Recently there have been an enormous ammount of posts relating to "mag myths" this thread will try to cover all the mag myths, and will hopefully reduce the number of redundant posts.
Myth One: Mags chop a lot.
Not compleatly true. Chopping paint stems from two main problems. Short stroking and the feed system. If you short stroke a mag, it will frequently lead to chopping. Be sure its not your fault before you blame the gun. If you are not short stroking and you are still chopping, chances are your hopper isn't putting paint into the gun fast enough. Upgrade your hopper or slow your fire.
There is also a problem with mag bolt speed. The bolt will hit the next ball to be fed as you're shooting and crack it. That ball will blow up when you try to fire it. This is what the level 10 fixes. As a byproduct, it also makes it so the mag bolt can't chop a ball.
Myth Two: Low pressure guns are softer on paint.
This is also not true. While the mags have a high input pressure need, their output is the same as any low pressure gun. The automag generally takes between a 600-800psi input but has a greatly decreased output pressure.
The chamber pressure on every mag since the level 7 has been ~350psi. The ball sees a maximum pressure of 80 psi while the gun is fired. This is less than most guns on the market.
Myth Three: Aftermarket parts are better for the mag
This myth is somewhat true, and untrue. In almost every instance, aftermarket bolts are a bad idea. The stock Automag bolt is more durable and more reliable than any other bolt on the open market. When it comes to non-electronic grip frames, that point is debatable. Many people like the Dye and the Benchmark frames, while many others prefer to stay with the AGD manufactured inteleframe. Its personal preferance on that once I guess.
Myth Four: Closed bolt is more accurate
This is also not true. The only things that determine accuracy are a paint to barrel match and a consistant air supply.
Myth Five: xxxx gun is more accurate than the automag.
Untrue. Again the only things that determine accuracy are a paint to barrel match and a consistant air supply.
Myth Six: Airgun Designs made nail guns before paintball guns.
AGD has actually never produced anything that wasn't paintball related.
For more technical information go to www.automags.org
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