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Best AK mags?

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

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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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.
     
  2. jack76590

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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.
     

  3. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    double
     
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  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    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

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    Yep and youtube is full of us palm mags with floor plates that just fall off.
     
  6. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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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.
     
  7. ArmoryDoc

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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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  8. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    seems several distributors have "eastern european" mags of mixed nationality, for good price though
     
  9. Averageman

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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.
     
  10. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    :agree:

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

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    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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  12. SDDL-UP

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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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  13. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    The Des. Eagle 44mag ones I have are good.:supergrin:
     
  14. dondulah

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    Great review as always, short and sweet and no fluff. Keep them coming. All good subjects!
     
  15. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    My 40 round steel East Germans are my favorites.
     
  16. tat2guy

    tat2guy NRA Life Member Silver Member

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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.