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Pump experts wanted

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Which stirrup pump is best? The Hills one looks like the top-end one. Does anyone know anything about pumps? Are there any pump experts out there?

    Is it really spelt "stirrup"? I've been wrong all this time, I feel like such a fool :(
     
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    i just have a simple stirup pump no frils. does the job

    you can get one for £95 at JSR
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

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    I want one that doesn't let anything but air in, if that's possible. Going for a cheap one feels like I'm buying something that'll fill a gun with dirt.

    Do you know what make yours is?
     
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    not a clue but my air arms s410 hasnt complained. i pump it up indors so i wont find any dirt.

    besides you wont need to take the pump into the field as a PCP would have plenty of ait in it.

    are you looking into getting one?
     
  5. EX Mod Cog

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    Yeah once again I'm looking at PCP's but I'm not sure if I take shooting seriously enough to actually get one ... it'd be nice, I love all guns but they cost so much.

    I'd use mine for plinking/target shooting so I'd probably need to pump it up in an out-door environment.
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    Have ever used one?...if you can get to a1's to try....l had the hills worked ok for about 2 weeks....then stopped working:( took it back..exchanged it...2weeks later same again:mad:...changed it for a recon carbon fiber 7ltr tank, paid a little extra...had that for 5years no prob's:D
     
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    What went wrong? Something with the filters?
     
  8. a1gunner

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    mine has no filter or any thing to go wrong.
    it fills the gun with air thats all. and thats all it need to do. keep it simple;)

    pcp's can be expensive but a secondhand air arms or logun solo or BSA ultra will last you a long time;)
     
  9. EX Mod Cog

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    What's the word that's opposite to 'recommend' - anyway, shops have told me not to even use a pump due to the moisture/dirt getting inside ... let alone using one without any filters! :eek:

    You're probably right a1, I don't know much about this stuff.
     
  10. a1gunner

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    i never had problems.

    you only get moistur if you either pump it up in the shower or you pump like a man possesed in a cold enviroment.

    the pump can get quite hot if you go mad, if you are in a cold room you get sondensation, i wont go in to the sciense but you get the idea of condensation.

    i honestly have never had a problem with my pump or rifle.
    if they say the pump is hard work they are right it is but for a fit young lad like me its possible. im small for 16 by the way so u'll manage fine;)
     
  11. EX Mod Cog

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    How long does it take for a full charge?
     
  12. a1gunner

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    well say now you are totally empty probably half an hour of pumping time.
    (after 10 mins take 5 min break to let it cool)

    but realisticaly you want to keep the pressure above 100 bar. i call this the hard work point as between 100 and 190 (my top fill) its hard work.

    from here i just pump for a solid 10-15 minuets.
    your arms will continue to go up and down uncontroably for an hour after if but the next day you will look hard:D
     
  13. EX Mod Cog

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    LOL

    Sounds like a good work-out, do you think it's worth getting one for plinking? Seems like a lot of work to me :eek: more than I thought.
     
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    Yep, it was both times, u could get to abt 120-130, then the pump wouldn't go past half way on the push down, by the l wasn't doing the pumping, it was my very fit mate...personally l wouldn't use it with out a filter....its your money your choice, mate;)
     
  15. EX Mod Cog

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    Thanks for your advice! That sounds like bad luck, if that happened on every pump surely they'd have to recall them as it seems like quite a serious problem, especially when you consider the money involed.
     
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    The FX pump has both a moisture trap and a partical filter built in. I never let my rifle go under 150 bar, and it takes 80-100 pumps to reach 200bar.
    Have since bought an FX filler kit and borrowed a 10ltr 300bar diversbottle, and i have to say that was the best investment. Still have the pump, as if the bottle is empty, i still wanna be able to shoot.
    Buy a secondhand bottle and pump, then your sorted.
     
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    One with a 3 horsepower motor on it !!
     
  18. andyhawkx3

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    That's the one, buzz....best in the world mate:D
     
  19. steve410

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    Go for a bottle if at all possible,I bought a Hills pump,had enough of it after a couple of weeks.If you do a lot of shooting a pump isn't really practical.It will keep you fit though,unless it gives you a heart attack that is :D
     
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    Yep, they should rename it...hills bullworker:D
     

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