View Full Version : MR1 Compressed Air vs. CO2

11-11-2007, 03:45 AM
Title says it all.

Should I run with compressed air or CO2?

The Pumper
11-11-2007, 04:15 AM
I always recommend comp air. If you cant easily access it, then CO2 would be fine.

deano 177
11-11-2007, 06:09 AM
I think CA is the way to go if you have the access to it. If the field you play at has it and the cost is no different than CO2 then go for it. My friend and I are looking into compressors and have been shopping around for one. Still a little too much money for me since I can get $1 CO2 fills on my 16 and 20oz tanks.

AMP Warrior
11-11-2007, 06:56 AM
My friend has a couple scuba tanks and we play right bhind his house. The only thing stoppin us from playing all day is ammo.

11-11-2007, 07:57 AM
If I play at Hogback, it's $8 for air all day or $3 per fill.

Which doesn't seem that bad to me.

The Pumper
11-11-2007, 08:19 AM
Is this located near brokeback mountain :dodgy: :p

If you cant afford a comp air tank, then just use co2.

11-11-2007, 09:10 AM
We just bought a fill station and rent a scuba tank from the local shop for $7. That keeps us going all day, although I only get to/have to fill once. Everyone and their fully auto tippmans just suck up all the air all day. Guess if that's what you have to do when you don't know how to play than that's what you have to do.

11-11-2007, 10:13 AM
theres lots of advantages for HPA over co2. the main ones being that you have less velocity fluctuation and you dont have to worry about your gun getting cold from all the co2 moving around in the winter (the front half of my gun freezes over if i leave it on full auto for a while)

11-11-2007, 12:40 PM
Thanks for all the help. I went CA instead of CO2. The tank I found in my price range doesn't have an ON/OFF but it does have a nifty PSI gauge on it.


I do find myself playing more in the fall/winter/early spring, so the temp thing was a good call.

I also grabbed a cheap and dirty Tippmann AL-200

So I'm ready to get out there and start lighting em up.

11-14-2007, 12:33 PM
i run a 12 ounce co2 fine, its starting to get cold in canada lol but want to switch to air and see how big of difference it will make the way i play

11-16-2007, 08:55 AM
What will i need to start using compressed air on my mr1? It sounds convenient.

11-16-2007, 05:49 PM
you can use either but compressed air is better.

11-16-2007, 05:49 PM
What will i need to start using compressed air on my mr1? It sounds convenient.

nothing really just the air tank.

The Pumper
11-16-2007, 06:09 PM
Ya. Just a tank and head over to the field for a fill. ;)

11-16-2007, 07:02 PM
If you can afford it I would get the fiber tank because they are quite a bit lighter, either on the gun or on your back, but the steel/aluminum tanks are usually about half the price for the same amount of shots. Then, if you get some friends to pitch in you can buy a fill station for it and just rent scuba tanks to fill with when you go out to the woods. We always make the guest players who borrow guns and paint pack in the tank along with the cooler. Hey, gotta pay your way somehow.