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Old November 22nd, 2010, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A-5 running out of air way too quick.

Hey, my tippmann A-5 was running out of air before I could shoot 500 rounds from a 20oz CO2 tank. I never had a problem prior to last Sunday. Prior to this I can play all day without a refill. I don't have a guage on my tanks so I don't know if they were under-filling me each time. I also put my ear to the; tank, the remote line and marker, but didn't hear a leak.

Can anyone help?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its getting cold out, that may be where your issues are coming from, the colder it is the more the co2 gas in your tank will contract and therefore you will need more to shoot at the same velocity each time

switching to HPA will solve this if thats an option
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Even if it was drawing straight liquid you'd be getting more than 500 shots from a 20oz. I'm betting it just wasn't filled properly get it filled again and give it another go and then start looking for other possible problems.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it's mech, drop it in some water and look for bubbles to ensure no leaks.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 10:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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even if its a electro drop it in some water, just to be on the safe side id wait will the noid was dry before firing it though
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Old November 24th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Aren't A5's some of the worst guns for gas efficiency anyways?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ya, running a blowback with a mechanical hopper takes a fair amount of gas, and if thats a stock barrel its not going to be a good seal anyway
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Aren't A5's some of the worst guns for gas efficiency anyways?
Their inefficiency is overrated you should still get over 1000 shots in good weather but even in the cold less than 500 isn't normal.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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shooting hot with a stock barrel in cold weather with a questionable fill?

i dont think theres anything wrong with the marker itself
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Old November 28th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd get a gauge installed on the tank itself. Nothing to stop the fill-up station from charging you full price but screwing you out of the fill.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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sure, except a guage on a co2 tank is going to do nothing, weather its a quarter fill or a full fill the guage will still show the same pressure, co2 is self regulated remember?

bring a scale and see if its X ounces heavier would be the only way
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Old December 1st, 2010, 07:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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sure, except a guage on a co2 tank is going to do nothing, weather its a quarter fill or a full fill the guage will still show the same pressure, co2 is self regulated remember?

bring a scale and see if its X ounces heavier would be the only way
You are correct. So used to HPA I forgot CO2 goes by weight, not by pressure. My bad :P
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