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#1 mmecke32

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

What is the difference between a 68/3000 and a 68/4500??


What do you guys think I should buy?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

The 68/4500 is the better tank. The first number is the cubic inch size. The bigger it is, the higher volume of air it fits. The second number is the pressure the tank can hold. The higher it is, the more air if can squeeze in safely.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

The 4500 is rounded off and much more comfortable to shoulder and is lighter than it's 68/3000 counterpart.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

The 68/3000 will probably be heavier(assuming its not an old carbon fibre tank) and will hold 50% less shots.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

68/3000 is an older carbon fiber tank, which is not even marketed for paintball anymore. They were carbon fiber, and identical in dimensions to a standard 68/4500. If you are comparing a 68/4500 to the modern counterpart of a 68/300, it would be the 62/3000 steely. A 62 is significantly heavier than a 68, but sure is preferred to a 48/3000 steely imo.


Also, buy a 68/4500 if at all possible. You will not regret it.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

its a carbon fiber and i would possibly be getting it for $40

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

68/3000 is an older carbon fiber tank, which is not even marketed for paintball anymore. They were carbon fiber, and identical in dimensions to a standard 68/4500. If you are comparing a 68/4500 to the modern counterpart of a 68/300, it would be the 62/3000 steely. A 62 is significantly heavier than a 68, but sure is preferred to a 48/3000 steely imo.


Also, buy a 68/4500 if at all possible. You will not regret it.



Most of the 68/3000 tanks that were "carbon fiber" are actually fiberglass. Check the dot numbers online to determine if they are 3 yr or 5 yr hydros. Then also you need to know the orginal date on the tank since both cf and fiberglass are 15 yr life tanks. If you get one for 40 bucks with 5+ yrs left on it, then that's not a bad deal. If there is only 1 or 2 yrs then you are better off getting one of the ans tanks or something for around 100 bucks or a used cf 68/4500.


oh and to the poster who said a 68/3000 only gets 50% of the shots of a 68/4500. They actually lose 1/3rd or 33.3%.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:35 AM

Just buy a Brand new 68/45. It's the way to go. I hate my 48/3000 tank. Too damn heavy...




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