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jon1992d 12-26-2011 07:41 PM

ar 15 magazine question?
I have an olympic arms ar in .223. I i was to buy a standard .223 magazine not made by oly would it fit my rifle or does it have to be a certain type?

king1138 12-26-2011 08:42 PM

As long as the Oly is mil-spec or very close to it, you should be able to use any AR-15 magazine that fits 223 5.56. I use Pmags in mine, and have been very pleased with them. IIRC, the only issue you may run into is mags that don't drop free without help, but that was a non-issue with me (and mine work fine anyway).

jon1992d 12-26-2011 09:14 PM

I feel dumb for askin but what is mil spec?

king1138 12-26-2011 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by jon1992d (Post 660260)
I feel dumb for askin but what is mil spec?

Military Specification. Basically, it's the same size and similar design to what the military uses. Almost all lowers are mil-spec these days. I wouldn't hesitate to use an aftermarket mag.

pagj17 12-26-2011 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by jon1992d
I feel dumb for askin but what is mil spec?

Basically a specific standard set for the aar15. As long as the magwell is within tolerance, any mag will work.

jon1992d 12-26-2011 09:38 PM

Oh ok thanks guys im gonna go ahaid and order two different kinds from cheaper than dirt and see wich brand works better and stick with it. I appritiate the help!

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