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Old 03-28-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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pmags seems to be amoung the best poly.....

who makes the best steel mags?
HK for steel but way too heavy and too expensive. If you mean aluminum then there are many great GI mags. Hard to beat Colt.
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I mostly buy 30rd GI and PMAGs, from $10-15 usually and have stocked up over the years. I also have about ten 20rd mags too since they are handy for prone/bench without a bipod and I like the retro look of the GI version.

If you really, really want cheap, I've had good luck with the Thermold/Master Molder 20rd mags you often see for $4. Great range mags but I've heard bad things about their 10 and 30rd versions. The 20s work well and I can't remember a bad review. I've seen them for that price at CDNN, Cheaper Than Dirt and even my local Sportsman's Warehouse.
Ya I wasn't talking that cheap ($4), I wouldn't assume the quality on those to be very high, lol. Below is the link to the ones I'm looking at. They have a CS spring only bad thing I can see is they don't have no tilt followers but I could put some in if it is a problem. They seem to get good reviews.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=21225/Product/AR-15-M16-20-30-ROUND-MAGAZINES
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i could use some advice regarding mags as well. just got my first AR, and i am green to say the least.

why are the polymer considered bad? is a polymer pmag considered bad?

any advice on the best mag at the best price would be appreciated. but i normally don't buy a ton of mags, i just want them to work flawlessly. so function is more important than cheap when it comes to mags imo.

any advice appreciated.
They aren't by those who know what they are talking about.

One of the best magazines available is the PMag. Go to www.m4carbine.net and browse their AR picture thread.
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brownells mags are great. no problems here after thousands of rounds through them. $10/each is a steal. I think I paid around double that and they were worth every penny
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brownells mags are great. no problems here after thousands of rounds through them. $10/each is a steal. I think I paid around double that and they were worth every penny
Good to know. A gun dealer my buddy deals with told him the same thing, he said if you can get them for 10 bucks order them. I put my order in today and they shipped out within a couple hours, so far so good, it's my first time buying anything through Brownells
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They aren't by those who know what they are talking about.

One of the best magazines available is the PMag. Go to www.m4carbine.net and browse their AR picture thread.
yeah, after i looked up pmags at midway, i noticed they have like 100+ reviews and an almost perfect 5 star rating by customers.

still wouldn't mind having some aluminum/steel ones. why not?
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for poly mags the Pmags are very good, one drawback is that the rounds can pop out when the mag is dropped or banged around. The plastic lips just don't have the rigidity to keep the rounds in. As for metal - aluminum is the way to go, steel are just too damned heavy when compared.

One thing about mag shopping is never be content - one day you will see mags for $20, the next day the same mag may be $10. Always keep shopping and aquiring, this way in a year or two you will have the appropriate amount of mags ..... more
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yeah, after i looked up pmags at midway, i noticed they have like 100+ reviews and an almost perfect 5 star rating by customers.

still wouldn't mind having some aluminum/steel ones. why not?
I have both but the aluminum mags have Magpul internals.
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I have both but the aluminum mags have Magpul internals.
I think this is what I will do with mine
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I've used Colt and MilSurp "Adventure Line" for over 30 years without a single complaint.

When I bought my first AR-15, A Colt SP-1 I traded some an old scope for about a bushel basket of mags, all used, and none have ever failed me.

About ten years ago, I upgraded half of them to the green followers, but that's all I've ever done to them. (BTW, I keep them clean!)

I'm totally sold on Colt and Milsurp. That's not to say there's anything wrong with the others, but I don't have personal experience with them, so can't comment.
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