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    Posted: 03 August 2004 at 1:33am

Okay...im fairly new and couldn't find a topic on this so here it is.

Whats the difference and what is better?  CO2 or Compressed Air?

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Compressed is better.
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Okay Compressed is better cause of the consitancy rate. Do you can what i am saying. Co2 has a large constinsy rate.

If you had your velocity turned down to 250 with Co2 your velocity could range any where from 250 to 350. Like that

But with Compressed it would range from like 250 to 300.

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I use Co2, and am saving up for compressed air. Co2 sucks... It is dependent of weather to operate right. (Cold day-co2 becomes liquid and sucks warm day-co2 expands as gas and works fine.) Also, N2 tanks usually get more shots than co2, because they are bigger and hold more pressure.
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Comp Air is much better. As everyone has stated, it is much more consistent meaning you don't get a wide rang eof change in the pressure. HPA is also very good. They are pretty consistent as well and you get more shots out of them.
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Okay, thanx guys
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as everyone already said compressed air is way better. its cleaner, more consistent, and reliable. it may cost more but it wont shoot out liquid CO2 when its cold or hot or the weather is changing a lot. go with the comp-air its worth the money.
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Originally posted by Fast Splat Fast Splat wrote:

Okay Compressed is better cause of the consitancy rate. Do you can what i am saying. Co2 has a large constinsy rate.

If you had your velocity turned down to 250 with Co2 your velocity could range any where from 250 to 350. Like that

But with Compressed it would range from like 250 to 300.

Got it good.



Your stupid..
Compressed Air never spikes... It only changes velocity by like a maximum of 5 fps .. and if your Co2 Spikes by 100, theres something seriously wrong.

The only reason Co2 spikes is because it can get super hot, or freeze, Compressed Air is good in all types of weather.

But also, Compressed Air is also alot more expensive..

Co2- 20-50 dollars..
Compressed Air- 100$ +

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Okay then, final question.  Can i use Compressed air on a tippmann A-5?  Cause i think im getting one for my birthday.
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Yes you can but it wont be that much of a great advantange. What they are saying that you care about is when you shoot your gun like five times keeping it in on spot.with co2 you would have maybe three good shot fairly close together but then maybe two would seem to stray from the target. thats cause of your veloicity spike. I dont know that hpa would make the gun more accurate but the two or three balls that stray will stay on target. which could be the (killer) right before you get hit. trust me ifyou play enough you will find times where you wish you had the hpa. even if it wouldn't been that saver then there would be no dout.
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Ive never used CA but with an expansion chamber co2 works just fine
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Originally posted by sinisterNorth sinisterNorth wrote:

Comp Air is much better. As everyone has stated, it is much more consistent meaning you don't get a wide rang eof change in the pressure. HPA is also very good. They are pretty consistent as well and you get more shots out of them.

Isn't Compressed Air and HPA the same thing? Correct me if I'm wrong please, because now I'm getiing confused.

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Originally posted by Bunker_Attack Bunker_Attack wrote:

Originally posted by Fast Splat Fast Splat wrote:

Okay Compressed is better cause of the consitancy rate. Do you can what i am saying. Co2 has a large constinsy rate.

If you had your velocity turned down to 250 with Co2 your velocity could range any where from 250 to 350. Like that

But with Compressed it would range from like 250 to 300.

Got it good.



Your stupid..
Compressed Air never spikes... It only changes velocity by like a maximum of 5 fps .. and if your Co2 Spikes by 100, theres something seriously wrong.

The only reason Co2 spikes is because it can get super hot, or freeze, Compressed Air is good in all types of weather.

But also, Compressed Air is also alot more expensive..

Co2- 20-50 dollars..
Compressed Air- 100$ +
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Originally posted by BassMan BassMan wrote:

Originally posted by sinisterNorth sinisterNorth wrote:

Comp Air is much better. As everyone has stated, it is much more consistent meaning you don't get a wide rang eof change in the pressure. HPA is also very good. They are pretty consistent as well and you get more shots out of them.


Isn't Compressed Air and HPA the same thing? Correct me if I'm wrong please, because now I'm getiing confused.



N2 (Nitrogen) and HPA (High Pressure Air) are the same thing. Compressed air is not the same thing and has nothing to do with paintball. Compressed air goes in footballs and bicycle tires.

Yes, HPA is "compressed", but it's extremely high pressure - to a dangerous extent. So the distinction is made for safety.
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And my AutoMag waivers by as much as 25fps, even on HPA...

Additionally, if you're accounting for the bottle being cold when it's filled and warming over time, Co2 can EASILY waiver as much as 100fps over several hours of play. Not only do you get the inconsistency of the Co2 its self, but temperature has a huge effect as well.

I suggest you have a little more knowledge on the subject before calling a fellow poster stupid.
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Originally posted by Fast Splat Fast Splat wrote:

Compressed is better.
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Originally posted by SandMan SandMan wrote:

Originally posted by BassMan BassMan wrote:

Originally posted by sinisterNorth sinisterNorth wrote:

Comp Air is much better. As everyone has stated, it is much more consistent meaning you don't get a wide rang eof change in the pressure. HPA is also very good. They are pretty consistent as well and you get more shots out of them.


Isn't Compressed Air and HPA the same thing? Correct me if I'm wrong please, because now I'm getiing confused.



N2 (Nitrogen) and HPA (High Pressure Air) are the same thing. Compressed air is not the same thing and has nothing to do with paintball. Compressed air goes in footballs and bicycle tires.

Yes, HPA is "compressed", but it's extremely high pressure - to a dangerous extent. So the distinction is made for safety.

 

nitrogen and compressed air are not the same thing. they work about the same but nitrogen is a purer gas its 100% nitrogen compressed air is about 73% oxygen 23%nitrogen and 1% other gasses you cant really tell the difference when playing but they are indeed different and hpa and compressed air are the same one is just more high pressure than the other



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