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ttam13xlpb
07-02-2007, 10:37 AM
i play mid and want something lighter and smaller than my crossfire 68/3000.iv had the dxs or cp tanks in mind.but i want more shots also.the 48/4500 would get only like 100-200 tops more shots then my 68/30 but would be alot smaller and lighter.and then again i could go with the 68/4500 and it would get alot more shots and should be a little lighter.if you were in this situation which would you choose?

thanks

HelpDeskHustler
07-02-2007, 10:46 AM
68/45 are amazing. I have one right now f/s if you are interest. great condition. I'm gonna start playing front so I'm looking at 48's. I always play mid with a 68 though. it'll be the same size as the 68/3000 though...

ttam13xlpb
07-02-2007, 10:49 AM
ill talk to you when im ready to buy if ya still have it then.

ttam13xlpb
07-02-2007, 11:32 AM
voted for 48/4500 to keep it close

Paradox313
07-02-2007, 12:07 PM
I say get a 68/4500, and move your asa a bit farther up.

Like HDH, I play mid/front with a 68, and been fine for me.

HelpDeskHustler
07-02-2007, 12:41 PM
I'm gonna get killer efficiency on an ion I'm putting together so there's no way I want to shoot an entire 68. But with a rail... you'll probably need it.

ttam13xlpb
07-07-2007, 05:48 PM
still thinking on this...i only carry 4 pods and then whats in my hopper which is around 200 and i got all of that with a full fill on my 68/3000.the 48/4500 would still get another pod and be smaller and lighter than the 68.so it will get everything i need to shoot during a game.i havent played any big tourneys but do they ever turn it around and play back to back games?

Elfmaze
07-08-2007, 05:47 AM
Honestly i'm starting to miss my CO2 tanks. they were lighter, got you more shots, and they were nice4 and cool on a hot day.

vikingshadow
07-08-2007, 07:03 AM
i play mid and want something lighter and smaller than my crossfire 68/3000. iv had the dxs or cp tanks in mind.but i want more shots also.

I'm confused. You want a smaller, lighter tank that will get you more shots? And your choices are a 48/4500 (I didn't even know they made these!) and a 68/4500?

68/4500 = 1020 apprx. shots (based on formula)
48/4500 = 720 apprx. shots (based on formula)
68/3000 = 680 apprx. shots (based on formula)

You'll get approximately 340 more shots on a 68/4500 going on the standard formula than your current tank. However, you'll only get 40 more shots off the 48/4500 tank. Of course, these numbers vary and are just guesstimates - total number varies by gun, efficiency upgrades, etc...

But, a 68/4500 is NOT going to be smaller than you 68/3000. It's the most popular size tank out there right now - I use one all the time, myself, and I play everywhere, but mainly mid. A 45/4500 will get you about the same number of shots as your 68/3000, but it will be a bit smaller, but not much!

the 48/4500 would get only like 100-200 tops more shots then my 68/30 but would be alot smaller and lighter.and then again i could go with the 68/4500 and it would get alot more shots and should be a little lighter.

See my above statement and figures - you won't get that many more shots off a 48/4500 tank. It probably won't be that much lighter either. You're only talking a difference of 20 cubic inches, and this isn't a solid 20 ci's... Also, your 68/4500 WON'T be lighter than your 68/3000 - they weigh the same (I have both a Pure Energy 68/3000 and a SystemX/ACE 68/4500.) The difference in weight comes from the regulators - and in this case my 68/3000 is a bit lighter than my 68/4500, but not so much you notice it.

if you were in this situation which would you choose?

Depending on your money situation, I'd go with the 68/4500 - it's nice to have a similar sized tank and not have to worry about shot count in the middle of a longer, stretched out game. When I played in a tournament in Kansas once, one game lasted so long, I went through a loader and almost 5 pods before the game was over (PSP ramping and the teams were playing mostly defensive all day.) I was worried I was going to run out of paint and when I checked my guage, I had almost 500 psi left in my tank.

Tanks are expensive, so if you don't have the money, just use the 68/3000 - you aren't a back player, so you don't have to shoot quite as much. If you play front, you won't shoot that much at all and it'd be MORE than enough. I used my 68/3000 quite awhile before I stumbled on a deal for my 68/4500 (40.00 bucks, good hydro - just needed the little washer in the fill nipple. Rebuild kit cost me 12.00, so not counting shipping, I got a tank for 52.00 that is in perfect condition! :p)

I wouldn't mess with the 48/4500. It's size difference and shot count aren't that much different from what you have already. Plus, there are still a lot of fields out there that can't fill to 4500 so it'd be a waste of space and money to get it. (This situation goes for the 68/4500 tank as well. If your field can't fill it, or the fields you play at, then it's a waste to have that big of a tank.)

tl;dr? Too bad, it's good stuff. But, if you have the money and the fields are capable of filling to 4500 psi, go with the 68/4500 for shot count. None of these tanks are going to matter in actual size, though.

ttam13xlpb
07-08-2007, 10:21 AM
I'm confused. You want a smaller, lighter tank that will get you more shots? And your choices are a 48/4500 (I didn't even know they made these!) and a 68/4500?

yes dxs and cp both make 48/4500

68/4500 = 1020 apprx. shots (based on formula)
48/4500 = 720 apprx. shots (based on formula)
68/3000 = 680 apprx. shots (based on formula)

i get a loader and four pods(almost exactly)out of my 68/3000
the 48/4500 would be alot lighter and smaller which is what im going for and should get another pod out of my rail on a full fill.

You'll get approximately 340 more shots on a 68/4500 going on the standard formula than your current tank. However, you'll only get 40 more shots off the 48/4500 tank. Of course, these numbers vary and are just guesstimates - total number varies by gun, efficiency upgrades, etc...

But, a 68/4500 is NOT going to be smaller than you 68/3000. It's the most popular size tank out there right now - I use one all the time, myself, and I play everywhere, but mainly mid. A 45/4500 will get you about the same number of shots as your 68/3000, but it will be a bit smaller, but not much!

the dxs 68/4500 claims to be smaller than most other 68 tanks.and i say it would be lighter because crossfire tanks are heavy and dxs tanks are lighter.


See my above statement and figures - you won't get that many more shots off a 48/4500 tank. It probably won't be that much lighter either. You're only talking a difference of 20 cubic inches, and this isn't a solid 20 ci's... Also, your 68/4500 WON'T be lighter than your 68/3000 - they weigh the same (I have both a Pure Energy 68/3000 and a SystemX/ACE 68/4500.) The difference in weight comes from the regulators - and in this case my 68/3000 is a bit lighter than my 68/4500, but not so much you notice it.

two of my teammates have pure energy ans system x 68 tanks and both are noticably lighter than my crossfire.



Depending on your money situation, I'd go with the 68/4500 - it's nice to have a similar sized tank and not have to worry about shot count in the middle of a longer, stretched out game. When I played in a tournament in Kansas once, one game lasted so long, I went through a loader and almost 5 pods before the game was over (PSP ramping and the teams were playing mostly defensive all day.) I was worried I was going to run out of paint and when I checked my guage, I had almost 500 psi left in my tank.

i do see your point there and i agree on the 68/4500

Tanks are expensive, so if you don't have the money, just use the 68/3000 - you aren't a back player, so you don't have to shoot quite as much. If you play front, you won't shoot that much at all and it'd be MORE than enough. I used my 68/3000 quite awhile before I stumbled on a deal for my 68/4500 (40.00 bucks, good hydro - just needed the little washer in the fill nipple. Rebuild kit cost me 12.00, so not counting shipping, I got a tank for 52.00 that is in perfect condition! :p)


I wouldn't mess with the 48/4500. It's size difference and shot count aren't that much different from what you have already. Plus, there are still a lot of fields out there that can't fill to 4500 so it'd be a waste of space and money to get it. (This situation goes for the 68/4500 tank as well. If your field can't fill it, or the fields you play at, then it's a waste to have that big of a tank.)
yeah then the filling comes in...my field only fills to 4000(i think) so the 48 wouldnt get more shots than my current tank.

its a good thing you said something about that cuz i wasnt even thinking:o

tl;dr? Too bad, it's good stuff. But, if you have the money and the fields are capable of filling to 4500 psi, go with the 68/4500 for shot count. None of these tanks are going to matter in actual size, though.
thanks for your help.im going with the 68/4500 since my field can only fill to 4000.so anything i wrote above that you didnt understand just ignore:o

Sandman_Bravo
07-09-2007, 04:25 AM
68/4500
http://www.doropaintball.com/AB1038101Equick/shopexd.asp?id=8593