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Posted: 10/16/2004 8:31:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:04:41 PM EDT by ShootAndHunt]
Just saw the new Bushmaster's 30 rds. and 20 rds. magazines from their website, it is stated as below:

It features mil. spec. manufactured components including a hard anodized aluminum box with a baked Teflon finish, standard green AR follower, tempered steel spring, and a removable baseplate stamped with the Bushmaster Snake Logo.

My question is: Are these magazines good and reliable? It seems to me that these magazines are very similar to Pre-ban La Belle magazines, which are top quality. Is this true?

Another question is the 20 rds. mag has a higher price ($24.95) than the 30 rds. ($19.95)? I am new to the AR magazines, could anyoen tell me why 20rd. mag is more expensive? (my natural thought is 20 rds. should be cheaper, do I miss something?)


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:44:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:57:09 PM EDT


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:58:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShootAndHunt:


yes they are
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:02:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:04:55 PM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By ShootAndHunt:


I believe colinjay was merely pointing out that the subject (MAGAZINES - plural) of your topic sentence does not agree with your verb (IS - singular)...

... but I could be wrong. He may simply have been answering that they are good in a very brief manner.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:07:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:07:49 PM EDT by ShootAndHunt]
Thanks for this correction. I was first thinking about only the 30 rds. mags, then looked also at the 20 rds. So I corrected my title but forgot the 'is' to 'are' actionh.gif
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:20:11 PM EDT
Out of the 60+ mags I own 15 are Bushmaster 30s and are just as good as Colt's. ZERO problems. I need 40 more now!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:21:27 PM EDT
I bought a couple, work fine so far
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:13:10 AM EDT
I read where and repub18 also said that bushmaster magazines are or use to be made by Labelle, thank god cause I picked up a shit load of them vote bush...
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:21:04 AM EDT
Thanks, so the new Bushmaster's magazines are made by La Belle?

Could anyone also explain to me why the 20 rds. mags are more expensive than the 30 rds.? Simply because they are produced in less number, or because they are better than the 30 rds.? If it is the latter case, why?

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:54:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 11:00:18 AM EDT by FishKepr]
Something you should be aware of is that the Bushmaster 20s are curved 20s not straight 20s.

Curved 20s are made by feeding shorter sheets of aluminum into a 30 magazine die. That way a manufacturer can make both 20s and 30s using the same dies. They are not 'Milspec' like the USGI straight ones.

They are slightly longer than a straight 20 in order to take an anti-tilt follower. Straight 20s don't need anti-tilt followers since the follower doesn't need to curve around the 'dog leg'.

Why get 20s?

Shooting from prone or on a bench with 30s can be uncomfortable and not as stable. (I had shoot a match with them once that involved a prone stage, and I won't forget my 20s again!) So, 20 rounders are the hot ticket for bench or prone shooting. However, curved 20s are not approved for CMP matches so competitors have to stick with the straight ones per the rules.

Why do they tend to be more expensive?

There are simply less of them out there. Where legal, USGI 30s are very common. BTW, the best 20s are the older USGI ones with the alloy followers made in the late 60s-early 70s.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 2:20:53 AM EDT
Are the Bushmaster 30 rouders marked LEO?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 4:14:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 4:14:27 AM EDT by repub18]

Originally Posted By ThePrisoner72:
Are the Bushmaster 30 rouders marked LEO?

yes for right now until new production starts, and yes they are made by D&H industries which is formerly labelle different company same tooling.
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