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Posted: 9/15/2013 10:37:26 AM EST
AR 15 Colt 5 round mag holds 9 rounds? I just picked up this new 5 round Colt mag at a gunshow, for legal deer hunting. I started putting bullets in it, and it took 9 before it was full. What is the problem?
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Posted: 9/15/2013 11:10:03 AM EST
I showed it to a friend of mine, who knows a bit about ar's, he said it's for sure the same size as his 5 round mag.
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Posted: 9/16/2013 5:46:27 AM EST
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Posted: 9/17/2013 4:05:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2013 4:18:38 AM EST by j3_]
Look like a john masen mag. They come in 5 and 9 round. Follower difference.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/292440/john-masen-magazine-ar-15-223-remington-5-round-steel-blue
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/313463/john-masen-magazine-ar-15-223-remington-9-round-steel-blue

Says steel but the one I bought years ago was aluminum. Came with both followers back then.

I thought the Colt ones that style were 9 round magazines?
http://www.brownells.com/magazines/rifle-magazines/magazines/magazine-9-round-matte-blue-prod4399.aspx

Can't say the reviews of either on the web sites look great.
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Posted: 9/20/2013 11:56:06 AM EST
I bought a package with two of those and some other Colt items. They are 9 round magazines. I have a factory Colt 5 round, and it has a flat base.
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Posted: 9/20/2013 12:08:03 PM EST
They sure do.

But if you replace the follower with one from a 30 rd mag it magically holds only 5.
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