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i just got some new ar-15 magazines in and

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by meeestirg, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    meeestirg

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    i took them apart to check them out. the springs looks dry, is that normal? or should i take them all out and do a quick spray of WD-40?

    thanks
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Its OK if they are dry.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    What kind of magazines are they? If they are from Magpul then they are meant to be dry and used as such. WD-40 is absolutely the worst thing you could ever use. All of my duty and training mags I use dry and will dissamble and clean monthly depending on how offer they see the range.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    with all steel mags you can put a drop or two of oil on the spring and run it from the top to bottom with your fingertips. Like John said, if they're polymer, clean off the packing grease and leave 'em alone.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    leave them as they are
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    thank you, thank you!:):):)
     
  8. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    Okay so with the D&H steel mags you can run a drop on the inside on the steel and wipe it around the inside with your finger. Don't even think about doing that with the Magpul one. Oh and do the steel ones have the anti-tilt follower? I'm assuming they don't. Go onto Magpul's website and order you some that way you don't have any feeding issues in the future. Then go out and give them hell.:D
     
  9. Apr 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    John, is magpul paying you for this? :p
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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    I do not EVER put a lubricant of any kind on a magazine spring. It will draw dust, dirt and other contaminants in the most critical part of the magazine.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Hahaha. Geeze I wish. I have a buddy at lance that hooked me up with some mags as well which are freakin great. Magpul have a great system for their mags and all their other accessory stuff is really well built and is sturdy for everything from a duty gun like mine and an everyday gun. I just like the setup and research what I use before getting anything.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    yeah but they ship it to me as repair kits, so i dont assemble them until that rivet is in.
     
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