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Old 19 March 2014, 08:48   #1
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Diving Bottle

I'm possibly looking for one of these for a new air rifle I've just bought, can someone please explain the certificate/stamping of the bottle. Is this just for diving purposes or a general safety test for the bottle?
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You will have to have it tested and in test to get anyone to fill it for you as you do not want to be filling it and have the bottle fail on you as it could kill at worst, get your self a compressor then you could fill any old manky bottle, but not to be recommended!
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Hi the markings are test dats and from memory all bottles have to be tested by annually, this is the reason I purchased a hand pump for my gun.
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Thanks guys, thought it was more bottle safety related than diving, but had to ask.

Seen someone use a hand pump and it nearly killed them pumping up the reservoir. Certainly they weren't able to shoot a gun accurately for 1/2 hour lol.
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Go to a race weekend and most of the garages use them for air tools and tyre filling, from what I've seen they're not looked very well.

If you intend to fill it with a regular compressor then you'll be hard pushed to find one not fit for the job as you'll only stick about 8 bar in it. If using a dive shop to fill then you'll need something tested as you could go off and dive with it.

... mind you, if you were going to use a compressor you may as well use the tank on that as even a cheap one will have twice the capacity
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The test isn't yearly. It's a five year hydrostatic test with a visual mid way. If the cylinder is dry only it's a ten year test.
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You'll want a 300 bar one if you can. Many are 232 cylinders.
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300 bar are heavier and not everywhere can fill to 300. i like the comment above about getting your own compressor - youre looking at over a grand for a second hand one! get a bottle in test and it only costs me 3quid a fill from my local diving centre. my logun solo will do over 100 shots per charge so only needs topping up occasionally - in fact in the last 8 years or so that ive had it ive only had the bottle filled twice!
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I didn't mean a diving one, just an 80 quid 24l one from machinemart, if his mate is using a bicycle pump then 200 bar is going to be over kill. The convenience of not having to go to the dive shop would be worthwhile, plus they're handy for all sorts of other things.
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Dpending on how much you plan to use the tank renting might be an option.

Here in the USA a hydro is due every 5 years and the dive shops often choose to require a visual every year. The same tank might be able to be filled at a paint ball range without the yearly visual.

For cost savings I would recommend an aluminum tank. Steel tanks are more expensive, but there is nothing wrong with buying used. 9 of my 11 tanks were purchased used. My compressor was purchased used too, but I have over $3,600 US into it. Owning a compressor is not feasible for an air riffle.

How much pressure does this riffle require?
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