W.E.C.S.O.G. - Mag Compatability 101:group excercise

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Post by Combat Controller » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Timo wrote:Ruger is selling 20 rounders for the mini 30 , I have 2 of them.
Finally! I gave up and sold the rifle two years ago, I figured they would never make a mag for them.
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Post by Dedicated_Dad » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:00 pm

Beretta 92x and Taurus Pt99XX mags will interchange...

IIRC, the taurus mags will work in the Beretta without mods, the inverse requires enlarging the mag-catch hole (LEFT OR RIGHT depending on how you've installed your mag-catch, both to ensure 100% compatibility and preserve reversing functionality) in the mags. I've considered trying to switch the mag-catches to see if they will fit - if so this would be the optimal change...
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Post by D5CAV » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:33 pm

I have a number of WECSOGed magazines for various guns, e.g. a Galil .308 magazine made from an M14 magazine.

They range from "work 90% of the time" to "work sometimes". I've decided that anything that works less than 99.9% of the time doesn't work for me.

PM me if you are interested, & I will try to come up with a list (may take awhile, as they are stashed in a number of places) & prices (they will be very good prices -- I don't have time to sit an an ELGS, but dealers have only offered me scrap metal value).
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Post by Combat Controller » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:08 pm

I agree about the 100% function for a good to go gun. I think that some plinkers can benefit from a little help though. I do trust my Beretta mags in the XD though, never a hitch.
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Post by randy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:39 pm

If nothing else, the 90% mags are good for range practice (i.e. random Immediate Action drills).

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Post by ButchS1066 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:34 am

D5CAV wrote:I have a number of WECSOGed magazines for various guns, e.g. a Galil .308 magazine made from an M14 magazine.
Would be interested in learning how you went about that conversion.
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Post by D5CAV » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:48 am

ButchS1066 wrote:
D5CAV wrote:I have a number of WECSOGed magazines for various guns, e.g. a Galil .308 magazine made from an M14 magazine.
Would be interested in learning how you went about that conversion.
I didn't do it. It came with a rifle I bought.

It looks like a true WECSOG job. A couple of metal tabs welded onto front & back with some obvious file marks. It fits into the Galil and it works (although it has more play than the Galil factory mags), but Galil .308 mags aren't that hard to come by, so it sits in a drawer.

One mag that is almost impossible to find are Valmet 76 and Valmet 78 .308 mags. Both are almost impossible to find. One of them is harder than the other, and I can't remember whether it's the 76 or 78, but that impossible version also fits the Valmet .308 Hunter (which I own). It is a beautifully machined rifle and a pleasure to shoot, but I can't get over the fact that a couple of magazines can bring more than the rifle!

I talked to some guys from Finland, and they told me that Valmet never made .308 mags. They used German G3 steel mags and modified them for both rifles. The modifications were done in a factory, however, with a couple of welded metal tabs and spacers.
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Post by workinwifdakids » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:22 am

Durham68 wrote:The gun shops around here always have old spare mags with no labels on them for dirt cheap. They all look the same and I can never figure out what they belong to. I am always tempted to see if I can get them to run in my hi-power. Good thread idea.
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Post by Vonz90 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:30 am

Not exactly a compatibility point, but as good G3 20 round aluminum mags can be had for under five bucks and the 5 round hunting mags go for $35+, it is petty easy to turn a 20 rounder into a five rounder. I just cut the bottom out of the mag at the appropriate distance from the bottom, following the same patter as the bottom of them, bend new tabs to slide the end piece over, cut the spring to matcha and viola, instant 5 round mag and savings of $30 per.

I've only done two of them, but they work like champs. I use them at the range a lot when I am doing bench shooting and also I want to have them in case I ever decide to use the G3 for hunting (which I haven't, but I might at some point).

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Post by Durham68 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:38 pm

workinwifdakids wrote: Durham, if you ever run across any Sigma 9mm mags in that heap pick some up for me, would you? If they were $10/ea, I'd buy prolly five more. DubJames might be in for some, too. Not any big deal, just if you ever happen to run into some well-used mags is all. Anyone else here prefer used mags over new? I know I do.
I just looked them up to see what they look like. Can't miss one of those, can you? So much for magazine compatability.
I'll be sure to keep an eye out. Do you guys need 10 rounders or can you legally own 16 rounders?
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