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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2016, 08:18:19 AM »
The large piston in the center of the unit drives it.... The driving air is exhausted at the end of each stroke, so it has a huge appetite for air.... Large shop compressors will make for a shorter fill time....

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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2016, 08:42:24 AM »
Travis, do you know the price??
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2016, 10:43:16 AM »
I still need to learn more but I would be interested in a potential group buy.
but that all I can say/commit to until I learn more...
so far everything seem good though, have you gotten one yet Travis?
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2016, 11:15:03 AM »
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2016, 04:06:20 PM »
post it here dont do GTA anymore
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2016, 04:35:15 PM »
I'm not on there much either. Well, i listed a scope there the other day i guess.
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Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like.

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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2016, 05:09:42 PM »
I will get the info copy and pasted tonight
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2016, 03:26:31 AM »
I will wait for Travis review and then decide.. ;)
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2016, 02:01:11 AM »
Travis, this looks perfect.  Let me know if we are making a group purchass.
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2016, 08:35:33 AM »
Ok, so I ordered one today.  Travis has been requested to "test the hell out of it".  Someone had to take the gamble to see if this low cost option was going to work so I did.  I will follow up with reviews over time as far as simplicity of operation, durability and the like but I feel we are all better off with an initial assessment from someone with more experience in this area.
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2016, 09:42:26 AM »
Ok I ordered one for Martin and ill run it threw the paces and see what we have here.
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2016, 10:47:41 AM »
One coming to each one ;D
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2016, 04:21:21 PM »
I've done some digging on this booster and it seems like a pretty good solution if you already have a nice large shop compressor. My oiled 30 gallon 110v compressor would be working at a higher duty cycle than it was designed for to run the altaros booster. Even on a 50% duty cycle we are talking about big chunks of the life of a standard duty compressor motor and I have other things I need that compressor to do for me before I wear it out :)

Will be interested to see how these work and gather more info from you guys who are using them.
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2017, 05:37:05 AM »
So what's the latest on the Altaros?  Holding up?  Any issues?  I'm interested in something like this.  I'm tired of driving to the dive shop once a week to fill my tank. 
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Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2017, 07:02:03 AM »
Personal Opinion:

If you don't shoot much, then an Altaros or Shoebox makes some sense, but only if you already own an air compressor. While the Shoebox doesn't require as big of a compressor as an Altaros, you're still spending over $1,000 plus the requisite compressor. The Altaros and a compressor big enough to power it, and you're once again over $1,000. And, the wear and tear has to be considered if you shoot as much as I do (≥1,000rounds per month). Having owned a Shoebox (and a decent DeWalt-brand compressor), the decision to buy an Omega Air Charger (in my case) made a lot of sense. Yes, it was upwards of $1,500 with the shipping, but a decent high-volume shop compressor costs as much as a Shoebox (≈$1,000).

You know your expenses better than anyone, so the ultimate decision is strictly yours. But if you ever do buy an Air Charger or similar compressor, your opinion will be the same as mine... "Why didn't I do this in the first place?"
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