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Wallyworld just went up .50 a box on CCI Maxi-Mags if you can find them.
The Wallyworld in Cheyenne hasn't had a single box of even .22 lr in at least 2 weeks, to say nothing of .22 wmr. Sportsmans Warehouse had a couple of boxes of .22 wmr today, no .22 lr, and some boxes of Fiocchi .32 auto blue box for $25/box!
 

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The Wallyworld in Cheyenne hasn't had a single box of even .22 lr in at least 2 weeks, to say nothing of .22 wmr. Sportsmans Warehouse had a couple of boxes of .22 wmr today, no .22 lr, and some boxes of Fiocchi .32 auto blue box for $25/box!
Cheyenne probably has more hunters and sportsmen than Jacksonville AR. I walked into a Wallyworld in Little Rock yesterday and they had six boxes of Winchester 150 round. I hate to say, but I bought one. One of my firearms are bound to cycle them, I hope. If not, I'll use them in my Rem 597 22 mag rifle.
 

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Just got out this weekend finally with my cmr for the first time (bought it brand new).

Quick range report.

I did the mcarbo upgrades (ss feed ramp and upgraded mag catch). The model CMR i have still has plastic mags, not aluminum, which are the new mags correct?

Anyway, I ran 275 rounds through it. When i loaded it with the maglula loader, either mag with 25 rounds or less ran 100% flawless. If it was over, 25 rounds, it would eject but the bolt would slide over the next round without feeding it. I would charge the rifle again and it would start running fine. If i loaded them myself without the maglula, I had more issues, but I don't think i had any issues if i had 20 rounds or less in the mag, handloaded or maglula loaded.

I didn't want to load anything over 25 rounds anyway with these new mags because the rounds would start denting pretty bad at that point. When i put the gun away on Saturday, I left 30 rounds loaded in each mag. Hopefully that relieves some pressure from the springs.

I did not have any stovepipes or any issues of that nature. Just the bolt riding over like i explained above. I tried to run it through the ringer a little bit, I did get that barrel pretty darn hot a couple of times. I also did not do any cleaning, i'm going to bring out again and see how many rounds i can pop off before I start running into reliability issues.

Anyway, i'm extremely happy the way it ran for the first time. I'm glad i just went with the Mcarbo upgrades right away instead of wasting time and ammo on the stock parts.
 

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Just got out this weekend finally with my cmr for the first time (bought it brand new).

Quick range report.

I did the mcarbo upgrades (ss feed ramp and upgraded mag catch). The model CMR i have still has plastic mags, not aluminum, which are the new mags correct?
I think all CMR/PMR mags are polymer (plastic).
 

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I found with my both CMR and PMR-30's magazines when new, they didn't like to be loaded to 30 rounds. First 2, 30 in the mag, had problems. Next 6, I loaded to 25, and they all ran great, after all mags had been shot at 25 rounds, loaded to 30 from then on out. So far so good.
Edit, I use the Maglula loader, way easier, better loading into the mag.
 

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Speaking about the magazines, I found that if you disassemble them, spray a little white lithium grease (or use a cloth with a little sprayed on it) to clean and lube the inside of the magazine and spring occasionally, they seem to work with less friction. Wipe them well and don't leave a lot in the mag. Just be warned, the first time I removed the bottom plate, everything was ok until I tried to reassemble it. Then I slipped and let the spring fly. I found the spring and the bottom plate, but I never saw the spring plate again. I had to order one from Kel-Tec for about $4.50. I'm much more careful now.
 

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I found with my both CMR and PMR-30's magazines when new, they didn't like to be loaded to 30 rounds. First 2, 30 in the mag, had problems. Next 6, I loaded to 25, and they all ran great, after all mags had been shot at 25 rounds, loaded to 30 from then on out. So far so good.
Edit, I use the Maglula loader, way easier, better loading into the mag.
My experience almost to the letter, but I have the Mcarbo loader.

In his video, Chris from Mcarbo loaded 31 rounds into the mage and they all shot. I don't think he did that intentionally. I tried it, but it wouldn't chamber. Maybe after it breaks in more.
 

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Great, thank you fellas! I'm glad to hear you've had similar experiences and that they've worked themselves out.

Im going to try that mag lube trick after another range session. I suppose gunk gets down in the mag after a while.
 

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The only dry lube i have is that Hornady one shot for cases. Think that would work?

Btw, I ran a few more mags through my cmr again. Same issues as last time. The bolt kept riding over top of the first five rounds. Then the last 25 would run just fine. So I'm thinking that the issue im having is the rounds are binding up in the mag and not pushing the rounds up hard enough. Hence, why I want to try some sort of mag mod or lubrication trick.
 

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Dry lubes are all basically teflon with a solvent. The solvent evaporates and leaves the teflon behind. Many companies make them. They're all good. I have one in a spray, I think it's PB Blaster. and one in a dropper can, I think by 3 in 1. What's good about them is they don't collect gunk like oily lubes.
 

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So what are your thoughts on using a dry lube in the action?

I know I've used it in my ruger 10 22 with success but that thing eats everything so it wasn't a very good test.

Doesn't hurt to try i suppose.
 

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I didn't use it in the action. I used the Mcarbo CLR, cleaner, lubricant, preservative.

Here's where I had great success with the dry lube. I had 400 polymer coated bullets that were failing to eject like every other one at the range. I coated them all with the dry lube. After they dried, you couldn't tell they were lubed. I took them back to the range and went through them all, with no problems and no residue in the gun.
 

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That's what's great about dry lube. No residue. Try it on a nail or something like that at your tool bench and, after it dries compare it to one you didn't treat.

Even though I'm a retired old fart, I'm still a newbie at firearms, so I don't have enough experience to compare shavings and carbon. I remember getting more lead shavings than brass shavings, but I was using some cheap $.04 ammo I was lucky to get at walmart.

This was in my P17, which I practice with the most, because of ammo costs. From what I've saved practicing with it and my used Marlin 60 over the cost of 22 mag ammo, I've gotten the P17 and the Marlin for free. I still end the shoot with my PMR-30 or my CMR-30, though, so my skills transfer over.

I need to go back to the range again soon and shoot some more so I can save enough to get another P17 (if I can ever find one). Isn't that the way gun owner math works?
 

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I need to go back to the range again soon and shoot some more so I can save enough to get another P17 (if I can ever find one). Isn't that the way gun owner math works?
No, in my experience, every time you pay $400 on your credit card, you go buy another $400 gun (lol).
 

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I am a new CMR 30 owner and it was truly love at first sight. I originally bought it for my wife ;) and she finally shot it for the first time yesterday after I sighted it in. I've got a Magpul vertical grip on it and it's super comfy and she was all smiles after firing off the first few rounds. As I posted in another forum, I have noticed small nicks/gouges in the upper part of the ejection port and on the lower edge of the butt stock rail and tiny brass shards in the receiver. After reading, it seems to be a common issue. The gun seems to be pretty easy to clean - easier than my AR that is and I'm looking to do some upgrades. I'm a DIY gunsmith and have built several AR's so I feel confident I can do the feed ramp upgrade. Will this upgrade void my warranty? Also, is anyone using the Cornerstone safety thumb ledge? It looks a bit large so I have a notion of making my own custom part with some ridges in it and who knows - maybe I'll patent it and put it out there.
 

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Kel-Tec and Mcarbo have a good relationship. I know the warranty isn't voided if either of them do the work. Not sure if you do it. My guess is they'd honor it if something unrelated were a problem. Unlike some companies, they are not looking for any excuse to void the warranty.
 
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