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Find the air inlet, and build a predrier like I did.

Good plan!
Airgun Hunting / Re: Whack-a-Rat-a-Doodle
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 09:07:12 AM »
Only the Rats get whacked, unless a critter is diseased.

Had another visitor. Here’s all of the critters who came by after whacking the rat.

Airgun Hunting / Re: Whack-a-Rat-a-Doodle
« Last post by Alan on Today at 06:30:47 AM »
I would have nailed both the skunk and the opossum! Skunks here in the exurban area are rather plentiful, and VERY destructive. The rules at my permissions include shooting any and all skunks. After all, once they dig under a building, you almost can't get them out.
Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: 12 volt portable compressor
« Last post by Alan on Today at 06:26:39 AM »
Find the air inlet, and build a predrier like I did.
Airgun Hunting / Whack-a-Rat-a-Doodle
« Last post by steveoh on July 15, 2019, 09:43:37 PM »
Whack-a-Rat-a-Doodle. I knew I’d get a customer earlier in the evening if I put out some fresh peanut butter sprinkled with Ghost pepper. The Rattus Rattus prefer it fresh. Sure enough, this one showed up a little after nine pm and the Marauder was already in the Born Wild Shooting Chair, ready to go. All I had to do was flip on the X-sight and patiently wait until I had a clear shot.

For some reason my wife planted a tree in my line of sight even though I was there first. Rattus was there waiting for me but on the right side where a tree branch was waving. I waited and it moved over to the left where I had a clear shot. Whack-a-Doodle!

Went in right shoulder and traveled the length of its body until it apparently exited it’s poop-chute. Yup. Kinda puckered mine too just thinking about it. Body was about five feet from the launchpad. I am raising Zombie Rattus.

I left the Rattus down on the steps at the possum highway overpass.

Skunk clean up crew showed up and decided, nope not in the mood for Rattus with a case of the rumpus l.

But the possum cleanup crew showed up and said, why yes! I’ll take that Rattus Rattus off your hands!

Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: 12 volt portable compressor
« Last post by steveoh on July 15, 2019, 06:37:19 PM »
The original compressor has sprung three leaks due to the shipping damage.

After much hollering from Alan the seller replaced the compressor.
Note to the seller: for another couple bucks you people could have much better luck and avoid shipping damage. 1. better cardboard! 2. Double boxed 3. Make stuff doesn’t move around 4.fill voids.

Thank you Alan!

Anyway got the 2nd 12volt Airgun compressor. Box was very worn but intact. Appears no damage. I hooked everything up and ran it a few minutes under no load, then filled up the Sumatra to give it a go.

Topped off the Ninja 91 cu in tank and no issues. It does seem a little slower than the other compressor before it sprung leaks but that might be my imagination. I’m terrible at keeping notes and watching a clock so who knows.  I will attempt to fix the leaky monster then compare the two.

For sure the very best diagnostic tool to have on hand for these compressors and the Yong Heng types is a spray bottle of soapy water. Gotta track down those leaks. They are prone to leaks.

Hauled the new Chinese 12v compressor to the Airgun shoot yesterday and though I didn’t actually need it’s services I used it anyway. Actually I had run the big tank down to 2800 psi which then kills its use for the big air hog big bore airguns. I had one more biggish tank so I had a little air to spare.  Anywho the DAQ pistol was thirsty so I filled sucker up to 3600 psi or 24.821 megapascals. This brings me to my first WTH moment.

Who in their right mind markets a compressor to the United States with a gauge measured in megapascals ? WTH. So luckily I had a phone and a connection way out yonder in a milk cow pasture, otherwise I would have been scratching my head and abadabadoing (Flinstones) trying to figure out the conversion.

Back to filling the airhog of a DAQ, which took somewhere around 5-8 minutes. It’s clackaclacka sound reverberated on the Shooting / Cow grazing grounds. No one complains, not even the cows in neighboring fields. But it is a rather annoying sound if you ask me. But considering I’m getting a refill out on the middle of nowhere I shan’t complain. Sure is better than using that Hill pump gathering dust in the closet.

I filled the DAQ after 4 or maybe 5 shots so this was almost a fill from zero. Normally you fill after second or third shot. Over filling to 3300-3700 gives you more umph and a another shot or two. Dennis over builds the guns and tests to 10k. He did not flinch when I suggested  there were many owners filling to these pressures. I got the equivalent of a shrug.

Can you fill a tank with the 12 volt compressor?  I filled the 91 cu in Ninja. Well actually I topped off the Ninja from 4100 to 4500 psi. As usual I stand back and hold my breat at those pressures. Big tanks? Nope, you’d have to be nuts. (But steveoh you are nuts someone said).


I think the little compressor that could is a keeper. We will run out of air many times on our Airgun shoots. I’ll keep the truck battery charged up for this situations.

There’s a butt load of other 12 volt Airgun compressors out there and curiously they all look mostly like this one. Air Venturi sells one, Hatsan sells one and other companies do too. Prices range from $300-$700. I really doubt the $700 is any better than the $300 one, but it’s a crap shoot.

I will warn folks that the Foster Quick release ain’t a genuine Foster and the size is out of whack. I struggled using my stainless Foster fittings and ended up using the supplied brass/bronze fittings with hose. I do NOT trust these fittings as I had a Yong Heng version blow up on me at 4500 psi. To say I’m a little gun-shy is no exaggeration.

I’m busy looking for an 8mm to Foster fitting to mount on the compressor. I want to use my fittings and hoses that exceed 6k pressure rating. You’ve been warned!!!

Also I’m trying to figure out a way to dry the air as the supplied cotton wad holding fitting does not work even remotely well.

I’m thinking of adding a fitting to the old Yong Heng fake dryer and filling it with something other than a cotton wad.

I am pretty excited I can go shooting and fill an Airgun on the road. Filling the Marauder will be perfect as I keep my fill pressure to 2500 psi and with that I can easily shoot 4 magazines worth before stopping to refill.

Funny Airgun Stories, & Personal Goofs / Re: I wish I hadn't....
« Last post by Alan on July 15, 2019, 05:28:40 PM »
I missed the "Wabbit"!
Long Range Shooting with Airguns / Re: 500 yards with airguns
« Last post by Steelhead on July 15, 2019, 04:32:33 PM »
I'm glad you had fun, Randy. Usually Steve and I are a little more (but not too much) disciplined. I've been a bad influence since he got his .257 Texan. Each time he comes over it's 'let's go another hundred yards'. Why not? Hard to know what you've got until you hit the ceiling (come close to it) range-wise.

With me being new to bullet casting it's added a new element on the shooting performance. With the consistency of 2-3 bullets that the gun LOVES to shoot it's been a natural thing to stretch it out. Most anything you shoot though a Texan is good at 100 but only certain ones make the grade to get past 200 and still group 3". The new hollow point was the best performer at distance and was the only bullet able to group 12" or under at 400 yards. I'm curious how it will do between a 100and 200 yards? Guess I'll have to find out!

Long Range Shooting with Airguns / Re: 500 yards with airguns
« Last post by screwwork on July 15, 2019, 07:56:36 AM »
No worries, my Mom & Dad don't call me by my name either, it is always my older brothers names.
I just roll with it and smile.
Long Range Shooting with Airguns / Re: 500 yards with airguns
« Last post by steveoh on July 15, 2019, 07:46:43 AM »
Good grief, me changing Randy’s name to Larry.  I must have neglected to take my medication.  :o

My humble apologies!
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