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C02 air rifles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by PLauGE, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. PLauGE

    PLauGE Busy Member

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    Thinking of trading my bsa ultra for a c02 air rifle but ive not seen many about, have a ratty already, looking for something a bit more sturdy, any recomendations?
     
  2. mattyts

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    Umarex Air Magnum 850 is a multishot Co2 , theres the XS Co2 range from SMK too
     
  3. Bemused

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    I have a Airmagnum CO2 and it drove me mental with shot variation due to temperature. Also the last part of the CO2 can is useless as the pressure is too low so you have to dry fire to empty the gun, its soul destroying. Its not advisable to remove the can unless its empty as the CO freezes the o rings and they faill Oh and 88g CO2 cans are expensive to boot. Useless in UK winters as the pressure is to low and I had a case where rapid firing in the cold froze the valve open and a nearly new can just leaked away.
    Now the Airmagnum is a different thing alltogether if you convert to HPA, there is a cult following and well documented gunsmithing mods that improve it no end.
    Probably worth taking a 22 not 177 due to gas costs, 22 is much more efficient with regard to gas.
     
  4. bobbie1

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    forget co2 unless you are going to run it on air ,,
     
  5. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Aye, going from a PCP to CO2 would be a massive step backwards IMO..
     
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    Just weighing up my options at the minute, i dont get out much so the ultra isnt getting much use, litterally a few times a year if that, was thinking it would make more sense to switch to co2 as the divers tank is sat wasting away, was empty over a year, got around to filling it a few months back and only filled the ultra once
     
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    Surley it's better to have a nice Ultra sitting there for occasional use rather than a frustrating CO2 gun for any use.
     
  8. cloverleaf

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    A fair point; but still not worth suffering the disadvantages of CO2 for though, IMO.

    What about flogging the bottle and replacing it with a pump? That way you won't be wasting money / the bottle's test period if you don't use it for a while ;)
     
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    I have 2 SMK QL78's in .177 and .22. The .22 I have converted to run on High Pressure Air which now gives a shot count of 20 at best. You can only fill it to 60lbs so you lose the shot count you get from CO2. THe other gives me loads of shots per 12g CO2 caplet and I see no reason for anyone to knock CO2 cos they are great fun to shoot as some of the 'serious' shooters found out when they tried mine! Maybe they are averse to buying one (due to possible loss of face) but that did not stop them grinning like idiots as they shot me out of capletts when they were given the chance to shoot them. You can see that if you go back and read some of the my posts before on the subject. They were also took back by the range and accuracy of them too. Light and easy to load....great fun for anyone from kids to parents of both genders.
    Take no notice of the critics. Do what you want to and enjoy the rifle. You can pick up a new SMK QL78DL for just over a ton..........Go on....you know you want to!!!!!!!
    AND forget about the HPA conversion unless you have loads of money to chuck at it.
    Why do I shoot it when my collection is getting a bit big.....because of the sheer fun of them! No-one needs to be 'serious' all of the time do they? Plinking is all about having fun Nuff said.
     
  10. Tatts

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    This, pumps are quite cheap used. You could sell up and buy a springer or just mod the ratty :up:
     
  11. PLauGE

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    Yea been thinking of trading the bottle for a pump, i do have a lot of love for my ultra, might just mod the ratty some more, just about finished my 2240 ready for my little cousin so will be needing something else to do while the weathers nice
     
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    Have to agree with most other answers. If you have a decent PCP and the gear to fill it i'd stick with that, they are better in everyway. The only time id ever use a co2 gun would be in pistol form for fast fire plinking and maybe a Crosman 1077 for the same. Id stick with the Ultra bud.
     
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    I moved up from a CO2 rifle to an Ultra. Note the use of the word 'up'. It would be a big step backwards in my opinion.
    Sell the bottle and get a pump if the bottle is rusting (but I assume you are using poetic licence there).
     
  14. Honest Bob

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    Don't do it, Co2 is awful, expensive, and crap. I have had the Crosman/SMK Co2 bug, and it cost me a small fortune, I am now cured. If you are going to get rid of the PCP, get a decent springer instead. No air tanks, pumps, or Co2 required. I am not knocking PCP's, just Co2, it's only fit to put in a Soda stream. Atb, Bob.
     
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