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    Default 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    If you still believe that old internet crap about 7.62x39 AR15s being unreliable because of magazine feeding issues, you need to step into the current century and come to understand that mag feeding issues are a thing of the past.

    C Products Defense - now marketed as Duramag - is the solution. They work.

    Now that I have 3 of the 5 sizes available, I wanted to take some pics to share so people can see the differences.
    They are available in 5, 10, 20, 28, and 30 round capacity and the body is made of stainless steel .

    My favorite is the 28 rd. They are notably smaller, with a less drastic "curve" than the 30 at the sacrifice of only 2 rounds. Their size/shape allow them to be used in many mag pouches intended for 30 round 5.56 USGI mags and I have tested this and found it to be true with some exceptions.

    Anyway, I'll just post some pics and if you have any questions, just ask.
    I love my 7.62x39 carbine so much that I am building a pistol in the same caliber.
    So far the upper is complete - as seen in these pics with it mounted on a pistol lower from another build until I get the lower for this upper completed.

    First the mags:
    (L to R - 20 rd, 28 rd, 30 rd)






    (L to R - 30 rd, 28 rd, 20 rd)




    continued...
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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    Top to bottom: 30 rd, 28 rd, 20 rd



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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    that's the caliber I want 7.62x39 instead of the 300BO upper

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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYABEAN View Post
    that's the caliber I want 7.62x39 instead of the 300BO upper
    The only true negative of an AR15 in this caliber is that the bolt face is a weak point that can break because they are essentially using 5.56 sized bolt and cutting the face to accept the larger round, leaving a thinner area on the bolt than on a 5.56.
    I plan to get a few extra bolts as spares "just in case".

    Certainly less expensive to shoot than 300BLK
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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    Yes my thoughts were 7.62x39 is available almost anywhere and costs way less

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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    I picked up 4 more of the 28 rd mags while AIM had them in stock. (best prices plus free shipping over $49)
    They aren't as commonly available as the 30 rd mags and I've seen it where they aren't available ANYWHERE for months at a time, so I got them before I regretted not getting them while I could.

    Of the four mags they sent, one was the previous C-Products Defense mag and three are the NEW Duramags (made by C-Products Defense)

    I noted that the follower is slightly different on the Duramag and that the magazine body has a "post and hole" assembly on front and back where the weld spots are.

    I'll grab a few pics to show the difference when I get a chance.
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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    (I forgot to take pics of the followers while it was daylight)

    I thought I'd mention this for anyone else buying the 28 round mags...

    I picked up a few of these Mission First Tactical mag couplers to try out.
    They are supposed to work with both USGI mags and Magpul PMAGs.
    I wanted to see if they could be used with any of the 7.62x39 C-Products Defense/Duramag mags so I gave it a try.

    20 rd mags are too short - period.
    30 rd mags have too much of a curve for the couplers to fit properly.
    28 rd mags WORK - the coupler JUST fits. The critical part is that the ejection port door can open when the mags are inserted with a spare mag on that side of the gun.
    I may file down the top of one side of the coupler where it comes very close to where the mag enters the mag well.
    Regardless of any minor fitting you may or may not need to do - they work!







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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    I got them at CDNN Sports - $3.99 each (shipping WAS $3.99 flat rate - it's currently $6.99 flat rate)









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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    What is your opinion of the magwell grip you have installed on this? Yea, nay. or neutral?
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    Default Re: 7.62x39 AR15 Mags - 20, 28, and 30 rd Photo Comaprison

    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    What is your opinion of the magwell grip you have installed on this? Yea, nay. or neutral?
    I like it.
    The lower seen in the pics belongs to my 5.56 pistol and I'm getting the same Ergo Never Quit mag well grip for this 7.62x39.

    I researched all sorts of these gadgets and read the pros and cons for gripping the mag well in general.
    On a carbine, I've NEVER gripped the mag well, but on the pistol, aside from the minimal real estate for gripping the hand guard, the balance seems ideal when gripping the mag well.

    The thing I like about THIS one, is that it is very minimalist in it's design - I don't like extra crap sticking out if I can help it.
    All it really does is fatten up the mag well making it easier to hold. The "finger grooves" are mostly unimportant and so subtle that they don't hinder your grip if your fingers don't line up with them. It's a rubber material and very grippy. It's SNUG with no flexing, or slop - a perfect fit.

    There are at LEAST 6 different mag well grip products that I've found - ranging from cheesy as hell, to what appear to be half decent products.
    I took a chance on this one and I'm happy with it. I don't think I would like the larger ones that cover the mag well and extend down below.
    I don't think it's necessary to have all your fingers wrapped around finger grooves, so all that extra plastic is just "stuff that sticks out".

    BRB... I'll add a few links


    Here's a thread I started reviewing the Ergo mag well grip.
    Unfortunately, Photobucket is back to their old tricks of holding images hostage unless people pay for their new plans, so the photos are "blurry". You can click each one to see it IN Photobucket if you choose.
    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=313504


    Here's the best price I've ever seen on these. ($7.99) They typically sell for around $20-$25, so even if all you buy is one grip and pay $10 shipping, you're still at around where you'd find them on sale.
    https://www.deltateamtactical.com/Er...k_p_10729.html
    Last edited by Emptymag; September 22nd, 2019 at 11:39 PM.
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