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Old April 1st, 2011, 14:45   #31
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My red plastic AI, the probe just snapped in half while loading; the tan AI, the tip of the probe got chipped (not sure how it happened, only noticed after the fact -- but it wasn't bumped or dropped or anything) and at first wasn't sealing well with the fill valve, and gradually a crack started to appear long the length of the probe (which leaked gas) and got worse until it finally leaked so much I think more gas was escaping than going into the mags.

For people who only load a couple of GBB mags (i.e, most people) I think the plastic one is fine, but when loading stuff with larger reservoirs (like some gas shotguns or 40mm grenades etc) or large amounts of mags, I think that's what killed mine: if i'm loading 40mm shells (7+) or in a pistol/shotgun game (like at the Mill) where I'm loading 7x 1911 mags plus my shotgun which has a pretty big reservoir, there's a considerable amount of frost which has formed on the adapter by the time I'm done -- and this is in summer heat.
Yeah that's probably why. I've been charging only 2 Hi-capa mags. I also wait when charging my mags. Like fill one, load it up with BBs than fill the other one.

But I prefer paying 25$ for my adaptor than having to change my fill valves.

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But I prefer paying 25$ for my adaptor than having to change my fill valves.
I've never had a problem with fill valves in 3-4 years.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 15:11   #33
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But I prefer paying 25$ for my adaptor than having to change my fill valves.
I have yet to damage a fill valve. besides, steel fill valves are cheap and if replaced, should last you a long long time.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 15:13   #34
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Still an hassle IMO though.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 16:34   #35
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Still an hassle IMO though.
Just buy a fill valve key off of illusion and you'll have no problem replacing fill valves. It also does flow valves as well.

Besides, you might be able to get a few of you at the field to chip in for it.

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Old April 2nd, 2011, 03:31   #36
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lol i had problem filling gas into my mag with the metal adapter, it worked fine for the first mag fill but after it wouldn't fill, i ended up using my friends adapter the AI plastic one and it worked fine.

Basically the metal one the nozzle or watever that supposed to be pushed into the coleman tank doesn't do that, well it does i loosened the bolt holding it but it ended up spraying gas everywhere instead of filling the mag
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Old April 4th, 2011, 13:24   #37
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That metal one of Seff5677's is pretty damn useless. I'm content with the plastic one. Seeing what we had to do to get it to work definitely put me off even thinking about buying the metal cap.
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That metal one of Seff5677's is pretty damn useless. I'm content with the plastic one. Seeing what we had to do to get it to work definitely put me off even thinking about buying the metal cap.
There are different versions of metal adapters. The one he has is probably crap.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 13:49   #39
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Point in case, IMO AI should have a "Deluxe" metal adapter (its not like they aren't already designed/succesful/well liked); the plastic one is fine for some people, and I can understand wanting to keep the price down/competitive (specially for a certain market segment), but IMO it was a huge step backwards for a lot of other players who make heavier duty use of it.

The folks running a dozen 40mm shells aren't gonna balk at paying an extra $10-15 for a superior quality metal adapter, and from my experience the plastic one just isn't up to the job.
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At least the new one dont have the darn washer im getting tirrd of machining new ones only to loose it at the worts time possible.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 13:59   #41
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The folks running a dozen 40mm shells aren't gonna balk at paying an extra $10-15 for a superior quality metal adapter, and from my experience the plastic one just isn't up to the job.
but we're not running propane in the 40 mike mikes! CO2 is where it's at...
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