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AR-15 magazines

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sprice, Nov 10, 2009.

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  1. sprice

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  2. highorder

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    Pmag.

    I don't do 30+ capacity mags. 30 is heavy enough as it is.
     
  3. Landpimp

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    P mags and HK 416 mags, I actully like the 20rd P mags as well, much more compact

    if you want really hi cap.....Beta C mag, 100rds :D
     
  4. gga357

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    I prefer 20 round PMAGS.
     
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  5. Maverick223

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    PMags are great, USGI are very good (especially LaBelle and AdventureLine), and most else is junk. If you go with USGI, I highly recommend using CMMG stainless followers. Personally I prefer 20rnd mags but if you want high capacity stick to 30s or Sterling manufactured 40rnd magazines. Just be aware these magazines are rare and garner a premium price (about $50.00USD), as they were designed for use with the AR-18 (but are STANAG compatible). :)
     
  6. Onmilo

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    I reslly like Brownells aluminum magazines and replaced all my other aluminum magazines with them.
    I also own several P-mags and have had good luck with them too.
     
  7. LeonCarr

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    Out of many AR-15s the Brownells or any REPUTABLE GI type aluminum mags have worked flawlessly for me, with no jams, tilting followers or any of that stuff.

    What makes the PMAGs as good or better than the GI mags?

    Just curious,
    LeonCarr
     
  8. MT GUNNY

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    I have Parsons Presition, FN, Labelle and Adventureline. All have worked flawlessly. I even replaced all the Followers to the Green ones that a Friend recomended.
     
  9. Z-Michigan

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    USGI mags are cheap and work, with either the green GI follower or a Magpul follower. You can get them at Bravo Company for $9-10 each. Similar prices many other places.

    The version of that design made by C Products has not been equally reliable in my experience.

    Magpul Pmags work great.
     
  10. CoRoMo

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    I like, and I have some USGI and Triple K, but the Pmags are my all time favorite. Come to think of it, I haven't even bought any metal ones at all, since I bought that first Magpul.

    For me:

    Value = USGI and Best = Pmag
     
  11. Destructo6

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    I've had lots of trouble with the Brownells 30-rnd magazines. Seems like when they fail, they'll consitently double feed with two rounds in the mag.

    Okay, Colt, and Pmags are at the top of my list. Pmags occupy the #1 spot.
     
  12. wally

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    Never had any issue with any of my AR mags except for a couple of brand new ones first time out when the springs were "too strong". But then I've never tried a AR Pro-Mag :)

    Loading and then stripping out the rounds (not in the gun for safety's sake) and loading again has always yielded good results on a virgin mag, but I don't bother with it much anymore as first use will always be at the range anyways.

    I've never had to replace a follower or spring yet, although I've got some spares on hand as I've a fair number of 20 year old GI mags that were used when I got them and still going strong, they look like crap, but are what I go to if I thing a gun is having issues and I hope its mag related.

    I'm a big believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and prefer to spend money on ammo to shoot and verify function instead of spending money replacing parts than work in hopes it'll somehow be "better".

    I shoot lots of Wolf ammo, the polymer coating has noticeably more friction than brass or lacquer coated rounds, if these feed, I don't worry about anything with that mag.

    --wally.

    Edit, I should mention if you name it I probably have at least one of them except for National, Triple-K or Pro-Mag. I wouldn't bet the farm on it but I think everyone one of the first time out "too strong spring" issues was with a steel body magazine, none has been an issue beyond the first session.
     
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  13. Avenger29

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    PMAGs and USGI aluminum mags (several makers) are good. PMAGs are my favorite and priced right.

    The HK mags are not worth their high premium- they have issues.

    1 more thing- don't get married to your mags. When they start malfing, toss them.
     
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    Has anyone tried the 40rd bushmaster mags?
     
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    Most seem to say Pmags are the best...I just picked up 10 for $8.95/per from DSA Arms. Other than that, I use USGI with Magpul followers, like to pay between $10-$12 per for those normally.

    I'm Army, so pretty much all my experience is with USGI mags. I don't see a reason to cheaper ones when USGI can be had every day for $12 and on sale for less than $10, same for Pmags except normal retail is about $14 (no window)-$17 (window).
     
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    Magpul Pmags. Or G.I. mags rebuilt with Magpul springs, followers, and floorplates. (That's what I did to my stack of ancient G.I. mags.)
     
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    Have not tried those...but all other 40rnd mags that I have tried were junk, save for the original Sterling manufactured magazines.

    :)
     
  18. KAK

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    Pmag!!!!!!!!
    Emag!!!!!!!!
    Hk!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Everyone wants premium prices for them these days, but I have about 30 Colt 20 rounders I use for HP. Flawless so far.
     
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    no more than 30rds for me, and normally loaded to 28 rounds.

    pmags is what i use, and think are the best that money can buy, and the fact that they are barely more than GI mags, you can't go wrong.
     
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    D&H mags from 44mag.com are the least expensive of all "high quality" mags.
     
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    I've got one, I recall it worked the one time I used it, but its unwieldy, never got any more.

    Haven't thought about it in years, going shooting tomorrow to celebrate Veteran's Day if it don't rain. I'll throw it in the range bag and get back to y'all if it works again or not after sitting loaded at the bottom of a storage box for several years. Appears fully stuffed with Wolf Polymer coated FMJ.

    --wally.
     
  23. Pony Express

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    the only mags i've ever paid for were 20 round and 30 round pmags. i like the 20 rounders better because they dont stick out quite as much and i dont need those extra 10 rounds. I really like the non-tilt follower and how they dont scratch up the mag well
     
  24. Maverick223

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    Why on earth do you care if the mag well is scratched? I have yet to see one that has been scratched all the way through. :uhoh:

    :)
     
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    I have about 20 USGI-style mags from places like Bushmaster, AR Stoner (Midway USA), C-Products and genuine USGI. All have had the followers replaced. All have worked flawlessly including the ones from C-Products.
     
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