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Old 12-04-2012, 5:23 AM
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Is there a difference between the orange bakelte mags and the black mags other than color?
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Is there a difference between the orange bakelte mags and the black mags other than color?
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I don't think so but I admit I never seen any mage that were orange.


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Old 12-04-2012, 7:21 AM
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There shouldn't be any difference; just make sure you get mags for the correct cartridge since Tapco makes 7.62x39 and 5.45 AK mags. It will say which right on the side of the mag, so you don't have to guess.
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Old 12-04-2012, 7:42 AM
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I just got an email from css and they said there is no difference
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Old 12-04-2012, 3:48 PM
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I don't know about you guys, but my tapcos i bought don't feed properly. Get the metal mags.
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Old 12-04-2012, 4:05 PM
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I don't know about you guys, but my tapcos i bought don't feed properly. Get the metal mags.
My tapco(7.62x39) mags work fine. Does your AK have noticeable mag wobble?
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Old 12-04-2012, 6:59 PM
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Have had nothing but Tapco. Every single one function just fine. It would be odd for all of your Tapcos to not function correctly. Better take a closer look at the gun.
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Old 12-04-2012, 7:31 PM
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Are you using them in a saiga without a bullet guide
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Old 12-05-2012, 2:37 AM
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Mag wobble isn't going to create a problem here, or did you guys forget we are talking about AKs?

Also, the tapcos are notorious for needing modification to work properly IF they will work properly at all.

It would not be wise to assume (as some have SUGGESTED) that you trouble shoot the gun and not the may. With most semi autos looking at the mags and ammo is almost always the first place you want to start with this kind of issue.. and even more so considering that tapcos are know for this sort of thing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 4:46 AM
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I have never had a single malfunction witth my 7.62 saiga or my 5.45 saiga using bullet guides. Not even one time. I have never modified a tapco mag and never needed to. I have put quite a few rounds through them but i havent been using them that long. Did tapco upgrade their mags a while back?
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Tapco & Promag magazines are a waste of money. Neither one would fit in my AK properly without a lot of modification...PITA! I've junked mine for parts.
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Iirc tapco did do a mag redesign a few years back which supposedly cured a lot of the problems of the first gen , but clearly not all.

Stick with comblock mags. If you want synth mags spring for Bulgarians.
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Old 12-05-2012, 5:22 PM
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Ah right. Blame the mags for poorly put together ak.
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No, the TAPCO are larger than military surplus mags. I can't speak for AK-47s but the AK-builder.com AK-74 magwell appears to be VERY true to military spec and therefore will snugly fit a surplus mag but must be dremeled a bit along the rails to fit a TAPCO. Of course if you modify to fit a TAPCO the com bloc mags will then fit loose!
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Old 12-05-2012, 5:32 PM
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Oooohhhhh yeah I almost forgot to mention if you opt to use combloc mags MAKE SURE you have enough 922r parts in the rifle because I there aren't it becomes a felony the minute the surplus mag is inserted.
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