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Ever filled a buddy bottle with a pump?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lydford, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Posting Addict

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    I always use a pump to refill my HW100 FSB and consider the mild exercise to be a good thing for my health. If I were to purchase a Theoben Rapid - with a buddy bottle - would refilling with a pump continue to benefit my health or should I check my life insurance?
     
  2. terry1001

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    I guess it depends on whether you want to fill from empty or just top it up. Each shot is going to use a similar amount of air no matter what the size of the air reservoir so if you top both guns up every 50 shots (for example) it should take the same amount of effort. If you run the buddy bottle empty that would be a different story.
    There are better ways of exercising than pumping up a big buddy bottle - sell your pump, buy a bottle etc and just walk a bit further and no risk of a heart attack :up:
     
  3. Lydford

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    Thanks Terry. I sold my bottle due to the 50+ mile journey to fill it. Thought I would be self sufficient but will be going FAC later this year so just wondered ...
     
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    I use to fill my superten with a pump:p I must of been mad:D
     
  5. stoogey

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    take your pump into a shop and ask to fill one to see how it goes lol
     
  6. Lydford

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    Mmmm. Having misgivings about this
     
  7. Clubshot

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    I have seen some real fit Shooters trying to fill large Capacity Air Gun's

    In time even they moved on to Air bottles -

    Another issue is a Pump creates Heat - moisture - the larger the bottle more Heat -

    BOB/R
     
  8. spike589715

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    I generally pump mine after a shooting session
    if I have shot a lot I may pump for a while then do something else for a while ....then go back and pump some more
    I really don't think pumping is that hard it is more technique than strength but you do need some body weight - my sons feet lift of the ground if tries to use the pump he is just not heavy enough

    cheers
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  9. essex sniper

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    Iv filled an Air ranger and air wolf with a pump many times of course a bottle is easier but the pump isn't a problem just takes a little bit longer atb
     
  10. ratman60

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    hello, 50 miles??? i looked your area for dive shops 3 in swindon 2 in gloucester? try find a big s/h bottle until you get your FAC which takes a while anyway after sending form to you F/O. keep you air rifle just in case!!!!! something to fall back on. maybe there is a forum member near you with bottle and i would keep the HW. hope you get sorted. ps nice area tetbury i often go letchlade as son lives near.
     
  11. Lydford

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    Thanks Ratman. Yes, Gloucester is the nearest which is just over 25 miles away, hence the 50 mile round trip. And thanks guys for all the input. I will certainly be keeping my HW and I can try and see what pumping a buddy bottle is like once I get the a Rapid; if it is too much, I will buy a bottle ...
     
  12. stoogey

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    there is another option, have you got a rough idia of how many fills you would use in a year? as in how many bottles..add up the litres and buy three four or whatever dumpy 22 litre bottles and go for a fill once/twice a year, or go the 'your own compreser unit' root...dont forget decent filters though, you can actualy pour the moisture out after a time non filtered, and of course 'bits' in the air dunt arf hurt at a gazilion miles an hour lol.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Personally i would scour the ads and buy several 300 bar bottles and suffer the 25 mile trip.Ive got a 3 and 9 litre 300 bar carbon bottles setup for a rapid fac, and that lasts quite a while.
    I use the 3 litre for the daysack, and i can fill the 3 litre from the 9 litre.
    Although now im sorting my rapid out and ive bought a new 230 bar bottle for the rifle, and i'll be visiting BT in the summer for a tuneup and ill get him to lower the power from 34lb to 30lb which should give me 70 shots at least.
    I may also buy another buddy bottle and sell the 3 litre carbon bottle.
    Thats 140 shots, if ive shot 140 bunnies i'll need a truck anyways.
    The other downside to a pump is the moisture, with dive bottles the air is super filtered so the air is bone dry.
     
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  15. oliver13

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    It's very possible & takes 20 - 30 minutes for a 1/2 liter buddy bottle from empty. You have to stop every 60 strokes to let things cool down, & I bleed off the water from the pump so you go back to zero quite a few times, if you have good technique it's mostly about boredom rather than nose bleeds, but you will find you're pulse is somewhat elevated...
     
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    I used to get my buddy bottles refilled at my local gunshop.. Then i picked up a Mk3, couldnt keep popping to the shop to refill that i thought.. So bought myself a FX pump from the Bay.. Tried to refill it, just the once..!!!
    I was knackered halfway thro'... Gave the lot to my boy..!! Bought myself a 9ltr carbon bottle after that anyway...
    now my boy uses my bottle.. Kids hey..???
     
  17. dave goodall

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    Just top it up after ever shoot not hard then only first fill is hard but keeps ufit as u say best to take your time with it tho not go hard at it or water gets in the system once filled up just top up every time u use only prob is when u get a leak or it dumps its air but a shop or mate coulddo the original first fill for u
     
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    ive got a s400 and now a bsa s10 and filled the buddy bottle with my hills pump from empty. If you use the pump in sections its not hard, I have also got a bigger buddy bottle to use that will also get filled with the pump.

    atb James
     
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    I used to fill my logun s16 with a pump easy enough
     
  20. bunny basher

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    i have filled my super ten lots of times with a pump and now i have the airwolf to fill as well just take it slow and easy 20/30 pumps give it a min and then some more but the easy thing is top up after every trip little and often just like a good women lol
     

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