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Anything instead of CO2?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by elliot_rowley, May 10, 2007.

  1. elliot_rowley

    elliot_rowley Member

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    Can anything else in a capsule be used?
    Saw some nitrous oxide capsules on e-bay a while ago, which i think is used for drinks frothers.
     
  2. Mick Dundee

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    Nitrous oxide

    That's the laughing gas that dentists used when extracting teeth !
     
  3. magicaxeman

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    No its both illegal and dangerous as is using gases other than breathing air in PCP rifles..
     
  4. elliot_rowley

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    Isn't using CO2, a little bad for the planet.....increasing my carbon footprint, and all that?
     
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    might be bad for the planet but at least its not risking the gun blowing up in your hand or armed response officers raiding you at 4 am..
    using any other gas than breathing air or C02 means you posses a prohibited weapon thus facing a little holiday at her majesty's pleasure..
     
  6. elliot_rowley

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    Haven't seen any plain old beathing air capsules around.
    Even "AirSource" isn't air...it's CO2.

    Nitrous-Oxide is only dangerous if there is a spark involved (like in an engine cylinder). The workings of my walther look to be brass, which won't spark.

    Is CO2 used because of it's density?
     
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    Have you ever seen the Theoben Rapid that someone put something other than air in.:boom:
     
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    I think I read about it on another site, but not seen any pics.
    Was it the one that he used Oxygen or Acetylene in?
     
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    Yeh Oxygen. :confused:
     
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    I have a walther and they arnt just brass, there are plenty of bits that could cause a spark.. But thats not the important bit .. the important bit is that GAS GUNS, ie any gun using anything other than breathing air in the case of PCP's and co2 in the case of your walther have been a prohibited weapon for years.
    Nobody that doesnt want to see the inside of a jail cell is going to give you information via any of the airgun forums on how to/what to use with regard to illegal weapons.
     
  11. Nobby.

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    Elliot, you shouldn't use anything other than the gas which the manufacturers suggest.

    Oxygen, Nitrogen and even Butane:)eek:) I've heard of them all being used.

    Put it this way, if you want to risk injury or death to yourself or those around you.....go right ahead.

    It may well be illegal, but common sense must be what rules your head.

    :rolleyes:

    N.
     
  12. elliot_rowley

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    It just seems a bit un-green.....
    Everyone else trying to lower their CO2 output, and there I am buying capsules of the stuff.
    If there were capsules of just air available, I would probably buy them instead.
     
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    You're worried about the amount of Co2 you use for each shot of your pistol/rifle?
    You're into R/C cars, aren't you?:confused: Have you ever stopped to think about how you're polluting the environment when you drive your car?

    I seriously think you've got your priorities all wrong, mate.:D


    Nobby.
     
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    i saw the picture,s of the rapid , stupid git was lucky to survive. only compressed air or co2 should be used,sorry can be used on "airguns" in the uk. . help any who are unfortunate to be caught using anything other than compressed air or co2 or worse beinjured or killed when something explodes.......just my opinion
     

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