M1a CMI 25 round Mags- any problems?


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jlott00
March 4, 2010, 12:21 AM
considering buying one of these 25 rounders, but wasnt sure if the extra 5 rounds caused and reliability issues?

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Dazen
March 4, 2010, 01:55 AM
I have wondered that myself. I do own 15 of the 20 round mags and they are great mags. 44MAG.com is selling those 25 round mags for $25.

madcratebuilder
March 4, 2010, 08:57 AM
I do not have any problems with the dozen CMI 20 round mags I have. I would think CMI would have done some pretty serious testing before releasing the 25 round mags. I not sure if the 5 extra rounds is worth the added length and weight. I guess it would be if your in a situation where you needed the fire power.

wayne in boca
March 4, 2010, 09:04 AM
I do know that the mags have the same spring as the 20 rounders.

Birddog1911
March 4, 2010, 09:26 AM
I haven't tried them, but I'll just offer this tidbit of info. I had a 30rd mag for my FAL, and it was so heavy, that I rarely used it. I think the 20rd is the better way to go.

navajo
March 4, 2010, 12:32 PM
Had a 25 for my AR-10. Same thing, way too heavy.

jlott00
March 4, 2010, 08:18 PM
ok, thanks for the info...gonna pass on the 25 rounder

eldon519
March 4, 2010, 08:22 PM
Not me, I carry two beta C-mags duct taped together in my rifle for all domestic end of the world scenarios. It's the only way to go.:D

Coronach
March 4, 2010, 10:08 PM
Concur with the above. 20 rounds is heavy. 25 rounds would be heavier. :D 30 rounds is kinda a PITA if you actually MOVE with the rifle.

If you're just walking to the range and plinking from the bench or prone, no big deal. Try running a carbine course of fire with it, though. PITA.

Mike

Jason_G
March 5, 2010, 12:11 AM
I've never tried them, but to answer the question of reliability based solely upon what I have heard from those that own them (take it FWIW), they are every bit as reliable as the 20 round CMI mags (which I've had zero issues with). I would think it would be a little bit of a PITA shooting from prone w/out a rest though. They are a little bit longer than the 20 rounders, which are kind of long to start with. If you have a bipod, it mightn't matter.

Jason

General Geoff
March 5, 2010, 01:50 AM
I have two of the 25 rounders, they have not malfunctioned over the course of a few hundred rounds through the pair.

jlott00
March 5, 2010, 10:05 AM
http://www.44mag.com/images/cm25.jpg

doesnt seem to much larger

1KPerDay
March 5, 2010, 01:40 PM
They work fine for me.

Some more info fyi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzT0TeIih1Q

I've run these mags through my rifle since and have had no malfunctions.

Jason_G
March 6, 2010, 11:11 PM
doesnt seem to much larger
Yeah, but the photo is a little misleading, since the tops of the mags are not lined up.

Jason

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