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#1 Nick Nameless

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

Can you use HPA on any gun, or only newer ones. I just bought an old PMI Tracer pump from a pawn shop, and I would like to use HPA on it. I just wanted to make sure it was ok before I did it. I don't know why it wouldn't be ok, just checking. P.S., the HPA tank I will be using will be putting out high pressure (800+lbs.).

I know the newer guns say that you can use both, but this gun was made before HPA was popular.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:10 PM

While there are a few markers from the early 90's that are designed to run on liquid CO2, you're fine running HPA on about 99% of the guns ever made.

The only thing to keep an eye out for is that you may need to make minor velocity or spring adjustments.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:23 PM

The beauty of HPA and genius of Tom Kaye is that HPA is 99.9% backwards compatible.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:17 PM

any marker above the year 2000+ should be able to run on HPA
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:26 PM

To the OP: At this point I've owned 7 different Trracers and all of them ran fine on HPA. You're going to want a bottomline kit if you plan on actually using it in a game, but the gas itself is no problem.

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Can anyone actually name a marker that runs on CO2 but will not run on HPA?

SMG-60?
1st Gen Mega-Z?

I'm not even sure of those.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:48 PM

You can use Hpa On all Guns Execpt old angels
The prefer Low pressure Air

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:55 AM

You can use Hpa On all Guns Execpt old angels
The prefer Low pressure Air


HPA refers to ALL compressed air/nitrogen systems.

The "High" part means the bottle pressure is 3000 psi or greater, not that the output is 800psi.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:44 AM

99% of guns from 2000 to 2010 work on HPA. BUT Angels and a few other guns use LPA (low pressure air).

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:02 PM

Perhaps you missed the post above you.

As for liquid CO2 markers, yes, most Montneel guns as well as early Tippmanns were designed to run on siphoned CO2 tanks.




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