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Old November 23rd, 2012, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which air tank would you use on a mini?

My 68/45 just seems big. I was thinking of getting a used 50/45 but have never used one. So I'm looking for some others opinions.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Both are nice tanks i prolly would use the smaller one
I own 3 tanks a 45/5000, a 68/4500, and a 13/3000
I use my 45/50 when i practice play rec or i am using a smaller gun
I use the 68/45 when i play tourneys or i am using a really unefficient gun
I use the 13/30 on pumps
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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wow. a 5000 psi tank =P *troll*

i've got a 45/45, a 48/45 stubby, a 50/45 boobie, and a 13/30. i used the 50/45 mostly now. before i got the boobie i'd use the stubby. still use the stubby on my vic. but the 45/45 was just as long as the boobie and not as big. might even sell it now that i think about it
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow. a 5000 psi tank =P *troll*

i've got a 45/45, a 48/45 stubby, a 50/45 boobie, and a 13/30. i used the 50/45 mostly now. before i got the boobie i'd use the stubby. still use the stubby on my vic. but the 45/45 was just as long as the boobie and not as big. might even sell it now that i think about it
Is there much difference in the 68 and 50. Other then the amount of shots.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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there are a few out there, problem is nobody can fill them

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Is there much difference in the 68 and 50. Other then the amount of shots.
not terribly, i had a mini and had 2 separate 68 tanks, one with a short reg and one with a long one, that made quite a bit of difference alone so really it just comes down to how close or how far from your marker do you want to play?
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 10:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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there are a few out there, problem is nobody can fill them
Yea its a evil scion but i never get it filled all the way unless i go to a local store where their compressor is uncapped
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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My 68/45 just seems big. I was thinking of getting a used 50/45 but have never used one. So I'm looking for some others opinions.
Most of the time the 50 is about 1 inch shorter than the 68. Although it is just an inch it does make a difference in how it feels . It will make it seem lighter and very tight in the bunkers but you are going to get less shots, 4 pods compared to 6 with the 68.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Was going to pickup a 50 today. But all my field had was 45/45. Lighter but same length as the 68. So decided to wait.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea i love a skinny longer tank over a stubby
I do not like the feel of a stubby tank, if i really want to be closer to my gun i will just put a drop on it
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I like the stubbies, I've got short arms. Although my first HPA system was a 1997 STO cocker with an on-gun Smart Parts max-flo 92/3000 (before you could easily find or fill 4500 tanks).
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Old November 25th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i still have a max flo 3000 psi tank with asa in my closet i might put it up for sale before too long
This one was bought sometime in 97-99
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have baby T-rex arms. I don't quite look like CeLo Green, but 2-4" in length wouldn't hurt aesthetic value.

I currently play a Ninja 50/45 on the back of my ETEK3, and a Ninja 68/45 (new purchase... Boobie Cancer Support tank... $149 at my field this weekend!!!!) on the back of my Reflex Rail. The Etek's ....physique?...and taller body/frame make me want to play closer-in, and the Reflex Rail's shorter nature is just a bit tooooo small to use with the stubby tank.

I do like the design of the 50/45 though. Having that little bit of extra bulk pressed into my shoulder and bicep...I guess I find it helps me steady the marker while shooting and reloading.


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i still have a max flo 3000 psi tank with asa in my closet i might put it up for sale before too long
This one was bought sometime in 97-99
then its either dead or very close to the end of its life span, 15 years is all you get
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Really i didnt ever know that well that is a stupid mistake and it was last hydro'd in 2003 it hasnt been touched since 05 i got my scion then and didnt need the max flo as a main tank
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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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if it still can be hydroed i would have it hydroed, that way you can get 5 years off of it. hydro it, then sell it, fast. otherwise its dead already
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