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    I was reading the manual for my C41 and it said NOT to leave the powerlet in the gun for extended periods. They said it can be hard on the seals of the gun. I wonder what they consider extended periods. I can't imagine it would hurt it to pop the cartridge in and then go woods walking for a while. I suppose they just don't want the guns stored for day with the gas charged in them.
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    I don't know BW... I just looked in the Gamo booklet that came with my gun and I can't find anything about leaving a powerlet in the gun for an extended time...

    I sometimes leave a powerlet in the gun for 2 or 3 days.... depending on how much shooting I do on any given day. No problems yet...

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    I have an old Crossman 357 style CO2 gun I've had for about 15 years. It has always had a cartridge in it, at various levels of charge. It takes about 45 days to empty a full gas cartridge if the gun is unused.
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    Uh! Dumb question, how can you take it out if it is under pressure?

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    As you back off the thumb screw that generally holds the cartridge in the gun, the gas bleeds off around the tip. You may get cold fingers but no Kaboom!

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    MAybe it is just one of those cautions that probably don't mean much. Doesn't seem like it would be dangerous but that is what is says in the manual. Maybe they just want you to buy more powerlets...
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    That would be a waste of good CO2 to pop out that partially used cartridge. Best have some fun and shoot it up within a reasonable time frame.

    You just answered a question for me too, since I put a cartridge in my P232 look alike GAMO and only fired a handfull of BBs in the garage back a week ago. Need to shoot up the cartridge before it bleeds off by itself.

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    Yeah shooting up the cartridge is the very best way. However, when I am done shooting, I take the thing out of the gun. It is a little safer for Lil W that way too.
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    I forgot that I had an empty cartridge in my 20 cal pistol and after moving and not using it for a while I can not get the cartridge out. I may have to drill into the botom of it and put in a screw so I have something to get a grip on.

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    I always empty the CO2 cartridge when I'm done shooting. It's not the seal I'm worried about but rather myself. I don't want to try some dry fire exercises and hear a surprise. I have a unique way I discharge the cartridge. What I do is pull back the hammer and pull the trigger while still holding the hammer. I slowly let it go forward until it stops. I keep the trigger depressed and push forward a little until I hear air bleed out. I stay like that until I hear no more air. Viola! Empty cartridge with no blast of cold air.

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