This is an awesome tank. First of all, the people who say it takes forever to fill dotn know what they are talking about. They are either filling at stations which are sub-par or are filling them out of scuba tanks intheir basement. My local pro-shop fills my 4500/70CUI "peanut" throttle HPA tank in less then 30 seconds from empty to 500PSI over full (the heat expands and the extra 500PSI is to compensate for after it cools). This is done with a regular compressor using an inline booster. nothing fancy. As for weight, my Dye peanut weighs 1.5oz less then my friend's 4500/88CUI Pure Energy. Of course my tank is also much shorter then his so close quarters combat is eaiser on my part. I can really tuck the tank in close. I also love the looks of the Dye vs the "clear" straight fiber style plus it makes for better "cammo" out in the field. Add a Rhino cover (you want to protect an investment like this) and the tank is nearly indestructable. I have a gas-hog A5 w/ reacting trigger and I STILL get about 1000 shots out of my gun, spraying paint at full auto 15BPS speeds, so I love this thing.
Also, cost is average. Whoever said it cost "nearly 300 bucks" is either a liar or is getting SERIOUSLY ripped off (or lives in Canada). I paid 200 out the door (same price as the larger style 4500/88 Throttle tank) and that included 12 free refills. This was NOT on sale either, nor was it used or off of eBay or some other online dealer.
The ONLY thing I KIND of disliked (and this is my fault for not checking before I bought) is that I cant use my collapsable stock in its collapsed position because the peanut tank is wider then most and it hits. A drop forward corrected this however.
As for leaks, Ive had my tank sit fully filled for nearly 2 months without 1 PSI of pressure drop. Whoever said not to buy this tank because of leaks is either talking about some oddball problem, or works for another company. Im the 3rd person Ive known to buy one of these without problem 1 as far as leaking, ans the owner of my local pro-shop (who sells every major brand HPA) backs up this statement. he uses these tanks for his teams and sponsorships. he also uses them in store to gas-up markers they work on/test/show to customers.
Average price, so why not strp up to the better choice? As far as looks in concerned the Dye wins, as far as reliability it matches the best out there, and for size? Well My "peanut" style tank beats other "standard" tanks and even the stubby knock-off designs. So the Dye throttle either matches or beats everything else out there, while costing just as much or a tad bit less. Go for this one, you will love it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 2nd, 2006 at 9:38 pm PST