how many AK mags shud i have???


April 11, 2010, 01:23 PM
how many Ak mags should an AK owner have? i have a SGL20 with 4 bulgarian steel mags and 3 romanian steel mags. should i have more? and which are the best steel mags??? me, i like the feel of the romanian steel. nice and thick with good finish.

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April 11, 2010, 01:24 PM
how many mags can you carry? that's your answer!

April 11, 2010, 02:03 PM
Depends on what you want to do with the rifle.

Sov issue was 4 mags. I like to have at least 8 for each rifle with 2 spares in case of damage. My current shooting rig is set up for either 8 AK mags or 12 AR mags, which weight just about the same.

Go shoot some run and gun type matches and/or take a class. You'll learn what works for you. BSW

April 11, 2010, 02:09 PM
A baker's dozen.

April 11, 2010, 02:47 PM
1 more..........always, 1 more.

Seriously, I think I have 13, some of which are 40 rounders. When I find a really good deal I'll buy more, like always.

April 11, 2010, 04:17 PM
Well, I've got 8 AK mags and I don't even own an AK! :rolleyes: Been planning to buy one for awhile now. Anyway, if I eventually buy an AK, I'll likely buy a lot more mags for fear of them getting banned again. Probably at least 15-20. I have 50-60 mags for my ARs, for instance.

April 11, 2010, 04:44 PM
I think about 15 per gun is a good idea :) and ~10 per handgun

April 11, 2010, 04:47 PM
10 is fine.

April 11, 2010, 04:57 PM
None, just single feed.

Just wanted to be different. :p

On a more serious note, I'd pick up more when I found a good deal on em'...never hurts to have more, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy loads of them real quick. Any of the Commie steel mags are good IME. Even the Commie bakelite and Tapco polymer mags seem to do just fine.


April 11, 2010, 05:11 PM
I just need a few more.

April 11, 2010, 06:27 PM
Figure out how many have failed in the last couple years and average that through the rest of your expected life span. With that formula I need about 2 mags for the rest of my life.

April 11, 2010, 06:37 PM
how many mags can you carry? that's your answer!

Considering the "accuracy" of the rifle in question, probably good advice...:rolleyes:

April 11, 2010, 06:56 PM
I have 2 and feel that's planty. I'm not doing anything where I need more than 60 rounds without time to reload a mag. If one fails I may pick up another. That's more than enough for me.

April 11, 2010, 07:14 PM
Well, I have a dozen, but like HGUNHNTR said, 2 would probably last me the rest of me life, lol. I usually just take 3 to the range and that's plenty.

April 11, 2010, 07:53 PM
I have 12. Had six steel ones and yesterday bought six more at a gun show since they were $10 apiece. Most are in very good condition but two are pretty beat up (though work). Believe all of them are Romanian. As was said above that's too many to carry loaded but I like the idea of spares. Now to test out the ones I just bought!

April 11, 2010, 07:59 PM
the question is how many trucks should i fill with magazines before i feel better lol

my answer at least 4(trucks that is)

April 11, 2010, 08:00 PM
You only 'need' one (maybe two).

I own way more than I can carry. I figured 50 was a nice round number. Of course they used to be dirt cheap.

I do like to bring at least 10 or 15 to the range. I really hate loading mags at the range and always try to own enough for a gun so that I'm able to load all the ammo I'll need sometime before I go. Generally 300rds per rifle is plenty for a day at the range.

April 11, 2010, 08:02 PM
Of course they used to be dirt cheap.Not true...dirt has always been a little expensive. :p

April 11, 2010, 08:05 PM
Well cheaper than dirt. Actually most often cheaper than Cheaper than Dirt (


Ignition Override
April 11, 2010, 08:11 PM
How fast do you want to burn through your ammo?

April 11, 2010, 08:25 PM
Well cheaper than dirt. Actually most often cheaper than Cheaper than Dirt.I'd say most always "cheaper than Cheaper than Dirt". :D

April 11, 2010, 08:41 PM
one more than the guy out to get ya, but then again as long as you beat him to a good lethal shot is all that matters.

April 11, 2010, 09:50 PM
Combloc steel AK mags are well-nigh indestructible, unlike AR mags which were originally designed to be disposable. As a result, a handful of steel AK mags will probably serve you the rest of your life.

I think I have about ten mags for mine, 8 of which are "serious" mags (Hungarian 20-rounders, Romanian 30-rounders, and a single Romanian 40-round RPK mag), and 2 are reduced-capacity hunting mags (one 5-rounder and one 10-rounder). I use the 20's the most, with the 30's in second place; the RPK mag is a little on the heavy and awkward side.

April 11, 2010, 09:51 PM
Do you remember the AWB? That convinced me to keep a lot of mags on hand at all times.

April 11, 2010, 09:58 PM
Of course they used to be dirt cheap. They still are, and some of the surplus ones are cheaper than ever. Buy 'em cheap and stack them deep.

April 11, 2010, 10:19 PM
buy em every chance you have, you never no when there is going to be another high cap ban.

They will be worth their weight in gold.

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