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Stirrup Pump or Bottle Charging (PCP)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Alanp, May 15, 2009.

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Stirrup Pump or Bottle Charging (PCP)

  1. Bottle Charging

    34 vote(s)
    75.6%
  2. Stirrup Pump

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Stirrup Pump with Dry Pac

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Alanp

    Alanp Active Member

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    Stirrup Pump or Bottle Charging anyviews and reasons Please
     
  2. Derrick

    Derrick Active Member

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    Given an unlimited budget, I would have a bottle and a pump. But....
     
  3. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Bottle for me, 7ltr 300bar price to fill, just went up to a fiver, lasts me with 2 guns, and me mates gun filling them all once a week, about 5 1/2 months :up:
     
  4. Carrot Cruncher

    Carrot Cruncher Engaging Member

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    Stirrup pump cos i need the exercise and i'm a fat git :D
     
  5. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

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    Stirrup pump 'cos I need the exercise and I'm a fat git, bottle for when I can't be arsed:lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    Bottle for me me,I used to have a pump but it knocked years off of my life.Every time I pumped my gun up it took me a week to regain my strength to go shooting :eek:
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Big berther for me, i get my exercise lifting her. :D

    12Ltr 300 Bar

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  8. Steve K

    Steve K Posting Addict

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    Bottles here ;)
     
  9. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    Didn't submarines used to fire those :eek:
     
  10. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

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    What does it cost you every six years when you get it re-filled?:D
     
  11. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Yes looks like it don't it. :D I got this from my local gun shop when starting out into pcp, It's from Webley when they went tits up. I didn't know you could also get short fat ones. :rolleyes:
     
  12. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

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    'course you can. I'm a short fat one!:up:
     
  13. Poacher

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    Oi! Where's the option for calling at the shop and having the gun filled?

    Having just bought my first PCP after using springers for donkeys years and latterly a CO2 gun I'm only able to have it re-charged at a shop. That said, the shop is on the way to my shoot, only charges a quid a fill and I'll only need filling up once or twice a month at most.
     
  14. wilma397

    wilma397 Engaging Member

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    Pump for me, keeps me fit :D
     
  15. gambo

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    I read somewhere that 95% of guns that manufactures get returned because of leaks were owned by people who use pumps!! That reason alone is enough for me to only use bottles to fill my darlings!! gambo.
     
  16. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Only had it filled twice, and i bought it new in 2005. :D You should see the look on the staffs face when i drag it through the dive shop. :lol:
     
  17. HW100 Hunter

    HW100 Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Bottle for me. I got a 12L 300 bar. I've been using it a lot since Xmas and it's still half full and it only costs a fiver to fill.:D
     
  18. Jiggy ward

    Jiggy ward Donator

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    Divers bottle more time shooting and not pumping
     
  19. MechaNick

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    Id like to see the facts/proof on that statement :)

    I know plenty of club members that have used pumps for years on there pcp's and never had any problems with leaks etc

    I bought a old S410 last summer that the chap had owned for 3 years and never once had a leak or fault and I continued to use the pump that came with it without any problems.

    I have owned and used pumps with no probs on any of my guns and if your pumping up something less than say 280cc air cylinder then its pretty easy going.

    where its hard work is on a 400cc or 500cc monster buddy bottled rifle :eek: then I would choose a bottle any day ;)

    pro's and cons for both and one bonus is a pump will never need a hydro test :eek:
     
  20. Scub

    Scub Engaging Member

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    I used a pump for years on an Ultra and other then replacing the o-rings of the filling probe due to frequent use I had no bother with it. Just keep it clean and thats it.

    ATB

    Michael
     

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