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Old 07-08-2007, 11:17 PM
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Don't Know 48ci or 72ci

I was looking into switching from CO2 to HPA. I have decided on either the PMI 48ci/3000psi tank or the 72ci/3000psi tank. Which should i get and what are the differences.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

A 48/3000 is not going to get you many shots. That's only about 500 rounds, or one bag of paint. The way I fire, I'd spend all my time at the field refilling. If you're gonna run bottle-on-marker, 68-72 is a good compromise with size versus # of shots. Personally, I'd go for the 4500 psi versions, but like I said, I shoot alot. As it is, I run an 88/4500 and can carry almost 1400 rounds out on the field. A good friend of mine got a 68/4500, and now wishes that he'd gotten at least the 72. In the end, it's all personal preference.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

The amount of shots and weight is really the only difference. a 72 is pretty heavy, i know cause i ahve one and i get about 800 shots from it. figure about 11 shots per ci, so you would get approximately 450 shots from a 42ci. that is rough caluations. may i recommend buying a used 4500 psi tank? check ebay and the nation. usually you can get them for around $100 in various ci. smallest is 45 i beleive and medium size would be 68ci. go pmi or crossfire either way. new crossfire tanks on actionvillage are around $160 if you are willing to shell out an extra $60 for a new tank. like corrupted said though, depends on how you shoot. if you are trigger happy you will need a bigger tank with a higher psi rating. a 68/4500 will match up closely to a 20 oz tank on a warm day. personally i run a 88/4500 because im a trigger happy kind of person. i go through about 300-600 rounds a game at 4 games at a time before refills. i get almsot a case on my 88/4500 plus my backup 20 oz.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

Yup yup. Weight shouldn't be a factor unless you don't use a remote.

To tell how much shots you would get out of your tank, you do the following math. For 3000 PSI, it is 10 x CI, 4500psi it is 15 x CI. So for your tanks the 48/3000 = ~480 shots and 72/3000 =~720.

The tell what is the best tank for you, i would suggest buying a tank base on how much paint you carry. That way when you are out of paint, you are out of gas or very close to it.

For example. If you use a 4+2+1 harness. You would carry ~1040 rounds. With a 4500psi tank you would need a 72ci tank and you can just fill everytime you run out of paint.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

For a 3000 PSI tank I'd reccomend the 72ci. I have a 68/4500 and I run out of air on occasion.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

68ci/4500 a good size not too large.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

Doro has some really good deals right now:

http://www.doropaintball.com/AB10381...xd.asp?id=8593

Go with a 68/4500 and you will be happy.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

Gotta go with 72. With the smaller tank and an A5, you are going to be running to the fill station all the time.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

Try contacting a member hear tomq. He sells tanks of all sizes and may be able to help you find a carbon fiber tank for a decent price.
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Re: 48ci or 72ci

ya, you would run out of air waay to fast.(depending on how you shoot though)
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