June 25, 2012, 09:11 PM
can anyone tell me if the polimer magazines are as good as the metal ones or are they junk

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June 25, 2012, 09:13 PM
For what? Which company are we talking about? Need a bit more information to give anything other than a very general answer.

June 25, 2012, 09:19 PM
Sorry the ones that I have are magpul but I'm having some feed issues. It might be the ammo it's old. The rifle is a rock river lower and a bushmaster dissipator.

June 25, 2012, 09:19 PM
i prefer steel,but i had a styre aug with lexon magazines that you could run over with a truck and still work. i have bolt action rem .22 magazines(some good,some junk)and a CZ 452 with a nylon-plastic magazine, but i have not used it enough yet to make a comment. eastbank.

June 25, 2012, 09:24 PM
Try a different type of magazine. If the problem goes away then you know it is the magazine. If not, you know to start looking elsewhere. I've had good luck with magpuls and they have a pretty good reputation, but that doesn't mean your gun will work with them.

June 25, 2012, 09:30 PM
I have Magpul mags for my ARs and have had zero feed issues with them. As stated earlier, try a different mag (steel) and see if it corrects your problem.

June 25, 2012, 09:32 PM
Magpuls rock. Nuff said.

Buck Kramer
June 25, 2012, 09:41 PM
I have never had any problems with poly mags in my ak's. I have had feeding issues with metal ones. A little filing on the follower fixed it for me.

June 26, 2012, 01:49 AM
It totally depends on the quality. There are some polymer mags that are rock solid, such as the Bulgarian circle 10 mags and the Russian Bakelites for the AK and the Magpul P-mags for the AR; and then there are cheap pieces of crap, like the Tapco and Promag polymer AK mags, and the Israeli plastic mags for the AR. The same goes for metal mags. The main thing is to research and buy a mag with a reputation for reliability.

June 26, 2012, 09:51 AM
Magpul makes great mags but they can wear out with time and use. The lips can deform if you keep them loaded but do not use the little "freshness seal" to keep the pressure off the lips.

June 26, 2012, 09:53 AM
Magpul makes reliable magazines. At least they have been reliable in my AR15 rifles.

Before you go and buy new mags try a different brand of ammo and see what happens. I would suspect the ammo is at fault before I suspect a Magpul magazine. Feed problems in a gun are often caused by a particular ammo not working in that particular gun.

June 26, 2012, 04:47 PM
thank you all for your input, i have tried steelcase (tulammo) and had no problems like i had previously stated. however i still need to try different brass cased ammo to find out what works. this site is the best for first timers like me or people that have been out of the game for a while. thanks again

June 26, 2012, 10:54 PM
Magpuls all the way!

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