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As far as ammo goes both mags will run both 223 and 556 due to the fact that they are exactly the same round dimensionally speaking. The difference is in the chamber of the rifle.. That being said I have no experience with the lancer but the HK is nice stuff. However I prefer pmags.
 

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Wow, an HK brand mag that doesn't cost you $60!!!

And sounds like it's STANAG too. I might have to pick up a couple to try them out.
 

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that "test" is pointless and shows no relevant information. the person conducting it did not follow proper cleaning routines. the take away that any of the magazines "tested" are bad is like taking your scar17 and beating it with a 20 pound sledghammer for a day and concluding the scar17 is a bad rifle because it broke....
 

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that "test" is pointless and shows no relevant information. the person conducting it did not follow proper cleaning routines. the take away that any of the magazines "tested" are bad is like taking your scar17 and beating it with a 20 pound sledghammer for a day and concluding the scar17 is a bad rifle because it broke....
lol following "proper cleaning routines" would defeat the point of a torture test.
 

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I've never tried the HK polymer mags, although I have meant to pick up a couple to try. But I can say, for me, the Lancer mags are good stuff.
 

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They are basically the same. The lancer's have a better texture for slippery hands while the HK's have a smother texture. Both have great springs and followers. Dirt and carbon crap doesn't really stick to them. Lancer has the metal to kinda protect the lips, but I've never had a problem with the HK's. If you want a completely clear transparent magazine go with lancer. If you want a slightly tinted mag I'd pick the HK over the Lancer. My reason for picking the HK mags is because I'm lazy and can disassemble and stick in the dish washer.
 

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lol following "proper cleaning routines" would defeat the point of a torture test.
torture tests using unrealistic tests are pointless. a proper "torture" test would be several months of unloading loading unloading loading with cleanings in between each cycle. or dropping the mags from shoulder height over and over. or some other method that replicates actual use.

soaking magazines in a jar of solvent for a couple days is not realistic replication of use. its as pointless as sticking a plug in a barrel then claiming the gun sucks when it blows up.

thats my point.
 

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torture tests using unrealistic tests are pointless. a proper "torture" test would be several months of unloading loading unloading loading with cleanings in between each cycle. or dropping the mags from shoulder height over and over. or some other method that replicates actual use.

soaking magazines in a jar of solvent for a couple days is not realistic replication of use. its as pointless as sticking a plug in a barrel then claiming the gun sucks when it blows up.

thats my point.
But wouldn't you rather have the gun that didn't blow up when you stick a plug in the barrel? I think your criticism would be valid if this was done on just one magazine, but as it stands it's a pretty comprehensive comparison between the magazines. The conclusion isn't this or that magazine sucks but this magazine is more durable than others under extreme circumstances.

I get the feeling we wouldn't be having this discussion if your magazine of choice won out.
 
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My reason for picking the HK mags is because I'm lazy and can disassemble and stick in the dish washer.
You can dissemble the lancer mags as well.
 

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I wanted to tell everyone thank you very much for the good information. I would like to give a special shout out to CPTdaz and smokeshow60, thank you two for all.... I'm going to purchase some Lancer's and call it a day.
 

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torture tests using unrealistic tests are pointless. a proper "torture" test would be several months of unloading loading unloading loading with cleanings in between each cycle. or dropping the mags from shoulder height over and over. or some other method that replicates actual use.

soaking magazines in a jar of solvent for a couple days is not realistic replication of use. its as pointless as sticking a plug in a barrel then claiming the gun sucks when it blows up.

thats my point.
Exactly. I don't see myself ever using any of the chemicals on mags that the tester used, much less soaking them overnight in those goop jars. That was an entertaining read and I read through the entire thread, but that was by no means any kind of torture test relevant to shooters. Ideally I would like to see someone do a more statistically relevant test by using multiple mags of the same manufacturer in competition with multiple mags of the other manufacturers (Thermolds included). Multiple drop tests from the exact same heights and angles, loading/unloading, shooting, cleaning, inclement weather exposure, impacts, rollovers, etc. etc. etc. over a period of several months or more, until it became clear that one or maybe a couple magazine types were edging out the others and standing the test of time and (relevant) abuse. I couldn't care less whether a magazine can withstand an entire night's soak in a pan filled with bug spray. Seriously??? :lol:
 
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