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Cracked mags

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Reno911, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So I bought a handful of the hexmags for the ar15. Left a bunch of them loaded as I do my milspec aluminum mags and my Pmags. Go to rearrange a few things and found that every single one I left loaded had cracked at the seam and now they don't hold bubblegum. Kind of upset and I reached out to hexmag to see what they will do or say.

    Anyone else have this type of thing happen? Any use for these mags now or am I SOL unless hexmag decides to replace?
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    This right here is why I I am so adamant only using the USGI mags.
    I do have a few Magpuls but they are not my go to battle mags (if it comes down to that).....o_O
     
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  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ^^^BINGO!!^^^


    Plus USGI mags won't melt or get soft in hot mag-wells. ;)
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Thats polymer mags for ya.
    Let us know about the warranty, maybe they'll replace them?

    I know it doesnt help the situation, but your experiance is what J had a while ago and is why Im not a fan of non reinforced polymer mags
    (I.e. magpul or hex mags).
     
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  5. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    My worst fear is melting mags when playing FarCry4....:D
     
  6. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    Lancer FTW.......Pmag/GI mag love child
     
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  7. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    180 degree hot mag drop test will show deformation to feed lips on metal mags.
    No deformation to Pmags.

    I see feed lip damage as a bigger problem to AR mags than melting.
    And Pmags are more resistant to this damage.

    Of course all polymer/plastic mags are not equal. ;)
     
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  8. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    also poly mags don't crush or deform. They rebound nice most the time or just break. They can actually take much more physical abuse for the sole reason they don't dint
    but like Medic says not all poly is created equal and some is just plain to brittle
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Eight years of using USGI mags in all sorts of extreme real world environments during missions, and I have never had a problem with any of them during my service time. ;)
     
  10. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I have magpul and USGI magazines. I have more USGI 20 round magazines than I do magpul. No isues with either, but I much prefer USGI.
     
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  11. Roop

    Roop La Grande Active Member

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    Really? I remember bad mags being a pretty common problem. We had a standard way of marking them when we found one, then we would turn them into the battalion armory for a replacement. I think we put electrical tape around the feed end, so we would know they were bad.
     
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  12. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    And there are guys that can say they have been walking this earth for 50 years!

    And yet they never wore out a pair of walking shoes? :D
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I didnt say I never came across a bad USGI mag, I said they never gave me any trouble... ;)

    Of course, if the Marines would stop clenching the mags between their butt cheeks when using stripper-clips that would help! :p

    EVERYTHING eventually wears out.... everything. :D


    Danners (to this day) last me about a year... maybe two.

    As for 50yr olds never wearing out a pair of walking shoes... I'll bet they've gone through a metric FRIK-TON of batteries in the TV remote! :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    USGI mags look much better tbh. Especially the 20 round ones.
     
  15. Roop

    Roop La Grande Active Member

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    I thought that was how you were supposed to do it? Am I doing it wrong? Crap! I'm just doing it the way they told me to!
     
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  16. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    You were supposed to smash them with a rock first then put the ammo in. You clearly need to learn from a caveman.
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The really bad part is Marines think they're too tough to wash their hands, and not put just about EVERYTHING in their mouths! :eek:







    :D;)
     
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  18. Roop

    Roop La Grande Active Member

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    The difference between an Officer and an Enlisted Man:

    A fresh 2ndLt. and a Ssgt walked into the head at the same time. Having finished, the Ssgt headed for the door, while the 2ndLt. headed to the sink to wash up. As the Ssgt. opened the door, the young officer spoke "'Excuse me Ssgt., but my mother taught me to wash my hands after I go to the bathroom." Without missing a step, the salty staff NCO replied: "Well Sir, my mother taught me not to p!ss on my hands."
     
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  19. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    HEY!!!!! I resemble that remark!!!!:eek::eek::eek::p
     
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  20. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Well, do you know anyone else that can use a rock to make everything work? ;):D
     
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