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“HauntedMyst”COG, one of the things to consider if you are going to buy a PCP like the Air Force is the amount of support equipment it needs.   They are great because you fill them and then get anywhere from 20 to 60 shots out of them, depending on their power.  You don’t have to cock the barrel spring or gas ram for each shot.  With PCP’s it’s the filling them that is expensive.  Most people start out with a hand pump.   Then you use gun in the basement or backyard to sight it in and practice and you want to shoot hundreds of shots.  So you use the hand pump and after your first day you think “Man, this sucks.”  It’s not like pumping a bicycle tire, it’s like pumping up a (I imagine) 747 tire.  So then the next option, if you have a dive shop around to fill it, is to get a carbon fiber tank and fitting to the tune of $500 to $800.      Now you have LOTs of shots and refilling your rifle is easy.  Some go so far as getting a compressor to fill the tank.

It may seem like I am trying to scare you away.  I’m not.  Almost all of us with a PCP have gone down the path and have been happy to do so and found its worth every cent.  

Ya the guy who has the Airforce had a tank. Cost is not a factor I have a good job actually working in the firearms industry and my boss is interested in this as well so I am the shop geek doing the research lol. We already spend a ton of firearms so to drop so cash on quality air rifles for what we want to do isn’t a worry. Like I told another person I’m not a guy who needs to have the biggest boat just to spend money but if that’s what is needed for what I actually want to do fine. However I am ok with buying the medium size boat if that’s all I need. The other thing though is I have access to a machine shop so with the boss on board with the hobby I can get him to work off hours for some machine time if we want to make custom stuff lol. That’s what I am trying to do with the scrap I have for sale as targets. Which FYI anyone that has checked out the post let me know if you have a better idea of price. I want to give as much value as I can to people looking for steel targets so give me feed back on what you guys think is a fair price and ill make it happen.