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Posted: 5/20/2005 4:37:13 AM EDT
I read the post on cutting a groove. What do you to yhe follower to make them work? Is there anything else to do?
Thanks Mark
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:40:10 AM EDT
I tried messing with the follower in the first mag I modified and it did't really want to bend, so much as crack and break. I ended up not messing with any of the followers in the rest of the mags I cut and they work perfectly.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:46:18 PM EDT
Same here I just cut the notches and they work pretty damn good.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:04:37 PM EDT
Try using the mag first. For a lot of setups it will work fine. Usually if you have problems it will be with bolt-over-bullet failure to feeds on the last 1-5 rounds in the magazine. My particular Rockr River 9mm upper would not strip the last 4 rounds out of any mag. The solution is the flatten the feed angle of the follower slightly so the round sits more horizontal. bend the follower legs with some pliers (GENTLY and SLOWLY, as the follwoers are brittle) until the angle is about halfway between what it originally was and horizontal, i.e. if the original follower angle makes the last round point up at a 15 degree angle, you want it to be at about a 7-8 degree angle when you are done.

It is MUCH simpler than it sounds, and once you find the proper angle it is easy to do to all the other mag followers.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:07:01 AM EDT
Thanks for thr info.
Mark
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:14:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 5:15:01 AM EDT by WSAR15]
Somebody recently posted a drawing with the dimensions where to cut/notch the mag.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:26:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dawg180:
Try using the mag first. For a lot of setups it will work fine. Usually if you have problems it will be with bolt-over-bullet failure to feeds on the last 1-5 rounds in the magazine. My particular Rockr River 9mm upper would not strip the last 4 rounds out of any mag. The solution is the flatten the feed angle of the follower slightly so the round sits more horizontal. bend the follower legs with some pliers (GENTLY and SLOWLY, as the follwoers are brittle) until the angle is about halfway between what it originally was and horizontal, i.e. if the original follower angle makes the last round point up at a 15 degree angle, you want it to be at about a 7-8 degree angle when you are done.

It is MUCH simpler than it sounds, and once you find the proper angle it is easy to do to all the other mag followers.



The only mags I have feed issues with are the ones where the notch ended up being cut about .010"+ too high causing the mag to sit a bit low. The feed issue was only with the last round, not the last 4-6 rounds. I ended up cutting all of my mags so that the top of the notch started about 1.200" below the feed lips.
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