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Old 10-11-2006, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CO2 in a fiber HPA tank?

I was wondering if I could use a 68/3000 fiber wrapped tank for CO2? Thanks
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bad idea.
I believe the CO2 tanks are specifically made for CO2 to be filled (since it changes from liquid to gas and whatnot) verses just compressed air.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes you can use CO2 in a fiber raped tank. The tank is Aluminum inside same as most CO2 Tanks and it uses the fibers just to hold the pressure of 3000psi. Smart Parts use too sell a 68 3000 for use on the old shocker.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love how light it is and just don't need another HPA tank

I'll follow Paul's advise. Girls don't know nothing
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just never thought places would be allowed to fill it- seriously?? I mean since it's marketed for compressed...

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I love how light it is and just don't need another HPA tank

I'll follow Paul's advise. Girls don't know nothing
They say you can put 32oz into it so it is far from being light. LOL As for girls I would say that you are correct in most cases but the gun wench is one of the exceptions.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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PWPaintball is correct....Smartparts used them with co2 on the original Shockers.

People also used to "juice" up their tanks with co2 and HPA. When they needed that extra range they would point the gun down...fire a few times to get the co2 into the gun and then.....extra range...and higher velocity.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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While it can be done safely, I'd probibly have to side with Listessa. If you don't fill your own tanks, your probibly screwed. I doubt many fields would fill it for you. If you do go ahead, make sure you go to the manufacturer's website to lookup the correct C02 capacity for the vessel. Please, Please, don't convert 68cc to oz and go

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The field here in Idaho filled my buddy's 68/3000 tank that he uses w/ his old shoebox shocker. They filled it up to 4 lbs. Heavy sucker but it lasts a long time.
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I've had a couple of them, and never had a problem getting fields to fill them.

I used both of the tanks for Co2, rehydroed them, and then converted to HPA with no problems.

They hold 22-24oz of Co2, and once filled you don't save that much in weight over a comparable 24-oz aluminum Co2 tank.


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