MAGNUM VALVES for Discovery & 22XX
THE MAGNUM VALVE BODY IS MACHINED FROM 7075 ALUMINUM, IT'S NOT A MODIFIED DISCOVERY VALVE
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MAXIMUS MODELS. IT IS WIDELY BELIEVED MAXIMUS AND DISCOVERY HAVE IDENTICAL TUBES AND VALVES, THIS IS NOT TRUE. THE VALVES ARE RADICALLY DIFFERENT WITH MOUNTING SCREWS IN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. THE MAXIMUS VALVE IS NEARLY IDENTICAL TO THE MARAUDER PISTOL VALVE BUT WITH ONLY TWO MOUNTING SCREWS.
There are quite a few versions of the Magnum Valve listed in the drop-down menu above. Each is for a specific application as explained in the sections below. The body itself (exhaust-port half in second photo) is a first of it's kind design that blends the Discovery and Marauder valves together with a large angled port. It's made of 7075 aluminum which is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. The angled port is .151" diameter. All of these valves include an ultra-light stainless steel internal spring. This is the lightest, most versatile and most powerful valve on the market for small-bore models. It's designed to produce longer shot strings and more power. It produces high power levels with excellent efficiency but also works extremely well at low power levels. This is a direct-fit part, no modifications are necessary for it to fit your gun. Your original transfer sleeve (port) and gasket can be used or one of our custom sleeves. All of these Magnum Valves fit our custom valve screws for Discovery, PCP pistols and 22XX. Some Discovery chrony test results are posted at the bottom of this page.
The MAGNUM PCP VALVE is short to allow it to fit with a pressure gauge assembly in the original position on Discovery models. The MAGNUM BYPASS VALVE eliminates the gauge assembly on the Discovery tube by extending past the gauge hole. Both are listed in low-pressure and high-pressure versions. The low-pressure versions have a softer seal, they are best for bulk-fill CO2, HPA and PCP up to 2000 PSI. The high-pressure versions have a much harder seal that works much better at pressures over 2000 PSI. The valve stems for all these versions have a smaller head and pin diameter than a Discovery valve stem. They open with much less hammer force which produces far more power and reduces vibration.
The MAGNUM VALVE for 12 gram CO2 is for standard CO2 cartridge models like the 2240, 2250, 2260, 2300 series and 2400KT. It produces an increase of 35-150 FPS depending on barrel length, caliber, pellet weight and temperature of the shooting environment. Co2 produces more FPS in warm temps, with longer barrels, with lighter pellets and in smaller calibers. Larger calibers produce more FPE but lower FPS. In warm temps with a 26" barrel 12-15 FPE is typical with medium to heavy pellets. In hot temps 20+ FPE is typical. Shorter barrels produce 8-12 FPE depending on temperature and pellet weight. It includes one of our upgrade custom valve screws that fits the tube better and is a lot more stable than the standard factory screw.
The following chrony results were produced with an upgraded Discovery .22 with a 26" Maximus barrel, wide-bore gauge port, 3500 PSI gauge, Magnum Hammer Spring, Magnum Adjuster set 2 turns back from full spring compression, Magnum Valve with a short cap and custom valve screws for higher pressure. The transfer sleeve and barrel port were both deburred and polished which enlarged each by about .003".
PSI PELLET FPS FPE
3200 10.03 g 1288 36.9
3200 14.3 g 1142 41.4
3200 18.21 g 1086 47.7
3200 25.39 g 1000 56.3
3200 33.95 g 905 61.7
The following chrony results were produced with the same gun as above. The adjuster was set 3.5 turns back from full spring compression. The starting pressure was 3200 PSI. JSB Jumbo Monster 25.39 and Jumbo Beast 33.95 produced the best consistency and groupings of about a dozen types and weights tested. Heavy pellets work best at these extreme power levels producing same-hole accuracy at much longer distances than lower-powered gun with lighter pellets.
1) 817 FPS 33.95 g 50 FPE
7) 853 54 FPE
11) 816 50 FPE