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How to find how many shots your tank will get! No more how many shots will this tank give me! Rate Topic: ***** 1 Votes

#16 User is offline   deltasniperman 

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:57 AM

That's a pretty neat find!
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:44 PM

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I have to tell you that Tippmanns are not the most efficient. I have an A-5 and get at the most 650 shots out of at 20oz co2 tank. Everyone else that I know with a Tippmann has similiar problems, kinda frustrating huh?
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:52 PM

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I have to tell you that Tippmanns are not the most efficient. I have an A-5 and get at the most 650 shots out of at 20oz co2 tank. Everyone else that I know with a Tippmann has similiar problems, kinda frustrating huh?

Stock Tippmanns generally have terrible air efficiency. However, there are many things that you can buy/do that will make it tons better. So, it isn't really that frustrating, just something that can be taken care of with some work.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:36 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on Sep 24 2006, 02:42 PM, said:

View PostUTPRED, on Sep 24 2006, 12:52 PM, said:

k then, i have a question. I have 2 20 ouncers and I only get 450-500 shots out of them, and my gun is a 98 custom in perfect shape and the only upgrades are a 16" Knockout barrel and a double trigger. Any explanations to this, my buddies is the same way too, but everbody else seems to get around 1 K shots out of theirs?

20oz co2 tanks can yeild 1000+ shots and there are two reason why you would only be getting 450-500.

1. youre shooting your Marker way too fast

2. your tanks were not properly filled



1. Not true, adjusting speed on a Tippmann does NOT change how much CO2 or air you use. The screw adds turbulence to decrease efficiency, CO2 used stays the same.

2. Most likely the problem.
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:18 PM

Thank you very helpful, and Puzuma that is a helpful tip for self-finding shots thatnk you.
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:41 PM

That's a really good find. Now we can figure out how many shots we have because tanks barely ever get filled all the way and the only info I've found so far is how many shots on a full tank.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:54 PM

View PostSlider243, on Feb 28 2007, 02:44 AM, said:

UTPRED,
I have to tell you that Tippmanns are not the most efficient. I have an A-5 and get at the most 650 shots out of at 20oz co2 tank. Everyone else that I know with a Tippmann has similiar problems, kinda frustrating huh?

i have an a5 and i get about 1000 shots out of my 20oz
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:23 PM

pretty cool it seems accurate but i know thats impossible b/c of diffrent guns, fps, expansion chambers, cyclone feeds and many other things but overall very usefull
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:28 AM

By my calcs, at 25 shots per 12-gram, an ounce of CO2 is worth approximately 5.906 cubic inches of HPA at 3000 PSI, or 3.9373 cubic inches on a 4500 PSI tank. So if you're trying to relate CO2 to HPA, that's a good comparison. To equal a 9 ounce CO2 tank, you will need approximately a 53.154 CI 3000 PSI tank, or a 35.44 CI tank at 4500 PSI. For a 16 ounce tank, you'd need about a 63/4500 tank or a 94/3000 tank. So if you want to compare, a 68/4500 tank is reasonably close to a 16 ounce CO2 tank, particularly since HPA tanks are typically slightly underfilled.

Of course, mileage will vary. CO2 typically gives less performance than what it's rated for simply because it is a highly volatile gas. As you shoot, both temperature and pressure fluctuate, and this can cause some guns (particularly autococking designs) to not work properly. By the time you're down to 1 ounce of CO2 in the tank, you're going to be shooting horribly, whereas with an HPA tank you will have solid performance right up until you hit your marker's cutoff point. HPA also won't freeze up, so you can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger.

Now, I know these calcs aren't exact, by any means. However, they ARE a solid rule of thumb. A 16 ounce tank can give between about 800 and 1200 shots, by simple math using the existing numbers (multiply the 9 ounce values by 16/9). Go dead center on that, and it turns into about 1000, which match up nicely with my calcs at 25 shots per 12-gram, which are dead center between 20 and 30.

These numbers have passed a couple different validation means for comparison. They're overall very correct. You can use this to determine what HPA tank size compares to a CO2 tank. That way you can know how much gas you'll need to run your marker after you make the switch.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:20 PM

I got about 1800 shots out of my 20 oz CO2 tank today. I guess Custom Pro's aren't that much of a gas hog after all.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:42 PM

i found this very useful. thanks, one of the few useful posts.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 08:28 PM

the calculator doesnt work all that good i get a case out a 68/3k on my fusion
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

That rocks man thanks for sharing!
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:08 AM

This really helped me out for finding a good recreation tank, With Fills Readily Available.I was thinking of a 68/4500 for my A-5 in the mail. I think ill save a hundred bucks for other gear and go with a 62/3000 or 72/3000.

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