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Posted: 3/11/2006 12:24:26 PM EDT
I did a search and did not find this. I see that some 20rnd mags are curved, some are straight. What is the difference? Also my local Army Surplus has Colt 20rnd mags (straight) pretty used, that is lots of nicks, for about $17.00 I think, are these good and is that a good price. Or should I just go with a new USGI mag.
Thanks...
Just about to get togather my first AR, kinda excited.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:27:41 PM EDT
I sold some newly refinished colt 20 rnd mags for $20-25 during the ban, so that sounds a bit high although I haven't checked them out lately. I beleive thos curved mags are a new production style thats all.
Your best bet would be to pick up some 30 rnd USGI mags, they're dirt cheap right now.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:24:11 PM EDT
All GI 20rd mags are straight

All new production GI mags are 30rd curved, with a green feed-follower...

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:31:29 PM EDT
kind of a dumb question in the name of historical curiousity, has there ever been a straight 30 rdr.?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:38:40 PM EDT
MY OLD striaght COLT 20 rounders w/ Metal Followers BLOW AWAY the NEW D&H 20rounders!!

I wish I never bought them.

Talk about TILTING EASY Green Follower sucks! (Fix with magpul)

The Old Colts dont tilt at all! the metal follower slides like wax! Never ever jam! Best mag EVER!

Also the D&H rattle when loaded with 20rounds?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:43:05 PM EDT
I agree, I really like the colt 20s that I didn't sell, Metal follower, great all around mag.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 2:35:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 2:35:40 PM EDT by SWO_daddy]

Originally Posted By RolandofGilead:
I agree, I really like the colt 20s that I didn't sell, Metal follower, great all around mag.


+1

Same goes for any old GI contract 20s (Adventure Line, Sanchez, etc,) with metal followers. They feed like shit through a goose.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 2:36:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:
I see that some 20rnd mags are curved, some are straight. What is the difference?



Straight: USGI

Curved: Not USGI. Essentially a cut 30 rounder.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 2:53:34 PM EDT
YES ADVENTURE LINE 20 are good to go! I do have a few and just as good as COLT

DO NOT BUY THE NEW D&H 20`s they SUCK ASS

if you must use a magpul and hope it works!

For the range it would be okay? But not SHTF mode
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 2:55:43 PM EDT
SWO Daddy thats True!!

FEED like shit threw a goose!! KILLER
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 5:38:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJ:
YES ADVENTURE LINE 20 are good to go! I do have a few and just as good as COLT

DO NOT BUY THE NEW D&H 20`s they SUCK ASS

if you must use a magpul and hope it works!

For the range it would be okay? But not SHTF mode



I've never used the D&H curved 20rd mags. My C Products 20rd mag seems to work as well as my Colt and Adventureline. I do have an affinity for the old straight mags, though. If I've never used a particular mag brand/type or whatever, I buy one (1) and test it, then buy more if I like it. Buy one CP 20rd and see how you like it.

My $.02,

TS
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 6:42:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 6:44:47 PM EDT by Blanco_Diablo]

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
kind of a dumb question in the name of historical curiousity, has there ever been a straight 30 rdr.?


I'm pretty sure there was. In fact, I think Centerfire Systems was selling them a while ago. Think they ran out though.

Pic:



B_D

ETA: I have 1 Colt and 4 Adventure Line 20 rnd. mags (all straight) and they all feed and work perfectly. I gotta say, though...I like the feel of the Colt mag better. It feels better made for some reason.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:58:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:40:32 AM EDT
I've had no problems with 10 D&H curved 20s. I've run the snot out of them in 16s. It seems that the box demands a slightly shorter COL compared to all other mags in my possession, but this has not been a problem with any factory loads/surp/Wolf. Agree that the straight mags just look better, though.

Sam
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:36:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Zoom in on the bottom of that magazine.....



hehehehe......



And you can get new curved 20 round mags made by CProducts with a GenII Magpul follower and chrome silicon spring for $12.00 each at 44MAG.COM . I have 20 of them now and they run just fine.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:12:51 AM EDT
I'm pretty sure there was. In fact, I think Centerfire Systems was selling them a while ago. Think they ran out though.

Pic:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/BlancoDiablo/AR15/USN19851.jpg


Check out the mag release in the picture, I beleive this guy has a 20rd mag but it's not locked into the weapon. The mag release does not protrude far enough. Knd of reminds me of a picture with John Wayne with the 20rd mag inserted up side down.

Bill
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