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    Second range trip. My Z5-rs was fed 100 cartridges Lawman 124 gr.; 100 of American Eagle 124 gr; 50 124 gr. Aguila and 50 124 gr. Fiocci, all fmj.Only one fte in 300! Will attempt 115 gr. next outing to see if I experience the jamamatic situation. Will keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapornik View Post
    Second range trip. My Z5-rs was fed 100 cartridges Lawman 124 gr.; 100 of American Eagle 124 gr; 50 124 gr. Aguila and 50 124 gr. Fiocci, all fmj.Only one fte in 300! Will attempt 115 gr. next outing to see if I experience the jamamatic situation. Will keep you posted.
    Nice to hear that it's working better for you. Bring a few different brands of 115 grain with you next time. It may not just be the bullet weight but the fact that the bullet weight was low and it was very weak ammo. I'm not saying it's acceptable or okay for it not to function properly with weaker ammo, but I wouldn't be surprised. There are a lot of quality guns out there that are sensitive to certain types of ammo.

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    Thanks Steveski. Today I went back to the range. What a sickness! I fed the 5 rs 147, 124 and finally 115 gr. fmj. No problems with 147 and 124; shot two boxes of 115 Blazer with only two fte. In the two cases, the brass got lodged between the block and the extractor. A pic of the gun is attached as well as my target at 25 ft. It seems the gun is finally living up to its reputation. I cannot keep shooting 250 cartridges per day.😜
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    Just wanted to add my experience with my Z-5RS for reference.

    Went to the range yesterday and fired about 200 rounds of Winchester white box 115gr, cheap Wal Mart Perfecta 115gr, Federal 115gr, Tula brass 115gr, Freedom Munitions 115gr, and some ZQI 124gr nato. Zero issues what so ever. Sights were dead on as well. Can't wait to get the stamp back on this thing so I can put a stock on it!

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    Reading through this entire thread, twice, my response is "Hmnn..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prez View Post
    Reading through this entire thread, twice, my response is "Hmnn..."
    Honestly their customer service is fantastic. If you have issues then send it back and they'll fix it and get it back out to you quickly. Most people posting are going to be the ones having problems. That's not to say that maybe they are having some more issues than they probably should be, but it's super easy and effortless to get it back to them for repair.

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    Even HK puts lemons out, you would likely have never solved this issue. Kudos to them for making it right. They should train their help line to diagnose this issue as it seems common based on two instances in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    Even HK pits lemons out, you would likely have never solved this issue. Kudos to them for making it right. They should train their help line to diagnose this issue as it seems common based on two instances in this thread.
    Honestly, Zenith is great. MKE is the one that is making the guns and possibly not doing the best job with quality control. Zenith is just importing them and maintaining support. I sent mine back because I thought I was getting some debris hitting me while shooting it and without any questions they took it back and checked it out. They did a full strip and re-assembled it and found nothing wrong even after doing some live firing. I wasn't surprised. I'm just not familiar with this type of gun and it could have been anything or just my imagination. The fact that they just took it back to check it themselves rather than trying to have me diagnose and try things myself says a lot about them. They even replaced the butt stock which had some paint missing on the interior of the butt stock. I asked them to check it because it was rust colored, but pretty sure it wasn't rust and just a finish issue. They just replaced it even though it wasn't a big deal. Got it back and it's working and looking just as great as before. Zenith gets a major A+ as far as customer service. No wait time, everything was super fast and they were super professional about it. I would definitely recommend buying from them.

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    Did Liam ever get his issue resolved? That scarred up magwell is disconcerting. Hopefully they made that right. I will say the issues I've read on this forum do make me more hesitant, however I also realize that people are more likely to mention something negative online than leave a positive review. I've done the same in the past with countless things I've bought. It would be interesting to know the percentage of problems. What makes me a little hesitant is I seem to have bad "luck" with some things I buy. I tend to be the one to get the lemon and shipping a gun back and forth is a hassle. Also a couple people now have mentioned them fixing things by putting the magwell in a jig. One mentioned this left marks. I tend to be picky with the visual appearance of a gun and wouldn't be happy with marks on my brand new gun from them fixing it.
    Sgt, were there marks on yours after they put yours in a jig?

    BTW, this is probably unhelpful, but one time I bought a NOS P99 Gen1. The thing gave me constant FTE's. The gun's parts seemed to be fine and forum member's on the Walther forum told me I was probably limp wristing, which was probably part of it. Finally someone suggested try 124 gr ammo instead of 115. I did and it helped but didn't fully fix it. This led me to believe the spring was too stiff. Ordered a factory spring and it was like a brand new gun. I think since it was such an old gen1 it may have shipped with a +p spring because the factory spring had less tension and cycled easier. Anyway, kind of off topic, but I don't think you should have to go to a higher gr ammo to get a mass produced gun to cycle properly. I agree with those above that if it won't shoot 115 gr reliably, I'm not interested.
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    Steveski - were you by chance shooting off the left shoulder when you felt something coming at you?

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