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Posted: 2/8/2006 5:03:30 PM EDT
Have seen a few AR mags for sale that say "don't fit Rock River or Bushmaster".Some of Cheaper-than-Dirts mags come to mind.I want to know why? Have a BM and have run a fair number of various mags thru it w/o any problems.Any ideas? Thanks,Dave
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:45:01 PM EDT
Bushmaster magwells are on the small side. If you stick with USGI mags you never notice.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:52:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Bushmaster magwells are on the small side. If you stick with USGI mags you never notice.



I always thought they were kind of on the larger side. My Bushmaster magwell is noticebly larger than my Stag magwell. Anyway, just stick with USGI mags. The reason the POS cheap mags don't fit is they are made out of spec.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:55:59 PM EDT
I always wondered why some mag companies says theirs won't fit bushys
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:57:05 PM EDT
Their mags are afraid of snakes.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:09:43 AM EDT
I had sanchez, OK, and Colt 30 round mags that would not drop free from My bushmaster but would dropr free from my Fulton, Colt and RRA lowers. I never found a USGI 20 that would not drop free from any Lower.

Those grey parked steel britsh mags ammoman was selling worked fine in all lowers, go figure.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:18:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave15:
Have seen a few AR mags for sale that say "don't fit Rock River or Bushmaster".Some of Cheaper-than-Dirts mags come to mind. I want to know why? Have a BM and have run a fair number of various mags thru it w/o any problems.Any ideas? Thanks,Dave



This "don't fit" issue is years old now and came about because of the "rib" around Orlite magazines.

Seems this "rib" prevented consistent mag lock-up in some RRA and Bushmaster lowers.

The fix was simply to take your Dremel tool and buzz the little rib down, mags would then work just fine.

Suspect this is what your asking about.

Mike

ps - best advice I can give is save your Orlites and Thermold mags for range use.

Yes I own them, yes I've buzz'd them to get them to fit, yes they work fine (up to a point) and NO they should never be preferred over USGI mags......
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:22:24 AM EDT
Early Bmaster lowers had tight mag wells. I've seen one L11xxxx series but another L13xxxx and later no problems. The tight wells are just well tight. Only an occasional (out of tolerance) mag is snug. Most are fine. I believe orolites are slightly large.

M4-AK
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:00:20 PM EDT
As always,thanks to all.EXACTLY what I was looking for.Now,tell me tomorrow's winning Lotto numbers.
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