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    rj2239
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    I designed and printed an FX magazine for my Impact. It feeds just as well as the original and only cost around $2. The left one is entirely 3D printed so I added a shot count window. I laser cut the back-plate out of polycarbonate for the right one. I started with the original design to make sure it would even work. It worked great but I couldn't find a source for the spring. So I redesigned it to use the spring from a retractable ID badge holder. Then with sanding, filing, some acetone smoothing and a few bits of hardware you have a perfectly functional magazine! I'll probably replace these with factory mags eventually but for now I don't have to choose between a spare bottle or a scope and a bunch of magazines. On the other hand I may replace the factory back-plates with polycarbonate because of how much more scratch resistant it is.

     

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    FunGun
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    Now, now….things like this could lead to other designs, demand for your product, making tons of money, designing new products, spending all your time designing, building, selling…..you get the picture?  You will never have time to shoot again!!! LOL.  Seriously, great job and well worthy of some + feedback.

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    rj2239
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    Lol, I don’t plan on selling them but I don’t have a problem sharing the files. I should probably ask FX if they’re cool with it since I’m not selling anything. I don’t think there is much overlap between people that spend 2k on a air rifle then want to save a few buck on more magazines. Thanks.

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    Nutcracker
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    Well at least yours fit.  Better than some of Fx mags I have bought.  Nice. 

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    OnehitWonder
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    Nice!

    I wonder if a better mag can be developed.  Maybe a single stacked indexed mag? In concept it could be easier to load. Now develope one and take my money!

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    rj2239
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    I can’t guarantee anything, but I’d be happy to try. I’m not sure what you mean by a single stack indexed mag though. Can you find a picture? My google skills are not up to par.

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    yeagger
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    I think you just out out did FX on there own product! I love the shot count window!

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    AirSupply
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    “OnehitWonder”Nice!
    I wonder if a better mag can be developed.  Maybe a single stacked indexed mag? In concept it could be easier to load. Now develope one and take my money!

    
These magazines are just beautifully made and designed . I don’t use the factory magazine any more these are expensive but so well done. 
    https://www.side-shot.com/
    Not to take anything away from what you have done there rj2239. Amazing to see. 
     

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    OnehitWonder
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    I am just imagining something other than a rotary magazine.  Maybe like a conventional handgun type magazine. Probably have to load on the Rifle from the left side using left hand to clear bolt lever action. Potentially easier to load with less chance to dent the pellet, and maybe a better shot count with less increase in profile? Again all just concepts. No pictures. Not sure if it would even work. I will have to sit down and sketch it out…

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    racketpro
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    Very nice job on making these.  I especially like the shot count as I loss count when the last 8 pellets are blocked by the stock alignment. 

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    13brv3
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    That’s really great!  Congrats.  If you do share the files, I’ll be interested to try to print one.  I’ve been trying to get around to working on a single shot tray, but I guess I’ve been too lazy, and my 3D drawing skills are nearly non-existent 🙂

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    Crusher
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    “rj2239”Lol, I don’t plan on selling them but I don’t have a problem sharing the files. I should probably ask FX if they’re cool with it since I’m not selling anything. I don’t think there is much overlap between people that spend 2k on a air rifle then want to save a few buck on more magazines. Thanks.


    You do realize those things are $95 if you buy them from FX, right?  You just made a $100 out of $2…… If you were to give me a couple, I bet a check would accidentally show up in your mailbox in a few days…

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    Robtu
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    Thats so sweet , totally blows my mind thx for sharing 

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    QQ
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    Well done, you are a genius!

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    SDellinger
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    I discussed the possibailty of a straight tray of pellets feeding a FX 500 with Fredrick of FX. He said pellets do not feed well touching each other. Maybe that’s the reason for all the rotary mags. I’ve never had a problem with a FX or Crosman rotary mag. The problem I have is the cost of the FX mag. i have six and protect them carefully.
                   Happy New Year everybody. Scott

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    OnehitWonder
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    @scott 
    thanks for sharing! Now I know I am not the only person pondering about this. You are probably right about the pellet contact. Besides jamming, it will likely dent the skirt.
    Somehow a straight feed system has to have a mechanical index built in, like the rotary ones have. I haven’t figured out how that could be done yet.

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    Pauly5
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    Great skills there. Thanks for sharing.

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    yeagger
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    If I had a 3D printer get the files just to make it for the fun of it!

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    aussiegav
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    Great job. I bet your pm inbox is filling up fast.

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    rj2239
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    “aussiegav”Great job. I bet your pm inbox is filling up fast.

    
Not bad, just a few people wanting the files. I contacted FX but they haven’t gotten back to me. I’ll publish them to thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/NACAM/designs if they say it’s ok or if they don’t get back to me.

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