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Advice Suitable air bottle for Weihrauch HW100KS

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

  1. Edges

    Edges Member

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    I have just bought a Weihrauch HW100KS from a forum member and am on the lookout for an air bottle to charge it up. Advised to get a 300bar one. Is it a problem to get one that has been used for diving. I live on the South Coast & several for sale around here but all ex diver's kit.
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    If it's good enough for diving, it's good enough for your rifle:)
     
  3. splat

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    only down side for diving cylinders is that they need testing every 2.5 yrs as oppossed to every 5 yrs for land cylinders.
     
  4. terry1001

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    Diving cylinders are more prone to corrosion so that should be your first concern. Before buying used check out the new prices and don't forget you need the correct connector, gauge, whip and rifle adapter (which should have come with the rifle). If you're close to dive shops it should be easy enough to get refills whenever you need to so you don't need to get a large bottle, even a 3 litre may be sufficient and is lighter to carry around. If light weight is an issue then carbon fibre cylinders are good but they do have a definite 'end of life' date which may be 20 years away and because they are only for surface use they are subject to 5 year testing.
     
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    Will a 234 bar tank suffice?
     
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    Yes, but you will get less fills out of it compared to a 300bar cylinder.
     

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