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Posted: 10/24/2013 4:03:00 AM EST
im getting close to having all parts to put this thing together..however i dont have mags...whats recommended?i see cp mags with blue followers all over the internet.are they any good?
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 6:19:56 AM EST
they're the only mags on the market that I'm aware of. Even the ones from Alexander Arms are CP mags
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 6:54:30 AM EST
This is what is available:

Old C-Products
ACS- took over C-Products tooling
CPD (C Products Defense)- reformed company using new machinery
AR Stoner- made by one of the above (CPD, I think)
AA- made by one of the above (ASC, I think)
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 7:09:27 AM EST
So basically CP lol
For what it's worth I've never had any issues with my mags.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 10:41:25 AM EST
Some time ago someone mentioned that 6.8 mags will work for 6.5... I have only heard it the one time... is there any truth to that?
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 5:04:16 PM EST
IIRC, AA mags are cproduct, but have tighter QC
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 5:19:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kc215:
IIRC, AA mags are cproduct, but have tighter QC
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They were for a while when that was the sole source. Now they are ASC.

AA runs their mags through a testing apparatus to ensure proper feeding, and rejects those that fail, so customers only get ones that have gone through that type of testing process after the manufacturer.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 6:04:46 PM EST
My ASC mags work well, no issues to report.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 6:15:56 PM EST
I have ASC and C Prods 10, 15 and 25 round mags. The 25 rounders from both companies do not work for me. The ASC 15 rounders have been very reliable and the C prods have been fine in my gun but not my buddies. Both companies 15 rounders only hold 14.7 rounds. The 10 rounders work fine and hold 10 rounds.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 3:52:37 AM EST
ok good info guys..thanks
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:03:55 AM EST
Most people have found that the 17rd mags (often really only 14-15rds) don't feed properly when you load them past 7 rounds. These are the ones that look like a 20rd 5.56 magazine.

AA actually specified a curved body 17rd mag, and the original C Products sent them a straight one that didn't function, so AA never carried them since they didn't work.

When I use them, I only load 5 rounds in them.

Also, my 10rd CProducts Defense mags hold only 9 rounds, but function 100% so far, over the past 2 years.

I have watched the 25rd mags run through Grendels for 3 days straight, with all-day shooting each day without any malfs.

For reliability with the PPC-based cartridges in the AR15, it helps to radius the edge of the ejector itself, and make sure your feed ramps are blended and polished.

Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:33:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LRRPF52:
Most people have found that the 17rd mags (often really only 14-15rds) don't feed properly when you load them past 7 rounds. These are the ones that look like a 20rd 5.56 magazine.

AA actually specified a curved body 17rd mag, and the original C Products sent them a straight one that didn't function, so AA never carried them since they didn't work.

When I use them, I only load 5 rounds in them.

Also, my 10rd CProducts Defense mags hold only 9 rounds, but function 100% so far, over the past 2 years.

I have watched the 25rd mags run through Grendels for 3 days straight, with all-day shooting each day without any malfs.

For reliability with the PPC-based cartridges in the AR15, it helps to radius the edge of the ejector itself, and make sure your feed ramps are blended and polished.

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/LRRPF52/DSCF0261.jpg
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Did you do the feed ramps there? I have not had any issue with feeding but I think it coul only help accuracy if you aren't slamming your bullets ino the sharp edge and cutting lines down the bullet
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:03:36 AM EST
Yes, I did that one. This is the rifle it was in, with a CProducts 17rd magazine as well.







Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:50:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 11:51:35 AM EST by Mildew]
No problems out of my AR Stoners, ACSs, or C Products. Some don't hold as many rounds as advertised but that's common.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:59:00 PM EST
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That 17 round mag looks same size as my 15 round mags that hold 14.7 rounds
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