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Just got back from Academy Outdoors and stumbled on what appears to be a good deal on AR-15 magazines. They are "Red Jacket" brand of magazines. They appear to be no frills milspec aluminum bodies, with green followers and hold 30 rounds. While they aint P-Mags, they are only 9.99 each on clearance sale and previously marked 17.99 each IIRC!!!

Are these decent enough quality wise I should go get some while the getting is good?
 

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I dunno. Probably have to test them, but Red Jacket is a custom arms outfit out of Louisiana.

I can get MilSpec mags new in the bag with NSN slip, but they are 15 bucks. I might be able to get a loyal customer discount.
 

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I have heard Red Jacket makes nice firearms. They have a show on tv I have seen a few times. They have a deal with Academy Sports the last I heard.. Not sure about their mags though. Might be great stuff or some junk that they have their name on. I can't say..
 

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Only one way to find out, purchase two, cycle the hell out of em, and check for any fails. I must add, I know nothing about AR's, Or pmags, only having handled one in my life.
 

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I would say the chances of it being another brand and them stamping there logo on it is about 98%. Just trying to milk out every cent from the TV show they had, Honestly I can not blame them. Capitalism at it's best.
 

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I got some from Palmetto delivered just yesterday at $82.50 for 10 including shipping costs ($2.60). $9.99 might be a deal in California but in free states I don't think its all that great?
 

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Brownells had P-mags for 10 something in stock two days ago, plus shipping they were in the 12 range.

I can not imagine trying to save the two dollars.

The P-mags I have work flawless
 

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Never used them myself. I'm kind of stuck on Pmags and don't really want anything else. They just work so well and I've never had a failure with one that was magazine related. There tough too and there's no finish wear. I'm too used to having the molded grip now also.
Until the shortage, all I bought was Pmags. Then you couldn't find them for under $50 ea. Someone recommended the Lancer sold at Spikes Tactical. I bought a couple of them to try and they worked great. And I got them in smoke so I can see what I've got loaded or how much I have used. Now I own 10.
 

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I got some from Palmetto delivered just yesterday at $82.50 for 10 including shipping costs ($2.60). $9.99 might be a deal in California but in free states I don't think its all that great?
I found 10 C Products SS 30 rounders delivered for $59.90 sitting on my porch yesterday.

Free Shipping over $50 at PSA
 

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I don't know but they did seem to all the sudden pop available when everything else wasn't - coincidence? probably. I'll stick with my PMAGs... Ok, so I mostly stopped buying PMAGs too and have started buying Troy battlemags, they are just as tough as PMAGs and fit in standard magazine pouches.
 

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I bought a bunch of Thermold mags before the last election for a couple bucks a piece, so far 100% reliable. I usually try to avoid any aluminum mags, they always seemed a bit frail to me.
 

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Well I loaded up a few mags and did a cycling only test through my Mossberg MVP bolt action. Here is what I found...

The factory Mossberg 10 round was by far the best of the three brands I tried. As it very well should be. Just not sure I can justify the price they are probably asking for 2-3 extras when I can probably buy a 30 rounder that will work just fine and also be practical in my AR's.

The Red Jacket Mags...well the feel a bit fraile and delicate. Feeding was kind of a 50/50 proposition unless I really briskly cycled the bolt. I guess for 8.99 each you cant expect a whole lot, huh. They might work out better in a AR but I haven't tried that yet.

The Gen III P-Mags I tried worked pretty dang good. Not quiet as good as the factory 10 rounder. I had an occasional hick up that required caming the bolt with some firm force. That could possibly be due to that Mag being brand spanking new too. That Mag ran me 22.00 at Bass Pro shop and is the version with the see through window.

Honestly, I cant imagine a need for more than a 10 round mag for this bolt action. That ought to be plenty of fire power on tap for anything I might use this gun for. I primarily got it for the good price that was on it, the fact that it was a very nice looking gun, the fact that it uses 5.56 ammo like my AR does and can use the same mags too! In fact I might get another one and have it rebarreled and chambered for the 6mmx45, now that would be a winning combination out to 300 yards and effciency in a cartridge at its best!!! I think I might hit Mossberg up and see about scoring another 2-3 10 rounders just because and then look at buying a 30 round Gen III P-Mag every payday for a while just to bolster the stock pile. I am definitely going to take the factory 10 rounder out and have it powder coated in OD Green or Coyote Tan. It would match the guns laminated stock much better and stick out a lot less than the factory black finish. I don't think the Coyotes here will notice much of a difference but it would look better on the gun.
 

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You could split the difference and try a 20 rd Colt mag...... I can't imaine trying to shoot from the prone position with a 30 rd mag hanging down like it does.
 

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I am sticking with PMAG not just because they make a great product, but because they supported us in our fight for rights.
They stood up to Colorado
 

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I am sticking with PMAG not just because they make a great product, but because they supported us in our fight for rights.
They stood up to Colorado
The word amen (/ˌɑːˈmɛn/ or /ˌeɪˈmɛn/; Hebrew: אָמֵן, Modern amen Tiberian ʾāmēn; Greek: ἀμήν; Arabic: آمين‎, ʾāmīn ; "So be it; truly") is a declaration of affirmation[1][2] found in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Its use in Judaism dates back to its earliest texts.[3] It has been generally adopted in Christian worship as a concluding word for prayers and hymns.[2] In Islam, it is the standard ending to Dua (supplication). Common English translations of the word amen include "verily" and "truly". It can also be used colloquially to express strong agreement,[2] as in, for instance, amen to that.
 

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You do make a damn good point there Smitty901!

Im primarily sticking to them for the fact that I haven't found anything much better.

You could split the difference and try a 20 rd Colt mag...... I can't imaine trying to shoot from the prone position with a 30 rd mag hanging down like it does.
Cause they cost about the same as the 30's from what I have seen and most of these mags will end up being used in the AR unless we get over ran by mutant zombie gophers. That's kind why I will probably look at scoring a couple more factory 10 rounders from Mossberg although weith the bipod mounted on it, its doable, just not opitmal.
 
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