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#1 User is offline   Marauder_Pilot 

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:34 PM

Alright, for giggles, I want to rig up a dual SMG-esque setup to play around in the woods, and maybe mess with the local speedballers a bit. Essentially, two 'Mags hooked up to a single (big) adjustable tank on my back, with a Q-Loader on each 'Mag. Yeah, I know, impractical as all hell, but if I want practical I'll use my Cyborg.

Anyways, I heard of a valve that, when combined with a high (850+) output tank, produces a 'sweet-spot F/A' effect like the Tippmann RT valve. Which valve am I looking for, and what do they usually cost?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

Retro, Emag, Micromag, valves will work

xvalves will wrk and include a level 10 anti chop bolt

RT Pro mags will work, but you have to use RT Pro rails (and I think bodies too), they're the first gen RT automag valves, and are often upgraded at AGD to a new valve type, listed above.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:45 PM

I don't suppose any of them are CO2-compatable?

Also, does that mean I could just buy a Micromag for this effect?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:48 PM

None are CO2 compatible, the valve recharges soo quickly liquid can re-form inside the valve, from what I understand.

Micromags, yeah if you find 2, typically they'll work. Not minimags, which are a different gun :D
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:51 PM

Ah. So, I'm probably best off chilling on AO and MCB until I see someappropriately-valved 'Mags pop up and grab them? How rare would Micromags be? Also, is Lapco still making twist-lock barrels?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:05 PM

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Ah. So, I'm probably best off chilling on AO and MCB until I see someappropriately-valved 'Mags pop up and grab them? How rare would Micromags be? Also, is Lapco still making twist-lock barrels?


I'm not sure of the availability of Micromags but I do know Lapco still makes their 12'' Twist-Lock Bigshot, but only in a stainless steal finish.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

Is anybody else still making Twistlocks? Also, do all of those valves perform roughly the same?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:57 PM

Doro Paintball has a huge selection of twistlock barrels ranging from CMI to J&J, nothing I would consider particularly nice though. You can still find Dye aluminum or stainless barrels on Amazon. I also saw CP barrels sold for new but I can't remember where.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:43 PM

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Ah. So, I'm probably best off chilling on AO and MCB until I see someappropriately-valved 'Mags pop up and grab them? How rare would Micromags be? Also, is Lapco still making twist-lock barrels?

micromags are cocker threaded to my knowledge, not twist lock. PTP (pro team products) makes them, not AGD. My micro e-mag is cocker threaded at least, i thought all were. Though i could be wrong.
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Post icon  Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:55 AM

Keep searching Ebay in the paintball section for RT Pro or Tac One.
You can find a good deal sometimes.
Dot waste your money upgrading starter mags.
Just get one already completely upgraded and save some money.
Like an RT Pro or Tac One.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:28 AM

View PostLegato, on Mar 15 2008, 10:43 PM, said:

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on Mar 15 2008, 10:51 PM, said:

Ah. So, I'm probably best off chilling on AO and MCB until I see someappropriately-valved 'Mags pop up and grab them? How rare would Micromags be? Also, is Lapco still making twist-lock barrels?

micromags are cocker threaded to my knowledge, not twist lock. PTP (pro team products) makes them, not AGD. My micro e-mag is cocker threaded at least, i thought all were. Though i could be wrong.


Ooh, that makes it much easier, I've already got 'Cocker-threaded barrels out the wazoo. As for Micromags, I've seen a bunch on AO for about $200, much cheaper then RT/ReTro Mags-just to make sure, the Micromag valve is the same as the RT/ReTro valve. I'm leaning towards them because they're both cheaper and lighter then others.

View Postgoing_home, on Mar 16 2008, 04:55 AM, said:

Keep searching Ebay in the paintball section for RT Pro or Tac One.
You can find a good deal sometimes.
Dot waste your money upgrading starter mags.
Just get one already completely upgraded and save some money.
Like an RT Pro or Tac One.

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Oh, how I'd love to dual-wield Tac-Ones...that's an expensive proposition, though! Although, I do plan on getting at least one Tac-One to make into a Pneumag at some point...
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:23 PM

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on Mar 16 2008, 09:28 AM, said:

Oh, how I'd love to dual-wield Tac-Ones...that's an expensive proposition, though! Although, I do plan on getting at least one Tac-One to make into a Pneumag at some point...


Ya know you could always send Weltman, and or Robo a pm on mcb about the 'automangus.' Its basicaly exactly what you want, it's two emags slaped together with LMGesque barrels, and some other goodies.
Or you could just get any xvalved mag and use a adjustable reg with a output pressure of +1000psi, if all you want is a F/A or RT effect. As for Micromags Im almost positive they were all cocker threaded.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:26 PM

View PostStuffy, on Mar 16 2008, 07:23 PM, said:

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on Mar 16 2008, 09:28 AM, said:

Oh, how I'd love to dual-wield Tac-Ones...that's an expensive proposition, though! Although, I do plan on getting at least one Tac-One to make into a Pneumag at some point...


Ya know you could always send Weltman, and or Robo a pm on mcb about the 'automangus.' Its basicaly exactly what you want, it's two emags slaped together with LMGesque barrels, and some other goodies.
Or you could just get any xvalved mag and use a adjustable reg with a output pressure of +1000psi, if all you want is a F/A or RT effect. As for Micromags Im almost positive they were all cocker threaded.

1st gen was fixed barrel
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

More important than micromag or minimag or whatever is the valve... a classic valved micromag will not be RT able... it's all in the valve
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:17 PM

Oh I see, I wasnt aware of that. Thanks for the correction I just learned something.

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