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robspar1 Sunday, April 30th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months14 of 14 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
12" J&J Ceramic
PMI 72/3000 HPA tank
Strengths: Consistency
No shoot down
Easy to fill
Weaknesses: Weight
Review: After several recommendations, I decided to get into HPA and bought an aluminum 72 cu. in. 3000 psi. tank.

If you're thinking about this, be warned... its big, and its heavy (it weighs a tad over 4 lbs.). For bigger people like me, this isn't a problem at all, but i could see some of the little kids who play having a problem with it. Also, if you don't have some kind of a drop, it will throw off the marker's balance a bit, unless you have something heavy, like a 98 Custom or an A-5. If you're a weight weenie, get the 47 cu. in. I was fully aware of the weight of the thing, so while it is a negative, it does not detract from the rating.

Probably the best thing about it is that it's HPA on the cheap... These tanks can be found on eBay for $40 sometimes. I didn't want to spend as much for a tank as I did for my marker, so this was perfect for me.

While I don't doubt the people who have said their tanks leak, I do believe the "Every PMI tank leaks" mentality is way overblown... My tank has yet to leak at all, and neither have the tanks they use on the rentals at my field.

2nd EDIT-
Adressing the leaks concern again, I got my tank filled, then left it alone for the better part of 6 months (thank the Air Force for that). No pressure loss whatsoever.
Conclusion: If your field fills HPA tanks, and you want an inexpensive way to reap the benefits of HPA, get this... you will never touch CO2 again.
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 at 3:36 pm PST

Review Comments
spyderrules897 Sunday, February 15th, 2009 | 9:39 pm PST
It's heavy because you bought an aluminum tank. If you would have bought a carbon fiber wrapped tank it wouldn't weigh nearly as much as the aluminum.

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