I just bought your March issue, had a quick look through and was looking forward to a good read later, as always. As a new owner of a PCP air rifle - I’ve only owned springers in the past - I have a little bit of advice, and a question. I purchased a new 4-litre dive bottle for my gun and there’s nothing wrong with it. It does the job super- easy, but I really didn’t need it. If only I had asked Air Gunner mag’, and your readers, first. As with all dive bottles I need to have it refilled,
and have it tested every five years. Why didn’t I contact you first? There’s no fool like an old fool. I’ve just received a birthday present of a stirrup pump. I am 61 years of age, 11 stone wringing wet, and this pump, as I imagine all modern stirrup pumps are, is so easy to use. Dive bottles are good, but you’re tied to a filling station forever, and these stirrup pumps require no real physical effort, to do the same job. What do you think? My stirrup pump comes with a moisture trap and valve, that you can crack open and fill with dry granules that you can purchase
online. Question: Can I fit a moisture trap or valve inline from a dive bottle to a gun? Tosh
Hello Tosh If I understand your question correctly, the answer is that there is no need. The air that a dive shop fills your bottle with is already filtered and dried. I have to say that your experience of pumps and mine differ greatly. I find them a pretty good workout and that I need a good rest between filling a gun and starting to shoot again. Ed.
The air the your dive shop puts into your tank will be totally clean and dry