Reply To: Filling a pcp using a hand pump
I have filled my Royale 500 tank from 160 bar to 230 bar many times. It usually takes about 180 strokes. I do sixty at a time to not overheat. I have two pumps a hill mkII and a hill mkIII. I would switch off between the two as to limit stress on only one. The MkIII does a way better job above 200 bar. So, I would think the mkIV would even improve on this. I am 6’2″ and 215lbs. I start with the arms, lock them straight while bending at the knees.
You will learn to pump way before you shoot as to not raise the heart rate.
Heat is the enemy in these things, so do not push them beyond a slight warm feel.
I have evolved to a shoebox/ guppy tank and I hand pump no more!