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rodeoshooter
09-11-2007, 07:34 PM
I'm finally kicking CO2 to the curb and going HPA. To that end I bought a brand new 48/3000 with a brand new Smart Parts Max-Flo Micro regulator for $52 total, plus shipping. Seems like a good deal. Questions:

1) I should expect to get 500-ish shots from a 48/3000 running high/normal pressure?

2) Should I buy a second 48/3000 for backup (I can get another with another Max-Flo for around the same price) since I can't get many shots from one, or should I just buy a larger one (68/3000) and put the regulator on that. My area fields can only fill the 3000's, so don't suggest a 4500.

I don't know much about the max-flo. Is it a significant upgrade from a normal setup or regulator? What could I sell one for if I had an extra?

I know that's alot of questions, but thanks! Just answer what you can.

NeedForSpeed
09-11-2007, 08:16 PM
If your field has all day air I wouldn't buy another tank since you can refill after every game. Kinda a waste of money.

As far as 68 and 45 go. Just go with whichever feels more comfortable as long as the shots don't really matter due to all day air.

I remember max-flo's used to be a big deal around here. Not sure how they are anymore. Don't see anybody using them anymore though so..I doubt you could really make too much money.

118917
09-11-2007, 08:17 PM
I say you save up and buy a 45/45 or a 68/45
carbon fiber preferably; follow this advice and thank me later :)

NeedForSpeed
09-12-2007, 02:38 AM
I say you save up and buy a 45/45 or a 68/45
carbon fiber preferably; follow this advice and thank me later :)

Learn to read man..His field doesn't have 4500 fills. Only 3k.

oldironmudder
09-12-2007, 05:10 AM
I remember a while back when Maxflos were the shiznit but not really sure about today.


I know you said dont say get a 4500psi tank but you may end up ay a field that has 4500psi fills & you wanna test some new parts at home & youll wish you had that extra 1500 psi.

Anyway, sounds like you got a good deal.

118917
09-12-2007, 01:16 PM
Learn to read man..His field doesn't have 4500 fills. Only 3k.

missed that detail, so forget what I said

spyderpilotacs05
09-12-2007, 05:32 PM
Learn to read man..His field doesn't have 4500 fills. Only 3k.


thats a little harsh, everyone makes mistakes.

go with a 68 3000 fiber wrapped tank light and your field can fill them.

NeedForSpeed
09-12-2007, 06:08 PM
thats a little harsh, everyone makes mistakes.
You're right.
Sorry 118917. Didn't really mean it so sound so harsh. It was 12:15 at night so I guess I was a little ornery.

08Lud08
09-12-2007, 08:04 PM
It doesn't matter if he gets a 4500 tank because it can still be filled to 3000 and still work. I say get the 4500 because if the field upgrades later or another field has 4500 fills you can get a full fill.

Paintballadict18
09-12-2007, 08:57 PM
It doesn't matter if he gets a 4500 tank because it can still be filled to 3000 and still work. I say get the 4500 because if the field upgrades later or another field has 4500 fills you can get a full fill.
:yeahthat: i got a crossfire 68/4500 so ill never have to upgrade, just wait for the field too

rodeoshooter
09-13-2007, 04:47 AM
So let me get this straight.......I can fill a fill a 4500 tank either way, even if my field can only do 3000?

pb34
09-13-2007, 06:55 AM
If you buy a 4500 tank, it has the capability of being filled to 4500psi. If your field can only fill it to 3000 thats fine it will still work. If your field happens to upgrade to be able to fill 4500 in the future or your at a field that can fill 4500 you will be able to get it completely filled.

rodeoshooter
09-13-2007, 01:59 PM
Very good to know. Thanks!

Tyler_ACS
09-13-2007, 02:24 PM
haha, just bought a brand new 68/4500 cf Pure Energy HPA tank for my buddie for $100! Have no idea why it was soo cheap, package was perfect and its a new tank acording to the born date so that was a freakin cool find. I didnt want to ask, afraid they marked it wrong! lol

vwjimmy
09-13-2007, 02:55 PM
The size issue:
I run 68ci tanks and shoot a few games before a 3000 refill. I have a 47ci too and it is fine but requires filling after almost every game. My personal fav is my 114ci...it is big but I don't mind, so I say try a few sizes if you can before you buy..
The max pressure issue:
Since you can fill any 4500 or 5000psi tank to 3000 with no problems, get at least a 4500 if you can afford it...they last alot longer when filled to their max, the same when filled to 3000, and sooner or later you will play somewhere that can fill them....

EDIT: Spelling ;)

rodeoshooter
09-13-2007, 05:22 PM
When I'm done buying, I'll have a 48/3000 and a 72/3000 (I always like to have a backup). That should do for a while. I'll look for a 4500 down the line. Thanks for all the input. I got way more (and better!) response here than pbnation.