Responding to customer demand, BEST Fittings have released this range of Brand New Buddy Bottles to allow direct fitment to your Theoben Rapid Mk1 / Mk2 without any modifications to the fore-end of the stock or the action.
Fitted with fully rebuildable BEST Fittings Buddy Bottle Valve.
Our Aluminium Buddy Bottles are Brand New Unused Luxfer 60mm dia 400/500cc or 50mm dia 280cc Flat Bottomed Buddy Bottles.
Our 220cc, 300cc and 500cc Carbon Fibre Buddy Bottles are Brand New Unused and are made specifically for BEST Fittings to meet our stringent quality demands.
When upgrading your 50mm diameter 280cc Buddy Bottle on a fully shrouded barrel version to a 400cc or 500cc bottle, you will require a minimum of 6mm clearance between the 50mm bottle and the barrel shroud.
All Carbon Sizes 220cc, 300cc, 500cc – 300BAR
400cc Aluminium- 232BAR
500cc Aluminium – 250BAR
Carbon Cylinders Technical Spec:
Neck Thread: M18 x 1.5 or 5/8-18 UNF depending on size.
Diameter: 54mm or 61mm +/-1.5mm depending on size.
WP (Working Pressure): 300 BAR
TP (Test Pressure): 450 BAR
Length including valve: See Listing
Weight including Valve: See Listing
Further Carbon Fibre Tank, Carbon Fibre Cylinder, Carbon Fibre Bottle Information:
European Certification: EN 12245
Design Life 15 Years,
15 Year Design Life is typical of the vast majority of composite cylinders available for use in the UK/EU.
5 Year cylinder hydro-static test cycle from date of manufacture. Only required if you are having the bottle commercially re-filled.
Cylinder Decommission Date:
15 Years from Manufacture Date detailed on the cylinder.
Decommission date refers to the last date that the cylinder can be filled at a commercial fill station. You can safely continue to use the cylinder after this date until the air is depleted, it just cannot be commercially re-filled.
We heard that some folks are a bit worried about how durable our carbon fibre cylinders and buddy bottles are, so we thought we would slice one in half and let you have a look inside.
As you can see, they are pretty robust, and the aluminium liner is substantial in its own right.
The carbon fibre wrap, being light weight and extremely strong, enables the liner to be much thinner than it would need to be if used alone.
So that is how they are able to be lighter than a standard Aluminium Buddy Bottle, and have a much higher pressure rating at the same time.
So now you know..
Our cylinders are CE marked and are type approved for use in the UK and European Union. They are not DOT Type approved for the US and US sub markets. Please check your specific country standards and satisfy yourself that they are suitable for your intended use. We cannot accept any return claims for unsuitability in your region.
SKU: 03T1-BB28, 03T1-BB40, 03T1-CF22, 03T1-CF30, 03T1-CF50, 03T1-BB50