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Number of Rounds in AR Mag

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Young Once, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Young Once

    Young Once

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    How many rounds do you place in your AR Mags? I read in the US Army manual that it recommends 28 or 29 because a full mag with 30 rounds might be difficult to insert with a closed bolt.
     
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    full 30rds in a magpul pmag..you can actually load 31, i guess the extra round is for easy insertion if the mag is fully loaded to 30
     

  3. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    I usually try to make them feed from the right, hence I load up to 28, although if I know that I'm going into a full-blown fight, I load 30 rounds per mag.
     
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    akula BizDuc NM Millennium Member

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    All my SHTF mags are stored with only 28 rounds. Less stress on the spring, as well as easier inserting especially if bolt is closed.
     
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    yup same here all my mags are loaded with 28 rounds.:cool:
     
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    Me too, 28 rounds in my ready load of six aluminum mags, 30 for Magpuls. This is because if you load a full 30 rounds it may not seat on a closed bolt. PMags, on the other hand, can be seated on a closed bolt with a full 30 rounds. I saw a competitor at a rifle match that used a full load in a 20-rounder. At his first shot, down went his mag, to the amusement of the spectators.

    My usual SOP when inserting a mag, either closed or open bolt, is to slap it in place, then tug on it to be sure the mag catch has engaged.

    The Mag LULA is a great way to load a mag to full capacity, once the mag is full you can't sneak in another round because the loader will pop out.
     
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    Not a problem loading a full mag (20 or 30 rounder) on an open bolt. But when the bolt is closed when loading a full mag, I find it hard to seat the mag in place.
     
  8. Young Once

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    Thanks for all your inputs. I guess its 28 rounds for me. Thanks guys.