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 Post subject: 995 Range Report and Questions:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:50 am 
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Hi,

I am new to the HiPoint Talk forum.

I finally got my 995 to the range for the first time.
I have a standard 995 with a BSA-30 red dot scope installed on it.
I was only able to shoot four magazines at a 25 yard target.
My rounds were 3-4 inches left and 2 inches high from the bull on a six inch target.

I have not adjusted the wind and elevation dials on the Red Dot Scope. This scope is the one that is installed by Hi Point as an accessory on the 995.

First Set of Questions:

1. Does anyone else have the same setup as mine?
2. Is the BSA Red Dot scope any good?
3. Did you have to adjust your settings on the Red Dot?
4. Did you zero it in at 50 or 25 yards?
5. After zero, how was your grouping?

Second Set of Questions:

1. I have four factory ten round magazines.
2. I was shooting Blazer brass, 115 gram, FMJ bullets.
3. I had a problem where when I pulled back the operating bolt after inserting the magazine, two rounds were trying to load in the chamber. Another word, in succession instead of feeding the first round. This may be my fault.
4. After inserting the magazine, do I you just release the bolt and let it slam the cartridge into chamber? The reason I ask this is I may have been guiding the bolt forward instead of letting the gun do the work.
5. Could I have a problem with new magazines?
6. Could it be that my carbine is not broken in yet because I have only put 40 rounds thru it?

Thanks in advance, just trying to make sure I have done nothing stupid. :stupid:

I really like it and want to get it straightened out when I go out to my local range again.

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 Post subject: Re: 995 Range Report and Questions:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:04 am 
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Wow, a lot to cover :lol:
I just got a 995 (TS model) myself, so not a lot of actual experience with it. from what I hear, the BSA RD HP sells, is a decent one for the 995, and yes, you'll need to zero it. The distance is up to you. I would start at 25yds and go to 50 or 100 from there. The guns seem to be more accurate than most shooters, and with a 5MOA dot it will cover a large area (5in.) at 100yds.

When chambering a round, you should pull back the operating handle and let it go (make sure the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction). Guiding it forward can cause problems, it was designed to slam forward under recoil spring pressure.

New mags can be a problem. Give your mags a shot of dry-lube or something first. Then, when you load them, give them a smack in your palm to make sure the rounds are seated into the back of the mag.

That should get you started. Go back to the range and have a good time. Send more lead downrange. Then, make sure you come back and give us an update. If you still have problems, there are other, more in depth things we can try.

In the mean time, while killing time waiting for your next range trip, pull up a seat and have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: 995 Range Report and Questions:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Welcome to the group, from Utah!
As Codger said, let the bolt slam forward, and it should be fine. Everything else he said was right on, too!
Enjoy the forum, lots of good stuff here!

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 Post subject: Re: 995 Range Report and Questions:
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I don't have a 995...yet. However, a lot of the same malfunctions occur with the pistols.

Keep your mags loaded all the time. It helps to soften the mag spring, which will help with the feed problems.

Send a lot more lead down range before getting too disparaged. You will need to break in the 995. I can guarantee that your 995 is not broken in yet.

Load the carbine with the bolt closed, always according to HP. Otherwise you might end up with a bent firing pin.

Don't adjust the feed lips on the mags until you have put a lot more rounds through it. You may correct a problem now, but after the carbine is broken in the feed lips might start causing a problem then.

Always release the bolt entirely when chambering a new round. If you ride the slide forward it will cause a feed issue.

Hope this helps some. You may want to check this out: General Terms And Shooting Hints
It's mostly for pistols, but a carbine is just a larger pistol. Good luck and keep us updated.

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Cant add much to what the guys have said above, except welcome to the forum, IMO the BSA is a decent red dot for the money, and give the mags and weapon a little time to break in and the vast majority of them shoot just fine after a little break in time.

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 Post subject: Re: 995 Range Report and Questions:
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welcome aboard! Im not in the mood to read, but it looks like others have answered most if not all of your questions.

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