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Old 06-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear Dropout vs Rear Bucket Changer?

Sorry for the noob threads and my "annoyingness". I am deciding which way to run a hsc setup and im not sure if id want a dropout or 12g bucket changer. I was wondering which is easiest to play with and doesnt completely get in the way. Also your opinions on what is more practical and such. Thanks
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bucket is much faster and easier to grip.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I run a bucket changer myself, the only real problem I've had is that in VSC setups, you can accidentally unscrew it by using it as a forward grip.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Bucket is better for HSC. But similar to what Whiteout said it too can also sometimes come unscrewed at times. The dropout will also stick out farther forward and it might not face down when you screw it in.
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^ I assume he's talking about the CCI valve body dropout.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally, I find the bucket changer easier to use with practice. The knob on the drop out is too small, if I can find a larger knob then I would recommend the drop out. Once mike finishes the lever changer then most definitely go with a drop out
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, once Mike works out the kinks in the lever changer, I'm probably going to replace my bucket with it.
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I love lever changers. Probably why I run a bottom line Micro CA on mine.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I only have experience with the dropout and I agree with others in this thread. The knurled knob is small and hard to grip, especially with sweaty or painted hands. I usually use my shirt to get better grip on it. The biggest disadvantage, in my opinion, is that you can't just throw a bottle on the back of your phantom if you want to. You need a whole new valve body. The second biggest disadvantage is actually that it interferes with the feed tube somewhat.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I wear gloves and the dropout's fine, but I do agree it is hard to grip otherwise.

I got it in anticipation for a lever changer... but I'm liking it as is on a 10 rd tube.
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