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#1 acousticmood

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:49 PM

I'm looking into the AA S410. it charges to 3,000 psi.By the time I get that and the scope there won't be much left for a fancy 1,000,000 cu. ft. carbon fiber tank.So what otions do you guys use?How many fills can you get from a standard 80 cu ft. 3,000 psi scuba tank?Thanks,

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:51 PM

The problem with a 3000lb tank as a reservoir is that you won't be able to fill the gun up to 3000lbs. As you load the gun the pressure in your 3000lb scuba tank will be below 3000lbs. That is why they use the 4K tanks. I bought a hand pump with mine. If you are doing a lot of plinking, then the tank is a way to go. I only shoot at things that bleed.db
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:30 PM

Although, if you did use the good old (and inexpensive) aluminum 80, it would give you a 90-99% fill, then you could top it off with the hand pump. Turns 100 pumps into 10 or 20...

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:38 PM

That is the best way to go with a 3000 psi tank. :signs1180lq:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:02 PM

It's a good queston but I would go to the yellow forum and buy a carbon fiber setup, one with the line and quick disconnect for $485. It's a used setup but good until 2017. I had (4) 80 alum's and would always take two with me when I'd go out shooting. It works but the 88 4500 is 5 tanks rolled into one, can run 3,000 all day long and weighs about 15 pounds with carrier, air and tank. I did it the other way first because that's what I could afford at the time and got my money back before buying the carbon fiber. I think everybody should have a pump back up though!Good luck with your choice!Bone
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