The Correct Fuel for the Job
Generally bigger is better, but not always the case with airsoft gas – you need the correct formulation for the task at hand.
A key quality of Airsoft gas is its “Expansion Rate” – the rate of change to which the gas changes from a liquid to a gas and back again. This rate can vary depending on temperature, which is why players move to a more powerful gas during winter months.
This “Expansion Rate” is important for a number of reasons,
- Magazine Reservoir – If the magazine reservoir is small vs the power rating of the gas, the reservoir will fill too quickly which means the user will run out of gas before they empty their magazine of bbs.
- Temperature – Cold weather lowers the speed of expansion, so in colder conditions to maintain fps, users may want to upgrade from V6 to V8, or V8 to V12.
POWER = PSI
PSI ratings help customers pick the correct gas for their replica. These ratings indicate the pressure rating to which the formulation of gas is stored within its container. Weather conditions permitting, customers can expect an FPS increase of +4-8% (V8) and +10-15% (V12) when compared to V6 GBB Fuel.