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Bolt action propane

Poll: Propane or conventional propellant (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Propane, CO2, Compressed air

  1. Propane (15 votes [46.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.88%

  2. CO2, compressed air (17 votes [53.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.12%

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:16 PM

Heres a question for some of the more one shot one kill type. Would you use a gun that was clip fed and you reloaded by working the bolt. And would you prefer to have it use propane or regular propellant?
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:18 PM

CO2. I think propane's kinda nifty, but nothing past that.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:30 AM

i say propane, it has a higher energy density than CO2 or compressed air. so you get more shots for the same volume.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:46 AM

I voted for propane, but it depends. If I bought a marker like that, I'd want it to be as milsim as possible. Now how do you introduce propane to the marker... Gaint tank hanging off the back? Remote line? Tiny 12g like the CO2 cartridges (I don't think they make them)

Propane would offer way more shots than CO2, so that's a major plus. Also, heat build up shouldn't be an issue since it is a bolt action
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:59 AM

Im not big on propane on PB guns, but a bolt action propane would be pretty cool.
Propane comes in many size tanks, so Im sure something small enough could be found that would wouldnt get in the way.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:22 PM

I heard Tippmann had overheating problems with an automatic propane system. If someone designed one that could overcome the heat issue, I'd say propane is the IDEAL paintball propellant. Cheap as dirt, ridiculously high energy per volume, consistent, and without the issue of high pressures.

A bolt action or pump system is already feasible.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:19 PM

If they marketed really small propane tanks, like the size of 12 gram or not much bigger, then I'd be all over a propane powered bolt action that was milsimed. However, with it as it stands, I'd probably say regulated CO2.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:51 PM

I've always wanted a bolt action, and having runoff of propane isn't a bad idea.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:10 PM

I would buy a bolt action marker in a heartbeat, but propane is new to paintball. So I voted CO2/HPA.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:50 PM

i am honestly a little nervous about propane....i mean youve all seen someone drop a co2 tank, leave it out in the sun, ect. and have a burst disk blow.....and thats fine...for CO2...but i dont want a massive cloud of propane near me....especially when you have people in staging smoking and what not...
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:45 PM

Have you ever seen a propane tank fail because it got left out? I see many propane tanks just lying on there side all rusty and what not. All you do hook it up to your bbq grill and it works. CO2 tanks are much lees reliable than propane tanks. Also no risk of a leak because the tank is always new (illegal to refill propane tanks).

Oh and slivers could you post a link to where you heard about the overheating issue?
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:47 AM

What are you talking about of course you can refill a propane tank....

I dont see why would would want propane...is it really that hard to go to the staging area and get more air?

Propane smells gross, its flammable sure you get more shots but who needs that many shots?

If you dont have the money to pay for a $2-4 fill or the normal $10 all day hpa fee then you shouldnt be playing paintball.

If you are in a scenario and shooting SO much paint your running out of air and not getting shot out so you dont have the opportunity to go to staging area then your too good to get any enjoyment anyway so go play pro...

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:21 AM

View PostTeddy K, on Dec 6 2008, 02:47 AM, said:

What are you talking about of course you can refill a propane tank....
It's illegal to refill or transport a refilled tank in a vehicle in most areas
I dont see why would would want propane...is it really that hard to go to the staging area and get more air?
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Propane smells gross, its flammable sure you get more shots but who needs that many shots?
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If you dont have the money to pay for a $2-4 fill or the normal $10 all day hpa fee then you shouldnt be playing paintball.
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If you are in a scenario and shooting SO much paint your running out of air and not getting shot out so you dont have the opportunity to go to staging area then your too good to get any enjoyment anyway so go play pro...

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:28 AM

View PostDunceb4ll, on Dec 5 2008, 11:45 PM, said:

Have you ever seen a propane tank fail because it got left out? I see many propane tanks just lying on there side all rusty and what not. All you do hook it up to your bbq grill and it works. CO2 tanks are much lees reliable than propane tanks. Also no risk of a leak because the tank is always new (illegal to refill propane tanks).


im not saying its going to be happening left and right....im saying theres a chance it could happen...and i really dont want to take that chance.
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

Same chance as your CO2 exploding. Actually I have had more burst disks go off than propane tanks leaking in my entire county.

To Teddy. Propane isn't illegal to refill. sorry. Just illegal to transport refilled propane tanks.

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