View Full Version : CO2 or Nitro
02-24-2008, 04:01 PM
Ive just returned from a tournament where they did not have Co2 fill station, the only bthing they had was Nitro(compressed air). I have a Spyder TL-R that i love, by any chance can i use nitro in it? Which is better to use, CO2 or Nitro? If not what should i get to go to nitro?
02-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Nitro (HP Air) will always be more consistant and preform better. I'm not fimiliar with that particular marker, but you may just need to purchase the tank and screw it in, and your good to go.
02-24-2008, 04:06 PM
You can see it at the discontinued markers tab. Its a really nice gun. It has a 9.2/10 at pbreview. Im just wondering because i had to keep running to walmart to fill up all my tanks
02-24-2008, 05:01 PM
Well i guess my question is how do you know if it can run nitro?
02-24-2008, 05:06 PM
All guns (since the late 90's) can run off of HPA. No modifications or upgrades are needed to use it. You'll be fine with it - in fact, you may like it more!
02-24-2008, 05:10 PM
cool i probably wasted about $30 for co2, alright thats what i needed to know, thanks all, any tips for HPA please tell me<.<
02-24-2008, 05:17 PM
i know you can ot put comp air into a co2 bottle but are you able to do the reverse
02-24-2008, 05:39 PM
Well, you can, but it probably wouldn't work right, and it might not be safe.
02-24-2008, 05:52 PM
Really, even thou the psi rating for Co2 is much lower?
02-24-2008, 05:55 PM
You CAN put it in... but would it safe or recommended? No. Compressed air also likewise cannot be put into a CO2 cylinder safely unless it's filled to a low PSI (I BELIEVE it's 1800psi, don't quote me on that) by a trained DOT professional or airsmith. The TLR of which you speak is perfectly capable of using HPA, and is actually recommended for use with it. It's a MUCH cleaner gas than CO2, which is commonly considered a "dirty gas."
02-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Yes, plus, I didn't think about this before, but filling it would be an issue, as CO2 and air use totally different fill mechanisms, and, no field would let you fill it from their system.
02-24-2008, 07:00 PM
Cool. that helps a lot