mags

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Simpleman, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Simpleman

    Simpleman New Member

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    ok folks I have a delema. I dont know which mags to use for my carbon bushmaster, I currently have gi mags and tapco mags. which my gi mags has not given me any problems. but my tapco mags are no good I can not put a full mag into my rifle. which is a huge problem for me because I go hog hunting alot and I do not want to think that I have 30 rounds when in reality i have 25. See what I am saying? I am intrested in two different brands of mags. which they are the pmags and the lancer sysems L5 AWM and i was currious to see y'alls input so please help me come to a conclusion. thank yall very much
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    My DD loves the pmags. Never tried your other option. Iv had no issues with the pmags-beyond i should have bought more when i caught them on sale;)

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     

  3. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    +1 on the pmag. The maglevel ones are nice.
     
  4. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Im another happy pmag user, you can fill them to max capacity with no function problems and they carry a lifetime warranty. They come in several different colors, black, coyote tan and od green i think and maybe more colors. They come with a pop off dust cover and you can buy rubber loops that attach to the bottom of them that makes pulling them out of mag pouches on tactical vests easier. Some have a clear plastic window in the side so you can see your rounds and some dont. I paid 12 bucks for mine with window at a gunshow but ive seen them go for up to 18 and usually about 10 to 15 bucks for the ones without the window. I currently only have one, only bought one to try it out and plan on getting a few more.

    They are made of plastic but very tough plastic and you are not gonna damage them. The only thing i dont like about the ones with the window is the window doesnt go all the way down the side of the mag so you have to have over half a mag before you can see any rounds in it. Id save the extra couple bucks and go windowless, when i get more thats what im doing.
     
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  5. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Can't go wrong with Magpul

    Ditto the Pmag CTD has them for $10.95 to $14.95 I bought several BM tin or aluminum mags and they suck I'd stay away from those.
     
  6. MrWray

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  7. AgentTikki

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    Can you load your tapco mags to full and use them on a different AR?
     
  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Another +1 on PMags.

    Now for the Carbon 15, I assume they'll work in it. My buddy has a C-15 but only uses BM and GI mags. We never thought to try polymer in the composite magwell but it should work. Did you ever try the Tapcos in a standard AR? I suppose if you want ultra cheap, give the passable for the field Thermolds that go for about $7 (30rd) or $4 (20rd) at Sportsmans Warehouse, etc.
     
  9. FCross7

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    There's no doubt that PMags are good. I've used them and have had mostly good results. However, in my opinion, the Lancers are better.

    I have only used PMags in the past, but recently picked up an L5, and I must say that I am going to be switching out all my mags to L5s. They're lighter than PMags. I like the texture of the L5 better. They have steel feed lips, and the locking tab on the magazine is steel as well. One problem I've had with PMags is rounds fall out when a full mag is dropped. This is not an issue with the L5. The L5 is also narrower at the base than the PMag which I like.

    Most people will tell you to buy PMags, and that's fine, but I believe PMags are only more popular than L5s because Magpul is a better known company and they Market better than Lancer. If people would try the L5 AWM, I bet they would like them better.

    On that note, I encourage everyone to buy one and give it a shot, you might be surprised at how much you like it.

    -Fred
     
  10. MrWray

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    Can you post a pic of one bro? I really want to see one.i may give them a try myself,im always willing to try something
     
  11. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Heres a pmag 30 rounder without window, i just got two more

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  12. MrWray

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    These are the pmags that i use

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  13. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Where did you get that baseplate? i like that
     
  14. FCross7

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    Just went out and took some pictures, but my mom has the cable with her and shes at work. I'll get them uploaded as soon as she gets home.

    -Fred
     
  15. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    They are the magpul ranger plates, you can buy them seperate or already on the mags..
     
  16. MrWray

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    Ok, sounds good
     
  17. okdonk

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    Just got the pmags with window yesterday. Costed me $14.5 each.
    Magpul ftw! ;)
     
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    okdonk New Member

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    Magpul Pmag window with Ranger Baseplate
     

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  19. Simpleman

    Simpleman New Member

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    I have tried my tapco mags on a complete mil spec AR and the same thing occurs. I don't want to go too cheap, under twenty is my goal. And everything on my carbon 15 is milspec except for the buffer tube to my knowledge. The rifle is awesome low maintenance to the point of not rusting and it's hard as nails.
     
  20. FCross7

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    Here are the pics. They're nothing fancy and it wasn't as sunny outside as I would've liked, but oh well. Maybe I can get some better ones tomorrow.

    As you can see in these pics, the steel feed lips are a one-piece, molded in unit. You can also see how the bottom of the feed lip piece works as the locking tab. I doubt it would be an issue, but I've heard of this area wearing on all polymer units.

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