promag ak 47 .223 waffle mags


November 29, 2008, 08:20 PM
so i just bought my slr-106f at the gunstore today because the gunshow was a ripoff. I see that real bulgarian waffle mags go for 30-50 and the promags are dirt cheap. Some people say i wouldn't touch them with a ten foot stick some say they don't have any problems. Do i have to go through trial and errors with my own promags because most of the **** on the internet is bull**** or should i just fork out the extra dough?

gunshow prices on SLR-106f

1st booth - 995
2nd booth- 850 look used and beat up couldn't find anyone to talk to
3rd booth- 895 was going to tell him 800 take it or leave it then he told me i was going to wait 5 days and they would have to transfer it to my dealer for 10+ bucks.

4th booth my gunshop payed 799 without tax BOOYA, last gunshow i ever go to unless its for a CCW course. a box of blazers at wal-mart is 8 bucks i saw them everywhere for 13-14 bucks and ****ty 9mm PMC's were 15 bucks a box. Over priced glock mags and overpriced deer jerky all i walked away with was the jerky.

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November 29, 2008, 08:30 PM
You'll buy quality once.

Pro-Mags have a lifetime warranty. Buy 3 for every one you want to use so you'll always have one while the others are in the mail to or from Pro-Mag.

November 29, 2008, 08:32 PM
Iv'e heard iffy things about promag. As a result, I only go with the Bulgarian made mags. So I can't tell you that they are unreliable from firts hand experience. But I can tell you that I've heard a lot of complaints about them.

For what its worth, the bulgarians at $25 bucks a pop are 110% reliable In my Saiga.

November 29, 2008, 08:33 PM
The Pro Mag .223 are made to the Chinese pattern and will sit a mm or so too low in an Eastern European .223 AK.

I've heard ProMag is making mags for the Saiga rifles, if they make one for the .223 it might work in your Eastern European AK .223, but I don't think these are too cheap right now or even available.

They are dirt cheap for a reason, although if you have a Norinco or Polytech AK .223 buying some might be a good idea in today's climate.

ProMags are generally not very good, the 7.62x39 ProMag I have works in most of my AKs but not all. The ProMag .223 works 100% so far in my Norinco. I might buy a few more.


Edit. The Bulgarian won't fit my Saiga .223, Galil mags work without mods, the Galil Orlites work fine if I sand off a bit up front, and then they still work in my Golini sporter.

November 29, 2008, 08:48 PM
You need to fix the back of the Saiga magwell to get the Bulgarians to work...

Just another little added touch they do to make the Saiga importable for "Sporting Purposes"...

November 29, 2008, 08:54 PM
Stick w/ "circle 10" mags for your Bulgarian rifle!

November 29, 2008, 08:55 PM
I'll put it this way: if they actually work, it's more a testament to the AK's reliability than to Promag. Because every single Promag magazine I've ever seen or heard of didn't work for crap.

November 29, 2008, 08:58 PM
MD_Willington, you are referring to the mag latch, correct?

To the OP,
I say cry once, buy the Bulgies, and don't look back.

November 29, 2008, 09:20 PM
MD_Willington, you are referring to the mag latch, correct? No, he is referring to the rear of the mag well. This is part of the receiver, and on factory Saiga .223 rifles, has a 'tab' that sticks out slightly to keep military mags (like the Bulgy 5.56 waffle) from fitting.

On my Saiga, nothing more was needed than grinding this 'tab' even with the rest of the mag well opening (you'll know what I'm talking about when you look) for the Bulgys to work.

November 29, 2008, 09:39 PM
Unfortunately, the 5.56 AK isn't a standardized design, and doesn't yet have mountains of surplus mags out there for it. I'd skip on the Promags, though, unless you're just looking for plinking mags for the range and don't mind having stoppages.

November 30, 2008, 02:20 AM
Exactly what nalioth said... anyone that has flipped a S.223 on its back beside another AKM will know it!

November 30, 2008, 01:36 PM
Ahh, thanks for clearing that up.

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