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Well, seeing as to the C-3 uses combustion, that would be a big, honkin' "duh."
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yeah but one of the reasons that he got his gun was so that he could practice all day with those fusy balls and not have to warry about co2

but i just wanted to tell evryone that the c3 does not mix well with  those fusy balls

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looks dangerous and looks like if it goes fast the whole tank will blow up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DeTrevni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2006 at 2:19pm
How's it gonna go fast? It's a pump. I think it's safe, or it wouldn't be for sale...
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every shot from a c3 uses 0.00032ounces of propane.therefore,1000 shot would burn 0.32 ounces.that is a small tank.probly small enough to be concealed in the grip.i wish they would do it.

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this might be a dumb question, but can you use co2 or n2 on a c3?

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Nope, sorry. It uses an ignition system to shoot the paintball, not a pressure system.
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Oh well

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Get your C-3, gas it up, ttake it in a dark room and dry fire. You do get a nice blue flame. Also use ear plugs, it's really loud. The only problem I have had is the barrel shifting forward after being fired about 100 times. The balls don't feed correctly and the detent will not hold the balls when they do get in the chamber. Once the barrel is pushed back everything lines up and works 100%.
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Originally posted by TIPPY98ACT TIPPY98ACT wrote:

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First of all, YES propane is a dangerous gas, but unless your stupid enough to stand by a giant fire while removing your tank, that or throw your gun into the fire...

and believe me, if your stupid enough to do that, you deserve to get blown up...
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Originally posted by Stoz Stoz wrote:

Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

from what it sounds like, it might be ignition. the ignition is electric, and from this branch 2 possibilities. the first, your battery might be low, try changing it. second, there may be a bad connection in the wiring or there may not be a full connection when you pull the trigger. check the connections.

also, you might be venting propane on the forward stroke, thus not charging the chamber. for this, you might need to get it repaired by a proshop or tippmann.

see if these help.



I am 100% certain that the battery is not the problem. If I pump it once and pull the trigger, I hear the shock in the chamber. If I pump it twice, same thing. Three times gets me enough propane to fire. If I let it sit for a few seconds, I have to go through this again. Once I get it to fire once, I can continuously fire (within about 3 seconds between each shot), but if I stop, I must three-pump it again.

I do recall reading that the C3 had to be "primed" by pumping it several times before play, but I didn't realize that the propane all vented out within a matter of seconds. I'll try calling Tippmann on Thursday and see what they think.

im no c-3 or tippmann expert by any means but my job is to troubleshoot faults on military aircraft.  judging just on what he has said, it sounds to me like the wiring is perfectly fine.  if there was a faulty connection then it would just not fire all unles if something came lose at certain angles.  however being such a consistant problem it sounds to me like the problem could be some sort of leak.  if the gun neds to be re-pumped only after a period of not being fired then that must be long enough for the chambered propane to leak out.  when firing the gun fast it most liely does not give the gun enough time to leak the propae between firing. my guess would be some sort of sealing problem....anyway thats just the first thing that came to mind

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"The more rapidly you shoot the C-3, the hotter it gets."
 I think there are many ways around heat build up. An air cooled heat sink would help  if not solve the problem. I can shoot a pump pretty fast almost as fast as some semi auto markers. if Tippmann can some how limit the max rate of fire along with insulation and cooling I could see a semi being a reality. I would not mind the extra cost. If I could get 25000 shots from a $3 tanks the gun would pay for itself in no time.
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Uh, not really...

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Well, I ordered a c3, it's still in the mail, so I haven't gotten a chance to test it yet, but I don't care about sound or "flames" or any of that. What I worry about is stuff like paintballs not loading, faulty operation, or any other problems. Can anyone tell me how common those problems are?
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Well, any loading error would be user error with the C3, as it's a pump. I do understand people have been having some operation problems, but most of it is ignition. I don't know how common these effects are, though.
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I have read that the c3 has terrible range, but is accurate in close
quarters. Is this true? I just ordered one, but it hasn't arrived yet.
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I don't see how the range would be affected by method of propulsion. If the paintball leaves a standard barrel at 280 FPS, it will go the same range as any other paintball being shot at the same velocity.
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