New FX "Standard" Side Shot Magazines?

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    mtnGhost
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    For those of you that have them, do you prefer them over the older style mags? I ordered 3 of them for my Crown, hoping they'll be less painful to load!

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    Birdslayer25
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    Mine is a little finicky getting the probe to slide through and engage the pellet. It keeps clipping the clear cover. 

    I find myself constantly reaching to push the magazine down to allow the through it’s hole.

    It’s reallu annoying when I’m shooting for groups and  want to try and keep my motions fluent. I hope in time it will quit doing that maybe it needs to be work out. Although I’ve put about 700 shots through it and it still is acting up. 

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    Birdslayer25

    Mine is a little finicky getting the probe to slide through and engage the pellet. It keeps clipping the clear cover. 

    I find myself constantly reaching to push the magazine down to allow the through it’s hole.

    It’s reallu annoying when I’m shooting for groups and  want to try and keep my motions fluent. I hope in time it will quit doing that maybe it needs to be work out. Although I’ve put about 700 shots through it and it still is acting up. 

    Yikes! I have noticed that I have to really push my mag in to fully seat it – otherwise, the alignment is off just far enough to prevent me from loading. I'm like you, I try to get into that fluid motion, so when the probe gets blocked it throws me off.

    This is also one of the reasons that I haven't opted to butcher my pellet probe for higher velocities beyond double porting it – the last thing that I want is a piece of my probe breaking off in the breech and becoming a projectile (the outcome would be bad regardless of which way it would decide to fly).

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    Glem.Chally
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    I used a ball hone on the plastic cover opened it up a bit and it helped.  Honestly have more hang ups than with the old mags but to me I still prefer it for ease of loading and 3x the capacity almost of the mags in the Royale.

    Edit  AND you can fit longer projectiles than before with the old mags.

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    Birdslayer25

    Mine is a little finicky getting the probe to slide through and engage the pellet. It keeps clipping the clear cover. 

    I find myself constantly reaching to push the magazine down to allow the through it’s hole.

    It’s reallu annoying when I’m shooting for groups and  want to try and keep my motions fluent. I hope in time it will quit doing that maybe it needs to be work out. Although I’ve put about 700 shots through it and it still is acting up. 

    Loosen the barrel retaining screw and push the barrel in against the magazine a little more. I had the same problem because the magazine wasn't centering on the pellet inlet as it should. My barrel had moved forward.

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    Revoman
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    When ya say "new magazines" do you mean the ones that the clear lid is removable?  I have one of those and while okay, I find that its very easy to flip pellets backwards, then its a bitch to get a single out because there are already a bunch in there.  I usually end up dumping more out and then gotta redo.

    I would opt for the older ones that the clear lid is not removable because at least if I flip a pellet, I can just remove the one without most of the others already loaded.

    The new ones are easier to remove from the breech however due to the little thumb assist that sticks out.

    mike 

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    mtnGhost
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    @revoman – yep, the ones with the removable lid are the ones I ordered. I can kinda visualize what your saying. 

    @Glem.Chally – cool! I'm about out of real estate with some of the ammo that I'm shooting now. I don't mind single loading, but I'm already getting spoiled again shooting with magazines lol

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    ghost  –=–

    Where'd ya order from?  UA is only selling ONE with the Continuum I just bought because they only have enough for the guns they're selling/in stock.  I wanted 2 more, but couldn't get em.

    mike

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    I just got a Continuum in .25.  It came with the side shot mag and I ordered a spare. Spare came in a bag labeled .25 but it was a .22 mag. UA sent me an RMA # and back it went.

    It sounded like they’re last shipment were all wrong.  They thought they caught them all but a few slipped through.  I’m on the short list when there back in stock.  They did call me back and offer an old style mag but I said I’d rather wait for the new ones.

    I’m new to these mags. I loaded few of the old mags (Buddies Impact). My mag has preformed excellent for it’s first 500 rounds. I find it easy to load although I have had a few go in backwards. I like how easy it is to just reload a mag with a couple pellets left in it. Let’s me stay in rhythm.

     

    UA made it sound like the old mags were of better quality. I kind of thought they were just trying to dump the old ones.  They certainly don’t feel as robust. but all I care is they work. Time will tell. I’ll definitely report back on my thoughts after a few thousand more rounds 😉

    Mat

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    phillip
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    As one who has both magazine types, I must admit that I prefer the newer side shot style. Though I have had no problems with the original magazines, I find that the side shot magazines are easier to load, snap into the gun without any fiddling around, are easier to disengage, and have a much greater capacity. What's not to like?

    In fact, I'm very seriously considering the conversion of my second generation Impact with it's smaller magazines to the newer setup found on the MkII.

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    mtnGhost
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    @revoman – UA. They shipped me 3 in .22 today.

    @phillip – music to my ears!

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    Palm Beach Airguns has the FX version of the sideshot magazine in stock in every caliber for $69.99 each for a savings of $10 per magazine. https://palmbeachairguns.com/product/fx-impact-mkii-magazine/

    $150 orders get free shipping.

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    capefeargunr
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    If the new mags are hanging up try removing the four lower rubber balls at the mag area. Leave the two upper ones.

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    capefeargunr

    If the new mags are hanging up try removing the four lower rubber balls at the mag area. Leave the two upper ones.

    X2^

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    Revoman
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    Ghost  –=–

    Thanks a bunch for the information!

    mike

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    Chuck26287
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    I bought two kits to upgrade our Impact X's.  Both slide in and engage easily.  One has been absolutely trouble-free, but the other jams consistently.  I get about three shots, then it doesn't advance/rotate the pellet tray.  It always jams in the same spot, with a raised pellet (at 6 o'clock in the photo) binding against the clear plastic lid.  Usually, if you release, remove, then replace the lid, it will work for the remainder of the mag load.  Anyone else see this?  I've cleaned it, but no improvement has been seen.

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    mtnGhost
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    Awww yeah! These  showed up a day early..

    Initial impression is 👍 No cycling issues so far, they're easy to load and not terrible to unload pellets (with bent skirts or this that go in backwards), long fingers and being double jointed helps lol

    As long as I don't break them, I think I'll be happier with them. Loading them seems a LOT more fluid than the original metal magazines, but I would probably reach for the old ones before these if I were going hunting on foot in the mountains.  Time will tell though!

     

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    Isn't there supposed to be a small 'O'-Ring near the loading port on your magazine?  I have one on my .22 and if you look, you'll see them on mtnGhost picture as well.  Mebbe theyre not on the 177?

    I lost mine last Saturday, it fell off.  Luckily I was at the range on concrete and found it.  Guess ya gotta watch them?

    mike

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    I have the gen 1 sideshot & works trouble free in 22,25&30😃

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    Chuck26277  –=–

    Isn't there supposed to be a small 'O'-Ring near the loading port on your magazine?  I have one on my .22 and if you look, you'll see them on mtnGhost picture as well.  Mebbe theyre not on the 177?

    I lost mine last Saturday, it fell off.  Luckily I was at the range on concrete and found it.  Guess ya gotta watch them?

    mike

    I think the one he shows in the photo is from the actual Side Shot kit, I've never had one nor seen one in real life – but I remember hearing that FX is using a modified version of their design, which might explain the missing o-ring (that or they just don't use them for .177 lol).

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