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Old January 6th, 2007, 21:54   #1
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Question CA Hicap Magazine Misfeed

When I purchased my CA M15A4 Carbine it came stock with a CA hicap 300 round magazine. This magazine seems to misfeed BBs when I use it (i.e. the BBs don't seem to be entering the AEG). I tried my CA M15A4 with a CA lowcap magazine and that works well, it's just the hicap mag that I an having problems with.

I did lube the hicap mag's BB channel with a bit of silicone oil and I made sure that once I loaded BBs into the hicap mag that I used the mag's bottom wheel to make sure the BBs stacked up to the top of the feed channel. I'm not sure what else I should/can try so I thought I would seek opinions here please.

I also notice that BBs sit on top of a spring in the lowcap mags. I don't see the same thing in the hicap mag unless the spring is buried inside the mag. I guess my point here is what pushes the BBs up the channel and into the AEG in a hicap mag?

If you have any suggestions or experience with this problem please post. Many thanks all.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 23:34   #2
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maybe you are not aware but... You have to wind the wheel on the bottom of the high cap mag every so often.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 23:54   #3
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Thanks for your reply Guardian!

In terms of winding up the BBs so they move up the hicap mags BB channel I did do that. I can see the first BB is sitting just below the opening that feeds into the rifle. I will try winding up the BBs even more just in case I didn't apply enough force.

I should also mention that the problem occurs right from the start of the insertion of the magazine. It's not that I fired off 30 shots before I ran into this problem.

Thanks once again for all the help, I will retry it.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 00:02   #4
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Are you only winding it until the BBs come to the top? If so, you've got to wind it a LOT more, so the spring will actually have some tension in it allowing the hicap to feed the rest of the BBs. Wind until the clicking sound changes.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:15   #5
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Thank you Harleyb!

I didn't realize you needed to wind it to build up spring tension so up to now all I was doing was winding it up to the point where the BB flowed to the top of the channel. In hindsight I should have realized that perhaps I should crank it more

Thank you for enlightening me on that fact, the manual didn't really point this out. I will retry my hicap in this manner.
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