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Old 02-08-2008, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen a few pictures and heard/ read a few times about guns, mostly VM's set up to run off more than one tank.

My Question is there andy reason other than "because I can"? Why? and how does it work?
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Stock class = 12grams and a stick feed. End discussion.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there are a few reasons to do it on co2. first off, co2 tanks get cold as they shoot, and cold co2 becomes liquid. liquid co2 does not have as hight of a pressure and is not as efficient, and some guns freak out when they get go from gas co2 to liquid co2. To prevent this from happening (before expansion chambers) people would run 2 tanks. Not only would this give you more shots, but you would not draw as much per tank as quickly, allowing them to warm back up.
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Because you can.

All the pressure equalizes across the system. IE, you better have an on/off on at least 2 of the tanks you can put on a VM.


You don't really gain anything from it but extra weight. Only a fool would do put 40+ oz. of CO2 on his gun and carry it around, but it happens. Nothing magical about it.
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Or you are running 2 siphon tanks, and need more liquid.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Plus, on a VM/PMIII, you can acheive the mythical 69 ounces of CO2.
9oz front bottle.
20oz vertical.
20oz bottom line.
20oz back bottle.

Yeah, yeah. You can put a 10oz on the front, but what fun is a 70?
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So just to make sure I have this right

In the past it was done to prevent liquid CO2 from getting in the gun and today it's done because people can do it.
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The original reason was not so you could run dual/triple tanks, but because in the early 90s there was NO standard for bottle-placement.

Some people liked back bottle ASAs
Some people liked vert ASAs
Some people liked forward ASAs.
Some people liked bottomlines, cali/hawaiian/etc

Some companies would make seperate versions, like:
Automag (back bottle) Minimag (vert)
Autococker (vert) Minicocker (bottomline)
Prolite (bottomline) Minilite (vert)

Other companies would create guns that allowed you to switch between setups, like:
MegaZ (vert, and back)
VM-Mag (front, and back)
Puma (vert, and front)

Again, the goal was not for 2 tanks, but so that you could run a single tank on either location. But it didn't take long for people to realize you could run tanks in both places.

Why? Mostly for the "cool" factor, but I've done it before when I had 2 tanks that were 1/2 full, and didn't want to wait in the CO2 line, so I ran both tanks to get the same amount of shots.

Its a bit tricky if you don't have on/off valves, but it gets easy after a few tries.

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So just to make sure I have this right

In the past it was done to prevent liquid CO2 from getting in the gun and today it's done because people can do it.
Yes. liquid c02 is very consistant, it just goes empty a lot faster. It is done so that those running a liquid setup can shoot more.
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Only a fool would do put 40+ oz. of CO2 on his gun and carry it around, but it happens.
I must be a fool then . In the winter, I operate of a single Co2 tank (need the liquid Co2 for how cold it is) and in the summer, duel tanks on remote.

The thing is, each one of my tanks is a 48oz tank. In the winter, 3lbs of Co2 on my marker and in the summer, 6lbs of Co2 on my back (+ a spare 20oz or 24oz).

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