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applesauce
06-07-2006, 03:22 PM
whats the difference between a 68/3000 and a 45/4500 which would get more shots, and does psi matter more then CI, also whats the advantage of the carbon fiber wrap

pman15
06-07-2006, 04:00 PM
a 45/4500 tank will get about 800+ shots depending if your gun is agas hog or not.

as for the 68/3000 that will about 800+ shots also depending if your gun is a gas hog

doesn't really matter wich one u get since those two get about the same amount of shots as each other

vikingshadow
06-07-2006, 04:30 PM
The 45/4500 is going to be a bit smaller since it's only 45 cubic inches - may be a bit lighter as well. Otherwise, as pman said, it gets about the same number of shots per fill....

ShadowX
06-07-2006, 04:42 PM
Some feilds do not fill all the way to 4500 PSI so I would go with the 68/3000... Even if your local feild does fill o 4500 PSI, I know my local feild has problens with the air fill station sometimes and those people with 45/45's get screwed over because they only get a 45/3000 fill.. Lol.. but you would be saved because you have a 68/3000 and are still getting a full fill..

Plus, the 68/3000's are a cheaper..

applesauce
06-08-2006, 07:50 AM
what do you gain with the carbon wrap though...is that just a weight thing?

bamf-hacker
06-08-2006, 08:54 AM
weight and you can get higher pressure tanks 4500 and 5000 in fiber wrapped.

HacKeR

druid
06-08-2006, 11:55 AM
The generaly accepted standard for tanks is a 3K gets 10 shots per ci and the 4500 gets 15 shots per ci. This is gauged at 850-900 psi operating markers (stock spyders and tippmanns)

68/3k=+-680 shots
45/45=+-675 shots

the 45/45 is going to be a bit shorter

If all you are doing is tourney or have all-day air...a 45/45 or similar will be fine. If you play woodsball/renegade/outlaw get a bigger tank...68or72or88/4500 . Depends on your filed, depends on if they can fill a 4500. Call them to find out. Or get your own SCBA...

Look in the "store links #2" thread for a scuba bottles link I posted. an 80 CF tank will last a while but only fill to 3000 psi. it'll work for a 4500 but not fill it all the way

Sandman_Bravo
06-09-2006, 03:11 PM
http://www.zdspb.com/tech/misc/resources/shotspertank.html

bamf-hacker
06-09-2006, 07:58 PM
If all you are doing is tourney or have all-day air...a 45/45 or similar will be fine. If you play woodsball/renegade/outlaw get a bigger tank...68or72or88/4500 . Depends on your filed, depends on if they can fill a 4500. Call them to find out. Or get your own SCBA...

or you could get a ridiculously large tank like one of our own members has ;) Druid It lets you play for weeks without filling and gives you a great arm workout at the same time.

HacKeR

druid
06-10-2006, 12:14 AM
haha......:p