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ppuma
03-31-2006, 11:37 PM
Hi,
I was just wondering why somebody would purchase a 3000psi tank over a 4500psi. Is it just the price?

druid
04-01-2006, 12:34 AM
yeah.....and weight. a 45k needs to be more stout to handle the additional pressure...more CF and stronger reg seals/burst discs...plus, fields with free all-day-air....who needs a bigger tank?

ppuma
04-01-2006, 12:58 AM
well isnt the size the same. Like why would I buy a 68/3000 over a 68/4500?

ppuma
04-01-2006, 01:00 AM
isnt the size the same. Like why would somebody buy a 68/3000 over a 68/4500?

Team Ramrod
04-01-2006, 07:42 AM
cost. and, some places shops or fields only fill to 3000 so there is no need to get a 4500, its just added money.

vikingshadow
04-01-2006, 08:26 AM
My first tank was a 68/3000. It was all I could afford at the time.

Also, some fields only fill to 3000 so the extra cost on a 4500 would be worthless.

alk1979
04-01-2006, 09:34 AM
I play woodsball only to date. There isn't air fills there for me so I bought a scuba tank and a 48/3000 pmi tank. For me it was cost plus the fact that the scuba only fills 3000psi max. A 48/3000 gets me 600+ shots on a full fill. Maybe if you shoot more then that during a match you would want a bigger tank. I think the average way to figure shots per tank is @3000psi x 10 per cu" and @4500psi x 15 per cu" most will get more then this though I'm pretty sure.

ppuma
04-01-2006, 10:35 AM
Thanks

NB_Hacker_NB
04-01-2006, 09:46 PM
I think the average way to figure shots per tank is @3000psi x 10 per cu" and @4500psi x 15 per cu" most will get more then this though I'm pretty sure.

Wouldn't you need to include in the equation, the current pressure your running at, to figure this? (Question)

druid
04-01-2006, 11:56 PM
Wouldn't you need to include in the equation, the current pressure your running at, to figure this? (Question)

It's the widely accepted formula used to calculate for a marker running at approx 850-900 psi.

The only recalculation you need is if the marker runs at a lower pressure than that...ask bigred76...he figured out some numbers for LP markers...

alk1979
04-02-2006, 08:16 AM
Wouldn't you need to include in the equation, the current pressure your running at, to figure this?

yeah the equation is just an average for guns.

I shoot 460psi and i get over 600 shots from a 48/3000 . My friend has a tippmann A5 and gets less then 450 shots from the same size tank.

I don't know how an angel shooting 150psi would make out I was never around them. I do think that at some point if you lower your pressure too much you would be shooting more air then if you would be at a mid pressure.



That ball needs a certain volume of air to reach velocity. That number I threw out there was something I remember seeing on a website selling tanks "don't remember where". It does seem to be a low average for spyders though.