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AR15 MAGAZINE ISSUES?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Hardwood floor guy, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    Ever have issues with ar15 metal magazines where they fail to feed?
    i have 9 metal mags that work fine and 2 brand new brownells 30rd mags that first time out they would not feed and the front tilted downwards and was hard to get back up.

    do they just need broke in or are they junk?i have 4 other brownells that are fine.
    it's annoying and i dont like to play the jam game nor do i really trust a mag once it has let me down,imagine if your life depended on that mag,would you want it in your gun?
     
  2. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    You can try replacing the follower with the Magpul anti-tilt follower.
     
  3. Z-PDX

    Z-PDX Clack Member

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    Brownell mags are some of the best going.

    Your should have had green followers. Is that right?

    The previous posters advice is excellent, as the Magpul followers can help. Worst case, they are pretty cheap.

    Anything odd about the rifle itself? What it the rifle config and history?
     
  4. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    that sounds like a good start with the magpul followers.they do have the green followers in the brownells.

    the rifle is a very high end rifle...pof p415,piston driven in unsupressed mode.it has been flawless so far for me and runs the other brownells mags great as well as a stoner ar mag and all of my pmags.
    even out of the gun if you push down on the followers they stick.
    i wish i had run them through my daughters ar15 dpms but i really dont think its the rifle.
     
  5. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    oh,also the other brownells mags stick when you push them down but not in the rifle.
    and they were loaded with xm193 federal rounds so not a reload issue or bullet length problem
     
  6. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Have you opened the bad mags to see if you have any burrs or debris in there?

    When I get new mags I disassemble them, clean, inspect and lube as needed. I've found rat turds, lot of metal bits and other carp in new mags.
     
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  7. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Swap followers and move on.
     
  8. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few metal mags.... stanags I believe and I was not pleased. I only use Magpul Pmags.... PERIOD!
     
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  9. 82nd Infidel

    82nd Infidel Gladstone,Or. Member

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    P MAG!
    END OF PROBLEM!
    Does the saying"Penny wise and pound foolish apply here".