By following these simple steps you will have your M4 midcaps Feed Better and Last Longer without buying replacements!
1. Oil it
Drop of silicon oil on the follower to work inside on the track for a smoother operation.
2. Don’t overload it.
Micaps have a limit for max load. Overloading will jam and damage the insides and require dissasembly.
3. Have them upside down in your rig.
This prevents dirt and debris from getting into the top of the midcap and then your rifle. Better for faster magazine changes too!
4. Better engagement.
Use a flat head screwdriver to bend out the catch window. More surface area to work with now. Just a few milimeters and nothing more is needed. Only works for metal magazines.
5. Don’t use Bio BBs
Bio BBs and other “chalk” BBs will lead to a build up in the magazine. Using Bio BBs will require you to clean the midcaps frequently.
6. Don’t buy Cheap Midcaps
Bottom of the list mags will be a waste of time fixing them. You get what you pay for!
7. Empty the midcap for storage
Empty the BBs out of the midcap magazine after the game day. Keeps the spring at top performance.
8. Clean the MidCap Magazine
Take it apart and clean out the dust and dirt. Preventative care is important.
9 Modify the top.
Cut this section to allow for better seating and less likely to get the gearbox shell.
10. Don’t Share your Mags!
Once you do all these steps they will work perfectly and others will want or need to borrow them. Gone forever. Share these tips with them to have them make their M4 Midcaps perfect too!
Written by Brian Holt