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Old 06-06-2010, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what would be the negative effects of this ?

what would be the negative effects, if any , of cutting a bit off the power feed tube on my automag so that it dosent stand the hopper quite so tall ? im sure others have done this , advice? pix? how to ? ect...ect..ect...

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Old 06-06-2010, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have read of people having feed issues when taping/covering the hole on the Automag powerfeed but have not heard of issues with adjusting the feed height. Presumably the long feed was designed to make the Automag a competitive gun in the days of gravity and later Revvy hoppers. A long ball stack will allow short bursts of fire that are faster than your hopper can keep up with, especially important when you are running "shake and bake".


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The feed is silver soldered to the body so you can have at any way you please as long as you keep the temperature below the melting point of the solder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solder). Or you could intentionally remove the feed, shorten it, and re-attach it. The second method is probably the more difficult unless you have a lathe and are trying to do something over-the-top nice. If I were doing this mod, I'd mark the height I wanted with a scribe and an adjustable square then cut with a hack saw/dremmel/angle grinder and follow up with needle files. Be extremely cautious, you can always cut off another 1/16th but it is a hell of a lot harder to add one back. On a similar note, you can only have the original finish once. If you nick the body below where you intend to cut you are stuck with that mark. Take your time.
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I have read of people having feed issues when taping/covering the hole on the Automag powerfeed but have not heard of issues with adjusting the feed height. Presumably the long feed was designed to make the Automag a competitive gun in the days of gravity and later Revvy hoppers. A long ball stack will allow short bursts of fire that are faster than your hopper can keep up with, especially important when you are running "shake and bake".
right, the long ball stack was to give you a quick burst of balls - using a force feed hopper there's no need.
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im using a revvy ...... but have a rotor, just always considered it too much hopper for the mags....i shoot like 4-6 BPS max... im not a superfast triggerman
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I think the only negative would be if you warped it from the short side (aka the bottom), the long powerfeed adapter wouldn't fit right. You will also want to make sure you leave enough for the elbow to grip, sounds like an obvious thing but you can only cut short once.

here's a pic of a regular body next to a shortened one. I didn't get a chance to use it because the only valve I had at the time was one with the "magic" black box...

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what did you use to make your cut ?
i have no plans to warp this minimag , wanna shorten the powerfeed tube and angle cut the "machine pistol" look off
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You *should* be fine with a shortened ball stack and a Revvy. I chopped mine down to be just long enough to use an elbow, and I had no issue when shooting (single trigger Classic) at a reasonable rate.
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IDKFA how much did ya cut off ? got a pix?

- the body is polished right now, but after the cuts , id like to have it powdercoated blue
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right, the long ball stack was to give you a quick burst of balls - using a force feed hopper there's no need.
Well, the idea behind the powerfeed was to use the blowback to bounce the balls into the feed chamber. If you covered the hole, wouldn't that force the air back up the tube and into the hopper? I wouldn't think cutting the tube would effect the powerfeed's feeding power.

EDIT: to the last three words... hope that makes sense

I didn't make the cut, I bought it like that. I would imagine a nice saw and file work would do it.
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