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AK mags milsurp Polish or Yugo BHOs -- thoughts?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by akarguy, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. saiga308

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    if you are going to shoot that much and need the firepower just slap on a 75 round drum like i have as a spare for my mak 90 converted
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    Yep, ProMag: The only way to give an AK the reliability of a boat anchor made from moldy Jell-O! :barf:
     
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    I have the Zastava M-92 pistol, and I like the bolt hold open feature because I was taught that guns should be open when not in use. Bolts can be held open by the mag follower or by the safety notch, and can be kept open with right hand or safety during a weakside mag swap.
    I see that AIM surplus has Hungarian mags (as of Feb 10, 2018), and I really like their 20 rounders even though no BHO.
     
  5. Fishbed77

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    The Polish steel mags are good to go. Avoid the new-manufacture Croatian mags unless you just like filing metal and praying that they fit and function in your AK.
     
  6. Okiegunner

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    Personally, I have had problems with the BHO mags. The Hungarian spine backs have been really exceptional
     
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    akarguy: No idea whether a Polish or "Yugo bho" mag is better. Even if $1.00/mag, they don't interest me.

    With better ergos, my several Hungarian Tanker mags have had a Perfect operation in my AKs: Maadi 'ARM', SAR-1, MAK 90 and AMD 65 by TGI.
    They have strong springs and overall feel at least as rugged as any of the larger metal eastern European AK mags.

    Not only are ergos better--you use a bit less ammo, all else being equal, but have just as much fun. I use only Hungarian Tankers in these rifles, without exception and with no second thoughts.
     
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    My mag prefrence is Chinese flatbacks, but any Euro surplus will do and work flawlessly as well. I am not fond of the BHO followers as stated above. I find them too cumbersome. Bolt locks back, mag binds up, bolt slams forward as mag is realeased, insert new mag, charge AK. Having used my AK in timmed competition, I find click, release, insert, charge, to be pretty smooth. But eh, what do I know. I bring a WASR 10-63 to a 200yd semi-auto military rifle match (pre-1954 so no AR's). In two minute strings I always seem to fire all 100 rounds and get more hits than the Garand and SKS guys.
     
  10. Blue Feather

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    Really liking the Magpul AK47 mags FWIW.
     
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    The only surplus steel mags I'll use are the Chinese flat back, Hungarian tankers and Korean tankers. The spine backed mags really cut into my hands on reloads. Hence the Chinese flat backs. Besides that the fit and finish on the Chinese is good.

    I mostly use Bulgarian circle 10s, polish milspec polymer with the steel reinforcements, and magpul gen m3 ak steel reinforced mags. Due to them weighing less than the steel mags I can carry more mags.
     
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