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Posted: 9/2/2003 6:57:42 PM EDT
Was thinking about purchasing some Orlite 35-Rd .223 Galil mags. Are the Orlites any better or worse than the steel mags ? They're definitely cheaper than the steel mags but I don't want to sacrifice quality for price.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 7:59:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2003 8:00:04 PM EDT by Templar]
I have one Orlite and many steel magazines.

I'd rather it be reversed. I MUCH prefer the Orlite to the steel magazines. The Orlites for the Galil are better built and designed than the ones for the M16.

Much, much lighter and easier to load.

I'll work on picking up some more new ones.

I got a bunch of refurbished South African R4 magazines from DSA a while back when a buddy and I went in on 20 of them. You buy 20 and they sell you the magazines for $19.00 each.

If I could find Orlites for $20.00 each new, I'd buy a bunch.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 8:14:00 PM EDT
Good for range use, and they are definetly lighter.

Theres a reason you dont see Orlites in use with the Israelis much anymore, in M16 or Galil variants. They are prone to cracking.

Link Posted: 9/13/2003 6:00:37 AM EDT
Okay....Took your advice and ordered some 35-Rd Galil Steel Mags. Received it yesterday. The mags look great. They are new, with what seems like a black teflon finish on them. They also have the IMI rollmark on the lower left side of the mag with a "X" underneath it. Did IMI ever made teflon coated Galil mags or was this done afterwards by some third party ?
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 2:13:05 AM EDT
Black enamel finished, just like Galil recievers.
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