FX Impact magazine issues… Please Help..

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    airgungeek
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    Got my Impact in .177 a week go. Took it out shooting over the weekend..
    Turns out, i cant load more than 8 pellets in the (21 pellet) magazine without it jamming after the first shot.. Ive tried all possible pellets from JSB to H&N from the lightest to the heaviest and have consistently had the same issue every time. I also noticed the pellets with softer lead would get squished or marred, leading to crazy 2 inch groups at 30 yards.. Luckily had a couple magazines from my other FX rifle (16 shot), which worked flawlessly, shooting .22 pellet size groups at 30 yards with the JSB Beasts..  checked out some videos on youtube but this seems to be different.. some of the slots for the pellets in the magazine seem too small to hold the pellets…. 
    Please Help/Advise.. 

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    The_one
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    Could you possibly post a good picture of the magazine? It would give the veteran impact owners here a way of diagnosing the possible problem when comparing to their own magazines.

    If you can plainly see that certain feature’s of the magazine are not symmetrical in appearance (you mention some slots appearing too small) you have likely found the problem already and will need to contact whomever you purchased the rifle from and ask them for a replacement. As long as you’re willing to send the faulty mag back, you should have no problem prying a replacement out of them.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    airgungeek
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    Heres a video explaining the problem.. using RWS pellets here but it does the same with all the pellets ive tried in it including all the JSB range…

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wwfrescb9qd3sui/IMG_1316.MOV?dl=0

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    The_one
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    Sorry for the late reply. I have watched (enough) of your video and combined with the fact that you state that it function’s similarly no matter what brand of pellets is used I will offer 2 possible fixes. First, I would plead with the original seller of the rifle and magazine to replace the magazine. Second choice would be to send your magazine to one of the respected patrons of this site and have them to repair/modify your magazine. Judging by the force needed to push a pellet through the magazine alone, regardless of the pellets not slipping all the way down, I have to say there must be some sort of defect. Something is not concentric regarding the magazine body to the pellet carrier wheel. Without proper measurments taken with the proper tools, it’s anyone’s guess which part is defective. 
    If you have no luck getting an exchange replacement for the magazine from the supplier and you don’t have any fx savvy agn members in your locale(use the members map) I would be more than happy to repair the magazine free of charge (you pay shipping both ways)……assuming it is repairable by clearancing the body and carrier wheel. Shipping in a small 4×6 bubble mailer will be $2.75 via first class with tracking, each way if you are located in the u.s.
     Feel free to message me anytime. Mike

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    airgungeek
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    Hey  Mike,
    Thank you so much for your generous offer. I did get in touch with FX and they suggested i try filing the inner plastic groves. It turned out to be more than just a simple fix. As you rightly stated, i’d need a bunch of precision tools to fix this issue myself. I updated FX on the status and now they’re sending me a replacement magazine. Their service is great and i actually am very impressed considering i’m all the way in India. 
    Regards,
    Phi..

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    airgungeek
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    Still waiting on the promised mag… Wheres the Whistling emoji???

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    ncrary
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    This may be a systematic problem.  I recently got a new 25 cal barrel and magazine from AOA and it would load the 25.39 grain pellets no problem, but would bind after the 8th or 9th pellet with the MKI and MKIIs.  I opened the magazine and the pellet carousel was good but the inside of the outer case was not round.  I relieved the inside of the case with a Dremel tool and now it will feed all three pellets fine.

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    Fordcnc
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    Hi
    i found my FX IMPACT mag pockets were up .013 off center from center. So I used a drill bit shank rapped with 320 grit paper and sanded each pocket were they measured the same from center. Now I can shoot the JSB KING HEAVY with no problems. I was very 🙁 with a $95 mag being that for off. I want buy another on. 

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    Keyman62421
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    I mean, what can we expect for a mere 2 grand???
    ​I have to use a probe to insert pellets in 3 chambers of one of my mags and  into 1 chamber of another.
    ​like I said, what can you expect for a mere 2 grand??

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    GBGUNNER
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    Where are  the magazines being made.  Looks like quality control is non existent, something that makes me suspect china manufacturing.  For $80 Plus it should be PERFECT every time.

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    Neoohm
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    I have the same problem, and now the pellets even get stuck inside the barrel, kinda lame when i payed a total of 19000 Swedish Kronor = 2359 USD

     

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    airgungeek
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    yep.. ended up exchanging mails with FX with no outcome. Finally just continued to use my 16 shot magazine from one of my other Fx guns.. And now ordered a new 21 shot magazine off Ebay.. I guess they have toomuch on their hands… been a busy few years for them.. 

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    riazp
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    Appropriate drill bit and sand paper on the carrousel easy fix, I have done this to many mags of different makes.

    After this process I also take out as much spring tension as possible as pellets just drop in and rotate freely so the mag cycles with very little effort 

    There is a thread here on AGN regarding where to use the dremmel on the case of an Impact mag if and only if you suspect pellet clipping when loading.

    In the Impact .177 I found that the exact heavy worked the best in an unmodified mag, the 8.44 the worst.

    Each mag took me about 20 minuets, about a minute with each slot, I think I should have used 800 instead of 1000.
     

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    Crusher
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    Maybe look at my contributions and pictures in this thread. Fix all my FX mags like this and they work perfectly.

    http://www.airgunnation.com/topic/crown-magazine-issues-fixed/

    Crusher
     

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    sirk
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    i think the magazines melt. just  trying to be funny. never liked the design to be honest. for the price it should be all titanium or at least alloy

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