ar 15 magazine question?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jon1992d, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    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?
     
  2. king1138

    king1138 New Member

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    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).
     

  3. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    I feel dumb for askin but what is mil spec?
     
  4. king1138

    king1138 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Basically a specific standard set for the aar15. As long as the magwell is within tolerance, any mag will work.
     
  6. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    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!