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“AJ3”Recently acquired a 66 cu ft SCBA tank and would appreciate some best practices regarding filling rifles directly from the tank.  My main concern is preventing overfilling the PCP reservoir using the unregulated SCBA valve on the 4500 psi tank. Previously, I have been filling directly from my Shoebox compressor and it is slow enough to fill to target pressure without any risk of over pressurizing as long as it is somewhat closely monitored.

The SCBA valve seems sensitive enough to just crack and quickly close but want to make sure I am not missing anything else in the process from others experience. 

Also, is it necessary to take any steps if accidentally pressurizing a 200 bar gun to say 250?

Thanks much…


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