Reply To: FX impact – my cylinder few across the room when changing it out for a fresh one

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Agree with both comments above.  At the first sound of anything out of whack, (like shortslide says) undo what you are doing if possible…and/or take cover…    At the same time, like John said, this should not have happened (if properly designed)….unless the bottle was unscrewed further even after air started escaping. 

Shortslide, the main thing is that the possible tank-valve failure did not lead to any injuries and will be addressed by FX, and that should not continue to unscrew the tank, but let air escape first.

I once reinstalled a barrel on one of my PCPs (I think it was the Impact or maybe the Vulcan) and forgot to tighten the barrel setscrew(s).  Fired a dry shot (glad no pellet was inside) and the barrel launched out about 5-6 feet but luckily glided to a stop on my carpet hitting a paper box.  Was a bit shaken, but no damage except to my ego :)