close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Best AK mags?

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by Walk Soft, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

    23,545
    847
    Jan 24, 2004
    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.
     
  2. jack76590

    jack76590

    1,378
    1
    Aug 15, 2004
    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.
     

  3. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

    23,545
    847
    Jan 24, 2004
    double
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    2,594
    46
    Feb 27, 2007
    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.
     
  5. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    4,398
    179
    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    Yep and youtube is full of us palm mags with floor plates that just fall off.
     
  6. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    10,266
    697
    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    so yugo bho good or bad? Whats the "mushy trigger" comment about, i dont see how a mag would affect trigger.
     
  7. ArmoryDoc

    ArmoryDoc

    4,074
    47
    May 14, 2006
    Kansas
    The best mags I've found are steel surplus East German, Bulgarian and Chinese. All run beautiful.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  8. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    10,266
    697
    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    seems several distributors have "eastern european" mags of mixed nationality, for good price though
     
  9. Averageman

    Averageman

    2,012
    0
    Oct 22, 2011
    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.
     
  10. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    24,611
    3,109
    May 24, 2000
    Beaumont,Texas

    :agree:

    Romanian, Polish, German, and Russian steel mags all work great.
     
  11. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    2,594
    46
    Feb 27, 2007
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  12. SDDL-UP

    SDDL-UP

    540
    3
    Dec 4, 2006
    Idaho
    "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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  13. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

    23,545
    847
    Jan 24, 2004
    The Des. Eagle 44mag ones I have are good.:supergrin:
     
  14. dondulah

    dondulah

    174
    0
    Feb 20, 2003
    Metro Detroit
    Great review as always, short and sweet and no fluff. Keep them coming. All good subjects!
     
  15. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    9,447
    861
    Sep 5, 2010
    Texas
    My 40 round steel East Germans are my favorites.
     
  16. tat2guy

    tat2guy NRA Life Member Silver Member

    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.