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How to load the GSG 522 110 rd mag to work

TooBigTooBig Member Posts: 28,561 ✭✭✭
edited May 2012 in Ask the Experts
So far this mag has been a complete disaster and it's the second one I like the weapon but I have to ask how to make the 110 mag work. Shoot jam shoot jam??????????????????? 22lr


  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,649 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    When ever I have problems with .22's malfunctioning, I always try Mini-Mag solids. If the gun doesn't work with them, it's likely either the mag or gun that is the problem, rather then the ammo. The only drawback with Mini-Mag solids is the price of the ammo compared with the Winchester 555's bulk ammo I normally use. If you don't want to spring $7.50 @ 100 for Mini-Mags, give Remington Thunderbolts a try. Wally World sells them at $20 a brick plus tax, I find them almost as reliable as Mini-Mags.
  • beantownshootahbeantownshootah Member Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In addition to the above, the Federal "automatch" ammo uses a solid 40 grain bullet, has been specifically designed to cycle semi-auto guns properly, and is available pretty cheaply.

    So far its run well in every gun I've ever tried it in, and that's also a potential cheap alternative to CCI mini-mags.

    To answer the question, large cap drum magazines can be picky:

    Does your gun cycle well with NORMAL magazines? If not, break it down, clean well, lube gently, inspect the chamber for dirt or metal burrs, then repeat your test.

    Assuming your gun works fine with normal magazines, try a different ammo. Slight differences in bullet nose shape can affect feeding reliability, and differences in bullet velocity can affect cycling reliability (ie some guns need more 'oomph' to cycle properly).

    In *general* 40 grain solid round nose bullets *usually* work well in most guns, especially high velocity ones.

    The cheap hollowpoint 36 grain ammo you buy in bulk in the milk carton like containers is notoriously bad at cycling many semi-auto guns.

    If new ammo doesn't work, you MIGHT be able to tweak the magazine feed lips to help feeding. This would be an absolute last resort.

    One thing you can do just to check feeding is to try and cycle the rounds through the gun manually. Obviously you must do this outside with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction! If you get jams doing that, you can try to look closely and see where the bullet is getting hung up and how to fix it.
  • DRP-AZDRP-AZ Member Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Win has new "M-22" ammo available that the GSG seems to like quite a bit, blackened copper jacket round nose, and fairly hot, available for about 45 bucks a thousand at Wally World.
  • burpfireburpfire Member Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    those drums are junk! they DO NOT work, and they never will. they are very prone to breakage. anytime you put over 50rds in any drum, especially a .22, they will jam. .22s tend to nose dive when loaded under too much pressure. i have yet to find a .22 drum over 50rds that works. same goes for straight mags over 35rds.
  • fordsixfordsix Member Posts: 8,722
    edited November -1
    lots of problems with them with feed tower cracking just stay with the 22 rd mags
  • ZinderblocZinderbloc Member Posts: 925 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've heard the 10-shot magazines from GSG don't work, either. +1 to sticking with the factory 22-shot.
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