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Old 03-01-2012, 04:56 PM #1
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48/3000 vs 68/3000

Been scouring the internet to look at prices of tanks, and while I know most people will say I should get a 4500 tank, I am looking to save a few bucks on the tank at this time since I am new to paintball and need to buy the full set-up.

I have found a Guerrilla Air 48/3000 tank for $50, and also a Guerrilla Air 68/3000 for $50. Both are new, so I was planning on going with the 68/300 for the extra air, but have seen lots of people recommending the 48/3000 without really giving a reason.

So my question is why is the 48 better than the 68? I know the weight would be greater with the 68, but I doubt it would be that noticeable. So can anyone tell me why the 48 would be the better option, especially since it same brand tanks?
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:41 PM #2
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It's lighter by quite a bit. The 3000 psi tanks are often metal and that adds a lot of weight to your setup. A larger cubic inch tank is going to be heavier then a smaller cubic inch tank. Usually they're cheaper as well.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:07 PM #3
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If you're running a remote I'd go with the 68. I have a 48 and a 72 and the difference between the two on the remote is not noticeable. I can't really speak to having the tank on the gun though. I don't like tank on the gun at all, so I've always used a remote.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:13 PM #4
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I honestly cant see the weight difference being that noticeable between the two.. I mean what are we talking, a pound? I am just thinking for the "bigger" tank being the same price, I would take it in case I need extra shots... no?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:32 PM #5
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You would be surprised as too what that pound or two can do to your game honestly if you have it on marker. Most people don't have the stamina to continually hold a marker with loaded hopper and heavy tank straight/properly for long periods of time.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:45 PM #6
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If you are running a speed ball style marker a 68 tank could weigh more than the gun and if you're running a Tipp or BT you could be adding another pound to an already heavy gun. Also, the weight differences listed are empty weight and when filled with compressed air you are probably looking at another half pound in the 48 and probably close to a pound in the 68. Then you have the weight of the paint in your hopper on top of that. All of those single pounds add up. You may not be able to tell the difference between empty and full on the 48 tank, but I can defiantly feel it on my 72.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:54 PM #7
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In speedball I could totally understand... I am going to be doing woodsball. so I won't be "shouldering" the gun at all times... so that little bit of weight shouldn't hurt? or will it?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:42 PM #8
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You'll notice it more in woodsball than speedball. The games are longer and you'll be carrying the gun that whole time. Also, you will be shouldering the gun more than you think because you won't necessarily know where the other team so you have to keep the gun up and ready. If you're going to be a woodsballer get the 68 and you can go to a remote if you think it's too heavy.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:49 PM #9
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I'd get the 68. Same price and more shots. If it's a steelie, then it will be a little bit heavier but I'd still go with it
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Depending on what scenario your playing...68 if you want more shots aka woodsball. Speedball 45. It comes down to a preference. 1 pound might not be much, but after playing all day. It seems like a lot
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:31 AM #11
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if you play backyard more often, you want the 68, since you only have what you bring.
if you play at a field with fill stations more often, i would head the advice of "lbs piling on could hurt your game"
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:14 PM #12
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You would be surprised as too what that pound or two can do to your game honestly if you have it on marker. Most people don't have the stamina to continually hold a marker with loaded hopper and heavy tank straight/properly for long periods of time.
It's funny, a 68/4500 tank that is full weighs in oh so slightly more than a 48/3000 tank that is full (You won't notice a difference in the weight difference), yet you will get twice as many shots from the 68/4500 tank than the 48/3000 tank.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:10 PM #13
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i have a 68/45 and a 45/45. love the 45. its lighter, smaller so i can tuck in a little more, and i get about 3 games before i have to fill. the 68 sucks!!!! bigger so i feel like im sticking out all the time, and its definitely heavier.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:14 AM #14
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I have a 48/3000, 62/3000, 68/4500, and a 90/4500 lol.. All mount to the gun. The 62 or 68/3000 is the heaviest by far because its steel. The 4500's are all CF so they are light.

I dont really notice any when playing speedball. The way I shoulder the gun fits the tanks perfectly. I have the 90/4500 for home use because our nearest fill is over an hour away.

I found a 68/3000 Guerilla on action village for 39bucks..wish I had gotten 2 of them but they are heavy!

But the 68-90 size tanks dont bother me. I have long arms and dont notice the weight. My legs notice the running and sliding though hahah.. good luck
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:19 PM #15
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So i just bought a 68 3000 carbon fiber and i have a 48 3000 aluminum. Is there any difference other than weight and cubic inches. Advantages of having a 68 cu thats not 45000. And how does a 4500 offer more air even if the cubic inches are the same as 3000 tank.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:34 PM #16
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I honestly cant see the weight difference being that noticeable between the two.. I mean what are we talking, a pound? I am just thinking for the "bigger" tank being the same price, I would take it in case I need extra shots... no?
A pound is huge!!! My steely weighed 4 pounds or something and my new ninja 50 45 is like a feather. A pound is huge. Remember that
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM #17
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So i just bought a 68 3000 carbon fiber and i have a 48 3000 aluminum. Is there any difference other than weight and cubic inches. Advantages of having a 68 cu thats not 45000. And how does a 4500 offer more air even if the cubic inches are the same as 3000 tank.
Theres more pressure in the tank...
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So i just bought a 68 3000 carbon fiber and i have a 48 3000 aluminum. Is there any difference other than weight and cubic inches. Advantages of having a 68 cu thats not 45000. And how does a 4500 offer more air even if the cubic inches are the same as 3000 tank.
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Theres more pressure in the tank...
As d.a.d. said, higher pressure. It's like cramming extra air in there, but still has the same size in cubic inches.
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