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Old February 15, 2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Compatible followers for SS AR mags?

I picked up a few C Products stainless steel magazines to beef up my supply. (a local shop had them new for under $20, most of my other mags are pmags)

From my understanding, the follower they have in them is similar, but not the same, as the Magpul replacements for GI mags. Also the internal dimensions of the magazine are a little larger, I am guessing from using steel that is thinner than the aluminum, for the body.

So if that is the case, I am wondering what rebuild kits, spring and follower types I can use other than C Products sourced.


Edited to clarify... Magpul GI mag replacement followers rather than being similar to pmag followers which are actually very different, which might be inferred from the prior wording.

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Old February 16, 2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old February 16, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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I wish I could say for sure but if I had to guess, looking at the difference between my 5.56 mags and my stainless 6.8 mags, I don't believe the difference in size is enough to matter on the follower. I think a standard Magpul anti tilt follower would fit fine and I am sure the spring would be the same.
Now, that Local shop of yours doesn't carry C Products 6.8 mags by any chance do they?

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Old February 16, 2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Nope... they had 5 of the mags, I was nice and left one.

They had used GI mags for $18 and new Colt mags for $30... bit much for me.

Magpul says their followers are not "optimized" for SS mags.

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Old February 17, 2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see Stainless steel magazine follower info... I had seen that FAQ before posting my thread.
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