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skiedge1 Friday, March 10th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
Marker Setup: Dagger Mk I:

3" End Game Stub Nose
JCS Combat Stock
CP bottomline adaptor
CP pro-rail
CP asa
E-Grip (with Rampage Board)

Strengths: Heavy (tough/strong).
Weaknesses: None.
Review: Very solid piece of equipment. I, too, was surprised that it was so simple to fill HPA from a SCUBA tank.

I used to play with CO2, but I bought an A-5 for this upcoming season (2006), and plan on playing with my gas on-gun, and I have an E-Grip with Rampage....a bad combination for CO2. So I converted to HPA , but HPA is very inconvenient to fill up here in northern VT. So my only real option was to buy a couple SCUBA's and fill my own tank.

Now, I would recommend that anyone who plays with HPA to fill their own tanks...if your field allows it. A SCUBA refill costs about $3.00, and can fill my 72/3000 many times, although the pressure will decrease every time. I did the pressure calculations and they followed what really happend almost exactly. They are as follows for my 72/3000:

1st Fill - 2,713 psi
2nd Fill - 2,533 psi
3rd Fill - 2,371 psi
4th Fill - 2,224 psi
5th Fill - 2,091 psi

As you can see, it will never completely fill the tank, but it is cost effective, since I can get as many fills out of it as I want, until I find the pressure to be unacceptable. But even those first five fills for $3.00 is a bargain.

Anywho....I've made my case for the HSL fill station and filling your own HPA.

*NOTE - The A-5's stock efficiency is .012 mols of gas per shot. With my 72/3000, thats roughly 3.39 psi per shot.
Conclusion: It is solid, safe, cost-effective, and good for those who don't have a convenient way to fill their HPA.
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, March 13th, 2006 at 7:29 am PST

Review Comments
UnluckyDiablo Saturday, March 11th, 2006 | 2:58 am PST
Where are you in northern VT? And what fields do you play at?

Matt LaClair Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 | 9:23 pm PST
wow, im impressed, I hate doing chemistry. you calculated the mols per shot. PV=MNT
am I right? or M=NT divided by PV

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