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help with new gun

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:29 pm
Author: gotbass7
hi. i am making a pneumatic gun and i haven't gotten to far and i have a question

can i just buy a refillable tank and something to refill it without having to constantly pay more? if i can where can i buy this? this is my first pneumatic, so sorry if i don't know a lot

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:31 pm
Author: paaiyan
I suppose you could buy an HPA tank and a filler for yourself, would be quite expensive though. For a pneumatic though, most people will just use a compressor to fill the chamber of the gun. You might want to just do that.

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:33 pm
Author: gotbass7
sorry if this sounds stupid, but would i have to always have it plugged in?

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:35 pm
Author: paaiyan
Uh, depends on what kind you get. If you get one with a decent size tank you can just pressurize it before you go out and haul it with you. Or you can get on of the car tire inflators that plugs into the cigarette lighter thing on a car. They don't have a tank so you'd need it to be plugged in, but they're much more portable.

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:37 pm
Author: gotbass7
how much would the first thing you said cost?

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:38 pm
Author: sjog
No bass man but it can be used both ways.
Striped bass or fresh water??

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:42 pm
Author: paaiyan
Well, it all depends bass. Take yourself on over to, wait, where do you live? Just head on over to a major hardware store website like lowes.com or something. The price depends on the brand, the size of the tank, the pressure it's rated for, that kind of thing. I think a 5-gallon might run you about 150 USD, i could be wrong though

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:44 pm
Author: gotbass7
ok i know some places i could go. and its not bahss its base. haha

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:45 pm
Author: gotbass7
but what is this stuff called? like what would i search?

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:45 pm
Author: paaiyan
4 string or 6-string bass? Haha. Here's a link to a decent 6-gallon compressor for 180 USD. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none

You'd just search a hardware site for compressor.

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:48 pm
Author: gotbass7
4 string. and what about something so i can like fill it up and go like you said

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:51 pm
Author: gotbass7
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none and would that work too? sorry i ask a lot of questions

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:51 pm
Author: paaiyan
Uh, fill what up? You'd just plug the compressor in at home and wait for it to fill and then you're good to go. If you purchase one though, make sure you find someone who works there and ask them if it will hold the pressure and dispense air while it's not plugged in. Tell them that you need a compressor that you can fill, then take somewhere with no electricity and still be able to get the pressure out of it.

That one would work, but it doesn't have a tank to hold air. You'd need to find an adapter for your cigaratte lighter in your car you plug it in. That model just puts the air straight into whatever you're filling,there's no reserve tank like the one I liked you to.

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:55 pm
Author: gotbass7
oooooh i get it now i get it. so i buy something that i plug in that compresses and holds air i get like a tube and hook it up to my gun and release it when i want to fire?

Unread postPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:58 pm
Author: paaiyan
Pretty much. You'd get one that has an air tank, it should come with a hose. Just get the proper adapter for the hose and attach the corresponding adapter to the chamber and fill it. Then you have many options for releasing the air to the barrel.

Or if you have a power source nearby, you'd just use the same adapters to fill it, prolly just take a little longer. You need to MAKE SURE that you have a pressure guage on your chamber, you don't wnt to overfill it.