FX compatible magazines on ebay

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    chiro972b
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    i ordered 3 mags for my Royale 400 on eBay and they work great. $150 for 3 which is way better than the price from fx. Looks like the seller makes them and still offers this deal. They are aluminum with a slightly different color anodizing and they are perfectly machined and work every bit as well as the fx ones.

    other than buying used, this is the best deal on mags for these guns.

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    Jasonintn
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    Hope some one makes some. The prices on mags from FX is just insane.

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    chiro972b
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    Well these are a little easier to swallow at $50 each. Still a lot, but better than $90.

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    prfleetsvs
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    Only offering .22 cal.  Asked when they’ll offer a .25 & .30 cal version.

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    zebra
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    If you have a wildcat or any other pcp rifle with non-auto-indexing mags, it is fairly easy to make your own mags for very little money.

    I made 5 of these for my Cricket:

    It took less than 20 minutes all in (including curing / drying time). Plus, you can get everything you need from your local Michaels art shop (or equivalent).

    Just get some “Amazing mold putty” (that’s their name, not mine) or some silicone mold putty. Mix enough of the two parts to cover a mag. Cover your mag in putty. Let it dry. Mine was dry in 37 seconds. I waited 5 mins just to be sure. Cut the mag out without ripping it all apart (easier than it sounds because it stretches). 

    Then, get some casting resin (also from Michaels). I used the “amazing casting resin” (also their name, not mine). Mix enough of the two parts (for a mag) using the measuring cups they provide. If you don’t mind white, just pour it into the mold. Or, add resin dye in your chosen color. Wait for it to set. Mine set to rock solid in 3 minutes 30 seconds. I waited 10 mins to be sure and then pulled out my ready to use Cricket mags. No drilling, sanding or finishing of any sort was needed. You can make more mags then you could ever need with one pack of mold putty plus one pack of casting resin. I had plenty left over. 

    I ordered mag O rings online. I got enough for 20 mags for $10. 

    Enjoy!

     

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    hasenpfeffer
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    Great idea, zebra.  Casting seems a lot more efficient than 3D printing them.  (And judging from your photo, the results are a lot better.)

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    TonyT
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    You can also purchase the FX magazines from Krale Shietsort in the Netherlands for only a few bucks more including shipping.

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    zebra
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    “hasenpfeffer”Great idea, zebra.  Casting seems a lot more efficient than 3D printing them.  (And judging from your photo, the results are a lot better.)

    
3d printing can be good if done on high end equipment that uses stereo lithography but a lot of what you see on eBay is done on cheap desktop machines and has a particularly rough unfinished look. For most home users, casting will produce better quality and more accurate results in less time and with less effort imo.

    With the price of mags getting ridiculous from some manufacturers, it is well worth the very modest effort.

    It’s becoming a matter of principle. I feel like an idiot paying $50+ or even $30 for a tiny piece of plastic. It’s not as if the mags for high-end air rifles are better than the ones you get with Hatsan or Crossman pcp guns for a fraction of the price. Just one man’s opinion. 

     

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    chiro972b
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    “TonyT”You can also purchase the FX magazines from Krale Shietsort in the Netherlands for only a few bucks more including shipping.

    
I just checked. They are 65 Euro or about $72 before shipping. I don’t know how much shipping is, but that is still a good bit more.

    Edit: I was wrong, those were for the impact. 45 Euro for the Royale without VAT. Better. Still didn’t check the shipping rate.

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    Cliff_Allen
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    I love my Royale, but $100 for a mag is obscene.

    $100

    $199  You can get an entire, fully functioning, manufactured PCP for $99 more than an FX magazine.

    Does this seem a little disproportionate to anyone else?

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    TonyT
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    “chiro972b”

    “TonyT”You can also purchase the FX magazines from Krale Shietsort in the Netherlands for only a few bucks more including shipping.

    
I just checked. They are 65 Euro or about $72 before shipping. I don’t know how much shipping is, but that is still a good bit more.

    Edit: I was wrong, those were for the impact. 45 Euro for the Royale without VAT. Better. Still didn’t check the shipping rate.

    
When you check the Krale website click below the price to find the VAt free price ie shipping outside EU. I purchased  2 mags for the Steyr LP-50, 1 mag for FX-400, 6 mags for the Twinmaster and an adater for an LDC and shipping was 22 euros. They arrived in a huge box, ca. 10x10x20 inches.

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    hasenpfeffer
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    “zebra”
3d printing can be good if done on high end equipment that uses stereo lithography but a lot of what you see on eBay is done on cheap desktop machines and has a particularly rough unfinished look.
     

    I determined that Shapeways could print a Cyclone magazine in gold-plated steel for less than the retail price of an FX mag.  Unfortunately, their TOS prohibits certain parts of weapons, and magazines (including airgun magazines) are on the list.

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