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Can you overpump an SSP?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Beachcomber, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Beachcomber

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    Just been looking at online reviews of a few Single Stroke Pneumatic pistols and saw one reviewer recommended pumping the pistol a few times to increase the power.

    Does this really work? I wasn't sure if the air intake / valve system allowed for more than one pump.

    Also, would doing this be enough to risk going over the legal limit?
     
  2. crazymadfish

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    Could risk gun not power as law states if its capable then its illegal so you should be ok but wouldnt recommend doing so as it could damage the pistol itself or possibly hurt you aswell
     
  3. DenTB

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    And or the 2nd pump would (possibly) over-ride the first and blow out excess,?? (Maybe!) should do and why would you buy a SSP and want to try that anyway? Is your gun owned by a " lets see what happens when i do 'this' kinda guy. With a liking for breaking stuff ,! Or just ann eejit? Sorry if this offends, maybe he likes to push the limits . Childish if you like,
     
  4. RichieRich

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    SSP denotes Single Stroke Pneumatic. One pump cocking and 1 power level.

    You can get Multi-pump pneumatics such as the crosman 1377, but these will only pump so far and afaik will not go overpower as is their design. Depending on how many times you pump, will determine its power output.
     
  5. Beachcomber

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    To be honest thats pretty much what I thought.
    It was on a youtube review video. I thought it looked like a waste of time but wasn't sure.
     
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    On the HW40 for example, you are basically pumping the same charge back again as there is no reservoir to hold that pumped charge to pump another.

    I keep seeing that the Webley Alecto can 2 2 pumps, but i have my doubts as it's listed as an SSP (i.e. one pump cocked and charged)
     
  7. Akita177

    Akita177 The Absolute State of Britian podcast

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    I think the Alecto can take 3 pumps to get near 6ftlb?
     
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    the Webley Alecto is definatley a multi pump, use between one and three pumps as your preference (x3 gives a little bit of lift on firing) anything over x3 pumps and when gun gets to just below legal limit it starts venting (so you can pump all day without increasing pressure beyond legal).
     
  9. mattyts

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    HW40s don't have a reservoir,if you open the top,the air will try escape causing the piston to spring open.

    You need a one way valve leading to a reservoir to contain multiple pumps,I think the Spector has this design.
     
  10. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Alecto is a multi pump 3 for full power of 5.6 two gives around 4 and 1 is about 2.5. twos plenty for most things. more than 3 and the blow off valve triggers.
     

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