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Advice New Member

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Chong, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Chong

    Chong Member

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    Hello everyone i am newbie and brought a rifle this week i went to the gun shop and i think all he was intrested in was selling me everything he could when i told him i had a hand pump he kind of said i wont be able to put the gun up with it and was saying a cylinder was easier to use and that id have problems getting to 300 and not to let it go under 80 well it was at 150 bar and i thoughtblets see how hard it is well i ended up bruising the palms of my hands. And pumping the rifle up to 250bar i fired it a small amount of air escaped now the bolt action feels as if it has pressure behind it and rifle wont load the next pellet and not even a week old any help would be greatly appreciated i dont want to do anything that will void the warranty either thanks in advance
     
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    250 bar? It would help people to suggest a remedy if you could post the make and model of the air rifle in question..
     
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  4. Chong

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    Its the rotex rm8 cu has 300bar on the gauge and its at 250 bar of air in it atm
     

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    Welcome, if it’s the RM8 pictured in your profile then you’ve put too much air in the bottle and exceeded the swp. Don’t know what to do next but I wouldn’t mess about or doing anything really until you get a definitive answer. Probably move the gun out the house too personally lol
     
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    Welcome. Sorry to hear of your plight. Was it working ok to start with?
     
  7. Chong

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    Im so annoyed too son over dont get much quality time with him and this hes been looking forwad too and we arranged to go monday out shooting and it seems as tho i might have to take it to the gun shop to be fixed before we get to enjoy a day of pellets plinking
     
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    Chong Member

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    Well that was the first time i fired it
     
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    Oh dear, I think it's like Vic Vinegar says don't mess with it till you know exactly what to do.
     
  10. Roy64

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    I too would suggest you take the gun to the shop you bought it and explain what you have done.
    Do not attempt to use the gun in the meantime.
    Ask the gun shop to show you how to safely fill it and what to be aware of, if and when they have fixed it.
    The high pressures needed in the airguns are dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.
     
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    Take it back if it's a week old and explain the situation, either the guns wrong or your doing something wrong. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks everyone for your advice i thought this would be the outcome that would be i was pumping a few times and the valve was under pressurr and kept popping out so then i managed to pump it up i kept pumping and now messed it up till some gun smith hits my wallet again
     
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    Bunyip Member of the Edgun cult

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    If he's a decent rfd he'll help you out, especially as you bought it from him.
     
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    I agree, you bought it from him, its a week old, he should help you out.
     
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    BallisticBill Looking outside the box

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    If the gun isn't new then you have no issues regarding invalidating a warranty. I'd be inclined to take it back to the RFD but the only thing that concerns me is the RFD implying you needed to fill it to 300bar. o_O

    The maximum fill pressure of the RM8 is 232bar so the good news is you should be well within the safe limits of the cylinder. At excess pressure the firing valve on some guns can lock up. I'm not familiar with the RM8 so I don't know if it has a pressure relief valve or the best way of relieving the excess pressure... someone on the forum will be able to tell you. Try posting a separate thread asking for advice/help.
     
  16. Chong

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    It seems to have a valve lock does that mean anything from the into i got from a guy on YouTube
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it being dangerous, the worst case scenario is that you blow a value seal or something and that is no big deal, we have all done it (me included on my Galahad!)

    I'd take it your RFD and ask them for assistance and if they don't help remember it next time you are spending money.

    There will be a way of discharging the bottle, I don't have an RM8 so I can't help on this one sadly.
     
  18. Chong

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    I have a few photos but i have no experience with pcp rifles and nobidy on youtube fixing these problems as either its dangerous or they make lots of money out of it
     
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    Despite what you or anyone is told about the rec pressure to put in the rm8 do not fill above about 200 bar , do not let it go below about 90 bar . You will still get around 110 / 120 shots in .177 and more in .22 and the rifle will be much healthier for it . Yea , its locked up .
     
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    No , they dont do it to make money . You were given the wrong info if told to pressure that high . 232 is max but too high , 200 bar or there abouts is enough.
     
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