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#1 ryanporter10

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

hey everyone, i was just wondering aprox. how many shots i would get out of the following tanks using a mini?
48/4500
68/4500
90/4500

just weighing the pros and cons before buying a new tank!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I would get a tank based on your height, not how many shots you can get off a fill.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I would get a tank based on your height, not how many shots you can get off a fill.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

You really should go based on your height and arm length. You shouldn't have problems getting through your hopper and the standard 4 or so pods on your back with any of those,

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Hold the gun with the tank with one hand, arm straight forward. You want the tank to end at around your elbow. Thats my general rule for tanks when I talk to friends who dont just wanna go with a 68/4500

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

i was more looking for # of shot because i play allot of big games and HATE running out of air (i'm a tad trigger happy)
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Get a more efficient gun? Better investment than an uncomfortable tank. That or just walk.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

get watever fits you.

48 id say 5 foot or over
68/45 if you are over 5 8
90 if you are lets say 6 4 or taller

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

get watever fits you.

90 if you are lets say 6 0 or taller

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If you need to shot more than 14 pods a game


Also, arm-length is not always a direct correlation of height.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

A 68/45 is the generic size,but I would usually recommend the 50/45,as I like a light and tight setup.But because you play alot of big games,a 68/45 is a good way to go.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

Hey guys, I appreciate that you're trying to stress the importance of proper tank fit, but for some people, this is not all they need. That wasn't even his question. If you don't have easy access to a fill station, then you might need more shots per fill. My estimates go as follows. All figures can be increased with upgraded bolts and/or springs.

48/45- 700-800 shots
68/45- 1000- 1200 shots
90/45- 1350- 1650 shots

This was based mainly off of the AXE's figures, so the mini will probably be within the same ball park, because they have almost identical bolt engines.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

Hey guys, I appreciate that you're trying to stress the importance of proper tank fit, but for some people, this is not all they need. That wasn't even his question. If you don't have easy access to a fill station, then you might need more shots per fill. My estimates go as follows. All figures can be increased with upgraded bolts and/or springs.

48/45- 700-800 shots
68/45- 1000- 1200 shots
90/45- 1350- 1650 shots

This was based mainly off of the AXE's figures, so the mini will probably be within the same ball park, because they have almost identical bolt engines.


The Axe is more efficient than a Mini, so knock off 100 - 150 balls on the max/min.

My Axe got 1260 shots on a 50/4500 with a boss bolt and stock spring so that should help as well. When would you ever need to carry a case of paint with you to the field?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I would get a tank based on your height, not how many shots you can get off a fill.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:11 PM


Hey guys, I appreciate that you're trying to stress the importance of proper tank fit, but for some people, this is not all they need. That wasn't even his question. If you don't have easy access to a fill station, then you might need more shots per fill. My estimates go as follows. All figures can be increased with upgraded bolts and/or springs.

48/45- 700-800 shots
68/45- 1000- 1200 shots
90/45- 1350- 1650 shots

This was based mainly off of the AXE's figures, so the mini will probably be within the same ball park, because they have almost identical bolt engines.


The Axe is more efficient than a Mini, so knock off 100 - 150 balls on the max/min.

My Axe got 1260 shots on a 50/4500 with a boss bolt and stock spring so that should help as well. When would you ever need to carry a case of paint with you to the field?

When you play in big games alot,like the OP said he did.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

you would carry a case on your back if your playing ten man. now there is an instance i can think of where you run a big tank...




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