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Posted: 5/11/2003 7:41:18 PM EDT
I just got my first AR, an Armalite M15A4.  Do you recoommend 20 or 30 rd mags?  Why?  What brand is best?
Thanks
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 8:57:53 PM EDT
[#1]
elpaso,  

First welcome to the black rifle club.  Get a few of each as long as their USGI.  You want reliablity above all else.  20s are great for prone and DCM shoots.  30s take a long time to unloaded but are fun.  If your in the El Paso area you should have no trouble finding USGI mags.  If you decide to hunt with it, personally I use a 20.  (last time I hunted Texas it was legal to use high cap mags).  There's alot of coyotes out on Ft Bliss North and South.

De Oppresso Liber
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 9:11:19 PM EDT
[#2]
Both have merits, so I suggest you score a few of each. 30s = fewer reloads 20s = more freedom shooting prone (esp. for competitions). Assuming you are shooting semi automatic, either SHOULD be adequate for your needs.

I am partial to my brand(s) of USGIs but the concensus is that ALL are comparable (particularly with a new spring and a green follower) with the exception of Coopers. These 30 rounders may have 3 welds instead of six and are of substandard quality in terms of fit. When buying a USGI make sure that the feed lips aren't cracked and that the floorplate tabs aren't broken. Check out Magazines FAQ and good luck to you.
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