooting quickly). This tank will also reduce the breakdown of the internal o-rings (from freezing) as you operate your marker thus increasing the life of the o-rings and the internals of the marker.
Installation, for me, was pretty easy...the tank (for the A-5) comes as a two piece unit so I screwed the top portion of the tank (after a little bit of plumbing pipe tape was wrapped around the threads) then I hooked up the steel braided line to my tank receiver then screwed the bottom portion of the expansion tank into the top part already mounted in the gun...re-installed the tank receiver to my grip & thats it...took about 10 min (most spent trying to separate the original braided line from the tank receiver)...no leaks, no problems.
I can shoot until my tank is really empty...no more fizzled shots (when they drop out of barrel when you shoot)...and some times a few more shots can mean winning and giving up.
It works, it's simple and it's relatively cheap ($32.00 shipped)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 11th, 2004 at 10:36 pm PST