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:
DO NOT USE A SIPHON TANK ON YOUR PAINTBALL MARKER!!!
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.
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 www.pbreview.com/66/1/0/
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.
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:
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.
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!