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Best mag for the AK?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by jstormbringer, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. jstormbringer

    jstormbringer My Glocks rock

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    Heading back downrange and looking for advice on aftermarket AK mags, tired of cut springs and dented sideways crap i'm gonna take my own. I found some Tapco any reports on em?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. CBennett

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    for AK 74 they are almost all you can AFFORDABLY get but if your talking the AK 47 then there and MANY better ones out there
     

  3. zhix

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    I havn't had a problem with Romanian or whatever century supplies, Bulagarian with plastic follower and crappy paint finish, and the 'East German' ones without a rib on the back that AIM Surplus sells. I also really like the Hungarian tanker 20rds I got from Keep Shooting; kind of expensive but I didn't find them cheaper anywhere else and most of them looked brand new.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Commies or ex-commies steel mags. It's that easy and cheap.
     
  5. GlockMonk

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    +1 Best mags for the AKs are the ones made by the commies!

    GlockMonk
     
  6. ranger1968

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    This right here.
     
  7. plouffedaddy

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    Yup. Avoid at all costs the Korean metal mags and Promag. Circle 10s are generally held up as the best poly mag but I've never had an issue with my Gen2 US Palm mag--even after repeatedly dropping it while fully loaded (for an upcoming review :supergrin:)
     
  8. motorcyclist

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    I have yet to have a mag not work. Some a little loose, one fits tight, some rattle, some don't but they all feed fine.
     
  9. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    What does "heading back downrange" mean? I'm assuming military and going back to war, but why would you want AK stuff?
     
  10. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    Euro pattern steel.

    That's a bold assumption.
     
  11. plouffedaddy

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    :agree:
     
  12. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    Why? Are there certain things we can't ask about?
     
  13. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Any steel commie mags will work great.

    :cool:
     
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Maybe he's a mercenary and not wanting to be saddled with a mattel toy?

    Maybe he's a mercenary who needs to blend in with the locals?
     
  15. G36's Rule

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  16. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

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    Metal Commie Mags. They have East German ones here.

    http://whatacountry.com/ak-47.aspx

    I've ordered stuff from here a number of times.

    I checked aimsurplus.com They seem pretty well out at the moment.

    On a side note, wow AK mags are going up in price.
     
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  17. plouffedaddy

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    I know. I'm really considering buying a bunch just to sell later. They're getting to be how the 5.45 mags were about 18 months ago.
     
  18. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

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    The Bulgie "Circle 10" waffle mags are my favorite in any caliber. They're durable, and won't rust. For the -47, just about any of the former Soviet Bloc metal ones are good, too. However, they're prone to rust if you're going to be using them hard and sweating on them. Not a huge functional issue unless it gets really out of hand, but it's another thing to wipe down and maintain at the end of the day.
     
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  19. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    So Merc's have to supply their own gear now? What happens if something breaks.....does Brownell's deliver out to astan now?
     
  20. KalashniKEV

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    Your post is chock full of FAIL...

    1) What's with this "Mercs?"

    2) Who else is going to buy it for them? Lots of gear gets sourced locally... I would probably bring my own mags too in the event I was issued a wet chest rig full of rusty, dented mags.

    3) What happens if something breaks? Good question. I guess that's why he's asking about AK mags and not one of the more maintenance intensive Infantry rifles...

    4) Yes, everyone delivers to Afghanistan... if the item is ITAR controlled though, you will have to get it shipped to a friend or family member who will then send it to you as a "gift."
     
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