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Old February 20th, 2009, 12:46   #1
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CO2 vs Propane

Hi,

I m running my GBB on propane and I m considering moving to CO2 GBB.

From what I understand, CO2 pack more fps, is less affected by temperature and cost more to run with,

Any other factors (pro & con) that I should consider?

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Old February 20th, 2009, 12:57   #2
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umm i have never heard of CO2 that is less affected by weather. I believe that CO2 is affected by temp to the same degree as propane. i think CO2 might be more expensive because you will have to buy the individual cartridges as opposed to 3 propane tanks for $15 after tax. you also have to make sure your gun can handle CO2. I.E. for some guns, you can buy CO2 mags, others you cant. one cannot simply fill a propane mag with CO2. you need specific mags that take the individual CO2 cartridges.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:01   #3
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CO2 is less affected by temperature, in the sense that being of significantly more pressure than other gases, it takes a lot more for CO2 guns to be disabled by cool down.

CO2 capsuls are more expensive than propane, but they're sold in packs, not individually.

CO2 guns have rather high fps, especially during the summer. Something to be mindful of.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:01   #4
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It'll still be affected by temperature, but not as bad as propane/duster is. Sure you might be able to get a mag's worth of BBs out of it, but it's not really worth it. I used to use my Crosman 357 all year round, would use it in the middle of winter too, but I only got maybe 1/3 of the good shots with it at -10C as I'd get in warmer weather. If you want it just as a sidearm for occasional use, I don't see why not.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:06   #5
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So, selling my propane GBB to move on to a CO2 GBB is not worth it?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:08   #6
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Depends, which CO2 GBB did you have in mind?
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So, selling my propane GBB to move on to a CO2 GBB is not worth it?
personally, i would say no, just based on cost/effective analysis. you will only be able to get a bit more use out of the gun in the winter, and the summer time shouldn't even be taken into account as both guns will run flawlessly. on top of that, you will have to dish out more $$$ for CO2.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:11   #8
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I m thinking KJ Works HiCapa CO2
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:12   #9
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Just dont get a clear or plastic one since when firing with Co2 have tendency to break since there's so much pressure, and with plastic you dont need that much pressure to fire. If you're going Co2 go metal.
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IIRC, that's nothing more than a normal KJW 2011 with a CO2 mag, which means you can use TM 2011 propane mags in them as well.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 13:33   #11
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Cold affects CO2, but not to the extent that it does to other common gun gases. You'll get fewer shots out of a fill and will suffer some performance decrease, but where propane guns will have BBs rolling out of the barrel, CO2 will still be shooting strong.

When I was a kid, I used to hunt partridge using my Crosman 375 with 8" barrel in -20 C weather. Never hit one that I didn't kill (head shots, of course).
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