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AR-15 Mags: Best Value?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Drakejake, May 8, 2006.

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  1. Drakejake

    Drakejake Member

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    I am finally taking the AR-15 plunge and need to get some mags. As always, I am looking for the cheapest mags that work well. Any suggestions as to brands and/or dealers?

    Thanks,

    Drakejake
     
  2. model 649

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    model 649 has given you good advice. I like their stainless mags but their aluminum mags are excellent and a great buy also.
     
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  5. The Real Hawkeye

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    You should look for the best functioning mags, regardless of price, even if it means you buy fewer. I believe that the AR 15 mags manufactured by Brownell's have a good reputation.
     
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    www.dsgarms.com , but Cproducts or 44 mag usually have the best prices.
     
  10. Will Learn

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    There are some new stainless 30rd mags by C Products that I've been looking at.
     
  11. Don't Tread On Me

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    44mag.com has the USGI mags made by D&H. These are the teflon coated ones with the green follower.


    Buy these. Forget anything else. There are others who sell them too, so choose your vendor, but the magazine is not a choice.


    If you want an AR to work, and work well with peace of mind - get real USGI magazines.
     
  12. The-Fly

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    in order of preference

    1. Cproducts stainless mags with magpul follower
    (the marlube is optional, but gives the mags a wicked black look to em )

    2. Cproducts aluminum mags with magpul follower

    3. D&H mags

    4. DSG mags

    other mags that i havent tried but have heard good stuff about are H&K mags (hugely overpriced though), okay industries mags, Center Industries mags. Dont bother getting manufacter branded mags, these are just rebrands of the above listed mags.

    Whatever mags you get, get them teflon coated or marlube coated. The dry film coating sucks IMHO.


    For other opinion on mags, check out this posting.


    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=17&t=163158
     
  13. MechAg94

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    Don't Tread on Me, does D&H make mags for the military? I see a lot of people who say to buy "USGI" mags, but I have seen a lot of cheap, crappy mags advertised as "USGI". More so with other rifles than AR's, but with AR's also.
     
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    Brownells is currently making them for the US Military. I think they are currently the best out there.
     
  16. MechAg94

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    Has anyone had good luck with the Hartford mags? I have one. I had to file the tips of the feed lips just a little as they were too sharp were making it difficult for my Armalite to strip off rounds. It works fine now though. The reason I ask is that it looks very well made and put together.

    I'll have to get a few of the Cproducts mags to try them. I'll get an SU-16 sooner or later so I can use that excuse to buy more mags. :)
     
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    Someone else posted this place, and I have to second it. I have a wad of mags (all the same type) and they all work perfectly.

    http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ar15_magazines.htm#5.56MM/.223_Magazines

    Scroll down to the NHMTG USGI 30 rounders, they should be the next one down from the magpuls.

    Having made a few purchases from EF, I can say they do ship rather quickly.
     
  18. MechAg94

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    Okay, the NHTMG is the one I have, not Hartford. I am preparing to move so most of mags are packed up in the garage.

    (I was thinking that most people might not like seeing ammo cans stacked in a closet when viewing a house.) :D
     
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    The C Products site lists mags with stainless springs but doesn't state what metal is used in the mag bodies. Am I missing something? Are people confusing stainless springs with stainless mags?

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    Drakejake
     
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    The site is kind of messy but look through all the pages of mags. They sell both types of spring in all their mags. The Au bodied mags are the first part of the list, the stainless mags start up about three pages into the mag list.
    Bon apetite
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    OK, model 649, now I see. Are these mags worth $18, 80% more than others which are available?

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    Drakejake
     
  23. model 649

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    Not to me, they aren't. But then, I'm not too hard on equipment. The stainless are said to be more "droppable", and of course more corrosion resistant. A bit heavier, but many do like them. Try one and see, I guess.
    Sorry, MechAg94....My heart was in the right place....
    Josh
     
  24. Drakejake

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    Are mags made by Colt recommended?

    Drakejake
     
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    Sorry model 649. I knew what you meant. I just couldn't pass up the chance to give you a hard time about it. One of my many faults I have to work on. :)

    I am interested in getting some steel mags. I'll have to look at the links later. Work internet blocks gun related sites.
     
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