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#1 User is offline   Epic win 

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:04 AM

http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERS...001%40AVI-Store

Can anybody tell me about it?
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:53 AM

Sounds like an average steely to me. I've got a 48 3000, they are slightly heavy unlike a carbon fiber. But yeah it's ok for a starter hpa tank.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:26 PM

Like o-m wrote: it's your basic, starter, steel hpa tank. Nothing bad to write about it since I don't have that exact model, but my cousin owns a PE 48/3 & it works fine. He's upgrading to a larger 4.5k because he grows tired of having to get refills every 400+ shots... but shot count varies depending on marker obviously. 400 rounds goes pretty quick when playing a big scenario game, but for open play days it's ok for him. If you're using that PMR in your sig you'll hopefully get 6-700 on a fill... no guarantees. If that's enough for you then great.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:43 PM

Thanks ger,I'm playing outlaw with my pmr but I only need a 140 pod per game and we only play one game so thats
a few evenings worth.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:01 PM

Yeah, if you're playing outlaw ball you better be conservative w/ paint while using that tank! I guess if you're at a local field every weekend & don't have to pay for air (or get it cheap), then a 48/3k would be fine for your use. At that rate though, w/ a 68/45 you'd be able to play an entire month on the same fill. You should be able to find a cheap used one for under $80 on ebay, got lucky w/ mine for $56 shipped.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:38 PM

Haha, thanks but I need $8 more just to be able to buy the AVI tank.

Besides my local shop is only 15 min. away.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:40 AM

Well there you go, if you're that close then no worries about running out. But if, for example, it costs you $5 for a fill every week that adds up to $20 a month vs. $5 a month for the bigger tank. $15 a month adds up fast & the bigger one could end up paying for itself.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:44 AM

I am debating between saving up for an 88/4500 of just buying the 48/3000,
either way though I would be playing with my friends no more then 2-3 times a month.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:00 PM

An 88 is massive compared to a 48... I'd be looking at the 68 or maybe 70 stubby tops if you are going "on-gun". If you are running remote the 88 is fine, but at the same time you'll be holding more air than you'll probably ever carry in paint -- that's like a hopper + 10 pods of paint for that PMR! If you only ever play outlaw a few times a month & never play big scenarios where you need to shoot 1500 rounds of paint at a time before you can go off & get air, then a small tank should be more than adequate.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:31 PM

you can get a good 68/45 CF tank on forums pretty cheap
make sure it's got at least half the time left on hydro, no sense risking it failing hydrotesting
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

I wouldn't put the 88/4500 out of the equation quite yet. My friend runs one on his ego and it is quite nice. I find it balanced and not heavy.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:57 PM

View PostFlorentine, on Sep 9 2009, 09:19 PM, said:

I wouldn't put the 88/4500 out of the equation quite yet. My friend runs one on his ego and it is quite nice. I find it balanced and not heavy.


Is your friend HUGEEEE! :dodgy:

A suggestion, NINJA TANKS! They have nice 4500 PSI tanks, and they even have a nice Steelie tank (what your looking at).

I am getting a 50 CI tank from them soon :dodgy:
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:40 AM

Woodsball,I don't have $50 dollars and the 4500 psi ninja tanks crack from heat.
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:23 AM

View PostW00DSBALL 5N1P3R, on Sep 9 2009, 10:57 PM, said:

View PostFlorentine, on Sep 9 2009, 09:19 PM, said:

I wouldn't put the 88/4500 out of the equation quite yet. My friend runs one on his ego and it is quite nice. I find it balanced and not heavy.


Is your friend HUGEEEE! :rolleyes:

A suggestion, NINJA TANKS! They have nice 4500 PSI tanks, and they even have a nice Steelie tank (what your looking at).


No, he is 6'0", and about 160 pounds, almost exactly the same as me, except I'm maybe an inch taller. But it feels really nice. I love using it on my sniper as well, it stays in my shoulder well.

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Woodsball,I don't have $50 dollars and the 4500 psi ninja tanks crack from heat.

Uh, I'm pretty sure the tanks do not crack from heat. If they did, they couldn't sell them. Besides, the pressure from the tank heats up.
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:40 AM

There were a few tanks that had cracks develop in the second smooth finish layer on the Ninja tanks. From what I was told they were left in cars during hot days. With temps reaching over 140 in a car in a matter of minutes it does not surprize me.

The tanks were replaced at no cost to the customers.

I also so one that was cracked at DDay. It was dropped onto a nice hard surface. Again, replaced.

The one I saw had no fibers showing and you could clearly see the first internal smooth epoxy coat through the crack...so there was no danger in the cracking. Just an added measure to keep players safe since the outer second epoxy layer is more prone to damage the tank will be replaced prior to critical and possibly deadly damage is incured.

After researching tanks and speaking with the guys who make the stuff...I went with Ninja.
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