A PCP takes shape
So what's a PCP you ask....
A PCP or Pre-charged pneumatic is an air gun (pellet rifle) that uses air to drive a pellet from the barrel. The air gun has a included air tank that is filled from a separate carbon-fiber 4500 psi storage cylinder, allowing for the airgun to be charged to 3000 psi.
Some PCP guns are used at a working pressure of 3000 psi, but depending on the caliber of the airgun and the size of the air cylinder whether removable or built in to the airgun, the muzzle velocity and the grouping of the pellets will begin to fall off after as few as 30 shots or less depending on the caliber of the air gun..
The PCP that I am building has a removable 3000 psi air tank with a built in regulator that I had adjusted for 1400 psi at the factory upon ordering it.
Although my airgun will have a lower muzzle velocity and lower foot pounds of energy with the pellets being driven at 1400 psi, against the pellets being driven at 3000 psi, this will allow for more consistency over a larger amount of pellets shot which is what I went with in my design, as this air gun will be mainly used for target shooting.
So stay tuned, as I will post photos of the progress I am making in the building of this PCP airgun.
The machining taking place in the mill is on the action of the air gun, and the material is aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
PCP guns are very popular in the UK and Europe because of their accuracy and ease of use. They are widely utilized in ISSF 10 metre air pistol and rifle shooting events..