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Number of Reviews: 3
Average Rating: 9.7 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $125

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New version of MQ valve
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The PBX Ballistix Lab MQ2 Valve is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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mxmtl Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
1 year3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Carter Machine Custom Halfblock Sniper
+ Dye Angel LCD Single Trigger Frame with Universal T-Board
+ Dye Hyper 2 Inline Regulator
+ MQ2 Valve
+ WGP Dual Rod Modified Pump Kit
+ EGO Feedneck
+ XSV Profile ASA
+ CP 14" 2-Piece Barrel with Wire Detent Mod
+ 48/4500 Guerilla Air Tank with Ninja Reg
Strengths: Smooth Pump Stroke
Easy to Set Velocity
Weaknesses: Delicate Wires and Valve Body
Maintenance requires disassembly
Review: I bought this valve for my sniper / autococker converted pump to smooth out the pump stroke and make it easier to set the velocity without having to sweet spot the regulator and mess with springs.

The valve is easy to screw up during installation. Care must be taken so that the wires aren't sheared and the valve is not over-torqued causing damage to the soft brass valve. The careful process must be repeated for maintenance as well.

One of the fringe benefits of this valve is a much quieter shot. The only kick comes from the paintball leaving the marker. Adjusting the velocity is as simple as adjusting the inline regulator.
Conclusion: Great for performance.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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longrowe Monday, October 1st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock valve setup
Marker Setup: Psychoballistics Lightning Deluxe
E2
Stock pneumatics with QEV's
Jackal Machine derlin bolt and pin
Strengths: Smooth, quiet, efficient
Weaknesses: Availability (see review)
Review: The new MQ valve is out! This is a new version of the MQ valve that is hand made here in the US. The valve replaces the lower internals of the Autococker with a pressure balanced valve setup.
To install- remove the lower internals (valve, springs, jam nut and IVG) and install the MQ2 according to the supplied instructions. You will reuse the IVG and the gold valve setscrew. You will also remove the sear, sear spring and sear soleniod from your grip frame. Total installation time was about 30 minutes from start to finish. The instructions were easy to follow and there are now more specific ones available from the manufactures website. If you have any questions about compatibility, they can help you out. They are making a Universal style, and "11/16"style for the Black Magic's and a Trilogy style.
Testing- after installing, it is best to turn down you HPR to below 200 and then turn it up as you chrono to get you legal speed. The valve has an automatic overpressure feature that will lift if the input pressure is too high. If this happens, you need to raise your SON and then lower your pressure and try again. I was able to get 295 FPS with a SON of 5 and input pressure of 200psi. To get a more efficient rate, I should be able to drop my SON to around 3.5 to 4 and raise the pressure to around 300. This valve is super stable and I was able to chrono 295-290-296-298 at 200psi.
The only downside is availability. Since most of the autococker world has been waiting for this new valve, the fist ones are getting snatched up pretty quickly and they always seem out of stock. Be patient, they are assembling the valves as fast as possible and they are testing them before they are shipped to ensure that you receive a good, working, product.
The major upside to me is the easier timing. The springs are removed, so now you do not have to worry about the hard main, soft valve, etc. etc.. Also, the sear-lug adjustment is gone as well.
Conclusion: Definitely recommend this to anyone looking to improve their efficiency and performance.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Georgeoffrey Saturday, March 15th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Original MQ Valve
Marker Setup: '05 Karni
PE E2
PBX MQ2
FBM Delrin Wave
AKA 2 Liter+
AKA SCM III
Belsales .44 Ram
PE QEVs
Ego Grips
DDS Ligament Bolt
07 CP Rail/ASA
CCM Feed
Delrin Detent
Deadlywind Fibur, 14", full bore SS inserts
Strengths: No sear solenoid...'nough said.
(Oh, and quick...)
Weaknesses: You have to explain to everybody what it is.
Review: So, originally, I used the...original MQ valve, and having acquired that one second-hand, it was a bunch of rubbish. When the new version was released, I jumped on it, and having gotten my system up and running, I have to say I'm extremely impressed. There's no sear to chatch, so it's just trigger-to-barrel action.
Conclusion: I don't know what you could possibly do that would be a better choice for a hammer/valve combo in an electro. With the new valve bodies, completely enclosed pilots, and wires with heat shrink, there's never been a better time (and no, I don't work for PBX).
Rating:
10 out of 10
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