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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:59   #1
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Hi all. I am new to airsoft. I bought my first gun which is an LG3. One thing I notice is that either on semi or full auto I always have to spin the wheel on the bottom of the mag to make BB's go into the chamber. I can usually get about 10 BB's to fire then it is feeding time again. I have been watching YouTube vids and they seem to not do it as much as I have too if at all sometimes. Is it just my gun you think?

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Old March 6th, 2013, 13:20   #2
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This is easy to fix. Take off that "high cap" magazine and hide it in the woods. Try to forget where you left it.

Then buy some mid or low caps and you'll be like the guys on TV.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 13:36   #3
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Or just wind the thing more before you start shooting.....
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Old March 6th, 2013, 13:37   #4
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Its called a Hicap (High Capacity) magazine and is designed to hold a lot of bb's at one time. As such is uses a manually operated wheel on the bottom to basically push up the BB's that are then fed into your gun. The advantage of a Hicap is that it holds a lot the downside is what you're experiencing. Most players including myself frown upon them and go out and buy Mid caps or low caps. Mid and Low caps are self feeding due to an internal spring (no winding a wheel). To give you an idea hicaps can hold between say 400-2000 depending on the style where as mids usually are 80-120 and lows between 20-30 ish. Low caps are predominently used for hardcore reinactors or full mil-sim players. The standard by most players is mid caps. So in short save some dough, buy some decent mid-caps and lose the hi-cap.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 13:46   #5
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LOL..so you might get the impression that most guys don't care for them.... (I really don't either...except for testing stuff)


Anyways...it depends on your highcap. Some are built with better springs and can sustain feeding BB's longer than others when they're fully wound up. Some won't get 10-20 rounds out before they're unwound...others can sustain bursts from a SAW.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 15:25   #6
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Ah... I was not aware of the hi cap mag issues... I know no one that plays this so I have to learn on my own. Thanks for the info.

So that wheel on the bottom... Is it like a spring? And is it possible to over wind it to break it?
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Old March 6th, 2013, 15:43   #7
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It's usually a clock mainspring with a stop or over-ride so you can't get too happy with it.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 17:46   #8
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High cap mags with a wheel on the bottom use a coil type spring, there is an anti-reversal spring that will slip when there is too much tension, it's not really possible to overwind them. However a bit of oil on the wheel will make the latch slip easier. I took my M4 Hi-cap apart and had one hell of a time getting the coil sping back on so be careful opening it for the first time.
You can re-bend the anti reversal spring to re-enforce it and wipe away any oil on the wheel and AV spring.
A little oil in the BB line-up can go a long way too. I've seen my BB's jam in the mag but apply is extremely sparringly there so you aren't getting oil into your hopup chamber.
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