Originally Posted by Castro #66
Not a fan of 68 size tanks at all. I'm looking forward to trying this vessel for special purposes, myself. I use a 45/45 daily, and I'm taller than average.
Meanwhile, you're stating all of this like it's fact, when it really falls into the realm of personal preference.
It's my opion but here is why I see no value:
-Small and light.
-smaller and lighter. That means every time you pump your gun, it's going to move off your target that much more. A bad thing for pumpers.
-A gun with a lighter tank will become more top heavy. Bad balance means less accuracy. Smaller hopper mandatory. Added cost.
-probably will require a stock to use it, or at least a butt plate or rail system you may not already have. Added cost.
-if you ever play semi, this tank won't help you. Now you need more than one tank....added cost. If you don't play semi then you won't have a problem.
-Still heavier, more expensive and less efficient than Co2. Slap an anti siphon in your 7oz Co2 tank and enjoy for a lot less money, if consistency is an issue. Dirty Co2 is almost never a problem in pump play period. No noid.....no problem. Neither is the cold. I've played pump at -15 celcius no problem. Your paint will be more of an issue than Co2. Put a 3 dollar filter in if you think it may be an issue. If your'e still worried about Co2, then I don't kwow what to tell you. The act of pumping will affect your accuracy more than Co2 ever will.
-fiber tanks need to be hydro'd every 3 to 5 years depending on certification(most are 5 years now). Added cost.
-be prepared to spend a lot more time in the air lineup if you like to shoot or play long games. If you just pluck away here and there you'll be ok. If you're a back yard baller, you'll be switching back to a bigger tank in no time due to a lack of convenient air fills. Or you'll need extras.
Anyway this is why I would never buy one. The cons and costs far outnumber the one pound of weight(or whatever) pro in my opinion. There are plenty of tanks already out there to suit anyones needs. If you feel you just have to have one, all the power to you.
In the end you really have to do what makes you happy. Of course a forum is no good without debate either. I like to spawn debate lol.