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Posted: 10/10/2004 2:33:58 PM EDT
has anyone had any experience(good or bad)with the Israeli Orlite Magazines. Will they take the new green folowers
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 2:35:56 PM EDT
They are good range mags. some times they will not seat all the way in some rifles.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:35:04 PM EDT
They are not durable. They are not reliable. I use them in ARs for range work only. Occasionally I use them in the 16s when I'm shooting alone (OK, yes, I get embarassed by unreliable functioning in front of an audience........but there's no Viagra for Orlites).

I still have too #&*% many of them. They crack at the feedlips after as few as 3 mag dumps. They tend to accumulate grit - must be kept scrupulously free of lubricants. Some lowers have seating issues.

They're not worth the money, IME.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:46:44 PM EDT
Stay away. Especially with USGIs as cheap as they are, there's no reason to put up with that sh*t
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:54:22 PM EDT
Mine Orlites work great, no worse than my Colt 20 and 30-rounders. I bought them new. Don't buy used ones, they usually have hairline cracks that only visible when loaded. Don't ever buy the refurbished ones, they were just used ones painted to cover up cracks. That's just from my experience.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:05:16 PM EDT
Mine are OK, but I wouldn't buy anymore unless they were $5 apiece.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:10:28 PM EDT
I've got a few, plinking mags only.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:33:44 PM EDT
I got some, I have been meaning to get rid of them
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:54:43 PM EDT
orlites are alight

they will feed
h/w, some are picky w/ bushies
they have durability problems: cracked feed lips, widening of the feed lips whenever left fully loaded

no, i dont think that you can change the followers

ok for the range; not ok for the field

just get USGI
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:57:14 PM EDT
Also dont drop them, they will spit back out ammo.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:10:10 PM EDT
The Israeli Mags have different followers than GI mags, the springs are the same. I have many Israeli Orlites and have no problems. I would LOVE to see new ones for sale and would definantly buy some more.

Just my $.02
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:46:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:36:33 AM EDT
The Orlites are fine in some ARs, and not in others. For the price of USGI mags nowdays, I wouldn't buy the Orlites. The few that I have are now used in dry fire reloading practices only.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:39:00 AM EDT
I left a few loaded for probaly 3 or 4 weeks, after that the springs worked really bad.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:58:10 AM EDT
You can buy brand new teflon USGI mags for $12 each. The AWB died and there is zero reason to waste your time on the Orlites. If I could get them for free, I wouldn't use them. Go out and buy a few of the new USGI mags and never look back.
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