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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbhike View Post
    All 30's or some 20's too? What is wrong with the followers?
    All 30's. Couple of 2005's with the green follower. Couple 1992 with the black one. After a couple more range trips, the older follower mags are the problem. Had to be more observant. When PSA has new ones for 7.99, I'll grab a few of them before too long.

    I definitely get putting all new guts in an AR mag isn't too economical. Made sense to get some Wolff extra power springs for some Beretta mags a while back, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spence View Post
    All 30's. Couple of 2005's with the green follower. Couple 1992 with the black one. After a couple more range trips, the older follower mags are the problem. Had to be more observant. When PSA has new ones for 7.99, I'll grab a few of them before too long.

    I definitely get putting all new guts in an AR mag isn't too economical. Made sense to get some Wolff extra power springs for some Beretta mags a while back, though.
    Assuming no readily apparent body or feed lip issues, I think I would store those and buy new mags since new springs are usually a large part of the cost of a new magazine.

    Kinda doubt the followers are the issue unless damaged. Best I can recall the mint green, while being an improvement over black, really only came about to correct some sort of feeding issues with Sanchez? contract magazines.
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    Are those Magpul dark earth followers the same as the yellow ones?
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    Yup.

    These are probably the best USGI followers available.

    https://www.magpul.com/products/enha...uctColor=VO345



    Quote Originally Posted by uffdaphil View Post
    Are those Magpul dark earth followers the same as the yellow ones?




    This article covers the major USGI evolutions pretty well.

    http://soldiersystems.net/2016/08/16...zine-for-m4a1/




    Quote Originally Posted by jsbhike View Post
    Assuming no readily apparent body or feed lip issues, I think I would store those and buy new mags since new springs are usually a large part of the cost of a new magazine.

    Kinda doubt the followers are the issue unless damaged. Best I can recall the mint green, while being an improvement over black, really only came about to correct some sort of feeding issues with Sanchez? contract magazines.


    Replacing the black and green followers would be a good upgrade.

    https://dsgarms.com/magazines-kt-mag111de-10



    Quote Originally Posted by spence View Post
    All 30's. Couple of 2005's with the green follower. Couple 1992 with the black one. After a couple more range trips, the older follower mags are the problem. Had to be more observant. When PSA has new ones for 7.99, I'll grab a few of them before too long.

    I definitely get putting all new guts in an AR mag isn't too economical. Made sense to get some Wolff extra power springs for some Beretta mags a while back, though.
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    For the price of rebuilding mags with new fillers and springs, you should consider just buying more new mags.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    It's entirely possible that new springs and followers will make the mags reliable again, but it's also possible the mags could be worn out or damaged in subtle ways.

    A detailed inspection might be in order.

    However, It's probably easier to just load up on some new PMAGs.
    This. Changing mag springs in my opinion is rarely appropriate. The number of cycles of compression that would diminish the spring's performance would likely exceed the life of the mag body. Replacing dented/fatigued mag bodies would likely be more realistic.

    But simply buying new mags is the most logical financial approach.
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    As has been said: just buy new mags. Easy button.

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