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#1 MatthewTyson

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:40 PM

What pressure gas is this gun designed to run on? I have yet to find a pressure listing on the cans of green gas I've bought.
Reason I ask is some time in the future when I have enough mags (I'm thinking 8 - 10) I'm going to use a regulator to make sure I have the same pressure in each mag (and thus the same FPS output).

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:43 PM

I have a ridiculous M18 mag with a 0-150psi gauge drilled into it.  I made this thing like 7 years ago to test operating pressure for a very old gas gun.  Green gas used to circle around 85psi and 120psi depending on the bottle and weather.  


I haven't tested it on recent stuff though.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:52 PM

View PostSpiggy, on 23 November 2010 - 04:43 PM, said:

I have a ridiculous M18 mag with a 0-150psi gauge drilled into it.  I made this thing like 7 years ago to test operating pressure for a very old gas gun.  Green gas used to circle around 85psi and 120psi depending on the bottle and weather.  


I haven't tested it on recent stuff though.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:56 PM

I've seen some reports stating that they are around 115 psi. Not positive on that though...

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:26 AM

View PostSpiggy, on 23 November 2010 - 04:43 PM, said:

I have a ridiculous M18 mag with a 0-150psi gauge drilled into it.  I made this thing like 7 years ago to test operating pressure for a very old gas gun.  Green gas used to circle around 85psi and 120psi depending on the bottle and weather.  


I haven't tested it on recent stuff though.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:07 AM

Would it be a huge problem to use CO2 in the winter? Im talking 20-40 Fahrenheit since the expansion wont be as great?

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:45 AM

even CO2 will have difficulties holding sustained fire in cold weather, that's why most cold area paintballers opted to use HPA/Nitrogen systems.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

View Postzander, on 30 November 2010 - 08:07 AM, said:

Would it be a huge problem to use CO2 in the winter? Im talking 20-40 Fahrenheit since the expansion wont be as great?
Unregulated CO2 will make the gun explode before you could say "oops". Like spiggy said though, it has a really crappy COE when it gets cold outside.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:02 PM

View PostSpiggy, on 30 November 2010 - 11:45 AM, said:

even CO2 will have difficulties holding sustained fire in cold weather, that's why most cold area paintballers opted to use HPA/Nitrogen systems.

Ditto.  Take it from an old paintballer.  :gun:

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:14 AM

Funny thing about CO2, it's default form is gas or solid (dry ice)


It won't maintain liquid status (necessary for siphoning) unless under extreme pressure.  Because of that, it's a pain in the posterior when your canister freezes over.




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