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Old 03-31-2006, 10:37 PM
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I was just wondering why somebody would purchase a 3000psi tank over a 4500psi. Is it just the price?
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:34 PM
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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?
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:58 PM
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well isnt the size the same. Like why would I buy a 68/3000 over a 68/4500?
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:00 AM
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isnt the size the same. Like why would somebody buy a 68/3000 over a 68/4500?
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:42 AM
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cost. and, some places shops or fields only fill to 3000 so there is no need to get a 4500, its just added money.
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:26 AM
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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.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:34 AM
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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.
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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)
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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...

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