Thread: HPA 12g...
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2007

12g co2 cartridges can get 50 or more GOOD shots on the right gun (meaning the pressure remains at over 600 PSI)... to do that with HPA requires a considerably larger volume. the smallest HPA tanks we have (8CI) are supposed to get around 100 shots at best... effectively the same energy as two 12 grams, and it's a much larger volume at much higher expense: an 8CI tank with a low-cost regulator costs the same as about 250 12 gram cartridges.

Inversely: a good hundred dollar investment in 12 grams will get you 10,000 shots with a high end, efficient stock class gun (which is 40 times 250 shots, so at least a year of regular, dedicated SC play, or several years for more casual shooters).

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