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Posted: 9/23/2004 4:33:25 AM EST
Im starting to see HK magazines for the AR for sale .Are they worth the $50.00 these folks are asking for them ?Do they work twice as good ? Is there any reason to pay over twice as much ?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:41:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By PinPointOne:
Im starting to see HK magazines for the AR for sale .Are they worth the $50.00 these folks are asking for them ?Do they work twice as good ? Is there any reason to pay over twice as much ?





No.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:05:45 AM EST
I'd rather buy 4 USGI
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:59:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:01:01 AM EST
So basically its just following the unwritten rule that anything with an HK on it has to be expensive?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:15:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:55:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By SMPrider112:
I'd rather buy 4 USGI



+1
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:20:41 AM EST
they claim that feeding was improved by 33%?? I have never had a feeding problem with my USGI's so I dont get where they got that info from
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:26:04 AM EST
I just went and bought some of the steel 'English' magazines, added Magpul followers and Wolf springs.

I think a better magazine, and cheaper to boot.

However I have no personal experience with the HK M16 magazine.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:39:30 AM EST
Just remember that the German and Brit magazines are not designed for the M16. As finicky as mags can be, do you want a minute tolerance difference? Yes, they are NATO spec, but.......

USGI- combat proven, and many can be had new mfg. now.

Brit- surplus or out of tolerance?

German- surplus or out of tolerance?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:07:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 10:15:47 AM EST by Spooge5150]
I just got three of them.

I have to say this, (being loyal to USGI) these HK mags are pretty nice. Seams are flawless. You can see the difference in quality.

I say this with plans to buy more Teflon coated USGI mags.

Just my .02 cents.


Some Pics to let you see the difference.



Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:25:20 AM EST
Wow, $150 for those 3 mags... head.gif
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:30:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 10:31:00 AM EST by Spooge5150]
Ahhh no.

Didn't pay $50.00 for these. Then that would be
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:02:29 AM EST
Hmmm ... they are kinda snazzy looking.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:05:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:28:30 PM EST
Some more images.
The USGI is a grey teflon Labelle.

Top view to see the angle of the bottom difference:


Floor plate view:


Follower view:
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:54:12 PM EST

I posted a picture comparison thread last year.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=17&t=148623
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:52:36 AM EST
Only 10 ???
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:58:45 AM EST
Sorry XM777.

Didn't know about that one. Your pics are better.


Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:46:22 PM EST
I was thinking about buying one or two just for the heck of it. I figure if nothing else they will make my mag collection a little more complete. Would anyone happen to know where I can find some though? I don't see them for sale anywhere. Thanks
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:27:35 PM EST
Where do I find HK mAgs?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:21:13 PM EST
They have those type of magazines at Topglock.com

tom
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:31:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 3:41:20 AM EST by redfisher]

This will take you to the grocery store




and so will this..........


I have a couple of high dollar rifles that would finish out nicely with the HK mags
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:25:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By redfisher:
This will take you to the grocery store
img.photobucket.com/albums/v400/redfisher19/Homer1.jpg



and so will this..........
img.photobucket.com/albums/v400/redfisher19/Porsche1.jpg

I have a couple of high dollar rifles that would finish out nicely with the HK mags


The HK mags are gorgeous, would be a little afraid to use them
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:23:45 AM EST
I heard of a feeding issue with HK mags when the rifle is not vertical or is sideways like shooting around a corner. This was discovered in a Carbine Class. I have a friend that bought a few for collector value but he plans on shooting one of them to test it out.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:43:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By TStafford:
I heard of a feeding issue with HK mags when the rifle is not vertical or is sideways like shooting around a corner. This was discovered in a Carbine Class. I have a friend that bought a few for collector value but he plans on shooting one of them to test it out.



I haven't experienced that problem, nor have I had any other feeding problems with the newest batch of HK mags. The finish sucks, and they're way too heavy... But they work. For $35+, I can't say that I'd buy any more of them. We're not very satisfied with the ones we did buy...

-Cap'n
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:47:06 PM EST
They do look nice, I'll stick with the cheap stuff.

If I see them for maybe $20 Id get one
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