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#1 Voodooftw

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

Something weird happened with my LM4. The gun doesn't seem to last more than 8 shots with a full mag.  I cannot hear a leak on the mag at all.  Any ideas??  This is frustrating, it's a brand new gun.


Edited by Voodooftw, 05 July 2012 - 10:09 PM.


#2 Voodooftw

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

Actually Magpul just came in so we opened the box, swapped mags, same issue on both guns with both mags!  Wow could the gas I'm using be that sh*tty?  Do the cans lose pressure?? I have full cans of gas. It's king arms soft air gas.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:43 PM

How long are you holding the gas to fill it for?

Try to tighten the valves as well anyways.

Edited by Jakeedaman21, 05 July 2012 - 10:44 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:49 AM

Remember to invert the mag upside down with the gas can for refilling.

If it still doesn't fix, put the mag in the fridge for 15minutes first, fill the mag, let it warm up before using it.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

I don't suggest cooling or freezing your mag of any sort. First off voodoo, welcome to the forums and congrats on your purchases. What kind of gas are you using? How long are you charging each mag for, and how are you charging the gas into the mag?

Try buying a new can of green gas because it may be your pressure in your other cans of gas.

Edited by Outlaw1995, 06 July 2012 - 06:33 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

View PostOutlaw1995, on 06 July 2012 - 06:32 AM, said:

I don't suggest cooling or freezing your mag of any sort. First off voodoo, welcome to the forums and congrats on your purchases. What kind of gas are you using? How long are you charging each mag for, and how are you charging the gas into the mag?

Try buying a new can of green gas because it may be your pressure in your other cans of gas.

The fridge usually set 4C, I play games in Canada with temperature as low as -10C, your fridge is warm relative to where I play in Spring

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

As Outlaw wrote, get a new can, fill for 30 seconds (inverted), then test the gun.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

Don't by gg with screw on tip=crappy gas.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

View PostBoobieM4H, on 06 July 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

Don't by gg with screw on tip=crappy gas.

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Ditto that....

#10 Voodooftw

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

Thanks guys, it works great now!  I'm an idiot.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:02 PM

View PostVoodooftw, on 06 July 2012 - 07:54 PM, said:

Thanks guys, it works great now!  I'm an idiot.
What did you do different?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

For some reason I was filling them upside down.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:11 AM

Well at least you got it working again without any mechanical issues needing repair.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

View PostVoodooftw, on 06 July 2012 - 07:54 PM, said:

Thanks guys, it works great now!  I'm an idiot.
Not an idiot, just needed information.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

Don't feel bad It happend to me too ;)

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

View PostBoobieM4H, on 06 July 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

Don't by gg with screw on tip=crappy gas.

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Actually, it's not the gas' fault.  It's the Screw-on Tip.  They need to machine them properly.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

View PostSpiggy, on 14 August 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:

Actually, it's not the gas' fault.  It's the Screw-on Tip.  They need to machine them properly.
Yea that's what i meant

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Edited by BoobieM4H, 15 August 2012 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Tidbit on those though, the wide nozzle tip is great for loading moscarts :D  18 grams of gas per shell




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