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Posted: 5/4/2003 7:30:49 PM EDT
I am fairly new to AR's and think that it is time to expand my mag collection (1).  I don't know much about USGI 30's, but I was told they are the best.  What are the differences between brands though?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:42:25 PM EDT
[#1]
I have dozens, some of the best are old worn Adventurelines.  OKay's are the nicest of the new ones.  I even have some FN's.

Very few of any brand fail to work, if they do you can always paint them with permasilk and sell them here as new.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:44:03 PM EDT
[#2]
As far as I know, they all had to meet the same QC and production standards. One is as good as another.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:45:02 PM EDT
[#3]
Isn't there a mag faq?

Isn't there a magazine forum?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:46:24 PM EDT
[#4]
Center...they made them for colt I think.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:49:08 PM EDT
[#5]
Mugzilla, I just needed some quick responses before I order from Steve.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:52:17 PM EDT
[#6]
I will type this one more time...

[i]Most[/i] USGI mags are milsurp...

When I was in, we cleaned mags in bunches. Strip them down to piles of floorplates, springs, followers & bodies. Reassembled in reverse order.

When I buy mags, I assume the name on the floorplate is anything but the body manufacturer.  Unless you buy a mag NIW, I would say you can assume the same.

I go for rivet count, lip & tab condition. Nothing more.

Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:59:29 PM EDT
[#7]
I like all the USGI mags.  I mostly have Sanchez and LaBelles.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:02:50 PM EDT
[#8]
Out of all my mags new, like new (out of wrapper), and used Sanchez are the best.  Unless someone went to the trouble to prophesy (not prophecy) which ones I would buy and put Sanchez floor plates on the good ones I would get.

TS

OKay would be second.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:07:22 PM EDT
[#9]
Can you tell me more about the "rivet count"?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:14:19 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
I will type this one more time...

[i]Most[/i] USGI mags are milsurp...

I go for rivet count, [i][red]lip & tab condition. Nothing more.[/i][/red] [green]*[/green]

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[green]*[/green]Without brand name, the two most important factors.

TS
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:24:08 PM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
Can you tell me more about the "rivet count"?
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There were some mags, Coopers IIRC (not 100%sure), that only had 3 'rivets', circular body weld spots on the front & back edges, that were deemed 'substandard'.

I make sure mine have at least 6, and some go as many as 8 or 9. Just trying to limit Murphy.

Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:55:55 PM EDT
[#12]
I likr the OKay's
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 9:45:31 PM EDT
[#13]
What Brand? FN's and Center's
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 9:54:50 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
I will type this one more time...

[i]Most[/i] USGI mags are milsurp...

When I was in, we cleaned mags in bunches. Strip them down to piles of floorplates, springs, followers & bodies. Reassembled in reverse order.

When I buy mags, I assume the name on the floorplate is anything but the body manufacturer.  Unless you buy a mag NIW, I would say you can assume the same.

I go for rivet count, lip & tab condition. Nothing more.

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Roger that!  I did the exact same thing.  Some of the best mags were so worn they didn't have much finish left on them.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:13:16 PM EDT
[#15]
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:16:42 PM EDT
[#16]
They are all good.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:16:46 PM EDT
[#17]
Have them all and a few Colt's. They all work just as well.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:19:31 PM EDT
[#18]
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:28:38 PM EDT
[#19]
Tefloned Coated Labelle's from DPMS [naughty]    [:D]
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:29:32 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
1. Labelle
2. FN
3. Okay / Sanchez
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Ditto!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 12:28:44 AM EDT
[#21]
I've never had any Labelle or FN mags.  I have in order of my preference; 1) Sanchez, 2)Okay,
3)Center, 4) Parsons

TS
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 3:21:21 AM EDT
[#22]
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