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  • robertc1024

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    I've got a Rem 597 that I've had for a few months. I got it with a couple of 30 round plastic factory mags, but when you load more than 12-15 rounds in them, they don't feed. I took one mag apart, cleaned it internally really well, stretched the spring a bit, but it's still really sticky. Any hints or suggestions? I suspect it's a bad mag design, and really don't mind running them 10 at a time or so. I'd just rather be shooting than re-loading.
     

    GlockOwner

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    Is the follower attached to the spring at all? I had a rifle that had mags that did the same thing, so I super glued the follower to the spring, and it was fine after that. Definitely a poor design though
     

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    I was thinking about that after we went to the range the other day...might see if Academy or another gun store has one and compare the mags???? Them mag followers sure felt gummy
     

    robertc1024

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    Hey brutha. My suggestion is throw it away and buy a Ruger 10/22.
    I KNEW you were going to say that - you Ruger rimfire champion.

    The thing is, you load the first few rounds in - where the mag spring is the weakest - and the thing cycles fine. You load more rounds in, and it gets gummy as hell. I think it's just all the friction of the rounds on the sides of the mag. Meh - I'll just load 11 and still have more shots than a standard 10/22.

    Thanks for the suggestion Dawico - I've got some Teflon lube I'll spray in one of the mags. It sure as hell can't hurt.
     

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