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#1 turbo

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:48 AM

Hi guys.

Sorry if this has been posted already

I bought a KWA MKIV (OD version) some time ago (maybe a year or two) and I've never really been able to use it.

The issue I have is that the gas doesn't seem to be filling in the magazine.

I hold the can dead upright, and start to fill, but it's deathly silent, as in I can't actually hear the gas going in, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like this, I leave the can depressed in the mag for maybe 15s. When I have a go at firing I can get maybe 8 or 9 shots before the magazine is empty of gas. The shots themselves feel underpowered but I'm attributing that to the lack of gas.

Other questions I have is:

What type of gas is ideal?
And does anywhere have issues of the gas can nozzle being too short?

Many thanks for reading

#2 Chuck S

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:17 AM

Yep, the rubber base plates on my magazines make filling difficult at times.  I ended up shaving them down to about half thickness.

Green Gas is the specification.  Seems to all be filled at the same place and then private labeled.

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#3 Keith Martin

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

View Postturbo, on 17 February 2014 - 12:48 AM, said:


The issue I have is that the gas doesn't seem to be filling in the magazine.

I hold the can dead upright, and start to fill, but it's deathly silent, as in I can't actually hear the gas going in, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like this, I leave the can depressed in the mag for maybe 15s. When I have a go at firing I can get maybe 8 or 9 shots before the magazine is empty of gas. The shots themselves feel underpowered but I'm attributing that to the lack of gas.


I have the same problem no matter how long I charge for. I'm fairly certain its not the nozzle length... any other ideas guys?




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