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Air Cylinder Or Compressor?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Boomshanka, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Boomshanka

    Boomshanka Oldie but goldie

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    Good morning AGF
    Have been looking around for an air cylinder, and had some messages back from fellow members, but I already have an air compressor for my shed.
    Question is what are the pros and cons of each?
    I've read up a little and some people have had problems with unwanted moisture coming through when topping up with a compressor. I've got a regulator with an oil/water filter on already and could always add an inline water filter on as well. But will this be enough?
    Thanks in advance for all your assistance
     
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    I doubt if your current air compressor can get to 4300psi which is what you'll get in a cylinder. :shrug:
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Your existing compressor will be around a factor of 2-300 down on the pressure output required to charge a rifle, so that's a non-starter.

    Otherwise unless you live miles away from the nearest dive centre or are getting through thousands of pellets per week, the cost of a dedicated compressor is never justifiable compared to that of a bottle.
     
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    Boomshanka Oldie but goldie

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    There's also the hand pump option? I don't shoot a huge amount so just trying to utilise what I've got. Thanks for the info and I'll get back in touch with those who've offered bottles.
     
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  5. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

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    As has been said a normal workshop compressor will get nowhere near the required pressure ie 300Bar/4300 psi.
    Most workshop compressors work at about 150-200 psi or 10 -14 Bars
    The one in the service dept at the car dealership i worked at operated at about that pressure.
    If you've got filling facilities near or reasonably near you then opt for a cylinder/tank,average price per fill is around 5 to 6 quid.
    You can buy chinese compressors that put out that pressure for about £300 iirc but they're noisy and they need to be cooled with some form of cooling system too. Not to sure about they longevity or reliability either and i certainly wouldn't want to be anywhere near one if the worst happened,not at that pressure.it could well be the last purchase you make.
    There'a small one you can buy for direct connection to your gun,it wont fill dive cylinders/tanks but it costs about £600 or there's the Omega compressor which can fill tanks or you can connect it direct to your gun but that costs about £1700-£1800.
     
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    Boomshanka Oldie but goldie

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    I've read about the Chinese models and also a few horror stories with them
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Realistically from what you have said - forget a compressor and buy a good 7/10L bottle, I'd also forget the hand pump, many will swear by them, but I've been shooting years and have never actually see anyone use one, for the costs involved you will get thousands of shots from a cylinder for very little money, the same with a pump would be hundreds of hours pumping - what do you want to be doing when you go shooting?
     
  8. Boomshanka

    Boomshanka Oldie but goldie

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    Massive biceps on the pump users :laff:
     
  9. Boomshanka

    Boomshanka Oldie but goldie

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    @jesim1 I just realised that you were one of the members who offered a bottle and I'm also having a conversation with you about pellets. Will pm you now about both
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    No problem :thumb:
     

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