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ar15gnocchi  [Member]
8/4/2006 6:36:56 AM
Does anyone know if they have any clear AR-15 mags that show how many rounds you have left? If so, are they reliable. I am looking for mags that resemble the ones used in the HK G36 rifle, but for AR-15 rifles. Thanks.
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Milldude  [Team Member]
8/4/2006 5:39:17 AM
Might try asking in the Tech forums. www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=3&f=17
mr_wilson  [Team Member]
8/4/2006 7:02:31 AM
I believe what milldude above was trying to suggest was that you should read the Mag Faq, which is tacked to the top of this forum.....

Here, click this: magfaq.tripod.com/, which is the Faq, where had you read you'd have found this:

Eagle magazines are a dark grey transparent plastic, and they have ribs on the bottom similar to Thermold mags. These mags use flat-wound "constant-tension" springs attached to the front and back of the follower, similar to the design found in most high-capacity 10/22 mags. The plastic mag bodies are brittle, and crack easily, especially at the feed lips.


Now go to the EE mag section, or Industry Forum and get yourself some stainless steel CProduct mags and forget your silly "clear" mag hunt, their junk IMO and not worth wasting your money on.

Unless of course you want some serious mag capacity like the 100 round BETA mag with the clear back, this is decent product that'll fit your "rounds-left" desires...

(note: while the Betas are decent, and in use in some units, they are NOT wholly reqarded as 100% reliable by the military)

Mike
Magpul  [Member]
8/4/2006 11:02:00 AM

Originally Posted By ar15gnocchi:
Does anyone know if they have any clear AR-15 mags that show how many rounds you have left? If so, are they reliable. I am looking for mags that resemble the ones used in the HK G36 rifle, but for AR-15 rifles. Thanks.


If you want to count rounds these will work however they do not look like G36 mags



Video of Mag Level in action (windows media) 2 meg
mr_wilson  [Team Member]
8/4/2006 12:08:00 PM
Magpul,

Is that a new product you fellas are coming out with?

Not to be critical, just asking, do these mags not introduce additional dirt, dust, sand and other particulate matter INTO the mags? (being open as they are)

Mike
Magpul  [Member]
8/4/2006 12:27:39 PM

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
Magpul,

Is that a new product you fellas are coming out with?

Not to be critical, just asking, do these mags not introduce additional dirt, dust, sand and other particulate matter INTO the mags? (being open as they are)

Mike


The prototype versions are on the website as MagLevel mags, so they are released (sort of).

The hole in the side is covered by a clear lens which seals out dirt dust etc.

mr_wilson  [Team Member]
8/4/2006 12:32:40 PM
How cool, (could not see the clear lens)......, or maybe not, I've just managed to replace alot of my old 30 rnd. USGIs w/ CProducts SS 30 rnd. varieties and NOW you bring out these....... (I can hear my wallet screaming)

Guess I'll have to try a couple, thanks for the info.

Sorry for the temporary hijack,

Mike

ETA - ahhh, see ya added the pic, I can see the lens now....
WMHM4  [Team Member]
8/4/2006 12:57:21 PM

Originally Posted By Magpul:

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
Magpul,

Is that a new product you fellas are coming out with?

Not to be critical, just asking, do these mags not introduce additional dirt, dust, sand and other particulate matter INTO the mags? (being open as they are)

Mike


The prototype versions are on the website as MagLevel mags, so they are released (sort of).

The hole in the side is covered by a clear lens which seals out dirt dust etc.

www.magpul.com/catalog/images/magl.jpg


is there any chance you guys are going to sell the new mags with the Crye (Multicam) finish? I would really like to get a few of thoose, in the multicam!!!

thanks,
Bill
ar15gnocchi  [Member]
8/4/2006 3:31:46 PM
Thanks for the responses, those new mags are pretty cool looking. If I were to buy a clear mag I would probably only use it for display purposes. Take care.

HardShell  [Team Member]
8/4/2006 3:46:13 PM

Originally Posted By ar15gnocchi:
Thanks for the responses, those new mags are pretty cool looking. If I were to buy a clear mag I would probably only use it for display purposes. Take care.



For display only, the Eagles mentioned above would work, or Ram-Line also used to make a see-through (sort of smoke/amber, not exactly clear) "combo-mag" that worked in both ARs and Mini-14s (had the same feed-lip/durability issues, though, and some folks had mixed results with them IIRC).

ETA: The ones I am talking about...

SoftwareJanitor  [Member]
8/4/2006 6:55:21 PM

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By ar15gnocchi:
Thanks for the responses, those new mags are pretty cool looking. If I were to buy a clear mag I would probably only use it for display purposes. Take care.



For display only, the Eagles mentioned above would work, or Ram-Line also used to make a see-through (sort of smoke/amber, not exactly clear) "combo-mag" that worked in both ARs and Mini-14s (had the same feed-lip/durability issues, though, and some folks had mixed results with them IIRC).

ETA: The ones I am talking about...

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/HardShell/RWB%20-%20Stuff%20for%20sale/DSC00531.jpg


I have one of the Ram-Line mags. They are crap, for multiple reasons. They don't work well in either the AR15 or Mini-14.
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