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ttam13xlpb
01-05-2007, 02:26 PM
I am looking to switch to compressed air pretty soon and i am wanting a 68/4500.i was wondering wat the best tank would be for my spyder pilot and that would be good if i upgraded to a mid range marker?any suggestion?

tampaimpact16
01-05-2007, 05:07 PM
i personally like 45/45's... anyways, a good brand is crossfire imo... it would probably just be cheaper to upgrade ur pilot rather than buying a new gun... it should preform about the same. its up to u

Hossy
01-05-2007, 05:08 PM
any hpa tank is good
id say save some money, get a steelie first.

ttam13xlpb
01-06-2007, 03:51 PM
i would like to have a 45/45 but were i am at i have to make a 15 min drive to fill it up and i need one tank for all day so i need the shots.and i am on a budget but want a tank i can use for a long time so i wouldnt want a steel tank.too big and heavy.thx for the advice

Hossy
01-06-2007, 04:12 PM
68/45

if you play at a field...you can fill it there :)

Halucin8
01-06-2007, 04:36 PM
http://www.zdspb.com/tech/misc/resources/shotspertank.html
average shots per tank listed on that link. may help in your decision. I have no place close enough to fill n2 anymore so i am stuck on c02 also without gettign a huge tank. I shoot a case every sunday so either 2 68/45's or co2 is my only option and i have 3 kids that play also so i can't afford 2 tanks for each

ttam13xlpb
01-06-2007, 06:19 PM
thx the chart helped me out

Sandman_Bravo
01-06-2007, 06:27 PM
68 or larger.

ttam13xlpb
01-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Thats wat i was looking at to get i was jw wat you guys thought.yall were alot of help i think i will get a 68/45 if i decide for sure to make the switch,but rite now im on co2 and will be for a few months.thx for all the help.

Sandman_Bravo
01-07-2007, 04:52 AM
The only other consideration is what shape? If you are an average to larger sized player, then a standard tank would be fine. If you are smaller, have short arms, or just prefer a tighter/compact gun position; then you might consider a stubby or "peanut" shape tank. If you have a drop forward or rail, that should be considered also because it effects tank position. I recently picked up a 45 for my son, but he is only 9 and it fits him fine on my pilot with a rail on/off. I have a 68 on my shocker and I'm 6' 1" 250lbs.
One last thing, 3000 tanks are cheaper than 4500's. Although you'll get more shots from a 4500, if there are no places in your area that fill over 3000, you've wasted money. I bought 4500 tanks and there is only one place that fills over 3000 here and it's still only around 3700. Just a little extra info for you. Good luck.

ttam13xlpb
01-07-2007, 06:03 AM
thx.i still have to check about the fills first.