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Old 01-15-2013, 5:29 PM
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Default "Cheap" AICS pattern magazines for 308?

Just bought a stock that uses AICS magazines... But damn those magazines are expensive!!!

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Old 01-15-2013, 7:19 PM
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I just want to know if I can get a better deal or if someone was going to say "Oh man, AICS magazines are just glock magazines but you dremel a notch in the right side!"
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Nope, nothing that works as well. Buy the real deal.
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Buy the Ruger branded AICS mags, about $10-15 cheaper per mag and the mags are from a Ruger Gunsite

You have to deal with the Ruger logo though

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morta mags are an option, my bottom metal came with one. after feeding issues i proceeded to buy the accuracy international mags (the real ones) and the morta mag doesn't leave the house.

buy once cry once...per mag.
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Old 01-15-2013, 9:36 PM
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Or try alpha

http://www.alphaindmfg.com./store/in...&product_id=50

Or accurate mag

http://www.accurate-mag.com/Magazines.html
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AICS and cheap can't be used in the same sentence.
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Just make sure you are NOT buying the polymer ones, those are not compatible w/o alot of modification. My advice, buy once cry once..wait for them to be instock at Midway and use a coupon

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Alpha mags work great(for me anyway), but they aren't cheap. You've got the wrong rifle if you're expecting cheap magazines.

I had a horrible experience with what I believe was a c-products mag... damn thing never seemed to want to seat correctly and rounds sliding past the feed lips felt like I was running them across the sidewalk.
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I must have gotten lucky because my cproduct 10 rnd mags feed fine (a little stiff on the springs) but no feeding issues during comps or practice they each were $50 from midway when on sale!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:53 PM
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There are Ruger METAL mags made by Alpha Industries that are AICS compatible out of the box, and yes, NOT the polymer ones


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I can't speak for the reliabilty/longevity, but GA Precision shipped one AI and three Accurate Mags to me for my .300 WM built with the Badger Ordnance "M5 DBM." Be advised that I've only put 35 rounds through the rifle and maybe 25 rounds total out of the Accurate Mags.

The Accurate Mags have a metal body and I'll go out on a limb and say that they're just as robust as the AI mags.

The Accurate Mags have a different follower, though; the rear edge has a bevel so that once the mag's empty, you can still close the bolt. The AI mags/followers that I've seen have a straight 90* rear edge so that once the mag's empty, the follower will act as a bolt stop.

Unless you plan on doing "rapid fire" out of the bolt gun and losing track of rounds fired, the Accurate Mags' beveled follower shouldn't be a problem. If you're afraid of losing track and don't wanna get stuck with an empty mag, go for the AI mags.

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If they hold more than 7 rounds -- look out!
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I have had problems with all of the AICS clone mags at one time or another.
Now I only use genuine AI mags and I don't have problems.
In my opinion, saving $15 is not worth it when you end up throwing them away later because they suck...
Buy the real deal.
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The Accurate Mags have a different follower, though; the rear edge has a bevel so that once the mag's empty, you can still close the bolt. The AI mags/followers that I've seen have a straight 90* rear edge so that once the mag's empty, the follower will act as a bolt stop.
This is only true of long action mags.
Short action AI mags do not stop the bolt when the mag is empty.
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I have had problems with all of the AICS clone mags at one time or another.
Now I only use genuine AI mags and I don't have problems.
In my opinion, saving $15 is not worth it when you end up throwing them away later because they suck...
Buy the real deal.
This. ^^^

Trying to save $15 is just not worth it. $15 is about 25 rounds of 308 or 15 rounds of match 308. The cost of the mag should be tiny in comparison to the ammo you're running through it.
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Another thing to consider...

5 round mags are way better than 10 round mags.
People buy the 10 round mags because they look cool hanging down but when you really start using the gun, you will soon learn that the 10 round mags stick down so much that you can not drop one and put another one in without lifting up the gun off the rear bag or bipod.
Breaking position with the gun means you are off target.

For precision rifle matches, I bring 5 mags, three 5 rounders and 2 ten rounders.
I use the 5 rounders 95% of the time.
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Check out Mcree Precision. I have four of the ten rounders and they all work flawlessly. Im pretty sure they have free shippng too.
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Another thing to consider...

5 round mags are way better than 10 round mags.
People buy the 10 round mags because they look cool hanging down but when you really start using the gun, you will soon learn that the 10 round mags stick down so much that you can not drop one and put another one in without lifting up the gun off the rear bag or bipod.
Breaking position with the gun means you are off target.

For precision rifle matches, I bring 5 mags, three 5 rounders and 2 ten rounders.
I use the 5 rounders 95% of the time.
This is true. Also the varying upward pressure on the bolt as you go through ten rounds can change your POI. I like them because they are easier for me to handle, and of course, there is the cool factor.
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Another thing to consider...

5 round mags are way better than 10 round mags.
People buy the 10 round mags because they look cool hanging down but when you really start using the gun, you will soon learn that the 10 round mags stick down so much that you can not drop one and put another one in without lifting up the gun off the rear bag or bipod.
Breaking position with the gun means you are off target.

For precision rifle matches, I bring 5 mags, three 5 rounders and 2 ten rounders.
I use the 5 rounders 95% of the time.
That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. At the matches we do when most of our shots are anywhere from 8 to 12 rounds each, 5 round magazines just make zero sense if you can have a 10 round. It has zero to do with the cool factor thats absurd. A 12 round stage a single 10 round magazine with either the final 2 round held on a side carrier on your gun, held in your hand, or just simply laid on the ground. Ha ha cool factor what are we in high school.

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Bro. This thread is 3.5 years old. Let it go
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That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. At the matches we do when most of our shots are anywhere from 8 to 12 rounds each, 5 round magazines just make zero sense if you can have a 10 round. It has zero to do with the cool factor thats absurd. A 12 round stage a single 10 round magazine with either the final 2 round held on a side carrier on your gun, held in your hand, or just simply laid on the ground. Ha ha cool factor what are we in high school.

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So what does the she of a post have to do with anything?

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So what does the age of a post have to do with anything?

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