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Posted: 8/21/2005 8:01:00 PM EDT
Is a 30 rounder really a 30 round mag?....What is the wisdom for 20 and 30 rounders.... How many for good function?...With 30 rounds and 29 rounds and 28 rounds I have a partial bolt closure like there is too much force on the bottom of the bolt..The army must have been thru this years ago...How many rounds do you load in your 20 and 30 round mags?...Thanks
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:25:49 PM EDT
This comes up quite often. You'll get a bunch of replies. Some download the mags by one or two rounds and I think the general reason is to make insertion of the mag on a closed bolt easier.

That being said, I load my 30 rounders w/ 30 rounds.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:31:56 PM EDT
My bolt recoil spring is brand new...What other thing could cause the bolt not to feed the first round completely?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:48:58 PM EDT
I load 20 rounds in my 20 round magazines
I load 30 rounds in my 30 round magazines
I load 100 rounds in my Beta-C magazine
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:15:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I load 20 rounds in my 20 round magazines
I load 30 rounds in my 30 round magazines
I load 100 rounds in my Beta-C magazine

Like the man used to say: I love it when a plan comes together!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:35:46 PM EDT
yes.....max out on all for capacity....

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:38:53 AM EDT
i load full capacity
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:16:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:24:55 AM EDT
Good advice so far on mag capacity, but I have to ask.....are you lubing your gun properly? It sounds like your bolt may be "sticking."
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:54:38 AM EDT
hope so breakfree where they say...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:54:28 AM EDT
20 in a 20
30 in a 30
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:29:47 AM EDT
30 in a 30.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:04:36 PM EDT
If it's USGI, 20 in a 20, 30 in a 30. I have dropped a few from not smacking them in tight, but have learned from that.

HK mags allow extra, so they hold 31, but I think the little bit of extra depth is to make inserting a full 30 easier.

It feels like a 28/30, thus making insertion easier. Kosmo
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:48:06 PM EDT
what ever happened to the rule of thumb for the spring?? 28 in a 30?? does that not apply these days with the newer mags??
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 9:29:10 PM EDT
Heck if you load 30 in a 30 and the bolt won't close ain't that what the bolt assist is for?

Smack it and shoot!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 10:02:58 PM EDT
to me, 30 means 30.

20 means 20.

that is all.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:15:03 AM EDT

If you're shooting is limited to punching paper from a bench, stuff you mags until they won't hold anymore.

bad advice !! VERY BAD ADVICE !![/red i have found some 20s & 30s will hold 21 & 31 rnds, if you stuff them with one extra round, i gurantee a failure to feed if the bolt/carrier is locked back & if loaded with BC locked you will have difficulty in pulling the charging handle.., count'm, 20 in a 20 & 30 in a 30 it is just that simple !!
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