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    Pcp question

    So i got 2 pcp rifles.one i just bought so ill be using that all time cos its like a new toy,so my other pcp which is just in cupboard,does it make any difference if its not being used and still got 150+ air in cylinder ???,or am i best off firing the 150 off so cylinder empty ?.thanks

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    Keep air in the gun at all times.
    It is better for the seals!
    Not so good for the walruses though!
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    You need to leave the air in the cylinder, preserves the seals I believe.
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    Yes, keep at least 100 Bar in a pcp if being stored, note the pressure and then you will know if it has a slow leak if the pressure has dropped when you next come to use it. Keeping 100+ Bar in them keeps the seals pressed in place, all seals harden with age and as a seal hardens it doesn't easily re-seal if it has been allowed to come away from the sealing faces due to loss of pressure or being stored with no pressure in.
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    Ok lads thanks

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    THANK'S for that Rancidtom ,

    Quote Originally Posted by rancidtom View Post
    Yes, keep at least 100 Bar in a pcp if being stored, note the pressure and then you will know if it has a slow leak if the pressure has dropped when you next come to use it. Keeping 100+ Bar in them keeps the seals pressed in place, all seals harden with age and as a seal hardens it doesn't easily re-seal if it has been allowed to come away from the sealing faces due to loss of pressure or being stored with no pressure in.
    THANK'S for that Rancidtom , you no some top information. ATVB bob.

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