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Discussion in 'Gas Powered Guns' started by Airsoftr13, Dec 21, 2009.
Are there any advantages that one of these has over the other?
Green Gas - Cost less
Co2 - Cost more then Green, but hits harder
NopeGreen gas is actually more expensive than C02. Though C02 is more powerful it's not recommended in most GBBs.
Not really. 25 .12 gram tubes of co2 is 25. 3,000 shots 4,000 shots of Green Gas 12$
I'm not even going to get into the math but a can of local green cost $20.
Well Different places r different
Well, are we talking Green gas, or GG/Propane?
Propane is most cost efficient, CO2 is hard-hitting, and GG is for lazy people.
Co2= more pressure, which means harder hitting. Also is more convenient because it comes in 12g capsules. Co2 is my personal preference.
Propane= The cheapest and most efficient, can be bought for around $2-$3 at walmart. Requires more lubing of your gun.
Green gas= Propane with silicone oil mixed in. Don't need to lube your gun as much, but it's more expensive (around $15 a can). Also the cans are thinner than propane cans, which means they are likely to explode when exposed to a hot environment for sustained periods of time.
they both have their ups and downs, but Co2 is going to be a lot more harsh on your gun
In my area, Green Gas is about $18 after tax, and I can only fire off about 1500shots off a can. I can buy 15 12g CO2 cartridges for $12. Each one allows me to fire 200-250 shots in my CO2 NBB Crosman C11. If my math is correct, that means the CO2 costs $12 for 3,750 shots, and Green Gas costs $18 for 1500 shots. If I used only my KWA USP compact I can get almost 2,000 shots off a can, but CO2 is still way cheaper.
Also, as previously mentioned, CO2 hits harder, which can be a drawback if your field has a low FPS limit.
And, if you live in a cold climate, CO2 is less subject to cooldown effect, and it will retain pressure better at cooler/cold temperatures.
All the above said, I own both a Green Gas pistol and a CO2 pistol, that's one of each. I first heard the Green Gas was better and found a good deal on the pistol I have, but after playing with it a few times was not impressed by the performance of the propellant. My Green Gas pistol had a few flaws due to the propellant not the gun itself, for one if the magazine does not reach room temp, then it doesn't operate very well, sometimes it even jams open and the gas just leaks out. For two, I didn't get as many shots out of a load of Gas, I might get five or six clips at 15 rounds a clip and then I loose power.
My CO2 on the other hand has proven more reliable, it uses the .12 gram canisters like you get at Wal-Mart for bb guns and such, I get almost double the mags out of a single canister and it has yet to jam on me. I have had no issues with temp or with leakage.
So, in my opinion and for my liking, I'd go with a CO2 pistol, but that is my opinion. I will say, I purchased two of the CO2 pistols, and am considering selling my Green Gas, since I no longer use it. Again, this is just my opinion.
i just got a hi cappa 5.1 co2 model and i must say, for target practicing. great. but for anything else its useless, its terrible for game play, because rapid fire will result in low pressure do to tempreture drop, and when the temp drops the co2 bleeds out, because its bleeds out when its near empty because of no pressure, so when it gets cold from firing it rapidly it all bleeds out, im talking 6-8 shots and it starts leaking all out, i cant even get 3 clips in before i gotta change co2, and i can see how its harsh on the gun, i would deffently lean towards a green gas, propane or red gas model before you get co2
I use co2 because my pistol uses it. Most benefits of each have already been said, but I am going to do what everybody else did and just say it anyway
-efficient, you can take over 100 shots per cartridge, depending on the gun.
-less affected by cold weather, the gun will still shoot hard
-constant, quick firing can freeze up your gun
-shoots much harder than other gases
-you can't "top off" your magazine
-requires lubing your gun frequently
Green Gas pros:
-Doesn't hit too hard
-No lube necessary
-You can "Top off" your magazines
-Very reliable and is less likely to destroy your gun over time
Green Gas cons:
-Does not do great in cold weather
-Doesn't hit too hard, but a little harder than green gas (since GG has lube added)
-A little better in colder weather
-requires lubing of the gun
-requires propane adapter ($20, but you get that money back after you buy 2 propane tanks)
Thats all I can think of for now
This. Except Propane is my favorite. Just get silicone spray.
I would say co2 just because co2 guns usually Oparate better (better shooting whith GPS)
Fps my bad
I have a co2 vsr 10... It's a beast 650 with .20 and 850 with .12
Who the hell lets you use a 650fps .2g gun on their field? That's four joules!
Green gas is expensive but propane is a great alternative. C02 is great if you live in colder states where green gas/propane freezes up easily. But if your field has limits for pistols your screwed since c02 pistols shoot way too hot
Good luck at a field chrono using.20s. And how many shots do you get on 1 co2 cartrige.
My cheap chrosman air mag c11 shoots harder than my gbb pistols it has 400 fps I don't use it though.