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JaYeM Sunday, September 5th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Stock valve.
Marker Setup: 3003 VF Autococker, Palmers Micro-Rock, The Bomb 3-Way, Belsales 44 Magnum Ram, MacDev 2004 Gladiator Inline Regulator, Shocktech Rebuildable Ball Detent, Dye Beavertail, Empire Drop-Forward with On/Off Valve, Crossfire 4500 Blue Tab, AKALMP Tornado Valve, Maddman Springs, Orracale Bolt...
Strengths: The Tornado is made out of heat-treated stainless steel. Extremely high-flow. Lifetime warranty.
Weaknesses: Expensive. Tricky installation. Leaks a bit until the cup-seal adjusts itself.
Review: I bought this valve because of its and AKALMP's reputation. I must say that its reputation is well-earned. it's got a huge air hole for maximum flow and tha valve rod is milled to reduce its diameter for that more little bit of air inside the valve. It's a bit tricky to install but I'd guess all autococker valves are. I'm no airsmith but was able to do it in about 5 minutes armed with 2 drops of oil for the o-ring, a bit of white grease to hold the valve spring up, and lots of patience. I can't say at what pressure my marker was operating before I installed the Tornado because I did not have a gauge at that time but now my marker can shoot pretty consistently 8-9 bps at 160psi. The marker is now extremely quiet and efficient. I can shoot around 1500 rounds on one 68ci/4500 psi tank filled to around 4000psi.
Conclusion: Graeat valve. You know it's good just by looking at it. If you want to change tour valve to have a more efficient marker or a lower-pressure one, install the Tornado (or have it installed). Nothing compares to a low-pressure autococker.
10 out of 10

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