Air Tank HPA tank too heavy
Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:21 AM
I ordered a steel 48ci 3000psi tank from SO, because it's all I could really afford. The plan is still to buy a lighter, smaller tank maybe after Christmas, but for now, I needed something workable. Problem is, it's SO heavy. Not so heavy i can't lift it, not so heavy I have difficulty with maneuverability, etc...just pain in the butt heavy. I lost that "super light" feeling I had when just holding the marker. I haven't field tested it yet (this weekend should be a good time) but I'm just concerned. The tank will be even heavier then....I don't want to have spent 600 some dollars and not have it kick butt.
Thoughts? Should I go remote? Since it's so big, should I just constantly use it as a stock, and try to run that way? Also-tank cover; worth using, or extra weight? I have one on there now just to protect the bottle.
Finally, WHEN I get the chance to get something new, what do you recommend? If I go carbon fiber, should I opt for like a 68ci 4500 tank? What do people think about peanuts (specific to dagger position)? What do you use?
Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:28 AM
Lapco Grey Ghost 2008, Classic Automag, PM8, 06 Cyborg
Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:46 AM
48/3k tanks are pretty heavy but other tanks aren't going to be THAT much lighter.
Sounds like about the consensus. In terms of getting a drop, I don't mind the length, and I don't think the weight distribution is necessarily bad, it's just a bit heavy. Maybe I just got overexcited when I felt how light the gun was without the tank...
Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:52 AM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:22 PM
- remote line
- just use the tank as normal
- drop forward
Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:27 PM
Yep, you're absolutely right. After I dropped the money on the marker, the wifey got a bit miffed. I'm not a huge paint sprayer, so I figured a lower end loader wasn't a big deal; plus I like the Evo. That works nicely for me. Fast enough when I really need to suppress, but able to be a bit more economical on my pocket. The air tank really is just a starter, and I do plan to change it up ASAP. I'd really like a nice Dye tank, and by Christmas that's maybe an option. For now though, I'll just deal with the weight.
At the end of the day, I have a nice marker that will do a nice job shooting paint. I'm not going to gripe too much.
PS-The ultralight frame seriously made me giggle. I love the trigger feel on that thing. HUGE upgrade from the stock frame/trigger, and for only 25 bucks more!!!!!!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:46 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:38 PM
Yup. My mistake. Ah well. I spent some time doing snap drills this evening, and I feel better about the gun. My neighbors like it too...it's a little quieter as I screw around in my backyard.
Not as heavy as I thought when aired up.
Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:02 AM
Posted 03 September 2007 - 11:58 AM
45/4500 tanks are available that are extremely lightweight. Do some research before you get one as there are certain brands that are several ounces lighter than others, perhaps through the use of carbon fiber.
Also consider going with a small hopper to bring your on-marker weight down. I'm a bit extreme in this area: I use a 50 round Winchester. (more like 65 rounds because I put a Dye locklid on it that adds some volume). You could look at a 100 round hopper though - something like the PBvirus or Sportshot. If you still want to "rip" you can hack them up and add the motorized guts from something like a Ricochet.
If you start combining all these ideas you'll find they make a big difference collectively. A tiny hopper would be the least expensive upgrade. A drop would be next (buy used) and the 45/45 tank would be most expensive. Do NOT get a 68/4500 if you're trying to cut down on weight... go 45/45.
This post has been edited by C.J.: 03 September 2007 - 11:59 AM