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|12-05-2012, 07:37 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Is CO2 dead?
OK, so I'm going to play this Saturday and the field I'm going to stopping filling CO2 like 2 years ago. Since then, when necessary, I've been getting tanks filled at a nearby sporting goods place (that sells a bit of highly overpriced paintball gear), but today I found that they stopping filling about 6 months ago. Tried Walmart and found that they no longer even sell empty CO2 tanks, let alone exchange filled ones for empties. There's another shop (an Army-Navy surplus place) about 8 miles up the road I could go to that (the sporting goods guy told me) "might" still fill CO2 tanks.
So, I'm wondering if CO2 really is dead? Has it gone the way of 3.5" floppy disks, knit neckties and the Swatch? I mean, I'm not a neanderthal...I do have an HPA tank that (I think) is still in hydro, but screwing a 3 pound bottle onto a 2 pound Phantom just wrecks it.
I think between the 4 smaller (4 oz. to 12 oz.) tanks, I'll have enough CO2 to feed the Phantom for the day, and if I break out a semi, I'll use the HPA tank, but I've got to find a better long-term solution.
As I see it, the options are:
So, of those, which does the community here think I should pursue?
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|12-05-2012, 07:38 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada
Get a bulk tank - that's what I intend to do once I have the room for it.
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|12-05-2012, 07:42 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
I love my co2. I keep a 20lb bottle at home. It lets me fill my small tanks so I have air to tinker with, rather than have to drive to the paintball store to get a fill. Plus it's only $30 to get the 20lb bottle filled at our local welding shop.
|12-05-2012, 07:43 PM||#5 (permalink)|
I don't play much anymore, but when I do it's still mostly CO2 for me. I say get the bulk tank. There is nothing wrong with twelve grams when playing pump either...
|12-05-2012, 07:50 PM||#8 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jan 2012
my local field is phasing out CO2 slowly as they buy more HPA tanks for the rental fleet. They are about 75% of the way there already.
|12-05-2012, 07:53 PM||#10 (permalink)|
It's All In The Reflexes.
Dead here as well.
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