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Posted: 5/8/2001 11:29:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/9/2001 12:05:03 AM EDT by Redhook]
First, I want to know what you guys consider to be the best magazine (20/30rds) in terms of quality and reliability? What is the worst? Second, I've read most of you say that USGI metal mags with metal followers are the best. However, in discussions with a Marine buddy of mine, he claims that most of their 30rd M16 Mags have metal bodies but plastic followers. He also claims that there are very few magazine related problems. Any comments? -Red-
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 11:52:25 PM EDT
Best AR 30's are any new in wrap "NIW" USGI mags or 80% or better if you can't get new ones. Best 30 USGI's are Colt, Center Industries, Parsons, Okay & Adventure line.(I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two) Do a search on Mag FAQ to get the link or if some else posts it. It has all the info you need. The ones people are talking about with the metal followers are the USGI 20 rounders mostly Colt & Simmonds.Thermolds and Orlites are good, too. STAY AWAY FROM USA MAGS, they are much lower quality and not reliable. John
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 11:55:01 PM EDT
BTW- Most USGI 30 rounders all have plastic followers. The older ones are Black and the newer ones are green and are supossed to be better because the legs are longer so it won't cant during the last few rounds. John
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 1:13:01 AM EDT
I actually prefer orlite or thermold. I once goto prone too fast with an AR with Aluminum GI mag. The Mag hit the ground and Split along the weld dumping the rounds. I don't know if a plastic mag will crack if it had gone though the same treatment.
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