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Posted: 9/17/2003 11:27:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2003 11:49:02 AM EDT by flash-hider]
So other than USA brand what is your favorite?

Personally I prefer the GI 20's because they seem handier than the longer 30's.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 11:42:06 AM EDT
The poll seems to have left off a few options. No H&K mags? I personally know guys who swear by the USA brand mags.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 11:46:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2003 11:48:11 AM EDT by flash-hider]
I think ~90% of the people on this site can't legally own H&K mags. USA mags though....
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 12:51:32 AM EDT
Orlite and Thermold should be different catagories. Just because they're both nonmetallic doesn't make them equivelent[:D] US Thermolds yes. Orlites, no. Canadian Thermolds? Range mags, but you can't leave them loaded for months, 'cause they swell out to the side. Not as much as Orlites, but enough to take 'em out of the serious use catagory. Ahh, but you US GI lovers, keep on buying those miracle paints to refinish 'em, and those spare mag bodies so you can rebuild 'em. Yup, you've helped to create a whole new industry [:D]
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 3:47:26 AM EDT
I'm a USGI 20-rounder kind of guy. I now have 31 20-rounders and only 24 USGI 30-rounders. I've never thought much about the Orlites or Thermolds. However, I have a Canadian Thermold on the way thanks to Cody @ Magazine Specialties. Maybe this mag will change my mind.
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 4:22:48 PM EDT
Orlites aren't even in the same league as Thermold magazines. I have about 20 Thermold 30-rounders and haven't had a single problem with any of them...period. The Orlites, however, are a totally different story. I only have three Orlites and I do not even use them for range purposes.
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 9:23:11 PM EDT
Ok now, who is the joker that picked the 10-rounder ? [chair]
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 9:27:41 PM EDT
i'm partial to the USGI 20's
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 10:59:59 PM EDT
I think you screwed up a bit... You should have separated the USGIs & the Brits. Given, the USGIs would still win but it would not be as much of a landslide and it would give everyone a perspective on who thinks the Brit mags superior. IMHO Lumping Brit m,ags with USGIs is roughly equal to lumping USGIs to Thermolds. The difference (besides opinoons on reliability) is the material.
Link Posted: 9/21/2003 8:01:54 PM EDT
20rd USGI fits me better at the range, but I'd choose the 30rd in the field. The shorter 20rd mag makes it simpler to rest on the box / sandbag given its shorter height. Besides, after sending a few mags of ammo down range without resting the rifle on something, 30rd strongs get to be too long for me to maintain m accuracy.
Link Posted: 9/21/2003 8:37:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2003 8:37:30 PM EDT by Confederate]
I have two AR's and a Beta-mag for each, nothing is more fun than emptying a Beta-mag!![;)]
Link Posted: 9/21/2003 10:34:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Confederate: I have two AR's and a Beta-mag for each, nothing is more fun than emptying a Beta-mag!![;)]
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I assume you haven't played with a shrike yet.
Link Posted: 9/22/2003 5:25:15 AM EDT
I prefer the GI 20rd mags for all around use and especially in the prone.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 12:35:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2003 12:38:02 AM EDT by Confederate]
Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Originally Posted By Confederate: I have two AR's and a Beta-mag for each, nothing is more fun than emptying a Beta-mag!![;)]
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I assume you haven't played with a shrike yet.
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No I have not, VERY few people have ever touched one, from what I have read, they will probably not even be available until next year.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 7:07:57 PM EDT
I bought two 120 round drums recently. The one I ran done real well. It is now my favorite.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 4:08:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 4:15:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2003 4:17:06 PM EDT by Hokie]
I personally don't see any logical reason to own detachable magazines that holds more than 3 rounds.[BD]
Link Posted: 10/4/2003 9:16:53 PM EDT
I prefer the Orlites - light, no corrosion/finish to worry about, and much fewer problems than that P.O.S. U.S. manufactured Thermold I have. Maybe I got lucky with the Orlites and unlucky with the Thermold, but that is my experience. After that the black Brit steel, then everything else.
Link Posted: 10/5/2003 7:27:14 PM EDT
20 rounders, must have more 20 rounders.
Link Posted: 10/5/2003 7:29:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2003 8:50:23 PM EDT
I've had both 20 and 30 rounders while serving as an SP in the USAF. Twenties were prefered for range work, qualification, and vehicle duty in Japan ('cause round count didn't matter since the bad guys weren't armed...most of the time!). Thirty rounders were good for peace of mind (Korea and the Philipines) and for making it hard to enter/exit patrol units. They also tended to snag onto web gear a lot. As a civilian I now have Orlites and teflon USGIs. I have had 100% reliability in my Orlites, mainly due to the fact they were disassembled, inspected and cleaned after purchase. They're my main range mags and have also been used in tactical matches("low speed, high drag"). Teflon USGIs are flawless...Wolffe spring-enhancement helps, too. And the black mags (Orlites included) make the ol' black rifle look that much more wicked. Buy a teflon mag or two ($22-$25 per) and give 'em a try. I'd like to put a teflon/moly finish on one of the Brit SA80 steel mags and see how it holds up...
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 1:28:18 AM EDT
I originally had a couple of U.S.G.I 20's & some British Radway Green 30's that I "obtained" free of charge. I found the RG 30's appeared to be much poorer quality in terms of construction than the U.S G.I 20's & the follower design led to stoppages (that I haven't yet experienced with the 20's). So, the RG's got binned & I now stick solely to U.S.G.I 20's! Regards. John.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 12:28:08 PM EDT
I just recently started my collection of the British gray-ish 30rd mags, and all 6 that I have (so far), cycle without problems. I just got some green followers so an update will be due soon to hopefully head off any future feeding issues. J
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 12:32:22 PM EDT
I like USGI 20's most. I shoot off a bench alot. Danny
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:35:40 PM EDT
I like the USGI 20 rounders.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 9:40:16 PM EDT
John from GRB, I have found the "British" 30 round mags to quite reliable. I'm over 1200 rounds in 6 Brit mags. I even like the rust finish,it sits well with a good oil coat.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 1:35:12 AM EDT
I prefer USGI 20 rounders for shooting prone and black teflon steel British 30 rounders for everything else. I have a few USGI 30s but I like the teflon Brit 30s more.
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