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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:04 AM

i was looking at my A5 the other day and i realized that it looks like you can screw in a tank where the braided hose goes into the A5. Could I run a vertical 3.5oz tank right there?
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:06 AM

yes you sure can, just gotta be careful because you are eliminating almost all expansion space to prevent liquid from creeping up

so keep your ROF down and you should be ok, just fair warning.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:06 PM

Since it's vertical, you don't need expansion space. Shoot as fast as you want, just don't shoot upside-down.
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:19 PM

my only thing is that you won't always have it completly vertical, say when you are arcing a shot

and if there is little gaseous CO2 in the tank already arcing a shot for a long ball could end up with liquid creeping up

just having it vertical isn't fullproof

though granted since you are using a 3.5 you should be ok... but I wouldn't do it myself

but to each their own
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:30 PM

I wasnt actualy planning on doing it, i was just wondering if i could. Thanks for the info.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:38 PM

Thats how I have been running my A5 recently. No issues with the CO2.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:13 PM

A-5s can take a fair amount of liquid Co2, dont worry too much about getting liquid in.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 04:00 PM

That's my standard setup.

Not recommended if you shoot quite a bit, as the A5 is a bit of a gas hog and the 3.5oz tank doesn't hold much. I shoot a hopper or less per game and usually fill it up between games.

An interesting approach for a longer game/heavier shooter would be to bring along multiple 3.5/4oz tanks in your pod pack along with your pods. Around 2 pods per tank is about right in good weather. You'll need more CO2 if you're playing in cold weather.
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