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Old 01-22-2004, 12:27 AM   #107
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Q: What are the general differences between these Automags?

A: There's alot more info on the stickies and on AO, but here is a basic synopsis of the different markers.

Automag - Comes with Classic AIR Valve stock. Mechanical. AIR Valve is estimated to about 16+ bps without shootdown, (though it can achieve higher) and can use compressed air or carbon dioxide for an air source. Comes in powerfeed (hopper left or right), center feed (very rare) and standard feed (available in hopper left or right).

Minimag - Comes with Classic AIR Valve stock. Mechanical. AIR Valve is estimated to about 16+ bps without shootdown, and can use compressed air or carbon dioxide as an air source. Same as the Automag and Automag Classic, but the body is different (the body has these vents in the front that sort of make the marker look like an assault rifle). Also comes with a vertical adapter stock.

Automag RT/Retromag/RT Pro - Used to come with the Retro Valve stock, but now they come with the X-Valve stock (same as the Retro Valve but is lighter and comes with Level 10 Bolt). Mechanical. The Retro/X-Valve is estimated to about 27+ bps without shootdown (though it can achieve higher). Increases your trigger pull's reactivity (it causes the trigger to bounce forward). Due to it's design and extremely fast recharge rate, the marker cannot use carbon dioxide as an air source. I repeat, RT/Retro/X-Valves can only use compressed air for an air source. There are also 3 versions of Automag RTs, there are Retromags, Automag RT Classics, and Automag RT Pros. Retromags simply refer to custom built Automags with Retro/X-Valves.

E-Mag - Basically an electronic Automag RT. The E-Valve is similar to the RT/Retro Valve. (similar, not the same though). The E-Valve will only work with compressed air like the RT/Retro Valve. 3 Firing Modes, E-Mode, M-Mode, and Hybrid Mode. E-Mode means the gun is fully electronical. Manual Mode is useful for when you have an electrical failure, your battery is dead, or you like playing with an Automag RT/Pro. Manual mode just lets you use the gun without electronics. Hybrid Mode makes your marker have a short pull like E-Mode, but it will cause the trigger to have the reactivity found on M-Mode. The e-grip frame also has an LED screen.

X-Mag - Same as the E-Mag, but comes with an X-Valve stock, has an Autococker threaded body, has a removable breech that allows you to switch between a warp feed breech and a vertical feed breech. Also comes with Anti-Chop Eyes (ACE) preinstalled. Also uses a body that integrates the body and body rail as one piece. Much lighter than a stock E-Mag, and if you order it from AGD, you can get it in custom colors and finishes, and even fade colors.

I will also add these as Halliday requested..

Micromag - Automag assembled by Pro Team Products. Comes with Classic AIR Valve stock. Mechanical. AIR Valve is estimated to about 16+ bps without shootdown, and can use compressed air or carbon dioxide as an air source. Like the X-Mag, the Micromag integrates the body and rail as one piece. Also, the overall length of Micromags are really compact. Also comes with a vertical adapter stock. Earlier Micromags also were much smaller (about the size of a pistol) but they had unremovable barrels to reduce the overall length. Also, the body uses Autococker barrel threads.

Micromag RT - Assembled by Pro Team Products. Exact same thing as a Micromag, but comes with a Retro Valve stock. Basically, it's an RT Pro/Retromag with a Micromag body. The Retro/X-Valve is estimated to about 27+ bps without shootdown (though it can achieve higher). Increases your trigger pull's reactivity (it causes the trigger to bounce forward). Due to it's design and extremely fast recharge rate, the marker cannot use carbon dioxide as an air source. I repeat, RT/Retro/X-Valves can only use compressed air for an air source.

Micro E-Mag - Assembled by Pro Team Products. Exact same thing as a standard E-Mag, but comes with an E-Valve stock. Basically, it's an E-Mag with a Micromag body. The E-Valve is similar to the RT/Retro Valve. (similar, not the same though). The E-Valve will only work with compressed air like the RT/Retro Valve. 3 Firing Modes, E-Mode, M-Mode, and Hybrid Mode. E-Mode means the gun is fully electronical. Manual Mode is useful for when you have an electrical failure, your battery is dead, or you like playing with an Automag RT/Pro. Manual mode just lets you use the gun without electronics. Hybrid Mode makes your marker have a short pull like E-Mode, but it will cause the trigger to have the reactivity found on M-Mode. The e-grip frame also has an LED screen.

Also..

Shocktech SFL E-Mag - Very rare edition E-Mag. It is almost the same exact thing as an X-Mag, but just uses a different body. Infact, this marker served as the prototype for the X-Mag. The body still integrates the body rail and body as one piece, and still uses Autococker barrel threads. There are about only 40 or so models ever made. When these came out the Anti-Chop Eyes were not available, but most of the 40 or so lucky owners have got ACE installed now, so if you find one used, chances are it will have ACE preinstalled. Also, it is so closely identical to the X-Mag, that it can even use the X-Mag warp feed breach and the X-Mag vertical feed breach. The e-grip frame is also an LED screen.

Xtreme E-Mag - Sometimes also called a European X-Mag. Pretty much the same thing as a standard X-Mag. The only difference between an X-Mag and Xtreme E-Mag is the grip frame (the standard uses a ULE e-frame and the Euro X-Mag does not) and some Xtreme E-Mags come with E-Valves instead of X-Valves. You can only get these in the States if you decide to buy the X-Mag upgrade package for your E-Mag from AGD Europe. The upgrade package simply requires you to send in your E-Mag to AGD Europe, which they will then install the X-Mag body and install the ACE and color it in whatever color, finish, or fade you want. The e-grip frame (whether it be a ULE e-grip or not) is an LED screen.

NOTE: This is just the basics, you can find alot more info on the stickies, AO, or if you use the dreaded Search button.

-JG2790
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AGD E-Mag Software 1.37 (3.0 coming soon)
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1995 WGP Autococker Right Feed Basic
Planet Eclipse Blade Trigger Frame
SITE Manufacturing Autococker Stiff! Barrel, .689 bore, 14 in.

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