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Old 10-30-2014, 07:01 AM
Herzo Herzo is offline
 
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I can't say who the manufacturers are of the magazines that I use, but they all have the green followers installed.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:30 AM
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I used these for almost 5 years and then let the mags go with the rifle when I sold. Never had a magazine alibi ever. Had a few primers pop out and jam the trigger but never had a mag alibi. Sold the SR and mags to build a MR when I legged out because of my eyes.

https://www.44mag.com/product/nhmtg_...ar15_magazines

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Old 10-30-2014, 07:52 AM
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Also keep in mind if you are going to use them in leg matches they have to be 20 or 30 rounders without any curve to them.

Personally I use old usgi mags with new springs.
30 round GI mags are curved. What you mean is that the 20 round mags can not be curved... that's probably what you meant.

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Old 10-30-2014, 08:59 AM
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I personally like the PMag 20's. The Gen 1's are legal, because they are straight. The newer Gen 3's are not (Slight curve). They are dead-nuts reliable. I watched someone nosedive a round into the front wall of a GI 20 once on their rapids, and PMags don't do that. I like the PMags for the improved feeding reliability, the softer feel (no sharp edges), and the larger flat bottom. And they look cooler, so there's that.

For count - you will want 9, as you will likely also be shooting 88 round NRA matches at some point. With 9, you can preload 8 mags for all the rapid fire strings, and then the 9th for the sighters and slow fire stages. Might as well make it an even 10, and then if something goes awry, you have a spare. Don't get me wrong, if you have 3 GI 20's, you'll do fine, just a convenience.

As to mag types, I personally would use the Lancer 20's exclusively if I could. They are clear, so can easily visually confirm round count. And are better than both PMags and GI, as they have steel lips and modern plastic bodies. Unfortunately, the Lancer 20's are very slightly curved, and curved is not allowed. Kind of silly that there is a rule on it, but I'm guessing the stupid looking bent 20's that Bushmaster started making irritated someone. Hopefully they'll change the rule someday.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:00 AM
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I just use old colt 20rd go mags that uncle Sam gave me.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:23 AM
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Sure wish I had an uncle that would give me some.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:38 AM
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Be careful what ya wish for from family members in the south..... Just sayin
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:04 PM
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NHMTG mags with the new Magpul follower.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:34 PM
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I used these for almost 5 years and then let the mags go with the rifle when I sold. Never had a magazine alibi ever. Had a few primers pop out and jam the trigger but never had a mag alibi. Sold the SR and mags to build a MR when I legged out because of my eyes.

https://www.44mag.com/product/nhmtg_...ar15_magazines
I am using these and the C products 20's. No problems. I tried the brownells, bought 10 and tried 5 none would feed reliably. Good thing they have a great return policy.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:55 PM
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30 round GI mags are curved. What you mean is that the 20 round mags can not be curved... that's probably what you meant.

Mike B
Yep that is exactly what I meant.

Is there other plastic mags out there? I run a lot of matches and have seen a lot of issues because of them. I even carry to extra metal mags for loaners. I even had a marine need them at Perry one time.
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