Polarstar F2™ Nozzles Info
For cylinder conversion systems we assign numbers to the nozzles instead of using the rifle model. This is because the nozzle length can vary between the same gun model when made by different manufacturers. This can be from the manufacturer designing the rifle differently, or from the thickness of the gearbox shell affecting how far from the hop-up chamber the cylinder sits. Therefore one nozzle length may work in different rifle models but not necessarily work in the same model from a different manufacture. For example, a standard MP5 could require any of 4 different nozzle lengths depending on the manufacturer.
For this reason we produce numerous different nozzle lengths to provide compatibility for a wide range of replicas. Below we are listing the make and model of the replicas which the nozzle length is most commonly used with but it may be compatible with more models. For a list of replicas which we have measured and calculated the compatible nozzle length, please visit the Polarstar Help Center.
Once you determine what number nozzle your replica requires, that number is universal across all engines that use the numbered nozzle system (excluding some model specific Kythera systems). So, if you determine your replica takes a #11 nozzle, then you will need to install the #11 nozzle for whichever system you are converting your replica with.
If your gun is not listed in the compatibility database in Polarstar Help Center, a recommended nozzle length may calculated by measuring your original gearbox and nozzle. Using a set of calipers and following the diagram below, measure these specific areas of the gearbox and input them into the following formula. Please note that measurements need to be in thousands of an inch (0.001").
F2 Centerline Nozzles: TIP = F + B - (A/2) + .293
A more precise measurement (which accounts for the hopup and bucking in use) may be obtained by installing a nozzle into the system which is slightly too long for the replica and measuring the nozzle setback when placed into the hopup.
The measured tip length should be within +/- 0.010" of an exiting nozzle to be compatible. If the tip length you measure does not match up to a production nozzle within +/- 0.010" then a nozzle is not currently made for that rifle.
|Num||Most Commonly Used With||Tip|
|TM M4/M16, A&K PKM, TM MP5 A/SD, ICS MP5 A/SD, G&G KAC SR-25E2|
CYMA AK, CYMA MP5 A/SD, G&G UMP
CA M249/MK46, A&K M249/MK46
A&K SR-25, JG SR-25, ICS SIG 550/551/552
KA FAL, TM MP5K, A&K M240
PTS MASADA, CA SCAR-L
EF/S&T TAR-21 COMP
EF ARX160 ELITE
CA KAC LMG, VFC MP5 A/SD
KA CZ 805 BREN, CG M249 FEATHERWEIGHT, A&K M60
|EF/ARES G36KV/CV, JG G36|
G&G MP5 A/SD
CA G36, CYMA SR-25
|21||Elite Force/CYMA MP5K, CA SA58||1.303|