My buddy Andy runs his Excal on Co2 with a Female Stab. and the stock Sidewinder. Has NO problems whatsoever, no shootdown, no freezing up, no velocity spikes (+/- 2 fps) and has absolutely no reason to switch from Co2. He hasn't reported any problems with "dirty" fills either.
Yes, Co2 isn't perfect, but its advantages far outwiegh its shortcomings and those problems it does have can be easily remedied with a few items (mainly a secondary reg. and an AS). I think Co2 is blamed for far more problems than it really causes. It does have the advantages (especially in my area) of being more readily available than HPA, as many if not more shots per fill than a comparable HPA (alot of good fields still don't have 4500psi fill capability) and damn cheap to fill compared to HPA.
A decent preset HPA system is still (from what I've seen) quite a chunk of change.
Or maybe I'm just poor? Anyways, just MHO.
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Last edited by I-Man : 04-03-2002 at 12:44 PM.