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Old 04-07-2012, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Empire sniper scaring the living hell outta me

So everytime I air up my empire sniper it starts leaking off I believe what is called one of the macro fittings? It's what is on the asa and then the macro line comes out of it. It gets pushed out a bit, leaks a leeeeeeetle bit and then settles down. wtf is this?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure the line is cut cleanly and fully seated in the fitting.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, I'm still quite new to paintball internals, could you explain that in dummy speak?
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You're in BC? Still a little chilly out there? Bring the gun into your house for a few hours and try airing it up. The macro line and the o-ring in the fitting can shrink a tiny bit in the cold and cause it to leak. Once the air pushes out the macro it seats and should be fine.

But, more than likely its a rough cut on the macro.

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The black line/hose on the bottom of the marker. It runs between the ASA, and the vertical reg. Thats the Macro line. If you degas the gun, and push the small metal ring on the front of the fitting, you should be able to pull out the line fairly easily. Check to make sure then ends are cut nice and clean.

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It's probably just regular macro line leaking. It's been pretty mild here in the lower mainland, so temperature shouldn't be a factor. I'm also assuming the macro is still factory.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Macro is still factory. Would you suggest ordering some sort of upgrade? I already knew what the macroline was but was confused about the fitting. Thanks a lot guys

Oh and I'm playing indoor tomorrow if that helps...it hasn't been out in the cold at all really.

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Ok so I degassed the gun and all and tried pulling out the fitting and the ASA is on the off position, and it won't budge. Am I pulling the wrong way or am I just a weakling? lol
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hold the metal circle on the fitting down, pull on the macroline. Depending on how tight the fit is may be your problem, if all else fails turn the reg counter clockwise.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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twisting the macroline while holding the metal ring stationary will help a lot with the persistant fittings.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Macro is still factory. Would you suggest ordering some sort of upgrade?
Lol it's macro line for gods sake. What could you upgrade it to? The only other common types of gasline I know of are steel braided line, and hardline.Really though, macro is the best choice and is used on a lot of markers. Unless you're running CO2, then you need hardline/steel braided or risk the line bursting.
I don't really understand what's "Scaring the living hell" out of you. Usually it's just leaking because it's not seated properly, or not cut flush like other people have already said. It could also be too short, but who knows. To remove the macro:
  1. Push the hose INTO the fitting
  2. Pull the fitting ring back towards the body of the fitting
  3. Hold the ring back
  4. Pull the hose out
  5. Repeat for other side

Check that both sides have clean, straight cuts. If they don't, your local proshop will have a piece you can buy for like $4. Take it home, measure and re-cut with an exact knife. Make sure to measure twice, cut once. You can always re-cut a long piece, but if you cut it too short you're screwed and gotta buy another piece. Not a big deal though, since they cost nothing.

You can't really injure yourself from leaking macro, no need to be scared about it. This should also go without saying, but do this with the marker de-gassed.

If you still don't know what the hell I'm talking about, here's a video. It's pretty bad quality, but it does the job:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdePCnsNvjg
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you're worried about the fitting moving a little, that's normal. For the same reason you push the collar in to get the tubing out, the collar usually slides out a little bit when it pressures up and bites down on the tubing.

Besides taking care of your tubing, the o-rings inside the fitting are replaceable too, so it doesn't have to be a big deal if you get a persistent leaker. Some tight bends of high pressure macro can be hard to get sealed when they always start off leaking. With CO2 they may never stop because of the chilling. On days with a notorious connection that we don't want to mess with, we'll pressure the marker up the first time on HPA and get it sealed, then change over to a CO2 bottle.
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