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Old 02-28-2018, 11:04pm   #1
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Default Calling VB Experts: Gun Thread- Let's Talk AK Magazines

I have an older Egyptian AK, bought during the ban period, so it came with 10 rd mags. I bought a cheapo 30 rd mag at the time that never seemed to cycle correctly, yet the factory 10 rounders worked fine.

I'm going to try a 3rd gen Magpul and an original Egyptian mag and see how those work. Any other suggestions?

Also, any AR deals out there, or is this a bad time? Prefer Colt, S&W or Springfield w/Magpul furniture.

Edit: Anyone know what's up with the Sig 320 and the dropping issue? I see there was an almost immediate fix, but are the 320's sold now reworked, built with the new "fixed"parts, or originals that will have the dropping issue?
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I have an older Egyptian AK, bought during the ban period, so it came with 10 rd mags. I bought a cheapo 30 rd mag at the time that never seemed to cycle correctly, yet the factory 10 rounders worked fine.

I'm going to try a 3rd gen Magpul and an original Egyptian mag and see how those work. Any other suggestions?

Also, any AR deals out there, or is this a bad time? Prefer Colt, S&W or Springfield w/Magpul furniture.

Edit: Anyone know what's up with the Sig 320 and the dropping issue? I see there was an almost immediate fix, but are the 320's sold now reworked, built with the new "fixed"parts, or originals that will have the dropping issue?
Must be a super bad mag, as those guns are totally idiot proof, which makes them very dependable. Literally millions of mags available for that gun, go get a couple that work right!-
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Must be a super bad mag, as those guns are totally idiot proof, which makes them very dependable. Literally millions of mags available for that gun, go get a couple that work right!-
I read up a little about it last night, and there were a couple of years where they were made to only accept the 5 or 10 round mags. It's possible this is one of those, and I notice that the bayonet lug has been ground off, which was done to make them ban compliant. One story I read said the mags had to be filed slightly for proper fitment. We shall see.
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AK-47 or AK-74?

I generally use old metal Milsurp 30s in various AK-47s and they work like a champ. Always. I have never had a 47 that liked plastic 30 round mags from any manufacturer, including Magpul. Every time I have ever tried, I have had feed issues, especially if you are firing at a fast rate.

In the 74s, I still prefer metal but I have had much less issue than in the 47s, although I still have seen occasional feed issues that do not happen with metal mags on the same rifles.

Personally I wouldn't waste my money on Magpul for an AK.
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I read up a little about it last night, and there were a couple of years where they were made to only accept the 5 or 10 round mags. It's possible this is one of those, and I notice that the bayonet lug has been ground off, which was done to make them ban compliant. One story I read said the mags had to be filed slightly for proper fitment. We shall see.
Thats news to me. Quite possible as all sorts of dumb ass laws call for dumb ass solutions!
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AK-47 or AK-74?

I generally use old metal Milsurp 30s in various AK-47s and they work like a champ. Always. I have never had a 47 that liked plastic 30 round mags from any manufacturer, including Magpul. Every time I have ever tried, I have had feed issues, especially if you are firing at a fast rate.

In the 74s, I still prefer metal but I have had much less issue than in the 47s, although I still have seen occasional feed issues that do not happen with metal mags on the same rifles.

Personally I wouldn't waste my money on Magpul for an AK.
Its a 47. The 3rd gen Magpul, while plastic, is supposed to have metal innards, an improved design. The OEM Maadi I ordered is metal.

We'll see what happens when I get those. The gun's been just collecting dust for years. The mag I bought at the time was metal, but it leaves the bolt carrier open after a few rounds. You'd physically have to bump that bolt carrier closed to chamber the next round. Didn't do that with the 10 round mag.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:05pm   #7
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Some manipulation by bending and shaving is required for mags............hell I can even get a plastic 30 round to work after a shave/grind here and there
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