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Old February 27th, 2014, 22:20   #1
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Need help with my new aeg?

Hi guys, I'm a total noob so my airsoft diagnosing skills suck.

I just bought my first aeg, a vfc hk 417, and for some reason it won't fire bbs on semi unless I slam the magazine upward with my left hand. After that, it'll fire once, and then nothing again, unless I tug upward on the mag again.

On full auto, it works way better and I can see the bbs raining out of the muzzle.

The company I bought it from suggested that I try and adjust the hop up, which I already did, but it's still the same.

Any help or advice is truly appreciated.


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Old February 27th, 2014, 22:40   #2
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Do the BBs freely feed from the mag if you move the stopper (point it back in the bag first)?

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Old February 27th, 2014, 22:45   #3
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Can you try another mag?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 22:49   #4
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Sounds like a mag problem
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Old February 27th, 2014, 22:53   #5
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Could be bad BBs, what brand?

My 417 loves it some Green Devils.

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Old February 28th, 2014, 00:09   #6
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Try loading and unloading the mag full a couple times, and see if that helps. If not try different BBs, If not try oiling the mag with silicone oil.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 00:17   #7
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It may very well be a mag problem. Try shimming the mag (or magwell) with some painters tape or something. I know some guns are finnicky with mags and I had to modify an entire box of mags that I got (because I guess the moulds weren't quite right and things didn't line up).

Also try firing the gun upside down and see if it feeds.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 01:30   #8
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Dust: Yes, I believe that the bbs do feed out of the a when I move the switch looking tab on top of the mag.

I also hope it's not the bbs because I thought I bought decent ones. I believe they are called TDS .25 -Color white.

Volteco: Unfortunately, I do not have another mag., so I can't:-(

I think I'm gonna call the store tomorrow and tell em that it might be the mag.

I also just found out that if I flip the gun totally upside down, I'm able to fire in semi consistently???? Wth? I might have to shoot upside down on semi-auto:-?
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Old February 28th, 2014, 01:31   #9
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sure sound like a mag or mag height issue
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Old February 28th, 2014, 01:53   #10
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Did you...wind the wheel under the mag? if i remember those 417 come with a hi cap mag (not sure).
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Old February 28th, 2014, 02:27   #11
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They come with a mid-cap. If it feeds upside down then it sounds like the mag is not feeding well. Are the BBs highly polished? Also, don't load the mag to the max.

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Old February 28th, 2014, 02:44   #12
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There is nothing to turn under the mag..

Sometimes It doesn't do it, ok , more like rarely.

If it is the mag, do you guys think the mag is not going in all the way, or its going in too far? How do I tell?
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Old February 28th, 2014, 03:03   #13
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Do you have access to another brand of BBs to try? It sounds like the mag does not want to reliably push the BBs upward, which is either a weak spring (unlikely on a new mag) or the BBs are binding in the channel (could be against each other).

Some people recommend a spritz of silicone spray into the BB channel to make sure the BBs feed smooth, but then you need to blow a mag or two of BBs out to clear the oil. Makes a mess in my opinion. I just use highly polished BBs (BBBastard, Green Devil).
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Old February 28th, 2014, 04:11   #14
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Thanks for the help guys. I think it's getting better.

I'll try to buy different bbs this weekend and maybe a speed loader.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 09:02   #15
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Again, load and unload the mag a few times. It is a common procedure you should o to every new mag.
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