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#1 IanB

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:42 pm

Whats the best bottle to go for size/economy wise, also where would be the cheapest place to buy one for a scrooge like me :blink: :icon_eek:

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:06 pm

depends on the size of your air cylinder. the most economical is a 300bar and the bigger the better :blink: but you need to make sure you can get them filled. size wise a 10 ltrmaybe a bit bigger if your strong enuf.
i got one of ebay but not a 300bar. think it was 40quid and postage at around £20 but it didnt have all the fittings for air rifles or any test.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 06:40 am

Whats the best bottle to go for size/economy wise, also where would be the cheapest place to buy one for a scrooge like me† http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Are you looking for new or 2nd hand?
And what rifle are you going to fill?

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:31 am

Either Chris (new/secondhand), been looking and I would prefer the 300bar setup, my rifle is a AAS410K...

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:38 am

Either Chris (new/secondhand), been looking and I would prefer the 300bar setup, my rifle is a AAS410K...

Check your local dive shop/refilling station to see whether they will fill a bottle to 300bar. Some do some don't and it could end up being a real ballache travelling to one that can. 232bar will be alright on an S410.

If you buy new you'll get all the bells, whistles and adaptors to fill the rifle plus the bottle will have a 5year test on it providing it's not going to double as a scuba tank. At least you know it's not been mistreated. You're looking at around the £130 mark for a 232 and about £150 for a 300 for a 3litre which you might get half a dozen to a dozen fills out of. New of course. 2nd hand will come in much cheaper. :blink:

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:45 pm

Ian ive got one you can have til i get another precharger,its the one my [BANNED TEXT] brought off the rigs with him,ye might have it forever as im lookin to get another gas strut rifle :P

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:06 am

Cheers mate :blink: what capacity and pressure rating is it..... :icon_eek:

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:35 pm

havent got a clue [BANNED TEXT] :blink: but i know that [BANNED TEXT] of mine got a few and sold them for a tidy profit,so they must be ok for airguns :icon_eek:

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:40 pm

it should have the working pressure imprinted on the bottle.

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:06 pm

Just had a look at it,i can see a sticker which says 3000 psi, it has another sticker on it sayin 'breathing air' im sure my [BANNED TEXT] mentioned it was from a B.A. set,the bottle is approx 7 inches wide by 2 ft high (including the valve on the top) it is a greyish green in colour with black and white markings on the top,it has some numbers stamped into the body of the bottle but they mean nowt to me :blink: :icon_eek: http://www.thehuntin...tyle_emoticons/default/search.gif

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:45 pm

Thats sounds as if its around 215 bar Andy.

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:57 am

207 bar and probably a 7ltr.

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 11:19 pm

try your local dive clubs thats where I am getting mine £30 :yes: no test but the guy says he will fill it as he knows its fine.


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