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Posted: 10/20/2004 5:59:46 PM EDT
I'm ordering a new "no-ban" Bushmaster m-4 and am planning on stocking up on mags. I heard that certain mags(the polymer ones especially) dont work in Bushmasters. Can anyone tell me why and what mags are the best. Bushmaster factory?

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Cocked, Locked and ready to Glock
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:04:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 6:04:50 PM EDT by A96HondaAccordEX]
any USGI mags, i prefer DPMS magazines because i like the way the black teflon matches the BM rifle
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:08:36 PM EDT
Stick with USGI. As for plastic mags, Thermolds work OK but avoid Orlites. The Orlite mags have a little lip that hits the bottom of the mag well before the catch engages. You can file off some of the lip and make them work, but it's better just not to buy them IMHO. Plastic mags have other issues too - just stick with USGI mags and you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:55:19 PM EDT
Any of the USGI magazines should work well, with the possible exception of some of the Cooper's. Some of the Cooper magazines lack the quality of construction that the others exhibit.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 7:23:34 AM EDT
I use ALL the USGI's and no problems. I have one British new mag. I have not used the plastic mags. I prefer the 20 rounders with the alloy follower. 30 rounders look nice and evil, but for prctical shooting 20's are the way to go. I'm not a mag hoarder, but I have a dozen 30's and a dozen 20's....30's rarely get used anymore.

roy d
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:23:28 AM EDT

What mags work best in a Bushy?

LOADED USGIs of course.

Circle-K (OKay)
Adventureline...Etc, Etc.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:32:52 AM EDT

Personally, I picked up a bunch of brand-new manufacture Labelle USGI mags, and they work great in Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:49:39 AM EDT
i like grey magazines, but black ones work well too. stay away from black plastic.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:18:19 AM EDT
The Bushmaster LEO teflons are out and they are great! They have the green followers. I also picked up some Magpul followers that I eventually plan to put in them.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 10:16:57 AM EDT
Too bad they didn't have a Magazine Forum and FAQ or two....
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 10:21:42 AM EDT
you have plenty of time to read up on mags cause your bushy m4 is not going to arive anytime soon
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:48:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 2:49:19 PM EDT by Marco]

Originally Posted By Forest:
Too bad they didn't have a Magazine Forum and FAQ or two....

Magazine section just sales talk. Better in general discussions. Some just scan the active topics
section and dont regard where the post came from
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:53:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Marco:
Magazine section just sales talk.

Sales are limited to the EE. The Magazine forum is for discussion of MAGAZINE issues.

You'll find no better place for the infomation.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:40:33 PM EDT
I have no experience with plastic AR mags, but the polymer 30rd mags we use on AK/RPK/Veprs work just fine and are actually better than the steel mags:
they're lighter, they do not rust, and they do not scratch up the receiver when inserting/removing. They don't crack (get Bulgarian waffle mags, the Polish mags crack at the lips).
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