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    Scuba Tank?

    What type of Scuba tank do you recommend?

    How do you cart it around and store it?

    Thanks

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    What pressure level max? How big? Several sellers of new tank with carbon fiber wrapped being the most expensive but are a bit liter in weight.
    if you go to Airgun Warriors Forums several sellers listed there. Besides the tank you will need a valve,gauge, hose assembly. Yes you can use a 4500 psi tank with a 3000 psi gun - more gun fills per tank fill that way.

    You can also check with local dive shops or welding stores. Breathable air is not required for guns/ pistols- Buying a tank through them might get you free fills if you do not have a compressor - compressor from local box store isn't going to work- Hand pumping a 80 cf tank to 3000 psi is a real workout and a bit more to 4500psi . like any compressed gas tank periodic inspection and re-certification is required. You can get , buy or rent compressed air tanks from welding supply shops. Rental gets around the rec-certification thing and they do have a life span as they are regulated by the feds. Also gets around the compressor cost $600 on up

    If you real need to take a tank along then one of the small tanks makes life simpler can be filled from larger tank with proper connections . Not a good idea to leave a cylinder in car in hot weather ( any kind of compressed gas cylinder for that matter)

    Transport- various cradles around as well slings, some use a hand cart for the 80cf and larger units. Hope this helps some.

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    Thanks. Got all the valves etc figured out.

    Can get a new Venturi 80 cu tank for $200 delivered.

    Can get a unused carbon fiber tank for $100 that is several years old. Just don't know how these are dated.

    I only need 3000.

    Have had an R1 and 97K for many year. Both have Venom type upgrades. This will be my first venture into PCP

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    When I dove with tanks, I never owned my own, with the exception of a Bail Out Bottle or a Spare Air. Too easy to rent tanks in almost everywhere I went, and especially better than trying to travel with them. When I started diving on Tri-Mix, I thought I might want some tanks, but instead bought a Hollis Prism II TriMix rebreather.

    Bob

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    Sorry for the confusion.

    The scuba tank will be for c.harging a PCP rifle

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    How much air do you need? A 13 cubic foot Bale Out Bottle is easy to handle.

    Bob

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    Most likely use an 80 cu, 3000.

    I figured out the cart. I have a folding dolly on the other side of the room. It most likely will evolve.
    Last edited by John S; 07-02-2019 at 11:41 AM.

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    one way to get around the high cost of your own compressor to fill an 80cuft tank is the renting a big bottle(Typically nitrogen) from the welding shop and the using that to fill the 80. air is about 79% nitrogen anyway and works fine in the pcp units. around my place rental fee is about $7/mo.

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    [QUOTE=John S;824847]
    I only need 3000.


    If for PCP use, get a 4500 PSI cylinder, it will fill many 3000 PSI gun cylinders before it will need a refill....A 3000 PSI scuba tank will go down in pressure fast....many of us bought a scuba tank many years ago just because those were pretty much the only option but not today...

    Regards,

    AZ

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    [QUOTE=John S;824847]
    I only need 3000.


    If your use will be PCP then get a 4500 PSI cylinder, it will fill many 3000 PSI gun cylinders before needing a refill....A 3000 PSI scuba tank will go down in pressure fast....Many of us bought a scuba tank many years ago just because those were pretty much the only available option, but not today...

    Regards,

    AZ

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    [QUOTE=AZUARO;824887]
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    I only need 3000.


    If your use will be PCP then get a 4500 PSI cylinder, it will fill many 3000 PSI gun cylinders before needing a refill....A 3000 PSI scuba tank will go down in pressure fast....Many of us bought a scuba tank many years ago just because those were pretty much the only available option, but not today...

    Regards,

    AZ
    OK.

    Where do I find a 4500 PSI cylinder?
    Will it have a K valve for my yoke?

    Thank you

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    Air Hog, Pyramid Air, Air tanks for sale .com , there are others

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    What type of Scuba tank do you recommend?

    How do you cart it around and store it?

    Thanks
    John,

    I got into PCP's a few years ago. Come by the house and I'll show you my tank and the rest of my kit.

    Justin

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