Co2 or Nitro
Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:07 AM
there were disigned to run on it. they seem to run better on Co, any way..
Find an Anti siphon vavle so you dont suck any liquid and you will be good to go.... ( if you are running remote or a horizontel tank)
This post has been edited by ronin58: 13 April 2007 - 12:08 AM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 04:42 AM
But yeah, I have very little expirience with 98c's and have never tried Co2 on one. You might as well invest in an HPA tank in case you upgrade anyway, but if you plan on using Co2, antisyphon is a must like ronin explained.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 04:56 AM
This post has been edited by tippmansniper: 13 April 2007 - 04:57 AM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:06 AM
I asuming you mean fills so i would say it all depends on were you live but any were from .75 cents to $1.50 per thousand psi.
and if you go to a BIG game or scenerio it usually a flat fee for air all weekend around $10 for a weekend.
This post has been edited by ronin58: 13 April 2007 - 10:06 AM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:31 AM
I voted HPA. It really is better.
This post has been edited by Paint Marine: 13 April 2007 - 11:31 AM
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:01 PM
I voted HPA. It really is better.
HPA. Cheaper in the long run, more consistent and cleaner for your gun.
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:16 PM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:32 PM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:37 PM
I voted "doesn't matter" but I want to qualify that statement.
CO2 tanks are cheap. Even a small CO2 tank holds a large amout of gas: I get 80-shots per ounce of CO2 on my marker, an autococking design. (Blazer)
What this means is you can buy a small tank, have it filled and expect a whole day of play with it. A 20oz. CO2 tank gives me about 1600 shots. I usually run a 3.5oz for indoor games and a 9oz outdoor where fills are farther apart. Tanks 2-inches or less in diameter don't need hydro-testing so that's a big plus too.
As a sniper, you don't need to shoot a lot and your shots will be farther apart so freezing up and shootdown aren't as important to you as they might be to a Sabre or Broadsword.
With an anti-siphon tube and a CO2 regulator like the Palmer Stabilizer, CO2, when you don't shoot too fast, is as consistent as HPA. (read the bold part again... too many people don't get that concept)
The bad news... you really can't shoot CO2 as fast as HPA. Your tank will chill, just like an aerosol can when you spray it continuously, and your pressure will drop. You also cool down the marker which may or may not affect it - more specifically, the o-rings.
In colder weather, if you play outdoors, you'll get less shots per ounce of CO2 than you will in hot weather. This is, however, predictable and can be managed.
HPA has the advantage of being a "hook it up and forget about it" gas. It doesn't chill like CO2 does and it isn't overly sensitive to differences in temperature.
The bad part about HPA is tanks are much more expensive than CO2 and you don't get nearly the shot count for a given tank size. Either you live with less shots (kind of defeats the point of being able to shoot fast, huh?) or you buy a huge HPA tank.
I used to have a 68/4500 HPA tank. I sold it and went double-reg'd, anti-siphoned CO2.
Oh yeah: depending on your marker, you may be stuck with HPA: electro-pneumatics don't take well to CO2.
EDIT: if your CO2 tank is vertical, either on marker or with a remote, do NOT use an anti-siphon tube!
You want the CO2 pickup at the highest point in the tank. If it's vertical, the valve is already the highest point. If it's horizontal, the anti-siphon should be installed so it's on the top wall of your tank, where it's not dipped in liquid CO2.
This post has been edited by C.J.: 13 April 2007 - 12:46 PM