Ak 47 30 round mags

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  1. Aleksfoxtrot

    Aleksfoxtrot XDTalk Member

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    Hey guys. I'm looking into some more mags for my yugo. I'm looking for some plastic ones to cut down on weight. Are there any really good ones out there that some of you may have had experience with or should I just stick with the original steel mags? Will it save me that much more in weight going with a tapco, us palm, or Kvar
     
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    some guys will rag on tapco mags but I never have any issues with them. I have a small pile of them and love them. I dont really abuse mine though so ya know... my standards are pretty low. "if they run, they are good enough"

    Tapco Poly Magazine AK 7.62x39 30 Round Black Bulk [MGTINMAG630BBULK] - $6.50 : HamLund Tactical, AR Rifle Parts and Accessories Including Uppers, Lowers, Stocks, Forearms, Grips, and Magazines

    ^ where I got mine
     
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    copes has the Bulgarian circle 10s, I have a few and they work as great as my one steel mag and bakelites
     
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    The Bulgarian waffle mags are pretty solid. Russian Bakelite mags are nice, but will set you back a pretty penny. The Polish poly slabside mags with the reinforced feedlips are also pretty good (and reasonably prices).

    Stay away from Palm mags.
     
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    my tapco mag stick had to do a little fine fitting I would my steel the next time
     
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    Why do you say stay away from palm. Not arguing because I know nothing about the different mags. But I've heard pretty good things reading reviews. Have you had some bad experiences?
     
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    Magpul
     
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    Aleksfoxtrot XDTalk Member

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    I looked up Russian bakelite. DANG either I'm looking at the wrong thing or those suckers are way out of my price range. 68 dollars for ONE!!! Probably a nice mag though
     
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    The ones I'm aware are the Arsenal 30 round mags. I have one of the black mags and it reads Circle 10 on the side. My research lead me to believe the Circle 10 mags are the best. I only bought one, though, just to compare against the cheap, steel ones.

    Mag AK-47 7.62x39mm Russian 30-Round Polymer Black

    For me, being that you can get new, military surplus, steel mags for $20 versus $30-$35 for the polymer, I go for the less expensive steel. They lock up really nice and tight in my Arsenal AK and are really well built. I won't be trying any drop tests, though.

    Military Mag AK-47 7.62x39mm 30-Round New Condition Steel Matte

    By the way, with regard to the Arsenal 30 round polymer mags, here's a video. There's a chart at the end.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQalsPMe3tY"]ARSENAL'S MIL. SPEC. MAGAZINE DROP TEST - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I don't think magpul makes ak mags
     
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    Crazy huh?
    The funny thing is over on another forum I'm on, people will talk crap about any polymer mags and then go spend all that money on bakelites. Bakelite stuff is brittle. In the electrical world they make cheap switch boxes out of bakelite and they are commonly referred to as shatter boxes. Half of the ones you buy in bulk are already in pieces.



    Nope


    I like to keep some European steel mags around, but I use my circle 10's the most.
     
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    Just my opinion, but to save weight on 30 round mags I prefer 20 round mags.
     
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    Palm makes a decent mag now, true. But from my experience (ok, ok, it was from watching my friend who got me into Kalashnikovs) palm had some serious QC issues up until fairly recently; mainly with feedlips cracking or the baseplates not being secure (the first was the problem I experienced) I'm willing to bet that a lot of the cheap Palm mags are from this older stock as they went for around $30 new.

    ... still, they're the only ones that will be domestically producing the quad stack magazines, which look pretty cool
     
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    Yeah I checked the quad stack out. A lil... Well way over my price range. Neat thought though. I'm sure they will find a market for it. It's a piss in the face to nancy pelosi and her desire to ban all double stacked mags. "it's not a double stack nancy... It's quad!"
     
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    the tapco mags cost $10 at local gunshows but i buy steel european mags for $9.99 at aimsurplus.com and they work great and i have 10.
     
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    My bad! you're right, of course. I was thinking of my AR. :oops:
     
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    The steels are sturdier than the aluminum mags too, but millions of steels and polys have been made, Bakelite and aluminum are more scarce. Kinda like the early plumb poly mags. They couldn't get black poly to stand any type of abuse till years later. The plumb was as close as they could get to black.
    And depending on the date of the bakelite mags, not are are as brittle as the early ones. Same with the early M16 stocks. I have a 2 bring back Mausers with bakelites stocks that are tougher than anything bakelite i have come across.
     
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    Thanks guys. I think all being said I'll stick with steel. Inexpensive and built to stand abuse. And I abuse the heck out of stuff. Train hard right!
     
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    good choice!
     
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    Spineless steel mags are nice.
    Surplus European Steel AK47 7.62x39 30rd Magazines
     

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