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Posted: 11/1/2003 9:09:15 AM EST
This may very well be a dumb question but.. I picked up a few Bushmaster 10 Rnd magazines to take to the range and for some reason they won't lock into my rifle when the bolt is closed. Open bolt they are fine, and all other mags sit fine with the bolt closed. Anyone have similar problems?
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 10:15:12 AM EST
Slap it hard into the gun when you seat the mag with the full (lol) capacity of rounds. That should do the trick. If that dosen't work, get some USGI 20's and be happy. Ghost
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 11:00:37 AM EST
10 round magazines often act as you describe because of the paranoia of being able to load 11 rounds into them. Heck, I think Colt's only ships nine (9) round magazines for this reason. Remove this magazine and put it away in a box somewhere in case you need a novelty item some day. Stick with USGI mags if possible. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 11:34:12 AM EST
Don't use those, get yourself some USGI mags.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 5:15:46 AM EST
You mean you actually use those? YOU BOUGHT THREE??!!! Tell me you're in a 10+ round unfriendly state.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 9:45:00 AM EST
No magazine restrictions in Ohio. Can only load 31 rounds in the rifle, but that's it. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 6:28:26 PM EST
I too have had this problem with the bushy 10 round mags. I really have to give it a hell of a whack for it to catch with the bolt closed. That pissed me off. I have to hit it so hard that often the shell at the top of the mag is bent after. Take the advice people offered on this form and buy some USGIs from the EE.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 3:46:36 AM EST
What brand rifle do you have? My Bushy 10 rounders all fit easily into my Bushy rifle. Maybe either the mag or gun is "out-of-whack"....whatever the hell in-whack is.... KillJoy
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 7:30:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2003 7:35:55 AM EST by bushmaster]
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 2:43:44 AM EST
When there's already a round chambered and you want a full magazine in the weapon as well. Why have 30, 20, or 10 when you can have 31, 21, of 11? -- Chuck
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