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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
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
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
Isn't there a mag faq? Isn't there a magazine forum?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:46:24 PM EDT
Center...they made them for colt I think.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:49:08 PM EDT
Mugzilla, I just needed some quick responses before I order from Steve.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:52:17 PM EDT
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
I like all the USGI mags. I mostly have Sanchez and LaBelles.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:02:50 PM EDT
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
Can you tell me more about the "rivet count"?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 8:14:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CavVet: 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
Originally Posted By AR_Clint: 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
I likr the OKay's
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 9:45:31 PM EDT
What Brand? FN's and Center's
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 9:54:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CavVet: 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
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:16:42 PM EDT
They are all good.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:16:46 PM EDT
Have them all and a few Colt's. They all work just as well.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:19:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:28:38 PM EDT
Tefloned Coated Labelle's from DPMS [naughty] [:D]
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:29:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: 1. Labelle 2. FN 3. Okay / Sanchez
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Ditto!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 12:28:44 AM EDT
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
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