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MSR XGK EX (for military use only)

Discussion in 'MSR - Mountain Safety Research' started by gunsoo, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. gunsoo

    gunsoo Korea, Republic of Subscriber

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    I brought MSR XGK EX for military stove a couple of weeks.
    include : two 591mL fuel bottle ,instruction maual,wind screen,heat diffuser,spare kit,seal bag
    and stove.

    i saw the first MSR military this model.

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  2. hikin_jim United States

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    A very nice looking set, Gunsoo. Thank you very much for posting.

    HJ
     
  3. gunsoo

    gunsoo Korea, Republic of Subscriber

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    Hi HJ.

    I love your msr CFV stove .
    thanks Jim.
     
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    Very nice! That's the same model I saw on Ebay and nearly crapped myself thinking it was a capillary force vaporization stove.

    Still a very nice bit of kit. Did it come with the pot?

    Mike
     
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    Very nice. Am I right in thinking that the perforated slitted ring is a flame diffusor or simmer ring?
     
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    Good question, David. I haven't seen that before on the civilian version of the stove, at least it didn't come with the one I owned for a short while.

    Very interesting.

    Gunsoo, would it be possible to put the diffuser on the stove and take a photograph? I would like to see how the diffuser works with the stove.

    HJ
     
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    Nice stove Gunsoo. Hope you didn't pay the full price-
    Milspec XGK EX
     
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    The first few went for around $350 I believe, the guy on evilbay had a hard time peddling the last one at $250 I believe. We could check. The old stoves are better, but this is different for sure with the bottles and bag.
    Duane
     
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    That price (in the link) of 300USD might seem high in the US, you could spend that here on a XGK and one fuel bottle.

    These stoves are extremely expensive outside the USA.

    I have never had one of these but an bewildered by comments that the older XGKs are better. This XGK EX looks like a brilliant stove that has improved on many of the weaknesses of the xgk 11.

    Good grip on the pot rests, ability to flip the bottle to release pressure, small packing size. I would imagine the floating burner is easier to preheat. I hope to get my mitts on one of these some day.

    Dan
     
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    Hi Mike.
    Unfortunley this set not include the pot.
    thanks

    Davidcolter you right. this is flame diffuser

    Jim I did fire in my new stove with diffuser.
    Here more photo. :)

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  11. hikin_jim United States

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    Thank you, Gunsoo.


    The diffuser is very interesting. I have not seen it before.

    Have you tried cooking with it?

    HJ
     
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    I will boil test and water bubble style with diffuser today.
    I did not cook yet. If I making food , I will try Korean food
    " kimchi jigae"
     
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    theyellowdog, I only have one report I read online and one time test where an experienced guy ran a boil test on one of the EX's versus an older XGK. Not much to go on as the older stove was only around 30 seconds faster then the newer stove.
    Duane
     
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    I like the drybag. Nice touch.
     
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    Hi guys, new at this forum, but not to stoves.

    I just bought this very same model. In fact I haven't even received it yet, its on its way. Is it true that this model (the military version) does not come with the jets to burn gasoline, kerosene etc?

    I was under the impression that whatever the civilian model did, the military one did better... but i think it may be the other way around?

    How easy is it to buy jets for this stove?

    thanks in advance.
     
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    Aaron,

    From the lid of the replacement part tin, (red one) you can see that it comes with a jet for JP-8, and with one for Diesel.
    The normal large maintenance kit contains the jets of the civilian model, and costs about 30 euro where I'm at. That would be the X jet, for jet fuel, and the GK jet for Gas and Kero.

    It should be available at most outfitters that carry the stove.


    Did anyone ever figure out the point of the metal ring?
    I had another thought: Heater? By heating the ring, more radiant heat would be available? (just a random guess)
     
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    Thank you Jelte, I went ahead and bought the Expedition Kit for the stove.

    The metal plate is a heat diffuser.

    It is supposed to help prevent scorching and burning . Basically, helps this stove be used as somewhat of a cooker rather than a blow torch we all know it is :-).

    I love it though!
     
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    Hi Aaron,

    Glad to help! I really like mine!
    The scorching and burning can indeed be somewhat annoying- though with noodles and some stirring it is kept within bounds ^^

    Do you think it works more to spread the heat, or rather to "waste" the heat?
    Do you know if the slots in the ring serve a special function, or is it just to let some heat trough, and would holes work just as well?
    What is the approximate thickness of the material? I'd like to manufacture something alike!

    I hope the kit arrives soon, and you'll be able to enjoy it to it's full potential!

    However, it's good to know that it's available as a "dirty" fuel only set, that really is a statement in reliability for me.