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Posted: 12/4/2007 9:14:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 10:01:12 PM EDT by --bullseye--]
I think I did a thread like this a long while back, but forgot what the results were.

So, how many mags do you have per AK? (i.e. total number of AK mags divided by number of AK rifles)

I currently have 3 7.62x39mm AKs and about 12 mags per rifle (11.67 actually). Yup, I only have 35 mags.

I bought the mags I have now a while back for an average price of about $7 and didn't have the disposable income at the time to grab up more. I now have a little money to spend (still not very much), but all the good deals are long gone. I was a complete idiot and missed out on the Sportsmans Guide package deal earlier this year. So now people are paying $15 for new 30 round AK mags, or $12 for well used mags. I saw one or two good deals on the EE (one really good deal) but I only recently got the third AK so I didn't feel the urgency to grab them up. They were quickly snatched up by others. Now I have another AK and want more mags. I just don't know if I want to be spending $15 per mag....

Well, here I sit feeling inadequate and in need of more mags. Arfcom, do your worst and make me feel even more inadequate. I need to discover a good baseline for a comfortably large mag stash....

Link Posted: 12/4/2007 9:59:18 PM EDT
I have one AK on the way and I have 4 mags for it. I got in the game too late for the good deals, so let me know if you find any
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:20:20 PM EDT
13 for my Sar2.

Six 20rd mags for the 7.62 AK I intend to acquire.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:26:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 10:26:53 PM EDT by Eyegun]
I bought a shitload from SG back when they were $1.50 ea. (75 or 100)

Should have bought twice what I did....
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:28:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eyegun:
I bought a shitload from SG back when they were $1.50 ea. (75 or 100)

Should have bought twice what I did....


I hate you.


j/k




me green with envy>>>>
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:55:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:56:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eyegun:
I bought a shitload from SG back when they were $1.50 ea. (75 or 100)

Should have bought twice what I did....

Same here, bought over 100.
I was trying to get an Aluminum, Slab Side or a Bakelite. No dice.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:14:55 PM EDT
You bastards and your cheap mags!
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:27:32 PM EDT
I needed AK .223 mags and couldn't afford the prices of the european mags( have the Yugo M72 .223 and romanian .223 pistol) they don't take the same mags. But I found a seller on the auction. AK .223 plastic type for 10.00 each. I bought 20 of them....best deal I have found yet and I don't care what make they are cause they work in either the Yugo or Romanian..... Currently I have battle packs of 12 mags per AK. I picked up some SAW mag pouches (hold 6 30rd mags) from Tactical Solutions for 10.00 each. Put 2 on a pistol belt and you have 360 rds....plenty to cause some trouble with.

Yes...I remember the day of 5.00 mags and it makes me sick to pay 15.00 or 20.00. I have noticed there aren't as many mags for sale on the auctions as this past summer. However, if you want a good investment Google the 75 rd drums. I have found them for 90.00 recently and am buying a few of them per month. Good investment.....
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:31:21 PM EDT
I only bought 8 when CDNN had them for 6 bucks, damn. Now I have 13 for 1 MAK 90.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:13:27 AM EDT
The AKs i bought came with 2 mags each , i never bought extra..

some of the AK mags have a stop in the follower that holds the bolt open , what is that for

I was thinking cooling ..

I prefer the garand system..
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:18:15 AM EDT
I have 1 AK and another on the way. I also just started my AK obsession about a year ago. My mindset is 7 per rifle and I currently have 14 mags and 1 75rd drum.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 3:17:16 AM EDT


SAR 3 (5.56) 10 30rd steel , 2bakelite , and a couple 10rders

3 AKs in 7.62 - 26 30rdsteel , 5 waffles , AND 3 75rd Drums
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 4:17:24 AM EDT
One AK, a Lancaster Polish UF, 17 30 rd mags. One in the pocket inside the drop case with the rifle, 16 more in four E German rain pattern 4-mag pouches.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 4:19:12 AM EDT
And all my mags but the one that came with my rifle are E German too. The one that came from Lancaster is a Yugo I think.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 4:28:54 AM EDT
have 1 AMD-63 that uses 20rnd mags...have 5 for it.
have 2 other AKs for which I have 16 30rnd and 1 40rnd mag for...need more mags
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:44:32 AM EDT
15-20 I would say...
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 9:33:51 AM EDT
I bought a dozen of the SG mags, but they are fairly crappy (condition wise) I use them for the range. I lucked out a while back and my dealer had someone trade in 350 mags and he told me to pick out whatever I wanted for $10 ea and I found some real nice Chinese "flat backs" so those are set aside for the milled MAK90 and some nice Yugo bolt hold open mags for the M70AB2, they were all brand new. I think I have 30 total?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:16:37 PM EDT
4 steel yugo mags I fit to my Maadi.

Didn't have the $$$ for more.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:57:18 PM EDT
Off the top of my head I counted about 110 7.62 mags for 4 AK's.

That includes 4-100 round and 4-75 round chinese drums.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:02:49 PM EDT
I have 4 30rd mags to a weapon I don't even have yet.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:24:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 1:25:47 PM EDT by --bullseye--]

Originally Posted By Scout198575:
I have 4 30rd mags to a weapon I don't even have yet.


Hey, I've got some straight 20 round Vietnam era AR-15 mags with alloy followers sitting in my basement and have nothing to use them in at the moment.

Don't for see getting an AR in the near future either. Just nice to know they are there though....(I almost have enough .223 ammo to fill them too and I don't own anything in .223).

Yeah, ammo/mag whoring is a disease.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 5:00:48 PM EDT
i've got 6 now. 5 more on the way.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 5:15:21 PM EDT
26+ and still at it
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 5:22:52 PM EDT
Do the 50 steel mags I sold last year count? I decided to go primarily Bulgy waffle as my mag of choice, so I dumped 90% of my steel mags.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:01:59 PM EDT
26+, I only have one AK at the moment (Polish PMKMS), and with it I have:

10 Polish steel mags

18 Polish polymer slab side mags.

1 Romy 10rd mag



But... I am in search of even MORE Polish steel mags so I will report back when I get more. I have a new addiction I need to feed. Hopefully, I will satisfy it soon because my bank account balance keeps getting smaller and smaller...
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:31:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 6:42:24 PM EDT by engineer2001]
Nobody has pointed out the Romanians for less than 10 bucks deal at AIM Surplus yet? Here it is:
www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Romanian_30rd_Steel_Magazine.html

Bryan kicks ass. I was going to order some, but I tried some metal mags in my WASRs, and they are much more wiggly than the tight Promags are. I guess I'll buy some of those instead.


ETA: Ah, crap - that's too low of a price. I ordered some anyway. They're not too wiggly to work after all. I wish I could change my poll answer from 5-10 to 11-15 now.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:32:54 PM EDT
Only 3 30rounders as it stands now. I cannot buy any mag over 10rds in this commie state nor can anyone in the state sell them to me. BUT...I can posses high cap mags. Go figure. I am however going to a funshow in PA on Saturday to up my mag count. I'm psyched!!
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:38:04 PM EDT
More than I can ever use.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 10:39:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
More than I can ever use.
Send the rest to me, I'll use 'em
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 10:57:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 10:58:50 PM EDT by --bullseye--]

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
Nobody has pointed out the Romanians for less than 10 bucks deal at AIM Surplus yet? Here it is:
www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Romanian_30rd_Steel_Magazine.html

Bryan kicks ass. I was going to order some, but I tried some metal mags in my WASRs, and they are much more wiggly than the tight Promags are. I guess I'll buy some of those instead.


ETA: Ah, crap - that's too low of a price. I ordered some anyway. They're not too wiggly to work after all. I wish I could change my poll answer from 5-10 to 11-15 now.


I've got 7 inbound for myself and another 7 for my brother. I'll post pics when they arrive.

They look pretty beat up and for several dollars more I could have gotten new mags but this is as high a price as I'm willing to pay for any steel 30 rd. AK mag at the moment. If they're really bad (i.e. rusty) I'll sand, strip, prime and paint them.



(picked up 100 SKS stripper clips as well)
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