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Halliday 09-26-2001 02:59 PM

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Please post your most frequently asked questions about Mags, and the answers.

Q: How can I contact AGD?

Airgun Designs
804 Seton Court
Wheeling, IL 60090
Office hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Central Time)
TUESDAY through Friday

Office Tel: (847) 520-7507
Office Fax: (847) 520-7848

Tech Support hours:
9:00 am to 11:30 am,
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
(Central Time)
Monday through Friday

Tech Support Tel:
(847) 520-7225

Helpful links:


Q: How can I help keep my gun from being stolen/ I bought mine used and it didn't come with a video/manual?

A: Register it online at
Have your Mag handy for the CF number. In the comments box request a video or manual, and they will be sent to you for free.

tewes 09-26-2001 03:33 PM

Q: Can Mags be run on Co2?

A: Yes you can run an Automag on C02, in fact when Mags were designed, nitro wasn't even in use. Quoted from the Automag manual:

Liquid CO2 in this paintball marker will cause all the active o-rings to leak and the velocity will not be controllable. Make sure the tank valve is feeding air into the paintball marker fast enough when rapid firing; make sure the valve is completely open. Paintball markers that dramatically lose velocity often have this problem. For vertical tank and remote vertical tank setups, always use standard tanks that have been weight checked to ensure proper fills. Horizontal tanks should be antisiphon.
Contact your local dealer for information on an anti-siphon tank.
The vertical bottle adapter is an accessory for the 68AUTOMAG and a standard feature on the MINIMAG. It helps reduce the possibility of the paintball marker “going liquid” by mounting the standard air tank vertically. When using CO2, steps must be taken to keep liquid from entering the valve. The most effective setup we can recommend is a full size expansion chamber
vertically mounted in front of the trigger frame and a remote tank. The hose would run from the A.I.R. valve to a vertical adapter mounted on the bottom of the rail, in front of the trigger frame. The expansion chamber screws into the adapter just like a tank. A hose would then run from the bottom of the chamber
to remote tank positioned vertically on your back (in a pouch, on your belt?).

Many people who do not like remote tanks mount their tanks horizontally off the bottom of the trigger frame or main rail. Any horizontal tank should be antisiphon.
Anti-siphon tanks are tailored to specific adapters. They are setup for, and cannot be interchanged with other CA adapters. Remote tanks should be standard (Neither siphon nor anti-siphon). Overall, remote tanks are more effective because they are vertical. Keep in mind
that no setup is 100% effective in keeping liquid CO2 out.
Below 50oF freezing will still occur, even with an expansion chamber and remote. If you plan on playing in cold weather, seriously consider a high pressure system.

If you are going to use C02, don't play in cold weather (below 50) and the best setup would be an x chamber with a remote. You could just have a gas throu grip, but there are nice x-chambers (the ACI 6 stage sub zero is highly recommended). The gun (if you chose not to use an x-chamber) will not be damaged. You'll just have to repair more 0-rings more often, because c02 is bad on 0-rings. But o-rings are no biggy. and you might have to clean your internals a little more than the nitro users. also no biggie. If you really like your gas through grip, and want to get the same proformance as an x-chamber, you can put the X-chamber where you normally would put your tank (the horizontal ASA), and then have the remote running directly into the x-chamber.

(Helped by Lorquas)

tewes 09-26-2001 03:39 PM

Q: What are some of the better barrels for a Mag?


1. The Smart Parts Freak System
2. J&J Ceramic
3. Dye Boomstick
4. Dye Stainless
5. Smart Parts Tear Drop

(Not neccessarily in that order)

banzaimf 09-26-2001 03:45 PM

Q: What do I need to run a Mag on co2 (cause hpa/nitro is not readily available in my area,etc)

A: Either an anti-syphon bottle, a remote setup or a vertical bottle adapter. DO NOT use a anti-syphon tank and remote together. It makes a syphon remote whice is bad for most markers, including Mags.

The cheapest in a vertical bottle adapter. It comes standard on Minimags. It works best when the weather is warm and you are using a larger tank because it is harder to chill.

The 2nd best way is to use an anti-syphon tank mounted in a horizontial duckbill adpater or drop forward/cradle system.

The most expensive but best perfomance comes from using a remote hose from the tank to an expansion chamber mounted on the marker. The ACI Sub-Zero expansion chambers perform very well

tewes 09-26-2001 04:47 PM

Q: Do I need a regulator on my Mag?

A: All AGD marker are made to regulate the incoming 800 psi air pressure to 400 psi. They have a built in regulator at the back of the marker that is the heart of the AutoMag system. So you do not need a regulator. Although it would serve and a good foregrip, screwed into a vertical bottle adapter, and you could adjust the incoming psi to conserve a small amount of air.

EDDMAN 09-26-2001 05:15 PM

Q: What upgrades should i put on my mag? a new on off assembly? ANS phase 2 bolt and charger?

A: If you want to upgrade your valve, go retro, any non-AGD internals wear out quickly and are a waste of money. AGD is one of the few companies that are constantly upgrading their products and have conducted extensive testing. If their design can be improved, AGD would have done it and offered it as an upgrade for free.

Visit here to get an idea of the testing that goes on in AGD labs:

Halliday 09-28-2001 03:42 AM

Boo-Yah trigger frame service
Q: Can I get my Boo-Yah frame repaired?

A: Boo-Yah owners fear not your trigger frames can be serviced through:

Mako Paintball Products
4041 Dupage ave
Lombard Illinois 60148
tel # 630 705 9293 speak to Dave or Kim

Apparently these guys came up with the electronics and actually manufactured the frames, the original Boo-Yah owner just handled the marketing aspect and screwed over these guys too. Upon speaking to Dave though, he has a limited guarantee on the boo-yah trigger frame and will honor all servicing, he will soon have a website up and he seems to be a real sincere guy.

-originally posted by Tony

For an online manual, check out the link below!

eLCD Manual

Magadeth 10-08-2001 03:13 PM

Q: Are RT valves banned?

A: No the RT valve has not been outlawed by any major Paintball organization.

Q: What does an ANS Valve/Hurricane/Magic Box do?

A: They do nothing for your gun. They just have an oversized air passage, that does not matter because the AGD air passage already allows as much air as is needed to pass through. The moral of the story, keep the AGD internals stock!

SIGSays 10-20-2001 02:54 PM

Q: i've look at my A.N.S. Regulator and i've noticed that the velocity adjusters are just like the mags........

A: AGD let ANS borrow the design a few years back!

Halliday 10-21-2001 07:13 PM

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Q: Why are RT Mags sometimes banned at local fields?

A: Because they are capable of a very high ROF, and this may cause field owners to want to limit the firepower that could be thrown at renters and newbie players.

ciaran.mooney 10-25-2001 07:27 AM

Q : I live in Europe and phoning the USA is very costly, is there a AGD service that is within Europe?

A : Yes there is! And I only found this by accident.

Airgun Designs Europe
Sprawls Farm
West Burgholt

To contact them by telephone, you must call during regular business hours:

Office hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:30 am - 1:00-5:30 pm (GMT)
Office Telephone: +44 (1206)240831
Office Fax: +44 (1206)240821

Tech Support hours:
Monday through Friday, 11:00am - 4:30 pm (GMT)
Tech Support Telephone: +44 (1206)243450

Puddleglum 10-25-2001 04:11 PM

Q: What are the Trigger Frames available for my Mag?

This is a POWERLYTE Double Trigger Frame. Available at for $89.00

Puddleglum 10-25-2001 04:33 PM

2. Then there is the single trigger frame.

SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:11 PM

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there are too many trigger frames to list and it's not a faq

but oh well....... i will contribute

the kapp grooved trigger frame

SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:12 PM

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we have the booyaah or mako's

SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:14 PM

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the single trigger benchies

SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:15 PM

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and if your gonna start one you should finish answering the question.......... you answer part of the q

double trigger benchies

SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:19 PM

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one of my favorites


SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:21 PM

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one of my favorites.........

intelliframe blade trigger

SIGSays 10-27-2001 02:23 PM

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a dye double trigger

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