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M1a CMI 25 round Mags- any problems?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jlott00, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. jlott00

    jlott00 Member

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    considering buying one of these 25 rounders, but wasnt sure if the extra 5 rounds caused and reliability issues?
     
  2. Dazen

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    I have wondered that myself. I do own 15 of the 20 round mags and they are great mags. 44MAG.com is selling those 25 round mags for $25.
     
  3. madcratebuilder

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    I do not have any problems with the dozen CMI 20 round mags I have. I would think CMI would have done some pretty serious testing before releasing the 25 round mags. I not sure if the 5 extra rounds is worth the added length and weight. I guess it would be if your in a situation where you needed the fire power.
     
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    I do know that the mags have the same spring as the 20 rounders.
     
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    I haven't tried them, but I'll just offer this tidbit of info. I had a 30rd mag for my FAL, and it was so heavy, that I rarely used it. I think the 20rd is the better way to go.
     
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    mags

    Had a 25 for my AR-10. Same thing, way too heavy.
     
  7. jlott00

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    ok, thanks for the info...gonna pass on the 25 rounder
     
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    Not me, I carry two beta C-mags duct taped together in my rifle for all domestic end of the world scenarios. It's the only way to go.:D
     
  9. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    Concur with the above. 20 rounds is heavy. 25 rounds would be heavier. :D 30 rounds is kinda a PITA if you actually MOVE with the rifle.

    If you're just walking to the range and plinking from the bench or prone, no big deal. Try running a carbine course of fire with it, though. PITA.

    Mike
     
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    I've never tried them, but to answer the question of reliability based solely upon what I have heard from those that own them (take it FWIW), they are every bit as reliable as the 20 round CMI mags (which I've had zero issues with). I would think it would be a little bit of a PITA shooting from prone w/out a rest though. They are a little bit longer than the 20 rounders, which are kind of long to start with. If you have a bipod, it mightn't matter.

    Jason
     
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    I have two of the 25 rounders, they have not malfunctioned over the course of a few hundred rounds through the pair.
     
  12. jlott00

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    doesnt seem to much larger
     
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    Yeah, but the photo is a little misleading, since the tops of the mags are not lined up.

    Jason
     
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