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Magazines for the MAK-90

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 50caliber123, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. 50caliber123

    50caliber123 Member

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    I'm about to pay off my MAK-90 and need to know the best magazines available for it. I decided I want steel mags, preferably 20-30rd capacity (I don't really care for the larger ones, prices are high). What steel 30 rounders do you guys usally go with? Also, does anyone have any experience with the Hungarian 20rd mags?
     
  2. jagdpanzer347

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    Any military surplus thirty rounder should serve you well. AK mags are among the world's most durable. If you want to have ALOT of fun pick up a Chinese seventy-five round drum. Expensive though.
    -jagdpanzer.
     
  3. 1911user

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    The European and commie 20 and 30 round steel mags work great. Avoid the US made AK mags though, they don't seem to be as reliable and cost more than the surplus steel mags.
     
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    2 E German surp and 4 modern polymer mags

    work great in my Norinco AK, with Wolf FMJ and HP.
    Good luck.
     
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    +1 1911user. In the mid 1980's I was paying $30 per 30 round Chinese. Stock em up.

    Kevin
     
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    The 20 round Hungarian mags are great. IMO AKs balance much better with the 20s than large mags, and they are much nicer for bench shooting as well.
     
  7. 50 Freak

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    You got ripped then. I was buying 75 round drums for $20 and $5 per 30 rounders.

    Good thing I stocked up. Here in CA, they are worth their weight in gold.
     
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    Any surplus mag that isnt dented or too rusted. :)

    The imported mags work, period. The US made stuff, its a coin flip at best.

    The last batch of mags I got were the sportsmans guide deal. Under 3 bucks a mag, just a little rust. I'd about bet my AK they'll all work 100%. Average steel mag prices should be $10 or lower.

    If you want the flat out best, the bulgarian waffle mags are super nice, but they're expensive now. $16+. They cut down on weight a little. A loaded waffle and a loaded steel 20 round mag feel identical to me for example.
     
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    East German & Chicom 30rd magazines are what I prefer to use.

    You can usually find them in the $10-$15 price range.
     
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    When you get them make sure to disassemble and clean the interior of the mags. Sometyimes there can be crud in there that might cause feed problems. Taking a piece of cloth and wwraping it around the cleaning rod should do the trick.
     
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    Try CDNN.com or Kvar.com for deals on mags. Kvar had the bulgarian waffle mags that I bought. CDNN had the 4 pack of steel mags for $30. That is the best price I have seen for used. They are worn but they all work. One would only take 29 rounds and on a couple, the first round in would fall out if upsidedown. They work though.

    (not CDNN.com - see link below from Tulsa Shooter)
     
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  12. Tulsa Shooter

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    I have bought both used and new ones from various places. The new Soviet Bloc mags from CDNN are the best imo, the used ones are almost right up there with them. $12.99 for brand new $9.99 for slighty used / like new, $7.99 for used. http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ak471.html CDNN are really good people to deal with, and they always ship fast to me.
     
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    Okay, I looked just now and those 4 packs are not as cheap as they were. Looks like the 9.99 like new mags might be the best deal right now. I might have have to get a few more.

    Clearview Investments is another one to try. They have the same prices it looks like.
     
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    If you can find Bulgarian "circle 10" mags they are the best IMO, but they are polymer. I bought 10 of them when they were 11 bucks, their price has gone up since then. The steel 20rd hungarian mags are nice too, as others have said any IMPORTED mags should be fine.
     
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  15. 50caliber123

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    Ok, I did some searching, and sportsmansguide.com has a deal: 5 Hungarian 20rd mags for $49.99 is that a fair price?
     
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    Yea, thats a good deal.
     
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    The only problem I had was putting them in the side pockets on a soft side case. It dents the mags at the bottom so they only feed about three rounds.

    DOH!

    So use the carrier meant for them.

     
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    i use 20rd hungarians in my sa7 milled ak,it alows me to get lower in prone and they hold a even box of cartridges.im going to see if they fit in m16 30rd pouches.
     
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