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Old 08-16-2019, 11:37 AM
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I got a couple of pmr30's the other day and some extra magazines. Got a magazine loader as well for it. So far, I can't get more than 25 rounds into it before the 26th starts crushing the hell out of #25. Also, the rounds constantly get pushed even to where they would not feed correctly. I now have about 15-17 rounds that will have to be shot out of my single action revolver due to "crushage" (patent pending). Is this normal? Does it just need to be worked in be3 shooting? Do I need to oil the hell out of it? Or total user error?

If anyone has some tips/tricks...would love to hear them.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:44 PM
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Press and tap down every couple of rounds past 20... I've had my PMR-30 for years, and the only time I've crushed rounds...is when I was rushing through the process.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:05 PM
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Had the same problem originally. Watched a couple of youtube videos and haven't had a problem since. Can load all 30 and no problems feeding or ejecting.
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Load them to 30 if you need to, but most of the time, those mags seem to work a little bit better downloading it by one or two. Load about 5 rounds, and tap it on the side.. Repeat.
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There are mag loading instructions in the manual, by following them to a T you will have gotten the mag problems sorted.
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Bingo to all of this so far. I just got a PMR30 a few months ago and have had some of the same challenges. I found that it's no joke, you need to tap the mag every 5 rounds or so. Also, pay close attention when inserting the rounds, even with the loading tool. If they don't go in just right, pull the round out and try again.

I've also noted that some ammunition crushes REALLY easily. So I've been staying with two specific types now, the Federal 50gr HP and the CCI MaxiMag. No issues with crushing with those..and they're decent rounds to use for anything so it works out just fine. As long as I'm careful in loading the magazines, there's no issues and I haven't had any issues shooting them either.
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