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Keeping small amount of gas in Magazines?


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#1 Twombles

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

I coudn't find anything on this subject. Do you guys keep a small amount of green gas/propane in your magazines to keep the o rings lubricated/under a little pressure while in storage? Obviously keeping a magazine loaded fully with green gas causes leaking problems after it's released I've found - keeping them with out gas in the magazines in storage I've found also causes problems sometimes but it's not consistant.

I'm trying to find the best way to store the magazines without having leaking issues when I take them out for a game.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

I've heard many people throw out different reasons for doing one thing or the other, but here's my method and my track record of doing such a method: I have 6 MP7 magazines, 4 MK 1911 magazines, and 4 LM4 PMag's, all of these are treated in the same manner. I use dry Coleman propane with a metal Madbull adapter, so when I'm done after a day of playing I empty the BB's out to relieve spring stress and possible dented BB's from prolonged pressure. I leave the magazine alone if it was full of gas or if it was fairly empty I fill it up again and simply leave them in my pouches. 'What?! Are you crazy? No lube? No pressure release?' yes, that is correct. The 1911 mags have had this treatment for 2.5+ years, the MP7 mags for about 1.5+, and the PMags for about 6 months. Only one PMags leaked but it did so when I got it, which I promptly fixed when I found it. I'm not really sure what to suggest for you, though to be safe you could always just dump the gas after each game and give it a small charge before storage. That method wastes a lot of gas but perhaps it's the most fail-proof.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

I normally end up having to dump a lot of gas, I always let the gas out of the fill valve by unscrewing the valve slightly - I've found it the best way to avoid leaking issues. I've always left gas in my M9 PTP magazines full/half/empty what ever condition it doesn't matter I've NEVER had leaking problems. I've only had issues with my LM4 magazines. I've found the worse thing for them is releasing a lot of gas from the main valve after use OR leaving a lot of gas in the magazine for extended periods. Differant magazines would leak from the main valve randomly and never the same magazine. One game I had 4 magazines not holding any gas I had to sit out a couple matches to unscrew them all and lubricate the o rings in the main valve and they worked fine. I can't remember what condition I left them in, in that particular situation.




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