light/smallest hand pump

light/smallest hand pump

Joined: June 11th, 2016, 5:16 am

January 7th, 2018, 6:58 am #1

Hi-just curious- what would be the smallest and lightest "backpacking " pcp hand pump?
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Joined: September 15th, 2000, 7:59 pm

January 8th, 2018, 2:17 pm #2

Because of the ergonomics of pumping those kind of pressures, and the strength of materials involved, they are all going to be about the same length and diameter, and use pretty much the same materials. That means about the same size and weight.
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Joined: August 22nd, 2001, 3:27 pm

January 8th, 2018, 3:10 pm #3

Hi-just curious- what would be the smallest and lightest "backpacking " pcp hand pump?
the disadvantages would be that it would require more pumps to reach the same pressure, and you'd be pumping in some scrunched up position, where you couldn't get a lot of physical advantage.
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Joined: March 15th, 2017, 11:33 pm

January 8th, 2018, 7:14 pm #4

Hi-just curious- what would be the smallest and lightest "backpacking " pcp hand pump?
Kyros, A little voice keep whispering Buddy bottle, Buddy bottle. Lol.
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Joined: March 28th, 2002, 6:54 pm

January 9th, 2018, 5:22 am #5

Hi-just curious- what would be the smallest and lightest "backpacking " pcp hand pump?
Decades ago, crosman sold a pump designed to recharge their bulk co2 guns, it was basically the pump unit from a pump up rifle.

Realistically, you'd be limited to something around 2000 psi with that sort of setup (leveraged single stage pump)...but it would be nice and compact...
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Joined: September 22nd, 2000, 7:58 pm

January 10th, 2018, 5:09 pm #6

Hi-just curious- what would be the smallest and lightest "backpacking " pcp hand pump?
Brocock cartridges looked like a firearm round with a case and bullet. However, the case was an individual air tank and valve. A pellet was inserted and then the cartridge was pumped up and loaded into the gun similar to a firearm. The cartridges tended to leak and there were some legality issues with them in Europe/England.

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Joined: June 11th, 2016, 5:16 am

January 13th, 2018, 8:04 am #7

Because of the ergonomics of pumping those kind of pressures, and the strength of materials involved, they are all going to be about the same length and diameter, and use pretty much the same materials. That means about the same size and weight.
Thanks. Guess if I want all inclusive have to go with an indy.
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Joined: June 11th, 2016, 5:16 am

January 13th, 2018, 8:07 am #8

the disadvantages would be that it would require more pumps to reach the same pressure, and you'd be pumping in some scrunched up position, where you couldn't get a lot of physical advantage.
Thanks-good idea-but -I guess the negatives do outweigh it's convenience.
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January 13th, 2018, 8:10 am #9

yeah-or a gun that has detachable fill chambers. Could carry a few extra's-Thanks.
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Joined: June 11th, 2016, 5:16 am

January 13th, 2018, 8:10 am #10

yeah-or a gun that has detachable fill chambers. Could carry a few extra's-Thanks.
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