How to find how many shots your tank will get! No more how many shots will this tank give me!
Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:52 PM
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.
This post has been edited by Badmintoner: 28 February 2007 - 10:53 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:36 PM
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.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:18 PM
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:41 PM
Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:54 PM
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
Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:28 AM
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.
This post has been edited by WardenWolf: 08 July 2007 - 12:52 AM
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:20 PM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:08 AM
I appreciate it.