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Old 02-27-2013, 10:42 PM #43
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Personally as a well seasoned player... I always say, buy your gear right the first time. If you really like playing, spend the extra cash up front on your better options. Personally I'd go with a Ninja Pro SLP tank with the rotating reg to put the fill nipple and gauge in a more comfortable location. Sure it'll cost upwards of 180.00, but after hours of playing and that nipple digging into your wrist, it becomes a well paid for convenience. Depending on how much you play, look to buy stuff that your more than likely not going to be upgrading right away in your near future. Do you have to buy a 1200.00 gun off the bat?Definitely not, there are plenty of options to go with in the midlevel market that perform just as well. I always say avoid the low end, since thats exactly what you get. Spend the extra cash upfront, to avoid spending a whole lot more shortly after. You'll thank yourself later. So will your bank account. Also on a side note... I always say invest in a GOOD pair of goggles before anything else if your first getting started. Crappy goggles can totally ruin your experience playing. No one wants a fogging mask that 1000 other people have worn before you. Just my 2cents...
In all my years playing, I have yet to find a tank/ASA combo that positions the fill nipple in such a bad spot that I'd pay $180 for a new tank that doesn't do it, or $40+ for a new reg. You can fix that problem with a 10 cent o-ring between your ASA and tank threads.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:32 PM #44
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Basically the difference is the material. You are also operating on a different pressure ( 4500 psi or 3000 psi ). You can get better efficiency and have a reg you can change the output so you can sync your tank with your market.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:19 PM #45
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68 or 48 cubic in

I'm looking into getting a carbon fiber HPA tank but does it matter if its 68 or 45 cubic inch?

I shoot a Proto Reflex Rail if that matters
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:26 PM #46
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Just to clear some things up...I OWN a 3000 psi carbon fiber tank...lol they aren't only steel tanks.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:29 PM #47
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Just to clear some things up...I OWN a 3000 psi carbon fiber tank...lol they aren't only steel tanks.
That. My first HPA tank was a 68/3000 fiber wrapped. They are less common these days than they used to be but they do exist.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:16 PM #48
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I'm looking into getting a carbon fiber HPA tank but does it matter if its 68 or 45 cubic inch?

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the only difference between those is the size, which is totally personal preference. the 68 is a little bigger, and thus holds more air, but the 45 will be lighter. go to your field or shop and see if anyone has one you can look it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:39 PM #50
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I'm looking into getting a carbon fiber HPA tank but does it matter if its 68 or 45 cubic inch?

I shoot a Proto Reflex Rail if that matters
Also depends on your size, play style, and what type of play you prefer. if you're a bigger dude and can shoulder a bigger tank, go for it. Especially if you rip through paint and like to play more woodsball where you'll have less access to a fill station. On the reflex you're probably looking between 500-700 shots with a 45, and upwards of 900 shots with the 68. Food for thought.
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