I live in minnesota so it's cold here in the winter. I was just wondering if I used a Stabilizer with my co2 tank to keep the liquid out of my gun, would my velocity still drop a ton because of the cold weather? or since it's only gas in my gun, would the velocity stay the same? thanks for any help.
the problem you may run into is it being so cold up there that the liquid co2 has trouble expanding back into a gas. the stabilizer does a pretty good job of breaking up co2, but if its cold enough, and enough liquid gets into it won't be able to stop it all.
Use an anti-siphon tube in your tank and get you gun set up to run at 400 psi or less and you can run CO2 very effectively down to about 20 degrees.
Much colder than that and CO2 will have a hard time keeping up with higher rates of fire.
I remember my stabalizer (when I shot a cocker for main gun) would freeze up with CO2 if you arent careful about no pointing the CO2 tank down. Im going to be double regging my CO2 tank on my excalibur for a senerio game later this year with a female and a mail stabalizer.
The frost that develops on Stabilizers on CO2 is quite common.
The chilling happens wherever the greatest amount of expansion is taking place. Obviously more common without anti-siphon.
Although, it generally doesn't affect the operation of the Stabilizer much if at all.
I personaly use a double regged setup with a remote coil in the winter time to allow plenty of room for expansion, I've played down to 5 degrees without any problem (with the exception of freezing paint, but there was really no way around that)
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I recently bought one of your stabilizer regulators for my low pressure spyder xtra. During the testing of a new valve I began using this reg. It was 30 degrees out side and the marker was operating at 250 psi on co2. The regulator and vertical adapter got so cold my hand froze to it. But at the same time I was still shooting at full velocity with no smoke out the barrel. Thats what I call a good liquid co2 trap. The reg is easy to adjust and very consistant.
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Ps: I have since increased the operating pressure to 350 and decreased the dwell the reg no longer gets that cold. "