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Posted: 5/14/2001 6:52:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 6:57:48 PM EDT
You are the man! I have a couple of triple k's that will get this treatment. I will be surprised if they work for that!
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:00:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:02:50 PM EDT
That's about the best use I can think of for the USA .223 mags, too. Surprisingly enough, though, the USA 7.62x39 AR mags actually seem to work pretty well. Don't sacrifice those for a cheap lower receiver action block.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:07:16 PM EDT
There was a thread a while back about getting replacement parts, including USGI mag bodies for old pre-ban magazines. I wouldn't trash those USA mags just yet.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:10:16 PM EDT
I'm in Calera, about 4 miles south of Durant. Where will you be?
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:13:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:20:42 PM EDT
Dam good idea!
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:21:29 PM EDT
Great! Thats only about an hour away from me. I've been ther many times in the reserves. E-Mail me with the dates and your schedule and maybe we can get together.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:22:55 PM EDT
Great! Thats only about an hour away from me. I've been there many times in the reserves. E-Mail me with the dates and your schedule and maybe we can get together.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:42:06 PM EDT
As a magaholic, I have, once or twice, bought post bans by accident. After RUSHING them back, I rethought the whole deal. NOW I take any bad USGI's or bad USA's (read all USA's) and keep them. IF I accidently run into a post ban, the BAD magazine has a body replacement, is crushed, detabbed and stored.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:48:16 PM EDT
I am in awe-- That is one good idea. Wise advice about possibly replacing the crap USA body with a replacement, but the epoxy idea is too funny a fate for the cursed excam-90 USA "AR-15" mag. I sometimes wonder why USA magazines was ever permitted to exist on earth. 100% Crap. Same for Triple K and Millet.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 7:51:07 PM EDT
Use as a boat anchor.
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 5:39:57 AM EDT
Damn it I posted that a one a year ago on the old site! Anyway...If I remember right Tony at Tromix says the steel mags actually work pretty well for the Large caliber conversions
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 6:22:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/15/2001 6:23:39 AM EDT by DoorKicker]
I have built about a dozen AR's, when would you need the lower held in a vise? I have never had to do this. The upper on the other hand, that's a different story. I actually have a 40rnd Tripple K mag that works fine now that I have replaced the follower. I had two but shot up the other after haveing problems. I wish now that I would have just changed out the follower in it too.
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 6:38:26 AM EDT
I would go easy on the distruction plans, in 10-20 years these crappy-@ss mags might be worth thousands on the black market[v]
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 5:57:31 PM EDT
Keep in mind, the 40 round USA mags are slowly drying up at the distributers, and there are not any more that are going to get "imported". When these are gone, thats it, and it is about the only cheap mag now that will run 15 rounds of .458 SOCOM through a Tromix upper. Your only other choice for a 15 round hi-cap .458 SOCOM mag would be a $90 AR-180 Sterling mag.
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