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Old CCI Phantom co2 or Air?

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    Hi Guys,
    I was wondering if any body can offer some advice on this. I have just got hold of an early 90's Phantom & was hoping to trick it up a bit. It's currently set up with 12gram co2 but I wanted to change it to bottle, only to find out my local site doesn't have a co2 filling station. Do I have to stick to the 12grams or can I run it with compressed air? Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but I have been out of the game for a very very long time. Any ideas will be gratefully received.
     
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    Should be okay on air - there will be a change in velocity but that can be adjusted via the screw inside the bolt.
     
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    Thanks mate. I spoke to the site operator, who is an old baller like me, & he said the same as you. Might have to have a fiddle with the springs as well, which leads on to trying to find somewhere that sells thunderpig springs. Think I am going to have to go to CCI for them. Thanks again!
     
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    Make sure it's a high pressure reg on your air bottle as well.
     
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    Any thing that ran on co2 can run on air with a bit of tinkering, inferno's for example, needed extra flow through the valve so they brought out a modified valve guide.
     
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    I know new phantoms come with two main springs - one for air and one for CO2 but you don't always need to change them - only if you can't get the desired velocity on air with the CO2 spring.
     

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