Great Discussion on AR15 magazines

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  1. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:23 AM #31

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    :I agree:
     
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    Steel is stronger over the life of the magazine. Aluminum begins to fatigue the first time it is stressed. Steel will not fatigue until you go beyond 60% of yield strength. A steel magazine should last a lifetime.
     
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    That's true. I doubt that any of us here will ever put our mags through enough cycles to damage aluminum though, except for those of us who are LE and train constantly. Besides, mags are a consumable and intended to be discarded for new ones when broken. I get that in a situation, that may be impossible. But those of us with ARs would be smart to have more than we need. I have a nice little stash somewhere...mostly still sealed in plastic. It's way more than I'll ever need, but when I see a good deal, I grab a few here and there...
     
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    Magazines (especially if on sale) is like a bowl of black jellybeans. One or two more can't hurt.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2018 at 1:08 PM #35

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    The USGI Okay Surefire (new) magazines arrived last night.

    Reviews that Pmags are larger then the USGI mags are confirmed. Took two hands, one to hold the vest and the other to remove a Pmag from a ammo pouch. Only one hand for USGI.

    Replaced the Pmags on my vest with the USGI. Mags dropped into the mag pouch with no effort. Can be retrieved with one hand.

    The Pmags (with dust covers) will join the rest of the spare unloaded mags for WWROL
     
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    I ordered the aluminium magazines as with them I got free freight on the entire order. I'll put the original springs back into my Pmags and put the flat springs into the aluminium so that I can store full magazines. I never considered the long term effect on the plastic lips of loaded Pmags.
     
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