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Posted: 8/20/2001 9:42:19 PM EDT
I picked up a couple of "after-market" high-cap mags for my M1A, even a few 30 rounders, at a gunshow a couple of days ago. Obviously, these mags aren't of the highest quality, but what exactly is an "After-market" mag???
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 9:59:05 PM EDT
Well in the case of the Norinco M14 then using a USGI issued magazine would make the mag aftermarket.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:12:38 PM EDT
I believe the ones you have are USA.I have a few,I recieved in a trade.They seem to work allright.The 308 seems to have the weenies to strip the round and push it into the chamber.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:43:10 PM EDT
The only non-USGI mags I found to be reliable in my M21 are the Norinco mags. The other after market mags with the stamped tabs on the back instead of the welded tabs sometimes fall out of the gun especially when fully loaded (the mag not me) and rapid firing.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 11:04:23 PM EDT
I agree with Buster and would add that the Thermolds are okay too. I have a couple of USA M14 mags that fall out of the gun as well. As far as quality, I would rate them as so: USGI Norinco Thermold USA
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 2:36:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 4:06:23 AM EDT
USA = unreliable junk. If you want the M14 to work, use USGI mags or chinese copies. The Chinese look exactly like USGI except they are unmarked and lighter grey colored parkerized.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 4:55:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 8:13:26 AM EDT
Actually Millett made some 30s that work I have 2 USAs that work-out of 10 I tried If anyone has USGI SA marked I would like 2 cpermd
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