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Posted: 3/28/2006 12:15:06 PM EDT
i guess since the ban is no longer i should get some hi-cap mags. who mags good mags? and how bout a mag loader that ram line used to make?

spanks
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:18:37 PM EDT
ive heard good things about Butler Creek, but i'd stay away from Eagle. Their 30 rounder might be cheap, but you're getting what you pay for

if you want a REAL quality hi-cap mag, search for Tactical Innovations, they make a solid aluminum 25 round magazine that's adjustable for fit in your magwell and everything. real nice looking. but, its right around $50 a pop...
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:19:08 PM EDT
the only surefire hi-cap i have seen is the tactical innovations


look through this forum for the thread discussing hi-caps.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:01:44 PM EDT
Tag for more opinions.

I'm thinking about the Butler Creek steel-lip 25-round smoke mags from Midway. They're $28/apiece.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:29:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 2:31:01 PM EDT by RRA-A2]
I only had one problem with the BC hot lips (all plastic) mags...

I thought it was barrel droop, a tight bentz chamber with a possible burr, or just a shitty mag.

Looking at it closely, the bbl was not the problem at all, it was that the rounds sat a TINY bit too high in the mag. They would be at an OK level to feed in, but the round underneath (one still in mag) would be gouged by the bolt, causing it to jam on entry.

I pulled the bolt out and looked at the underside. There's 3 "guide" ridges along the bottom. My guess was that the bolt was being snagged by the middle ridge right at the edge of the bolt face. To be sure I didnt remove too much; I stuck an spent casing on the bolt. Then I took a dremel and slightly rounded off that pointy edge, giving it a taper. Very little material was removed.

Now the mags feed like a champ. To test it out, I shot 400 rounds as fast as I could pull the trigger and reload 2 mags. Had maybe a 1/2 dozen FTE's, but a VQ extractor should fix that problem. Other than that, they work awesome now. This was using cheap CCI-Blazer and mini-mags.

YMMV

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:28:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 5:29:02 AM EDT by M4A1OwnsYou]
Get the steel lip Butler Creek 25 rounder.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:45:52 AM EDT
yep agreed. . steel lip Butler Creek 25 or 30rd.

the bolt wears the cheap plastic lipped one's out rather quickly resulting in annoying jams.

i dunno anything about those mag-loaders. . .
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:14:56 PM EDT
Has no one else had any luck with Eagle 30s? I have 14 of them and they all run like tops with Federal ammo. However, all of the feedback I hear is negative. I was just wandering if anyone else had some that worked, or if I just got lucky.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:21:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rampant_Colt:
yep agreed. . steel lip Butler Creek 25 or 30rd.

the bolt wears the cheap plastic lipped one's out rather quickly resulting in annoying jams.

i dunno anything about those mag-loaders. . .



The actual feed lip should not even touch the bolt. The center ridge on the underside of the bolt will ride in the middle to push rounds forward out of the mag.

I have an OLD butler creek mag that has at least 4k rounds through it, the feed lips look totally fine. Works like a champ. Have 3 newer hot lips mags and they all work awesome too.
Keep in mind I modified my bolts' center ridge.

Maybe I just got lucky, I dunno
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:16:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rcr29:
Has no one else had any luck with Eagle 30s? I have 14 of them and they all run like tops with Federal ammo. However, all of the feedback I hear is negative. I was just wandering if anyone else had some that worked, or if I just got lucky.



ive got one of theirs, it was $10 on cheaper-than-dirt, so i figured why not give it a shot? well mine didnt run for shit at first. it would hang up every other round or so, but strangely the number of jams has dropped quite a bit since then. maybe the spring needed to get broken in? doesnt sound right, but hey, it's working a bit better.

it still jams at least once every mag-full, but for only $10, it could have been worse i guess...

id still much rather spring for some Steel Lips or a couple extra Ruger mags with one of those couplers if i wanted to be quick.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:51:52 AM EDT
No problems with the 3 BC Steel Lips mags or the 2 hot lips mags I have. I have 2 50 rd Ramline mags that have been totally worthless from day 1.

I will say to stay away from the double stack mags and stick with single stack.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:10:34 AM EDT
BC steel lip mags work nicely in my 10/22. The best part is the BC mag loader makes loading the mags a snap.
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