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Old December 2nd, 2017, 12:20 PM #11
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Got a pmag and it worked like a charm. Outrider, I think you're right. I compared the top of the old and new mags. The lips on the original metal one are longer and curved in farther. I'm going to email Ruger and see if I can get a replacement.
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Got a pmag and it worked like a charm. Outrider, I think you're right. I compared the top of the old and new mags. The lips on the original metal one are longer and curved in farther. I'm going to email Ruger and see if I can get a replacement.
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Those mags are usually junk. Use another mag such as a good Brownells GI Aluminum Mag, Lancer, or PMag
Thank Chad(clandestine)^^^ He's a great teacher.
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You can probably modify the lips and it’ll work fine. I have a 10rnd aluminum .223 ASC mag. The front wall was about 1mm too tall and rounds would bang in to it instead of properly getting shoved out. A round file and about 30 seconds of work cleaned it up.

I haven’t checked them yet, but all of the Grendel mags I got are ASC. At the time they were the only sellers that weren’t like $35 a piece. I figure at worst it might be light file work or needle nose pliers to get them in perfect shape.

I LOVE Lancer mags, but I’ve noticed all of mine if I load to capacity I can’t get them to lock in with the bolt forward. Bolt back, no issue. -1 round and they lock in fine. My PMAGs of all capacity lock in with a good smack with the bolt forward when loaded to max capacity.
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 09:18 PM #14
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I guess old habits are hard to break but I have stayed with Okay USGI style metal mags. They are the closest thing to what Uncle issued to us in '73. I have them in 10, 20 and 30 round capacities and they all feed reliably, function well in my guns, and can be dropped while full without damage. I would bet my life on them. I have seen Lancers destroyed when dropped!
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I guess old habits are hard to break but I have stayed with Okay USGI style metal mags. They are the closest thing to what Uncle issued to us in '73. I have them in 10, 20 and 30 round capacities and they all feed reliably, function well in my guns, and can be dropped while full without damage. I would bet my life on them. I have seen Lancers destroyed when dropped!
??? At what height? I tend to try to be careful with all my gear when I can help it, but I’ve accidentally dropped PMAGs and Lancer 30rnd Mags when full on the bottom and no cracks or anything. I’ve had rounds pop out, but that is it. This is landing on concrete from a stand position.
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 05:35 PM #16
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Here is a link to a video that will demonstrate what I am talking about. I generally do not trust polymer magazines because I have yet to find one immune to this. I have dropped metal mags and picked them up and never had a malfunction afterwards. I have never even dented a metal mag when dropped.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tktaCwTQO8
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He talks about them malfunctioning...but I don’t see him actively demonsatrating a working mag, some droppage and then it malfunctioning. I can’t claim decades of experience, or even hundreds of drop tests, but I am still 0 for at least 20 or 30 empties and a few full/partial mags accidentally dropped on hard surfaces from several feet up.
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At about 1:40 into the video he says that he dropped a mag with 10 rounds on a carpeted floor and broke the magazine follower. He also demonstrates that when they become even a little bit dirty that they will jam.

Since I know what it is like to have your life depend on your gear, I refuse to take the risk of using any polymer magazine in my rifles as I have found failures demonstrated on most of them when used in less than ideal conditions.

If I could get Okay metal mags for my Glock, I would buy them in a second.
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