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as far as i know its a slightly more powerful version of whatever saw its on the last one i had was a 038av magnum its was something like .5bhp more powerful and slightly larger cc if memory serves me right sure someone else may have more idea than me

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blazer   

I don't think it's a MS.375 (as used by Clint Eastwood or a choc lolly), normally used for the MS460 variants, some can have twin port exhasts etc but not sure if that's standard as the output power is shown as the same.

 

From a topic a while ago on twin ports I fitted one to my 460, retuned the carb and lets say it feels more powerful.

 

For the best answer Megatron is your man.:thumbup1:

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MattyF   

Like using a husky .... More revs more power, had the privilege of using a few now ,good saws.

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morten   
as far as i know its a slightly more powerful version of whatever saw its on the last one i had was a 038av magnum its was something like .5bhp more powerful and slightly larger cc if memory serves me right sure someone else may have more idea than me

 

Stihl USA uses the "Magnum" name for ALL the large forestry models, i.e. MS 441, MS 460, MS 660, MS 880. No additional power, purely a marketing trick.

 

See MS 441 STIHL Magnum® Chain Saw - Fuel Efficient Professional Chain Saw | STIHL

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MattyF   

No you are wrong there is a big difference between a 044 and a 044 magnum I have used them and I have seen the factory specs .

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As above what's the difference between the magnum and normal saws?

 

Hi there!

for example....

038 AV 62cc

038 AVS (super) 67cc

038 AV magnum 72cc

 

A similiar story throughout models that emcompass av avs & magnum range.

 

Steve

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morten   
No you are wrong there is a big difference between a 044 and a 044 magnum I have used them and I have seen the factory specs .

 

The MS 044 has not been part of the Sthl range since 1999 (afaik)

 

I doubt you can:

  1. Show me a comparison of Magnum vs non-Magnum specifications of a current pro saw model (e.g. MS 441)
  2. Show me an example (on stihlusa.com) of a non-Magnum version of a large pro saw

 

The "Magnum" term used to mean "increased performance", but that is history.

 

Glad to be proven vrong, though ;)

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