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#1 Nick Nameless

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:55 PM

What is a macro line, and what benefits do they provide?
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:57 PM

Macroline is the hose that transfers air from the asa to the regulator. Benefits are they get air into the gun, are easy to replace if leaks, and is cheap.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:13 PM

Macroline is the hose that transfers air from the asa to the regulator. Benefits are they get air into the gun, are easy to replace if leaks, and is cheap.


So, a macro line can be either like a plastic line, or a steel braided line? I have seen both, and I thought that the plastic ones were called macros. Most of the product descriptions usually just call it a steel braided air line instead of a macro line.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:19 PM

No, macroline is the plastic hose that most guns come with . A steel braided hose is not macroline. Lower end guns meant for co2 like tippmanns have steel braided hose since macroline is not very tolerable of co2 because it can cause it to burst

Edited by Sme11thegl0ve, 06 September 2010 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:20 PM

You'll find the steel braided lines mostly on Tipmans and other woodsball and scenario guns.
Any speedball gun coming out nowadays is either equipped with the nice light weight plastic macro line or no macro line at all.
EDIT: The dude above me said it better.

Edited by Ol'Baditude, 06 September 2010 - 09:22 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:32 PM

No, macroline is the plastic hose that most guns come with . A steel braided hose is not macroline. Lower end guns meant for co2 like tippmanns have steel braided hose since macroline is not very tolerable of co2 because it can cause it to burst


What is the advantage of a macroline over a steel braided hose?
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:44 PM


No, macroline is the plastic hose that most guns come with . A steel braided hose is not macroline. Lower end guns meant for co2 like tippmanns have steel braided hose since macroline is not very tolerable of co2 because it can cause it to burst


What is the advantage of a macroline over a steel braided hose?


It's cheaper, can be cut to length, and the fittings release the hose without tools.
Most of the time macroline fittings swivel, so it can be easier to adjust and install the hose.




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