Fast Start


Intended Use

[1] This part of the manual is intended for players familiar with the operation of paintball guns. It presents a quick overview of the 68AUTOMAG.

Getting Started

[2] To ready the 68AUTOMAG for play:

  1. Insert the Barrel into the Main Body then twist the Barrel 1/4 turn clockwise.
  2. Push the Safety Pin located behind the Trigger from right to left to disengage. Check that the RED ring on the Safety Pin is showing.
  3. Hold the paintball gun upwards. Squeeze and hold the Trigger.
    Introducing CO2 pressure to the paintball gun will charge and cock the system.

    Do NOT use a siphon type constant air tank. Liquid CO2 will damage the seals.

  4. Attach the CO2 source to the Back Bottle Adapter by turning the Air Source clockwise.
    1. It is recommended to lubricate any air source O-ring with a little Lithium Grease (White Grease) before attaching the Air Source to the Back Bottle Adapter.
    2. If the Air Source is a pin valve constant air tank, rotate the tank at least one full turn after initial gas up.
    3. If the Air Source is a constant air tank with an on/off valve, open the on/off valve fully after attaching.
  5. Release the Trigger.
    At this point, the CO2 pressure within the paintball gun will push the Trigger Rod forward against the Trigger with a loud click. The paintball gun is now cocked and armed.

    Only fire the paintball gun in areas where firing is permitted.

    An excessively hard trigger pull shows overpressure in the system. Do NOT fire a paintball gun that has excessive trigger pull.

  6. Dry fire the paintball gun several times in a safe direction to seat the Regulator Piston and Regulator Spring Pack properly.
  7. Push the Safety Pin located behind the Trigger from left to right to engage. Check that the RED ring on the Safety Pin is NOT showing.
  8. Attach the Elbow to the Ball Feed Tube, then insert the Loader into the Elbow. Load the Loader with .68 calibre paintballs.
  9. Chronograph the paintball gun velocity to meet the field safety speed limits. Adjust the velocity by turning the Regulator Nut with the Allen key supplied. Turning the Regulator Nut clockwise increases the velocity; counterclockwise decreases the velocity.

Common Problems

[3] The 68AUTOMAG, like any other paintball gun, can have problems during play. Some problems are common to any paintball gun while some are unique to the 68AUTOMAG. Solutions to any of the common problems are not difficult.

[4] Simple problems that can occur are:

[5] Each of these problems is discussed and the solution(s) underlined in the sections that follow.

Poor Paintball Feeding
[6] Poor paintball feeding is usually caused by one or more of: user technique, bolt blowback, elbow hangups or nubbin depth. Explanations and solutions are:

Bolt Stick
[7] The Bolt can stick forward causing the Trigger to lock. Bolt Stick is due to either paint chips wedging between the Bolt and the breech or, when degassing the paintball gun, firing the last few shots with no CO2 pressure. When the Bolt sticks forward, the Trigger will not come forward. To clear Bolt Stick:
  1. Unload the paintball gun;
  2. Remove the Barrel;
  3. Push the Bolt back with a wooden rod until the Trigger clicks forward.
Air Venting
Air venting out the back of the Regulator Nut shows that the internal Blow Off Valve is venting an overpressure in the system.

[8] Air Venting can occur from the rear of the Regulator Nut due to an overpressure in the system or liquid boiling off in the Valve Body or Regulator. The paintball gun is shooting at approximately 340 fps. ALWAYS check the velocity any time the Blow Off Valve vents to prevent injuries to players.

Total Shutdown
[9] Total shutdown is caused by an empty Air Source. The 68AUTOMAG gives little indication that it is running out of gas. When a noticeable velocity drop occurs, only 20 to 30 shots remain till total shutdown. Change the Air Source.

Velocity Drop Off
[10] Velocity drop off can be caused by the Regulator being unable to fill completely between shots, insufficient CO2 flow or a near empty Air Source. Slow your rate of fire. Ensure the Air Source is fully open. Change the Air Source.

Liquid CO2 in the Paintball Gun
[11] Liquid CO2 can enter the Air Chamber and, when expelled into the Barrel behind the paintball, the CO2 boils instantly to 30 times its volume. The resulting shot will be above the velocity setting. Depending on the volume of the liquid, the speed may exceed 350 fps. The rapid boil off is known as supercharging . The Blow Off Valve will NOT prevent supercharging because the liquid is at normal pressure when it enters the Air Chamber. Liquid CO2 also will cause all the active O-rings to leak resulting in no velocity control. To prevent liquid in the paintball gun:

Cut Paintballs
[12] Paintballs in the breech being cut by the Bolt shows a feed problem (See Para 6.).

Excessive Paintball Breakage
[13] A properly set-up 68AUTOMAG, using quality paintballs, will break approximately 3-4 paintballs per 1000. Paintball breakage is due to one of the following; physical impact of the BOLT, CO2 blast or poor paint quality. Check the Foamie located on the front of the Bolt for damage or debris. Reduce the velocity to reduce CO2 blast. Try a different batch of paintballs by changing the colour or the brand of the paint.

Double Feeding
[14] Double feeding occurs when two paintballs feed into the breech simultaneously. The size and shape of paintballs may vary. Temperature and humidity will affect both size and shape. The Nubbin is designed to prevent double feeds. Adjust the Nubbin inwards.

Spontaneous Barrel Leaks
[15] Spontaneous barrel leaks are usually short lived but are an annoyance on the field. Poor lubrication of the Power Tube O-ring or ice crystals on the Power Tube O-ring are the cause. An unlubricated o-ring will usually seat itself after a few shots. If ice is causing the leak, continued firing will only prolong the problem. Pause long enough to warm up the Power Tube O-ring.

If the Barrel continues to leak and the action of the game prevents repairs, hold the Trigger down to stop the leak and allow the Power Tube O-ring to warm up. When ready to fire, release the Trigger and fire quickly. Expect lower paintball velocity since the Air Chamber will not have time to fill fully.

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