I did think of that and replaced the spring in the mag. It has great tension. I'm stumped though because when I put a BB in through the end of the barrel, it shoots out just fine (and I can feel air shooting out the end of the barrel when I dry fire it). But for some reason BBs can't get into the barrel from the magazine. Whenever I pull the mag out, 4 BBs fall out like expected.
It will fire a BB if after I put the BB in the firing port, I put my cleaning rod inside and gently nudge the BB forward so it's under the hopup more. I'm not familiar with how Ares SV 58s come apart, otherwise I would have already done it. (it's not normal though). But I guess it has to be either that the front of the barrel off somehow or the hopup is blocking the BB somehow.
Last edited by Omnivorous; July 17th, 2021 at 15:19..