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Posted: 9/24/2004 5:58:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 6:00:49 PM EDT by slickrick66]
I ordered an extractor rebuild kit, and while I was at it, I ordered a 20 round rebuild kit because I needed the floorplate.

When it arrived, the green follower looked like it had been a 30rnd that they took a dremel to it and cut the center post down, and cut off the anti tilt portion from the front of the follower. WTF?! Well I called them out of curiosity and they said thats what they give you for a 20 round follower. That it is cheaper to make 1 mold for the 30's and cut them down for 20's.

I informed him that about 1 week earlier, I had bought 6 green 20 round followers from my local cop shop, and the bag had a Bushmaster label on it(the shop is an authorized Bushmaster dealer), and they were not butchered .

Anyway, are they feeding me a line of BS, or what? If that is the kind of product they sell, I will get my followers at the cop shop even though they cost more.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:02:33 PM EDT
no the 20 rounders have to be cut in order to allow 20 rounds to be put into the mags
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:18:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 6:23:52 PM EDT by slickrick66]
The green 20 round followers I got at the cop shop were NOT cut down, They were molded differently than the green 30 rounders I also bought at the cop shop the same day.

They were 2 totally different followers

If I had a camera I'd post pics, But the ones that were cut at Bushmaster were very shoddy looking.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:20:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 6:20:39 PM EDT by repub18]
maybe they werent from Bushmaster, call them up and ask them to send you a replacement follower and see if thats what they normally put out
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:58:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:01:08 PM EDT by slickrick66]
OK, Update.

The cut version I ordered and received from Bushmaster.

The Molded one I got from the cop shot looks a lot like this one


I bet the cop shop put them in bags that had the Bushmaster logo on it. The springs I got from The cop shop were Wolf, and were marked correctly

Thanks for your help.

BTW, the CDNN ones look much better than what I got from Bushmaster. I cant speak for how well they work though
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:08:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:51:29 AM EDT
I agree with Chuck here there is no good reason to replace the 20 round followers.......
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:57:19 PM EDT
I got some of these;


at a gunshow. They worked good for replacing the smacked up one's in some of my older mags.
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