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Should I stick with the higher end mags like Bushmaster or will the cheapos work too? Any in particular to stay away from?
 

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I don't have an FS but I have an AR. One time I bought unmarked cheap mags at a gun show they always stop working on me. I don't use them anymore. I only use the C-Products now. They have never given me problems.
 

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Thanks. I just ordered 3 mags from C-products. I got the magpul gen II followers and teflon coating. All that for $13.85 each seems like a deal! :D
 

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+1 on cproducts


++1 on HK 416 mags as well but $$$$$$$.

44mag.com has some good ones as well.

The magpul pmag is a no go out of the box. But if you want to put in some drimel time then you can get it to fit, but is still tight.

 

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How about the new magpul PMAG. They look like the AUG mags and I'm not sure if they are like the thermolds as far as the fit goes. They look like they would look great on it.
 

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bonebreak2000 said:
I actually have had problems with the standard FN mag. I can get it to jam everytime I try. :(
I had this same problem. I replaced the spring and follower with a new spring and a Magpul follower, no problems. Still for a mag that supposedly cost 40 bucks, as the FN mags do if you just try to buy them, instead of getting it with your gun....
 

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Just because certain mags fit, doesn't mean they will work.

In my experience, Colt 20 round "straight" mags fit, but will NOT function. See the following thread:

http://fnforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=1683

I have another batch of Colt 20 rounders I'm going to try next time out. Any one with experiences with 20 round "straight" mags?
 

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I switched to 416 mags and I about crapped myself when I got them in the mail. They are worth every penny in my mind. I'm gonna pick up a few more in the next 2 weeks. If these are the mags that HK uses I would love to have a few minutes with a 416 to see what they have done with the M platform...
 

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+1 on the hk mags, they are a little bit more but worth every penny. I just bought a bunch from CDNN for $40. That's pretty much the cheapest I've seen and I don't mess around with mag feeding problems. It give me a sound piece of mind to know I have the best. I'had some magpul ones and one of them won't allow the charging handle to engage foward, but the other one does, so I won't mess with them anymore. They're nice paperweights though.
 

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+1 on the hk mags as well. i have about 20 of them.

i didn't pay the full $50 to $60 they may cost in regular stores. i found a seller on gunbroker.com that has a ton and will give you good deals if you buy bulk. PM if you want the seller's name. (BTW i am not him nor do i have any affiliation with him.)

my philosophy no matter how misguided: the FS is an expensive high performance rifle. why skimp on the accessories?
 

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I have to agree with cabrito. I only use HK mags that I purchased via gunbroker. If you bought such an expensive firearm there's no reason to buy cheap feeding devices. Their form and function is superb and if you have other guns that accept AR magazines it's definitely worth it.
 

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Kendal said:
The magpul pmag is a no go out of the box. But if you want to put in some drimel time then you can get it to fit, but is still tight.

Can someone elaborate on this? What part needs modified?
 
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