View Full Version : My new 32 round SureFire .223 Saiga mag?!

July 3, 2009, 02:11 PM
I just recently picked up a 30 round SureFire mag for my .223 Saiga. The first time I loaded it up, I wasn't keeping count and just loaded it until I couldn't load it anymore. When I looked down I noticed 32 rounds were missing out of my 40 round box. I wasn't forcing the last two rounds in. They just kind of fit, I guess. Does this mean the spring is weak? The follower was cut too short? Does SureFire have loose tolerances? I haven't fired from the mag yet, but I cycled all 32 of the rounds out and all works fine. The bolt hold open feature is nice, and I didn't have to file down any part of the magazine to fit it in. I could care less about it fitting 32 rounds, in fact I see it as more of a pleasant surprise. I just wanted to make sure it was all gravy, and not a terrible mess up of some sort.

July 3, 2009, 02:33 PM
If it was meant to hold 30 rounds, I wouldn't load any more than that in it. Overloading the spring will wear it out quicker.

July 9, 2009, 08:47 AM
my .223 surefire saiga mags hold 32 as well...and shoot just fine loaded that way. i have two of em, and they both do it. after a few thousand rounds, they don't seem any worse for wear...