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Posted: 5/28/2002 8:05:08 AM EST
Has anyone tried sticking one of the new green follower and spring sets in a U.S.A. mag to see if it will make them more reliable? I know the group feels U.S.A. mags are trash, but they are cheap and the rebuild kits are inexpensive also.

So without flaming me, what do you think? Aw hell, you can flame if you like, I can take it… [}:D]
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 8:25:10 AM EST
[#1]
Reminds me of an old saying:

"You Can't Polish A Turd"

I should know, I own 6 USA 20rnd mags.

BTW, Welcome!
[:D]
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 8:47:23 AM EST
[#2]
btt
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 9:13:17 AM EST
[#3]
Try it and let us know!
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 9:14:28 AM EST
[#4]
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 9:20:39 AM EST
[#5]
Dunno, but I bought 2 & rightly caught hell from the board members! P'sOS. I'll never make that mistake again.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 9:21:47 AM EST
[#6]
Quoted:
Wont work - the feed lips for USA magazines are generally improperly done and just a touch too short.

I like that "Cant Polish a Turd" - it fits nicely here.
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You hit it Forest! I tried the GFs in those mags,
then noticed the lips are unevenly sized.
I got them NIW back when I got my 1st AR and before I read the Mag FAQ. What a "deal" huh?
6 for $50, or $50 for a lesson learned.....
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 9:25:37 AM EST
[#7]
Hey sitedev,
I've got 6 USA 20rnd mags (barely used) and
a bunch of Radway (BRO) SS109 on strippers
I'll trade ya?

[:D]
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 11:02:57 AM EST
[#8]
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 4:24:05 PM EST
[#9]
Well it looks like USGI mags is the only way I'm going to make you crazy people happy.
So I guess that's what I will look for and buy.

Thanks for all your input on the subject.
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 6:49:33 PM EST
[#10]
I guess now wouldn't be the right time to tell you that I have 5 forty rounders with greenies in them and they work perfectly...[:D]

P3[pyro][^][heavy]

Link Posted: 5/28/2002 7:04:40 PM EST
[#11]
Quoted:
Has anyone tried sticking one of the new green follower and spring sets in a U.S.A. mag to see if it will make them more reliable? I know the group feels U.S.A. mags are trash, but they are cheap and the rebuild kits are inexpensive also.

So without flaming me, what do you think? Aw hell, you can flame if you like, I can take it… [}:D]
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Some USA mags are good, some suck, depends on the weapon. If you got'em cheap, good luck.
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