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Posted: 11/26/2001 4:10:20 PM EDT
I'm partial to USGI 20 round mags for range target shooting. I have some Colt 7 rounders, but don't really use them for much. I have a bunch of 30 rounders, but don't really like to shoot with them except for plinking and messing around doing rapid fire. I guess I would want these if I were ever in a battle type of situation, but I don't ever plan on that happening (knock on wood). Never used the orlites or waffle sided ones. Never used nor do I want to use any of the non-USGI metal/steel aftermarket mags.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 4:39:25 PM EDT
Fully Loaded Ones
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 4:40:42 PM EDT
colt 20's they feed perfectly and work nice from positions like prone and off bags.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:20:59 PM EDT
i love usgi 20 rounders. they work great also like usgi 30's havent tried any thermolds yet but i plan 2
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:23:12 PM EDT
USGI 20's for service rifle competition/practice. USGI 30's for all around general fun.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:28:40 PM EDT
When I got sent to Panama in 1976, I thought 30's were really cool..Till they snagged on all the vines and brush..Then I just used 20's..better all the way around
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:42:32 PM EDT
tcsd1236 Fully Loaded Ones [beer]
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:57:36 PM EDT
Labelle manufactured teflons.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 6:04:08 PM EDT
plain old center or Okay 30 rounders with the plain old black follower. no problems with 'em.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 6:19:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2001 6:11:35 PM EDT by GodBlessTexas]
Originally Posted By tcsd1236: Fully Loaded Ones
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Even USA Mags? [}:D] God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 6:22:05 PM EDT
The only non-USGI mags I own are two Labelle black Teflon coated 30's. They are identical to USGI's in everything except the exterior coating which is non-Milspec. As my wife says, "Boy, are those pretty..." [:D] They're more for show than anything else though. I don't ever really plan on using them seriously. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 6:27:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 6:37:51 PM EDT
Have had nothing but good luck with USGI mags. As a matter of fact, some of the more beat up ones with loose springs work just as well, if not better, than the almost new ones. The only other ones I've tried have been Orlites. Haven't had much luck with those.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 8:26:16 PM EDT
I still like Thermolds because they match the furniture. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:07:15 PM EDT
USGI (Colt) 20 rounder for bench and slow fire exercises. USGI and Thermold 30 rounders for fun, plinking, rapid fire, or when I am going to be hiking a ways and want as full of a mag as possible. Orlites suck. All other brands wish they could be as good as orlite.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:15:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FALARAK: Orlites suck. All other brands wish they could be as good as orlite.
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huh? [>:/]
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:23:21 PM EDT
I use Master Molder (Thermold) 20 rounders for bench and prone shooting and Thermold 30 rounders for standing and from the hip shooting. USPC40 ------------------------------------------------- [b][blue]NRA Life Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.nra.org[/url] [b][blue]GOA Life Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.gunowners.org[/url] [b][blue]SAF Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.saf.org[/url] [b][blue]SAS Supporter[/blue][/b] - [url]www.sas-aim.org[/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:32:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vinnie:
Originally Posted By FALARAK: Orlites suck. All other brands wish they could be as good as orlite.
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huh? [>:/]
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Translation... all other brands _REALLY_ suck...
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:41:40 PM EDT
Is there any question? Simmons USGI 20 rounders. They're light, low profile, highly reliable, very clean loading, and [i]nice and shiny[/i].
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:43:45 PM EDT
Full-Auto/Bump-Fire: 40 Round USGI Rapid-Fire Plinking: 30 Round USGI Bench Rest/Prone: 20 Round USGI Foxhole/Trench/Sandbags: 30 Round USGI Hunting: 5 Round (FL Hunting Rules) Aftermarket or 30 Round USGI Blocked To 5 Rounds With Spent Shells.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:46:02 PM EDT
USA Magazines are Easier To Load, But Less Reliable and Break alot easier. The Lip on one of my 30 Round USA Mags. broke off. Complete Junk unless you just want cheap crap.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:47:06 PM EDT
The only mags that I have had no malfunctions with are my Thermolds. My USGI 30's don't feed well (black followers). I just put green followers in all of the USGIs so I'll see if they are improved.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 9:56:45 PM EDT
I prefer USGI mags, but the Thermold mags are an excellent alternative. the only drawback to the Thermolds is that they will not fit into a USGI M-16 mag pouch.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 10:13:29 PM EDT
I have had Great luck with everything I've got, USGI mags, Thermolds, my One Bushmaster mag, and YES! Even my two Orilites have served me well so far. The only thing my Bushy don't like is Wolf ammo, and it don't matter WHAT mag you load it in, it won't feed for SHIT!!! But that's another story!
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 10:16:31 PM EDT
30rd USGIs with green followers. I've never tried ThermoMelts, but I know for a fact that Orlites suck ass. I bought a bunch cheap at a gunshow several years back, they were so bad I gave away some to friends as X-mas presents.[:D] Dug them out last weekend for a shoot, to see if I had any better luck, slapped a full one into my M4, and 3 loose rounds popped into the chamber! Stupid Israelis...
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 10:42:38 PM EDT
You mean smart Isrealis. They make cheapo piece of crap Orlites, then sell them in the US Market for a large markup or simply trade them for USGI Magazines. They are making a huge profit and feeding their military by selling/trading Orlite Magazines and Galil Rifles.
Originally Posted By HKocher: 30rd USGIs with green followers. I've never tried ThermoMelts, but I know for a fact that Orlites suck ass. I bought a bunch cheap at a gunshow several years back, they were so bad I gave away some to friends as X-mas presents.[:D] Dug them out last weekend for a shoot, to see if I had any better luck, slapped a full one into my M4, and 3 loose rounds popped into the chamber! Stupid Israelis...
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Link Posted: 11/30/2001 2:30:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HKocher: Stupid Israelis...
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HEY, I take offense to ...wait, nevermind no I don't [:D]
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 2:57:42 PM EDT
Is there any advantage to orlite or any other synthetic. In my part of the country the USGI's are cheaper. I don't own anything but USGI. All makers are probably represented. About 70 at last count. I hide the colts in the back of the safe, figuring that somebody will trade me 2 for 1 someday. Does there seem to be a pecking order among mag makers? If so tell me which are the most desirable so I can put them back!
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 3:13:44 PM EDT
usgi 20 and 30 rounders, none others are acceptable..
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 3:15:16 PM EDT
USGI the only way to go 30 and 20 rounders.
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 3:32:44 PM EDT
THERMOLDS, I like the 20 rounders but the 30 rounders are great two. Hell they are BLACK, they match the weapon..[:D]
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 4:06:39 PM EDT
I got into the whole AR15 thing not too long ago, so I never got in on the usgi mags when they were cheaper... I've been using thermolds since I got my first AR and they've worked perfectly every time. And I can find them consistantly for around $15-$17.
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 4:36:29 PM EDT
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seb127: Does there seem to be a pecking order among mag makers? If so tell me which are the most desirable so I can put them back!
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In price? [list] [*] Beta - C 100rd pre-ban[/*] [*] Beta - C 100rd post-ban[/*] [*] New England Fabricators (Main Fab) 110 rd pre-ban[/*] [*] MWG "90 Rounder" pre-ban[/*] [*] Sterling[/*] [*] MWG "90 Rounder" post-ban[/*] [*] Labelle (Teflon)[/*] [*] Colt - marked "222"[/*] [*] Colt - marked "5.56"[/*] [*] Colt - marked "223"[/*] [*] Parker (5 & 12 rd)[/*] [*] Simmons[/*] [*] AdventureLine [/*] [*] O-kay[/*] [*] Parsons[/*] [*] Sanchez[/*] [*] Center[/*] [*] MWG 20rd (not 30)[/*] [*] Thermold Retractable (30/45 rounds)[/*] [*] Orlite[/*] [*] Thermold (Made by D&D inc.) [/*] [*] Eagle smoked 30s 20s, & combos[/*] [*] Thermold (Made by Master Molder inc.)[/*] [*] Lost the name!? (The "other steel mag")[/*] [*] USA (Aluminum) [/*] [*] Western Metal Products[/*] [*] Tripple K (Steel) [/*] [*] USA (Steel) [/*] [/list] This is ONLY current PRICE. It doesn't always indicate "real world" value, usefulness, or reliability! In the real world, I'd be completely happy for the rest of my life with a few dozen Simmons [b]20 rounders[/b] and one Beta-C.
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 6:44:29 PM EDT
I have 12 OK's and Centers that I have toted all over the world, for combat shooting matches, some training and real world stuff. I even use them for fun. If I get a shitty mag, I try and stomp it before turning it in, keeps them from coming back to haunt somebody, since nobody ever seems to fix them or throw them away.
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