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JonM 11-12-2016 02:59 PM

Maxtact 9ci HPA Tank
 
As I was unsatisfied with the height of a standard 13/3000 tank when playing with my Phantom VSC, I started looking for a smaller alternative that would meet the following criteria. First, it had to be small enough to mount to the vertical ASA on my Phantom and still allow me to crouch, crawl and generally stay out of the way when playing low. Second, the tank had to fall within the 2x2 rule so that I wouldn't have to worry about having it hydrotested every few years. And lastly, it had to be affordable. After doing a good bit of searching and emailing, I finally got my hands on one of Maxtact's 9ci HPA tanks - and it checks off each of those boxes perfectly.

The Maxtact 9ci HPA tank measures 49.2 mm x 136.5 mm without the regulator (that's 1.937" x 5.374"). So this tank comes in at just under 2" in diameter. Check.

Below, you can see how it compares in size to both a standard 3.5 oz. CO2 tank as well as a Guerrilla Air 13/3k HPA tank. It's considerably shorter than the 13/3k; and when paired with a Myth regulator, it's so close in size to the 3.5 oz. CO2 tank that I won't even have to re-cut the foam in my gun case. Also check.

https://i.imgur.com/WoUtoOxl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N9HzFMdl.jpg

And here we see it as I had originally envisioned it. Mounted on my Phantom, the gun keeps the same feel and profile as it did with the 3.5 oz. tank but now with the ease and consistency of running on HPA. I still need to test it on the field and possibly change springs (edit: it required a blue mainspring). But if I do the math and figure that a Phantom on a 13/3k tank is good for about 150 shots (Edit: 200+) give or take, I figure that I should be able to get about 80 shots (Edit: actual shot count is at least 150+) or so out of a 9ci tank. So playing modified stock class, this should be perfect. Check, check and check.

https://i.imgur.com/51FSHkdh.jpg

iKNOWaFATman 11-12-2016 03:10 PM

now. if someone could only make a dang 9 or 13 ci that's rated 4500....

zomfgmikeftw 11-12-2016 05:39 PM

Where did you get one in the US? I only see them sold in Canada.

JonM 11-12-2016 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zomfgmikeftw (Post 3322144)
Where did you get one in the US? I only see them sold in Canada.

I ordered mine directly from Maxtact. I had to email their sales manager who was able to track one down for me. Even with shipping from Canada, the total cost (including the cost of the Myth reg I bought on eBay) was still less than the price of a similarly sized Spare Air tank - before shipping. :D

Pilisher 11-12-2016 08:54 PM

Any chance you can share the contact info for the sales manager?

Would also be interested in hearing the shot count you get off it!

JonM 11-12-2016 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pilisher (Post 3322172)
Any chance you can share the contact info for the sales manager?

Would also be interested in hearing the shot count you get off it!

Of course! Here you go.

Adam Collyer
Adam@Maxtact.ca
Maxtact Sales Manager
Maxtact - Magazine fed Paintball markers, Paintball TGR2

Leo87pump 11-12-2016 09:44 PM

Love it! What about the weight?

Thanks

JonM 11-12-2016 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo87pump (Post 3322179)
Love it! What about the weight?

Thanks

It weighs 13oz. or 370g with the Myth regulator installed.

aznfknpride 11-14-2016 11:35 PM

Nice! Thank you for this... sucks that nobody fills co2 anymore. 80 shots vs 300 shots on a 3.5 is heartbreaking, but at least you dont have a 13ci dangling from your VASA. Going to try and order one asap.

Leo87pump 11-15-2016 12:30 AM

Thanks man. Adam said there is none in stock now but will let me know when ready for shipping 👍🏼


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