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AK Mags

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AgentAdam, Jul 30, 2009.

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  1. AgentAdam

    AgentAdam Member

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    I already have a bunch of steel Bulgarian and Romanian AK47 mags and i was wondering if there are any Bakelite mags for 7.62x39 and who makes them?

    I have also ordered a few of the new clear Romanian and full metal lined black synthetic Romanian mags to try out. I don't know how well they hold up.

    Are there any other good mags i should get some of? I like the Tapcos because they work well in my SKS but would rather hold out for some Magpuls if they ever make them.
     
  2. SimpleIsGood229

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    R Guns has (according to their ad in the last edition of SGN) some red bakelite Russian 7.62 mags, but they were $75.00 or so.

    Your best bet really is the Bulgarian circle-10 waffle mags.
     
  3. Destructo6

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    I have a Chinese Norinco made red bakelite magazine in 7.62x39. Unfortunately, it suffered the same failure that is, apparently, common to 7.62 bakelites: cracked feed lip. They are fairly rare for that reason.

    Steel mags are both inexpensive and reliable. My next choice would be the aforementioned Bulgarian waffles.
     
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    My absolute favorite mags are the 20 round Hungarians. I also agree with the others that the plastic Bulgarian waffles rock. I have a bunch of steel Romanian mags that have been great for cheap mags.
     
  5. AgentAdam

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    I have a couple Hungarion 20 rounders that came with my pistol but i could use some more. I just noticed that my older steel Bulgarian 30 rounders have steel followers but the new Bulg. steel mags have plastic followers. The new plastic Bulgarian mags do seem allot smoother. I don't think i want to pay 80+ for bakelites and drums aren't practical enough. I have pretty much every kind now except for the Thermold and Tapco.
     
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    +10 for the waffle-patterned wares of ordnance factory 10 in Bulgaria (the magazines marked with a "10" in a circle)
     
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    Another in concurrence with the above-

    The Bulgarian "Factory 10" polymer "waffle" magazines in either 30 or 40 round capacity are the best without a doubt.
     
  8. musick

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    I bought a case of 30, 30rd mags a number of years ago. They were $3/ea and ended up being a mix of Chinese and East German 30rd mags. I unpacked, greased and repacked 26 of them and have been been using 2 of each style for the past 10 years or so. Both styles function flawlessly in my SLR-95.
     
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