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Alan

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Re: Problems with the Airforce Texan .308 and consistency
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 12:10:43 PM »
There are dozens of compressors available now that weren't as little as 2 years ago. Some as inexpensive as $275. Are they any good? I don't know, but I paid $1500 for the Omega I have. So far, it has run for over 16 hours, or 81 tank refills, and has been trouble free.

The choice to buy a compressor was easy. The dive shop is open only by appointment, and the fire department doesn't refill any public tank, quoting liability issues. So, I bought the best I could for the funds I had to spend, and never looked back. You won't look back either when you end up buying!
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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: Problems with the Airforce Texan .308 and consistency
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2017, 05:45:03 PM »
You're right...when I buy one I will not look back. One of the main reasons I got a big bore was knowing the ridiculously easy air sources I had. Not being educated whatsoever on compressors I think it's very easy to make a bad purchase, especially for a beginner. Personally I'm just happy that I bought the 74 cu ft. tank separately and not the combo that came with a small field tank.

Another factor is my planned relocation in a year. God willing, I will be moving from Northern California to Idaho (both for business and family)  When I get there I will absolutely need a compressor (although ironically enough there are dive shops there closeby)  So for the next year I'm going to keep learning and gleaning as much as I can and take advantage of the fact that I don't NEED one right now. Frankly, I'm thinking of buying an Airforce Condor SS (.22 or .25...don't know yet) as my next big purchase. It's in my price range and having a "matched set" with my Texan is kind of cool. Not to mention some familiarity with the platform. I can also shoot a whole lot more on lot less air.

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Re: Problems with the Airforce Texan .308 and consistency
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2017, 03:55:53 AM »
This is off the subject, but Idaho has a lot of lakes! Perhaps not as many as Minnesota, but more than you can count! There is even a dive club in Boise, and some years ago, it had about 100 members. So diving is big business. But I'd still buy a compressor!
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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.