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I was looking at HK mags for my FS2000, but the price is a little high. What mag types do you suggest for use with the FS2000.
 

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i like OKAY brand mags, colt mags, etc, any mil contract mag with green or magpul followers will work fine

dont do any plastic mags, pmags, thermolds, etc they dont fit hardly at all
 

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Yea that is what I was looking at, some cheaper than HK basic mags. Have to say though the one in the gun at my local store felt like I could bend it in half with my bare hands (IT wasn't the FN mag, probably a standard GI mag).
 

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yeah just look at the floorplate

look for some good brands

even a bushmaster mag is ok with a new follower

hk mags are severely overpriced

i had a backpack full of them that i sold for 40 dollars a piece in the plastic bag

id never pay that
 

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No straight USGI 20-round mags

No straight USGI 20-round mags

I have several I have tried with my FS2000, with 100% guaranteed failures to extract/feed on every round. And, no, I didn't fill them up with 20 rounds (some say loading 20-rounds in these mags will cause some AR15s to jam). It's okay with me, because the 20-rounders are a bit short and thus tougher to remove.

I have heard from others that the curved 20-rounders will work, if you really want a 20-rounder.

Hope this helps.
 

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i have like 40 colt straight 20 rounders and when i had an fs2000 they worked flawlessly, maybe you just had bad luck

they are difficult to take out
 

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Yeah, I didn't try all my 20-rounders out, but I tried 3, and each of them had the exact same jam on every round in the mag. I figured it was a design thing, but if your 20s are working, maybe it's just me!

It could also be something with my particular rifle. I have read some postings from others on the net and it appears some people have feeding problems with the 20s like me.

I have read that the curved 20s work well pretty universally, though.
 

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yeah the ones i tried are colt

i also heard that they can be very touchy to followers and feed lips on mags

i had 1 bad 30 rounder that just didnt ever work for crap
 

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I run 1991 manufacture Center Industries USGI mags with orange followers in place of the old black ones. I haven't had feeding issues I couldn't attribute to me not seating the mag properly.
 

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I think most of the quality GI mags will be fine. I think the MagPul followers are the best improvement one can make for an AR mag. For those who want the "REAL" factory correct mag that the F2000 was originally designed to use, CMMG has some Belgian Mfg. FNC mags.


http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop...7&cat=46&keywords=&match_criteria=&searchCat=


They're even more spendy than the HK mags though. The FNC mags have steel bodies so they do hold up very well. I suspect most won't consider them as their first choice, but if you're an FN purist, these are the factory correct mag.

They're NOT the same mag you get with the FS2000.
 

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I live in Florida and just bought a FN FS2000. It came with a 30-round mag.

I also bought xm193 ammo from ammoman.com and also

5-Ea/CI AR15 USGI 30RD GREEN MAGS 1 $85.00

That's $17 per 30 round magazine.

I have used all 5 new mags + the original, just over 200 rounds in all and there have been no jams or mis-feeds to date.

I will let you all know if I have a problem later, of course.
 
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