Steyr question - quickfill or not?

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  1. mjoh

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    One for the experienced steyr owners. Am thinking of getting a new Steyr LG110FT. Is there any pro's or cons in having the quickfill cylinder over the standard cylinder (apart from the price)? Anything else I should look out for?

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    MJ
     
  2. RobF

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    The probe fill is a little awkward in comparison to the snap on quickfills I'm used to but I reckon it's still better than screw on and off and you get a gauge as well. It's the best of both worlds. The new gauge version isn't like the old hydrographics version so it doesn't have the potential for leaking.
     
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    I think you are saying the quickfill is the better option Rob?

    thanks
     
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    Had both and as RobF says quick fill best of both worlds.
     
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    quick fill

    the best thing with the quick fill is it stops potential damage to the reg
     
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    I think it is. If you don't use/like it you can always screw on and off, and it's got a gauge (i think there's an option without, but i'd go for the gauge).

    It's just not quite as easy on the hand as the normal quickfills. If your reg is aligned so the gauge is level then the probe comes in from below. There's a blanking plug which keeps dust out. It's just a little fiddly. But i'd have one over without. :)
     
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    I have had a Steyr Ft for a few years now and thinking of upgrading to a quickfill cylinder have they sorted all the leaking issues that earlier ones had. One of the reasons for upgrade was to protect regulator from getting damaged from screwing and unscrewing of cylinders etc.
    Is there any proof that normal cylinders over time damage the regulator as my rifle shoots sweet at the moment and would like to protect the reg that it has . ??????:):):):):):):)
     
  8. Conor

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    The earlier quickfill was done as an aftermarket by Hydrographics.

    The new one is top quality, definately doesn't leak and the gauge is highly accurate.
    Frequently screwing the bottle on and off your regulator can damage the threads on either the cylinder or more commonly the regulator.
     
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    Thanks for the replys - quickfill it is then!

    MJ
     
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    Hi

    Thank you Conor you have made my mind up. I will also purchase a quick fill from harry preston. My rifle shoots great and very consistent over the chrono so want to protect the reg as much as possible.

    Thank you :):):):):):)
     
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    Just to add to the equation,
    John Costello screws his cylinder off to fill it, he doesn't have a quickfill. ;)
     
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    lol conor thats not a equation thats a spanner in the works lol lol lol lol:p:p:p:p:p:p
     
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    In the past 6 months i have had to repair 2 regs due to damaged threads and ordered a new quickfill cylinder due to the damage caused by the knackered reg threads. I have 2 steyrs, one with the hydrographics filler with guage. Only had one problem with it leaking in 9 years and it was just down to the internal o ring in the end cap. The other is a standard (jono) quickfill with no guage. I am thinking of fitting a new quickfill to steyr no2
     
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    So can you add a QF to an existing cylinder yourself or a send it to HP job, or it a replacement cylinder??
     
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    Unfortunately it's a HP job...tried to get the kits via NL but no joy despite knowing the rifle inside out:D
     
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    Bu@@er.!!


    Still, I spose HP "has to earn a living".
     
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    Not sure what the cost of the mod is but a new cylinder can be had for under 200 quid.
     
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    Maybe father Xmas could bring me one.. but from where, HP, Adam Benke or a secret source, (??) would be the question.
     
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    I've just got a long cylinder off Harry with QF and gauge. Can't remember what it was off hand, but think it was around £200.

    My probe is vertical on the gun. It's a faff, but preferable to screwing on and off in my opinion. Ideally I'd like the probe to be horizontal, but i guess that depends on the reg thread, which is only going to be 180 degrees either way.
     
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    I've searched many threads on many forums and it's been inconclusive about the supply of the self fitted 'upgrade' kit so, HP it will be.

    Thanks for the info chaps...
     

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