Reply To: 480cc bottle fill with a hand pump ?
From what I read on the Indy, it’s about 2 to 3 pumps per shot. I like the idea of having a pump to provide complete independence, and as a backup in case the carbon fiber bottle runs out, but the bottle sure made life easier.
The other issue on something like the Indy is the amount of pressure required to close the pump. Many of us older folks (middle aged here) just don’t have the upper body strength or stamina to pump, shoot, pump, shoot, pump shoot kind of thing. Besides, I got into the sport to shoot, not run a pump.
Do I own a pump? Yes. Can a pump work? ABSOLUTELY! Do I enjoy pumping? Well, no, I hate pumping.
If you enjoy the physical activity of running a pump, go for it. Personally, I’ll stick with the bottle.