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Old 03-27-2013, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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silly Sidewinder question

what are the main differences between the old style Sidewinder, i.e. the one with the square inlet port that everyone wants and keeps, versus the new one with the rounded inlet?

basically the old ones are getting harder to find and i need more sidewinders for my collection of guns. so if there isn't a performance issue then why other than looks, are the old ones preferred?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I heard that AKA went with the rounded inlet because the old style did not have enough meat for the threads, thus causing it to strip out. So the newer ones are superior(stronger inlet).

I prefer the old style because the newer one looks ugly and I've never had the stripping problem
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Larry told me it was because a macroline fitting can be threaded too far into the old Sidewinders. That could cause shootdown or leave metal shavings in the reg. The new Sidewinders have enough aluminum on the bottom so that cannot happen. It was a simple way to get rid of a common customer service problem that AKA had to deal with. Besides the bottoms, the new and old Sidewinders are identical. I would suggest the SST over them if the guns operates below 300psi though. They are essentially the same reg but the SST doesn't have a reg seat to wear out. They also don't have a break in period.
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