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It is the start of Summer vacations, and for many, planting season too. But that doesn't mean you can't shoot your airgun! And you'd best, unless you want to lose your touch for the Fall hunting seasons, which will be upon us before we know it!

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#1
General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Suppressors
Last post by JungleShooter - Today at 03:48:13 AM
Thanks! That's helpful information!  👍🏼


After much contemplation, I ended up with a non-FX gun, so for now I don't have a chance to try this out. But surely when I'm further down our beloved airgun rabbit hole....!  🤣

Matthias
#2
Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: I bought some of this...
Last post by bnowlin - August 05, 2022, 10:41:26 AM
I really don't know but I think it is a timing deal. I remember a long time ago at work there used to be moisture indicators after the filters on some high-pressure equipment.  when they started turning pink maintenance would change out the molecular sieve.

The 3A that I use is on the low-pressure intake side and seems to work pretty well.  So, when I purge and see liquid then I change it out.  It is so humid here that it doesn't last long.
So, I expect where you are it would last a while.
Bobn
#3
Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: I bought some of this...
Last post by Alan - August 05, 2022, 08:07:32 AM
Bob, I know you can buy high-pressure cartridges with molecular sieve material in them, but how do you tell when a new one is needed?

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to try and use half sieve and half silica gel, with a separator between them. And I'll probably will order some of the indicating sieve material too, even though it costs 50% more.
#4
I get mine here. https://www.deltaadsorbents.com/molecular-sieve/ .  I also have my Federal Alcohol Fuel Production permit and use the same 3A Zeolite to dry the alcohol.
#5
Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: I bought some of this...
Last post by bnowlin - August 04, 2022, 02:49:00 PM
I use the same stuff ahead of the compressor and it doesn't or hasn't changed color.  However somewhere I've read where it needs to be under pressure to work properly. I don't know, but it seems as though it works.  I have tried the stuff Hill sells on PA.  It tended to melt and gummed up my compressor and the fill port on my Mrod.
Bobn
 
#6
PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Ruger10/22 Airgin
Last post by Alan - August 04, 2022, 02:43:05 PM
Some are, some aren't. Here is good reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umarex
#7
PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Ruger10/22 Airgin
Last post by T3PRanchAGS - August 04, 2022, 01:26:05 PM
I was under the impression that Umarex "Licensed" those names from the respective manufacturers to be used for their Firearm replica airgun line.
#8
General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Been awhile .... Had to ge...
Last post by T3PRanchAGS - August 04, 2022, 01:16:30 PM
I love putting things together that did not originally belong together.

Cool Hybrid sir.
#9
Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / I bought some of this...
Last post by Alan - August 04, 2022, 01:04:17 PM
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B085W6TXJ8?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

This is 3A molecular sieve, which is a desiccant. Seven pounds of it come in a gallon plastic container, and the 3A (3 Angstroms or .3 nm) means the pores are really, really small! I bought another plastic filter media holder (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B093F3HNSG?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details) and the necessary fittings. I put the "dryer" ahead of the silica gel-filled housing, so I could tell when the 3A should be replaced. Supposedly, the 3A material has some sort of color change, but it isn't specified. 

So far, there is virtually no moisture coming from the moisture trap on the Hill EC-3000, when I bleed off the air from my refills.

You can reuse the material, but you need a special kiln to retry it, but since the stuff is relatively cheap, I'm not going to worry too much. after all, having a dry air tank you your airgun is a good thing.
#10
Airgun Hunting / Re: More Ground Squirrels Than...
Last post by steveoh - August 04, 2022, 12:52:48 PM
Awesome shooting and good on you for thinning the herd. Those are some pesky varmints.

Twice in the last few nights, I'm sleeping and my wakes up to ask if I heard the commotion in the chicken run. Nope. So I listen, and it's the rats running around on the fencing. That means it's time to thin my gears of Rattus Rattus. Joy.