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Old 09-04-2012, 10:20 AM #1
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What size tank to get.

Hey I play recball and some speedball. I will be purchasing a speedball gun soon. Something like a g4 or a proto. I want to get a tank that I will not outgrow. How is a 68/4500?
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:45 AM #2
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A 68/4500 will do you just fine for as long as the tank will last. I have been using 68/3k for years now and haven't had any problems unless I step into a big scenario game.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:56 AM #3
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i vote for getting a 68/45
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:23 AM #4
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Also what about a 50/4500?
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Also what about a 50/4500?
A 50/45 is a peanut tank, which is fairly light. You'll lose a hundred or so shots, which isn't a huge difference unless you're dumping 5 pods a game, every game. The 68/45 is a much longer tank and is a lot heavier than the 50/45, but if you have long arms you should have no problems!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:38 AM #6
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a have a pure energy 50/45 im a saller guy (about 5'6") and i love how the gun is nice and tight. If i had to choose i would go with the 50/45
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:44 AM #7
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Or run a remote and put in on your back then forget about size/weight... I used to run a 134/1800 back in the day... would love to get another 134 in 3000 or 4500! get all day recball on one fill back then.
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A 68/45 should work fine for you. They hold alot of air so you can get many shots out of them. However, they are a little heavier and longer than the peanut tanks. But the weight isnt that big of a deal. I currently own a 45/45 pure energy tank thats not a peanut tank, its closer to the size of a 68/45. Its not that heavy or too long. Its perfect.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:49 PM #9
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I originally had a 68/4500, but I opted to switch to the 50/4500. I mostly play snake, so I like how nice and tight it makes my overall setup. Plus, it's noticeably lighter.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:10 PM #10
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I think Im going to get a 50/4500 because I also play some pump. Where is the cheapest place to get one?
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:30 PM #12
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Also what is the size and shot count vs like a 45 or a 48?
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get a 68/45 even when you're playing pump. My 50/45 is nice and tight but when i play pump, when i pump the rod it comes back and hits my mask. That's without a drop forward or anything
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:19 PM #14
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68/45. Standard tank size and works well on darkside markers for me; they allow me just the right spacing between the mask and the rear of the marker.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:19 PM #15
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agree^^. 68/45 is perfect for any situation. GAS sells cheap carbon fiber tanks, about $125. I'd look into that or any Ninja
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:03 PM #16
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I use a 68 ci...here's why, with an autococker it's the perfect length. My gf plays with a 48 ci and if I try to use her tank on my autococker I constantly dodge a back block.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:52 AM #17
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I had a 68/45 and opted to get a 48/45. I'm happier with my 48 because I usually play a frontman position whether its snake in speedball or you know...frontman in woodsball/scenario. I prefer the tightness over the few hundred extra shots per fill.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:34 AM #18
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I think the answer is ultimately: It depends.

Different tanks have different sizes which means they feel different to have them on your marker and use them on your marker. If you can, drop into a local shop and see if they can put a couple different tanks on a marker for you and hold them. See how it feels.

That's what we did and ended up with a 68/45 inspite of thinking we'd want 48/45 (and we play pump, so extra shots is not a concern for us). The 68 just felt better to hold, and mounted up on our shoulders better (aaand we have cockers... so as was said the 48 is so tight that the backblock will knock your mask 9 shots out of 10).
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Get a 68/45 it's the most common size out there. It's about as big as you will need it unless if you use a mag or something REALLY inefficient. A 68/45 is great for big scenario games too just in case you don't just play speedball all the time.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:01 AM #20
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How is the legth of a 68/4500 compared to a 48/3000 steely?
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How is the legth of a 68/4500 compared to a 48/3000 steely?
I love my 68/4500!!! I'm a girl and I wasn't sure if the larger tank would get in my way, but I actually like it a lot better than the 48/3000 and I'm glad that I got it. It's about an inch and a half shorter, but just wider. The round end of the tank curves more on the 4500 and the 3000 is flat. If you don't count the curved part then it's a lot shorter.

Here's a pic of them side by side, the top of the 48/3000 is longer too.
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