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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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I have been asked by a few friends to order 5 round mags for them. Since the current law does not limit mag capacity I am recommending 10 round mags.

My 5 round mag sits flush with the bottom of the mag well. It is a good mag and ejects empty. If it did not eject it would have to be pushed out from the chamber.

My 10 round mag sticks out about 1.25 inches. I see two advantages. I could grab it and pull it out if needed. I can look at the rifle and see a mag in the gun.

If I have the five round mag in the gun it is not visible unless I'm looking at the bottom of the gun.

From what I read there have been reliability problems with some 5 round mags so a 10 round mag would be a better choice all around.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 09:52 AM
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I've seen some 5-rd'ers that have a plastic honeycomb section that hangs out about the same length as a 10rd for the reasons you state above.

I haven't bothered to look too far into it, as I didn't really intend to hunt with my AR if they were approved. I would have been looking for 5rd mags for an M1A, though....
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Brownell's has the 5 rounds with the extension on sale but they have bad reviews.

Quimby's in Dublin had two 5 round M14 mags. I forget the price but it was a little steep.
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i have a 10 round mag from magpul. i used it at the range and in South Carolina. it functioned flawlessly. if semi auto's ever become legal for big game, magpul also makes a 5 round limiter that goes inside the mag and would work like a plug in a shotgun.
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I'll mention it again.... whenever things change, read the regs twice. And carefully.

I had a WCO tell they were looking at making it that a mag limiter would not be legal to make a 10/20/30rd mag into a 5rd mag.

Whenever things change, read closely before making a mag selection.
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Lancer 10 round mags are very nice and they're made right here in PA, in fact considered to be the best of all of them. I use their 20's and 30's a lot in 5.56 and will soon have a couple in .308.
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