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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 pm 
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I know this topic has probably been brought up a few times....I'm hearing mixed feedback on whether it is in fact 100% okay to leave the CO2 cartridge installed on a gun for say, a week. Then the argument of removing the cartridge can do more damage than good.

Curious to what you all think and do with your own guns.

Sometimes it's not possible to discharge an entire cartridge in one shooting - for whatever reason it might be.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 pm 
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IMO, not that much big deal to leave your un finished co2 inside the gun... Anyway I didn't leave a fresh new co2 inside the gun but also, I never intended to force myself to finish the co2 before I put the gub down to end the session ~

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Depends on the piercing sealing method.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:16 am 
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When in doubt, refer to the owner's manual.

FWIW, Umarex recommends not leaving a cylinder in the gun for storage or extended periods of time.
Personally, it's not that big a deal for me to shoot down a partially used cartridge. Still easier in the long run than replacing seals.
A drop of airgun oil on the face of the cartridge will help prevent premature seal wear...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:14 am 
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In guns where you have a screw that compresses the mouth of the cartridge against a seal, particularly when this seal is made of Teflon or a similar relatively inflexible material, it is most certainly not a good idea to leave the cartridge in place. Silicone type seals seem to be a bit more resilient but again if the cartridge is being forced against it I would never recommend leaving the cartridge inside once you are done shooting, and make sure you keep your seals wet with the appropriate lubricant.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:43 pm 
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I contacted ASG - makers of such guns as the Dan Wesson, and they said to me to always remove the CO2 cartridge after each use.

I guess I have to plan my shootings - yesterday I shot 18 rounds and had an errand to do and never had the chance to get back at it, so I guess today I will have to remove the cartridge.

In doing so, I think I read somewhere to let it bleed slowly.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm 
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BBKen wrote:
I think I read somewhere to let it bleed slowly.


Removing it quickly will invariably freeze the seal which can damage it, apart from being dangerous for unprotected hands.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:18 pm 
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All manufacturers will tell you to take it out for liability reasons. Lube it when you put it in and leave it there. It keeps your valve from getting dirty.
I've had one in my 2240 for a few years now and it still holds air (CO2). I always let them in, been doing that for years.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Doc Sharptail wrote:
When in doubt, refer to the owner's manual.

FWIW, Umarex recommends not leaving a cylinder in the gun for storage or extended periods of time.
Personally, it's not that big a deal for me to shoot down a partially used cartridge. Still easier in the long run than replacing seals.
A drop of airgun oil on the face of the cartridge will help prevent premature seal wear...

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Totally agree, check the manual. I think if your just going to let it in for just a few days after using it with some CO2 still in it I think it won’t do any real harm. That way when you take up shooting again in a few days you can empty it easy. My 2 cents worth.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:25 pm 
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B-Aube wrote:
Doc Sharptail wrote:
When in doubt, refer to the owner's manual.

FWIW, Umarex recommends not leaving a cylinder in the gun for storage or extended periods of time.
Personally, it's not that big a deal for me to shoot down a partially used cartridge. Still easier in the long run than replacing seals.
A drop of airgun oil on the face of the cartridge will help prevent premature seal wear...

-D.S.

Totally agree, check the manual. I think if your just going to let it in for just a few days after using it with some CO2 still in it I think it won’t do any real harm. That way when you take up shooting again in a few days you can empty it easy. My 2 cents worth.


If you follow instructions/owners manuals you should wear safety goggles and gloves when using a hammer (but if you didn't follow them you would use a hairdrier in the shower...) I think using comon sense and other people experience is best.

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I agreed to Doc ~

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