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Forums Air Tanks, Pumps, Compressors, & Filters newbie looking for a tank set up

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    KC2LLW
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    Hello,

    I am new to PCP Airguns, (moving from 22LRs) and own an Avenger and a flash pup both in .25cal. I am looking for an economical tank setup that would give me air for my guns. I will only be using the air guns for backyard pest control so once they are dialed in I will only be shooting them realistically 25-50 shots on a busy week. I would like to have a tank that would be capable of filling the guns 30 times or so. I believe the PUP has a 165cc reservoir and the avenger 180cc. wondering what size tank I would need and gauges ect… 

    Thank you,

    Steve

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    Baldone
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    This was useful when I first started looking.

    https://www.airgunsofarizona.com/Tanks/FillCalc.html

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    HARLEY01
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    74cuft tank will work. They come with everything you need except fill source. You may consider a small compressor for just backyard shooting instead of the tank

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    Healthservices
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    Tank is nice in that you can have it next to you and just top off as you go not making much noise esp if your are the couch potato type. But having a compressor really is not that bad if you are just using it to top off the AG every once in a while from like 150 bar to your fill max. 

    but you still have to have a way to fill your tank.

     

    Allen

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    Hynzie
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    i seen some great prices on ALI EXPRESS  ,way cheaper ,,but there is homework that must be done .are they new ? what"s the born on date?  

     

    also who will fill your tank?fire dept?ask them ,if they say yes which most do,you may need a special fitting to use their set up .alway"s look several steps ahead and you"ll be fine PAT

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    KC2LLW
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    Hynzie

    i seen some great prices on ALI EXPRESS  ,way cheaper ,,but there is homework that must be done .are they new ? what"s the born on date?  

     

    also who will fill your tank?fire dept?ask them ,if they say yes which most do,you may need a special fitting to use their set up .alway"s look several steps ahead and you"ll be fine PAT

    Thanks guys, I did look at ALI Express but there tanks are in Liters which I don't believe a 12L tank is even close to a 74cuft tank unless I am doing the math wrong.

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    SenseiSmash
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    I don't think I would trust anything from Ali Espress with 3k+ PSI. I say that but then again have a GX2 compressor and they probably come from the same factory.

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    HARLEY01
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    Another thing to consider is your avenger has a very high fill pressure. You will not be able to fill to capacity more than once or twice withatank. A small compressor will cost less and give you the ability to fill completely to capacity every time….just a thought.

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    bubblerboy64
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    Truth be told you probably will want a tank and a compressor unless you have a convenient place to get your tank filled.   I think Joe Brancato has about the best tanks and tank set ups.  

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    KC2LLW

    Hynzie

    i seen some great prices on ALI EXPRESS  ,way cheaper ,,but there is homework that must be done .are they new ? what"s the born on date?  

     

    also who will fill your tank?fire dept?ask them ,if they say yes which most do,you may need a special fitting to use their set up .alway"s look several steps ahead and you"ll be fine PAT

    Thanks guys, I did look at ALI Express but there tanks are in Liters which I don't believe a 12L tank is even close to a 74cuft tank unless I am doing the math wrong.

     A 74CF tank is 6.8 liters.  A  98 CF tank is 9 liters.  Therefore a 12 liter tank would hold 131 CF of air at 4500 psi.  It is a monster and kind of overkill for most air gun applications.

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    HARLEY01

    74cuft tank will work. They come with everything you need except fill source. You may consider a small compressor for just backyard shooting instead of the tank

    Yes that is what I would do. No need for a tank if you are backyard shooting and most compressors now run off your car battery so you can run them in the field. Your cylinders are so small on those guns a compressor will fill them in no time. Less than what a tank and fill equipment will cost in most cases. https://talontunes.com/shop/4500-psi-rl-portable-mini-compressor-12v-120v/

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    Saltlake58
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    Look at this one.  It's a complete kit.  Once in a while, they have "Refurbs" for $100 off.

    Air Venturi Mini Wingman, 100 cu in PCP tank | Pyramyd Air

    I've been living with the Ninja 88 cubic inch tank regulated at 3000 psi.  Great setup, but I blew the valve and having trouble getting a replacement.  

    This one would NOT meet the 30 refills you indicated, probably no more than 10 or so and only because the gun reservoir is so small.  If you have the cash, I'd recommend a small tank for portability and a Yong Heng style compressor.  Shoot and fill at will.  For light shooting I found it to be a nice combination for the past 3 years.  More than enough air for a day at the range, or an evening tuning.  Run the tank below 3000 PSI, fill it in about 10 minutes, back to shooting for a couple hours.

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    sundevil10
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    Very informative replies, thank you 

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    KC2LLW
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    Sorry been out of town working. Thanks to everyone for the info. I think I may go with a small tank and Yong heng compressor.

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