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Old 11-12-2012, 21:12   #21
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I have never had any mag issues with my AKs. My Chinese were new when I bought them. My Hungarians were "surplus", but they looked new. The I think I have an East German. I think I have a Russian.

So far no issues. I do have some rust on a couple mags but they were wet for several days.
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:22   #22
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Any STEEL mag made in previously commie bloc country should be fine. They are built like tanks. If there is a ban you should be able to keep them going basically forever with only very occasional spring replacements.
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Old 11-12-2012, 22:29   #23
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Old 11-13-2012, 13:42   #24
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Just to reiterate....some of the best AK mags I've used.
The problem is they can't be disassembled for cleaning/repair, and they cost almost as much as the gold standard of polymer magazines (which is more properly re-enforced). Their size also does not allow them to fit into many AK magazine pouches.

While I've never had issue with mine, I would not buy more until they come down in price. At $15 they would be a good deal; at $25-30, they're competing with circle-10 magazines, which are superior.
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Old 11-13-2012, 14:32   #25
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US PALM US PALM US PALM


Fantastic polymer magazines. Withstand a ****load of abuse. They run about 25 on the website but you can find them for about 20 if you look around.

They also fit every ak variant, including the notorious WASRs
Yep and youtube is full of us palm mags with floor plates that just fall off.
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Old 11-18-2012, 17:37   #26
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so yugo bho good or bad? Whats the "mushy trigger" comment about, i dont see how a mag would affect trigger.
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Old 11-18-2012, 23:42   #27
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The best mags I've found are steel surplus East German, Bulgarian and Chinese. All run beautiful.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:47   #28
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seems several distributors have "eastern european" mags of mixed nationality, for good price though
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:32   #29
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Eastern European Steel mags have never given me an issue.
I bought 3 dozen when they were cheap and wish I would have gotten two dozen more. You have to love a magazine you can beat your enemies to death with.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:34   #30
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Surplus STEEL MAGS!!!!! I just cant stress it enough. I bought 8 circle 10 mags at a gun show once, they wouldnt fit the mag well of any AK I owned at that time. (polytech, sar, mak) I tosssed them in the garbage. As far as tapco and other aftermarket mags, I just dont see any reason to go that route.

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Chinese 30's (w/ chrome follower and 3 witness holes)
Chinese 30's (w/ chrome follower and 2 witness holes)
Chinese 30's (w/ chrome follower and zero witness holes)
Chinese 30's (plain follower)
Bulgarian (20 rounders)


I would like to try some slabside Russian mags but have never been able to find any that wernt trashed.



Romanian, Polish, German, and Russian steel mags all work great.
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Old 11-19-2012, 21:25   #31
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so yugo bho good or bad? Whats the "mushy trigger" comment about, i dont see how a mag would affect trigger.
Hold the bolt back and pull the trigger (make sure the rifle is unloaded first). That is mushy. When an AK is empty, you should get a click, not mush.
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Old 11-19-2012, 22:49   #32
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"Best" - not sure, but the Bulgarian "circle 10" have been good as well as all of my eastern european surplus steel ones.

I honestly have had nothing but good experiences with the ProMag waffle pattern magazines. More a testament to the AK than ProMag I'm sure. I have not had any good experiences with any other type of ProMag.

I've come to the conclusion it must be pretty hard to screw up an AK mag.
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Old 11-19-2012, 23:14   #33
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I honestly have had nothing but good experiences with the ProMag waffle pattern magazines. More a testament to the AK than ProMag I'm sure. I have not had any good experiences with any other type of ProMag.
The Des. Eagle 44mag ones I have are good.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:17   #34
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Great review as always, short and sweet and no fluff. Keep them coming. All good subjects!
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Old 12-04-2012, 19:46   #35
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I had good luck with East German mags, but the supply is probably dry up by now.
My 40 round steel East Germans are my favorites.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:38   #36
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A few years back I got 10 steel mags from either Spotsmans Guide or Cheaper than Dirt, deilvered to my door, for $33.

$3.30 each, delivered.

And I've never had a single problem with them.

Those are the best AK mags.
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