I need some help here,
I keep seeing posts, (I have been reading every post that interest me on my planned adventurers etc,
for the last 60 days +), and have lots more to go I see,
about 9 oz, 88-90 gram weight bottles, 13 ci bottles, 7 ci/oz 9 ci/oz bottles etc, etc, etc,
and I am getting more and very confused about what is being talked about etc, etc.
The more I read, going over the posts that I think that may have a value to to ME,
the more confused I get, etc.
Can some one explain these terms, mentioned above,
so a NON educated NEW air gunner, can understand what is being talked about????
Please, use simple plain English, I am over 70+ yrs old, if you get my drift.......
I plan on getting a QB 79 air rifle, 22 cal first? to start off with, so to speak, getting my feet wet,
as I have 50+ Co2 filled tanks and know where there is more, very cheap etc.
I may get a 17 cal QB 79 also, I just don't don't know yet, which will be the BEST for me,
to thin these blasted starlings/HS out, most of the shots will be inside 50 yds.
I went out today to start my new 2010 diesel up, lifted the hood to check the oil etc,
and those blasted pests had 2 nest built in the engine compartment, (&%$#*^%)(, damn birds.
I have declared WAR, this will be a NO FLY zone for them, ASAP.
And when my pending buy is completed, for a 22 cal Airforce Bounty Hunter air rifle, 22 cal is completed, (pending seller is off on a 30+ vacation),
I really want to jump into AR shooting and building to my spec's etc.
It would be greatly appreciated by me.
Ok. 12 gram CO2 canisters are the little bulbs you can get a big-box stores (small silver bulbs in picture). 88/90 gram are slighlty larger (red/blue in picture):
These are generally not refillable. There are some folks that make some 88 gram refillable cylinders but the ones you get at the local Wallz-Mart are disposable.
The 13ci tanks are designed to be refillable. They are much more cost effective than the 12g & 88g disposables usually. The 7ci, 9ci, 22ci, etc. are similar to the 13ci, just different lengths:
For a QB79 you will need to find a 13ci paintball bottle with a diameter of 2" or less. The bottles available from your big-box stores may be 2 1/8" which will interfere with the barrel. My QB79 will get about 100 shots from an 88 gram cartridge (~$10) or about 700+ from a 13ci bottle (~$2 refill).
Hope that helps ...