View Full Version : Nitro Or Co2

11-26-2006, 03:45 PM
What is the difference in performance between the two gases.

11-26-2006, 03:50 PM
CO2 is carbon Dioxide, its cold, and will freeze your gun internals

HPA is better than CO2, and is more consistant.


11-26-2006, 04:01 PM
Will the hpa help with velocity

11-26-2006, 04:06 PM
no, velocity is always set at a certain speed...if its too high its not allowed, for safety reasons
EDIT: it will make the velocity be more consistant

11-26-2006, 04:07 PM
yes it will make the velocity more consistent, hpa is a gas and co2 is a liquid and needs to turn into a gas, that is why u will see a white smoke come out of your gun sometimes when ur using co2, that is wehn the co2 is still in the liquid form. liquid co2 is very inconsitent and horrible for your gun.

11-26-2006, 04:16 PM
cool thanks

11-26-2006, 04:35 PM
the advantages to CO2 are its cheaper, and more commonly found, so fill up stations are closer by

11-26-2006, 06:52 PM
what is the best size tank and can you switch back and forth from co2 and compressed air

11-26-2006, 07:21 PM
It depends on what kind of gun your using if you can switch back and fourth or not. If you have a Spyder, you can do it without a problem. With an ION, you can use both... but its better to use HPA. Last but not least, if you have a high end gun, like a Ego, DM, PM, or Angel, you HAVE to use HPA.

The best size tank is totally up to the person using the gun. It is all about what you want to carry, and what is comfortable on your shoulder.

Personally I like my 68/3000 HPA tank. I know of alot of people who like 45/4500's... but personally, they are too small for me.

For the compression, your better off with 4500.

(Keep in mind, the number to the left side of the "/" are the cubic inches of the tank, to the right is the compression)

11-27-2006, 12:07 PM
get a 68/3000