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 Post subject: 20 rd Mag
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:46 pm 
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Just got the Red Ball 20 rd mag from Mom in the mail today.
I haven't shot it yet, of course, but I have cycled it through the rifle a few times with zero fails.
Might be a while before I get to the range with it. I'll keep you posted.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 rd Mag
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I know we've talked about them before...

But I don't know jack about them!!

What's with the "seam" in the middle??

I suppose 9mm is the only caliber available??

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I know we've talked about them before...

But I don't know jack about them!!

What's with the "seam" in the middle??

I suppose 9mm is the only caliber available??

That "seam" (joint?) is a polymer collar and fits the mag well. When the mag is in the rifle it is a solid connection with no wiggle or looseness.
9mm only at this time.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 rd Mag
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I'm new to the forum and to Hi Point carbines--just got a 995TS this month. So far I've put about 300 rounds through it. Put a cheap red dot sight on it and it shoots great. HOWEVER, I went ahead and bought a Red Ball 20 round magazine, but haven't had a good experience with it. First 40 rounds shot flawlessly, but ever since then it's had 3 or 4 jams every 20-round load. I tried cleaning and lubing it to no avail. I even tried pumping the bullets through the gun manually and it still jammed every magazine-load with the Red ball.
I was first shooting a mix of different rounds--a box where I threw my leftover 9mm. It had some hollow points, flat nose semi-wadcutters and a lot of FMJs. Since then I've put over 100 rounds of Winchester White Box 115 grain bullets through it. They all shot flawlessly out of the 10 round magazine. The 10 rounder still shoots without any problems. The Red Ball doesn't. Any thoughts there? Other then to just use the 10 round magazine and get more of them? I'd like to get the 20 rounder to work. Anyway, I like the carbine, don't like the Red Ball magazine.
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Try loading it up and letting it sit for a week full.... we always suggest start off easy before you go changing feed lip angles and other measures.

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Well, I tried a different ammo. I was running Winchester White Box through it when it was jamming--and that's one of the recommended brands. So I got some TulAmmo steel case and tried it. Worked great! I had also cleaned the magazine and lightly oiled it (with gun oil). But when I ran some more WWB through it, it jammed at least once per load. Mine doesn't seem to like WWB--the brass seems to be hanging up on something--when I get it ejected, it's all scratched up. On the other hand, TulAmmo is about the cheapest 9mm I can get, so I can't complain. Just need to see if I can run some JHP through it. I also got the two-magazine holder for the stock directly from Hi Point--so with 20 rounds in those two mags and 20 rounds in the RedBall, I can burn through 9mm pretty fast...


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I shoot Federal round nose aluminum case exclusively in my 9mm weapons at the range. The 995 has yet to hiccup on those, whether in the HP mags or the Red Ball mag.
I sometimes carry a SCCY CPX-2 and when I do, I use Federal JHP brass. So far, the SCCY eats anything loaded in the mag. Just don't limp wrist a SCCY.
I haven't tried any hollow points in the 995, so I can't speak to that. Maybe some of the other guys can advise on that.
KJHansen, did you polish the feed ramp in your 995. The previous owner of mine did and did it right. It's nearly a mirror finish.
Also, after watching a Hickok45 video on cleaning guns, he uses Ballistol. I've noticed that a little dab of Ballistol on the feed ramp makes it slicker than snot on a gabardine coat sleeve!

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Never use oil in a magazine, they should be run clean and dry. Oil attracts dirt and will gum up the works. If you must lube use dry graphite powder.


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Never use oil in a magazine, they should be run clean and dry. Oil attracts dirt and will gum up the works. If you must lube use dry graphite powder.


I second this recommendation... :yes2:

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Another option is silicone spray lube, since it drys. Been using it for years on all my guns with mags and have no problems, and its a lot less messy than graphite.

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I agree on the messy part. Dry graphite is beyond messy, it doesn't wash off ANYTHING! I have a very small tube of lock-ese graphite powder I've had for at least 20 years. I doubt I've used half of it yet...a very small amount goes a really long way.

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I have experienced the same malfunctions with the Red Ball 20 round magazine. I will keep the mag fully loaded until my next range visit. Can't remember the ammo I used. I will clean the mag, lube it with silicone spray before next range visit. Will pay closer attention to the ammo and hopefully find something that runs reliably. I tried to use it as a boomerang, but it would not return to me. :roflol:


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Blind finger wrote:
I have experienced the same malfunctions with the Red Ball 20 round magazine. I will keep the mag fully loaded until my next range visit. Can't remember the ammo I used. I will clean the mag, lube it with silicone spray before next range visit. Will pay closer attention to the ammo and hopefully find something that runs reliably. I tried to use it as a boomerang, but it would not return to me. :roflol:


UPDATE

I have made 2 more trips to the range & put 100 rounds through the 20 rounder.. The 20 round Red Ball worked flawlessly. Not one misfeed. I used Winchester white box & Blazer Brass.


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I have experienced the same malfunctions with the Red Ball 20 round magazine. I will keep the mag fully loaded until my next range visit. Can't remember the ammo I used. I will clean the mag, lube it with silicone spray before next range visit. Will pay closer attention to the ammo and hopefully find something that runs reliably. I tried to use it as a boomerang, but it would not return to me. :roflol:


UPDATE

I have made 2 more trips to the range & put 100 rounds through the 20 rounder.. The 20 round Red Ball worked flawlessly. Not one misfeed. I used Winchester white box & Blazer Brass.


Great news for the carbine owners! Good report!

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I sure will be happy when they make the 40 &45 20rd mags


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