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    Posted: 26 February 2012 at 1:24pm
ok, so this December I bought  a brand spanking new tippmann a-5. I also got a remote line for it and a 20 oz CO2 tank. so I decide to play one weekend. Middle of a heated game, and I notice my balls are dropping really low. that funy, I chronograph-ed my gun at exactly 300. 5 or 10 shots later, I'm out of air. A 20 oz co2 tank, completely out in 100 shots . must be the tank, so I borrowed another from a friend. Same thing happened, I noticed my balls dropped, and sure enough, I only got about 70 shots in before my tank ran dry. So now I'm thinking its my remote line. I remove that, grabbed ANOTHER brand new 20 oz tank, fill it up, and bam, not even 100 shots and im out. So it MUST be my gun. I take it home, Take it apart, replace every single O-ring, oil it up, and make sure everything is on properly. I took it out to play yesterday, and it STILL runs out of air in less then 100 shots. There is NO air leaking, and all my O-rings are new and oiled. 

Can any of you help me Figure  out the problem? One thing I did notice is the the hose that connects the bottom of the handle, and the bottom of the main gun doesn't quite screw on all the way, My friend says he has the same problem, but it doesn't make him run out of air. 

anyhelp at ALL would be tremendously appreciated 


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Part of the problem is that you are using CO2 in December. I don't know what you winters are like where you are. Co2 does not expand well in colder temperatures. 
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I live in south carolina. its 70 degrees down here
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Well if you chronoed your marker at 300fps, it seems fishy that it is the markers fault, that you are running out of air after 100 shots. If there isnt any obvious leaks, you would hear a hiss,  are you just shooting as fast as you can nonstop? Or maybe the tanks are not filled all the way.

CO2 needs time to expand, perhaps your style of play is not suitable for CO2.
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i play woods ball. I shoot maybe 5 shots every 30 seconds. i really like to conserve paint, so thats not the problem either. thanks anyway though
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