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    Cheap compressor's Any good?

    Hi guys I'm just at the start of getting back into doing a little shooting after packing it all in maybe 10 years back due to loosing my old shooting partner bless him and struggling with a chronic back injury that can't be fixed after getting attacked as a nurse with a chap with Autism. Completely ruined my life but I'm hold on grudge as he didn't know any different. Anyway I need to try and get out of the house and a rut so I'm gonna try a bit of shooting again although the hft circuit has long gone for me I can still sit at a bench so all is not lost. Anyway I've decided on a gun and I'm looking for a cheap scope to manage me (if anyone has a very cheap one they don't want please get in touch) after which I will start saving for a bottle but flicking through I keep coming a cross these cheapish 300bar compressors costing around £150. Has anyone got one they can recommend? Anyone know if there any good? Or should they be avoided at all cost cause they are cheap,crap and very dangerous. I know absolutely nothing about compressors other than those you blow your car 🛞 up with so any input would be great fully accepted. Many thanks.
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    I bought a Yong Heng clone to fill my PCP about 2 years ago and it's been absolutely fine. As long as they're not overstressed and you change the oil regularly they're just the ticket for filling a rifle.
    Extra filtration is needed, such as the Airmega inline oil/water filter that costs about £35, which is perfectly adequate and what I use.
    I recently took the filler valve out of my rifle to change a leaking seal and there wasn't a drop of water in the cylinder after 2 years of filling with the above setup.

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    Hello, i have never heard of a PCP compressor blowing up but that is not to say that has not happened, more like just going pop and needing some internal parts, from what i read most compressors are doing a good job, Tuxing seems a brand most people say is good and many are rebranded under another name, i would say there must be a few Chinese companies making PCP compressors, UK Companies that sell PCP Compressors like BSA and Gilbert Distribution must be part of the design process with the Chinese Manufactures , Optics Warehouse sell Tuxing , not sure if Tuxing make the BSA or Gilberts compressors

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    Having worked on BA compressors in the RAF I was very wary of the cheap Chinese ones when they first hit the market,
    But I bought one a few years ago when a batch went on sale at £40, touch wood it has been fine.
    I always turn on the cooling water pump first, before fitting the fill probe/connecting the rifle, and I always leave it running after use until the temp drops back to ambient.

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    Hi Max I’ve got one that I fill my bottles with but a guy at shooting range as a oil less one that doesn’t need water but ok for filling guns up with seems to work fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboyshooter View Post
    Hello, i have never heard of a PCP compressor blowing up but that is not to say that has not happened, more like just going pop and needing some internal parts, from what i read most compressors are doing a good job, Tuxing seems a brand most people say is good and many are rebranded under another name, i would say there must be a few Chinese companies making PCP compressors, UK Companies that sell PCP Compressors like BSA and Gilbert Distribution must be part of the design process with the Chinese Manufactures , Optics Warehouse sell Tuxing , not sure if Tuxing make the BSA or Gilberts compressors
    Nice one thanks for that M8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSH View Post
    Hi Max I’ve got one that I fill my bottles with but a guy at shooting range as a oil less one that doesn’t need water but ok for filling guns up with seems to work fine
    Thanks bud it's been a long time since I spoke to you on here I hope your keeping well and thank you for that I need to look into it a bit more I think before choosing bottle or compressor. Just remembered it's Barry if I'm not mistaken ��
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    It is mate it been a long time

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    I didnít know they were available so cheap but I see mains powered ones are available from the auction site for £160-£220. It is tempting.

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    Been given one to top up my gamekeeper but need the quick fit adapter lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faerie View Post
    I bought a Yong Heng clone to fill my PCP about 2 years ago and it's been absolutely fine. As long as they're not overstressed and you change the oil regularly they're just the ticket for filling a rifle.
    Extra filtration is needed, such as the Airmega inline oil/water filter that costs about £35, which is perfectly adequate and what I use.
    I recently took the filler valve out of my rifle to change a leaking seal and there wasn't a drop of water in the cylinder after 2 years of filling with the above setup.
    agreed, the yong hengs are pretty decent if looked after, and parts are fairly easy to obtain. I have a couple...
    Always looking for any cheap, interesting, knackered "project" guns. Thanks, JB.

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