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Posted: 9/13/2004 5:24:04 PM EDT
1. New East German mag for $21
2. New Bulgarian waffle mag for $11
3. Wait for new production mags
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:43:12 PM EDT
Bulgarian waffles. That's too high for a 30rd steel mag, regardless of origin.

Waffles are hands-down the best IMHO. No rust, no scraping receiver, lighter, etc.

I'm a sucker for plastic. I'm almost at the point now where I think steel should have very limited use in any newly designed rifle. I'll take some heat for that, but HK has some stuff where even the trigger components are high-rigidity polymer.

take care,
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:46:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:47:44 PM EDT
Fast G, Just take it slow, the prices will come down.
Just wait grasshopper.

Tec-Nine , I agree, I like plastic bulgarian mags, but love silicone.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:53:35 PM EDT
Thanks for all the responses. I have to wait anyways since I don't have an AK yet. I'm waiting for the VPER2 to come standard with "Evil" features. Hopefully it'll be soon.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:53:40 PM EDT
I have polish steel, Polish polymer, and Bulgy waffles.

The steel has never been used, I think it sucks. The Bulgarian waffles are best hands down IMO. The Polish ones are really nice too though.

I'd get the Bulgs now, they will be fine
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 6:00:21 PM EDT
Don't wait for new production. I don't think there will be any. I think every AK mag on the US market is surplus from some com-bloc country.
TAPCO has good prices on 30 ($13.00) and 40 ($15.00) round Romanian steel mags and 20 ($5.00) round Hungarian steel mags. K-VAR has good prices, too. I'd get an assortment of those. The AK steel mags are a great deal, IMO. A really rugged mag. TAPCO also has US made followers, if you need them for compliance. RPB had US made floorplates and Chinese 30 round mags for $9.00.
I assume that you have a Eastern European variant. I've noticed that the Euro mags are a bit loose in Chinese guns and Chinese mags are a bit tight in Euro guns. They seem to function well.
Also, I don't see AK mag prices changing with the Sunset. They've been cheap for several years now.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:53:13 PM EDT
I like the steel ones myself. My limit is normally about $7-$9 a mag.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:01:33 PM EDT
I love my steel 7.62 mags, not even sure what country they're from as I've had em forever. Ribbed backs, non Romanian (I'm thinking E.G....) But then again I do love my E.G. "bakelite" and Bulgy black 5.45 mags though....

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:33:35 AM EDT
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