Discussion in 'Modifications' started by The_Pooze, Sep 30, 2012.
Just ran across these but curious has anyone tried Hexmags? Are they junk, good, mediocre? Just a good price for a 6 pk
I've heard of them but that is about it.
Has anyone tried the DPMS MA3084 4 round mags in the 308 MVP rifles? I want a small mag just for hunting. But if the DPMS MA3084 is the same size an weight as the 10 round Pmag, then I guess the point is moot.
These do not work with the stock mag well. My son purchased some and brought them to the range last weekend. It will not lock in. I got 1 to lock in but actually it chipped the composite off the catch well.
Don't know if they will work with the Tromix or CHP wells.
I bought some on a Labor Day sale, so we'll see how the Tromix well works with them. I know the Magpuls work, sort of. At least on mine, I have to smack the mag to get it to lock. If the hexmags are the same way, I'm going to guess it's the heavier wall thickness at the feed lips.
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Does anyone know if Hexmags have had a revision ? I borrowed two at the range and they worked great. The guys I borrowed then from were dumbfounded. They never seen a bolt gun take AR mags before.
There is a gen 1 and gen 2 on the Hexmags. Gen 1 works in my MVP if I smack the bottom of it hard but I have the CHP mag well, so it seems all the polymer mags are like that for me.
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EDIT: Otherwise, the magazine work just fine for me.
They did have a revision- From their website-
"The Hexmag Series 2 10/30 magazine is a lightweight, ultra durable polymer magazine designed to function with all AR15/M4 compatible platforms. The 10/30 designates this is a 10-Round Magazine in a 30-Round Body.
Hexmag introduced their Series 2 magazine in mid 2016 to further improve their insanely popular Series 1 magazine. To start the new Series 2 magazines have a revised catch pocket which improves magazine stabilization and a more secure fitment across all AR15 manufactures. Changes were also made to the feed lips to allow even smoother round feeding and allow for a stripper clip guide to increase efficiency in loading the magazine. Series 2 magazines utilize a new patented PolyHex2 fiber-reinforced polymer, doubling magazine durability. Hexmag Series 2 magazines will also now reliably support .300AAC Blackout, .458 SOCOM and .50 Beowulf rounds."
Also someone posted about a Series 1 fix.......well 1 issue anyway- "Hexmag released an updated version which are marked as series1. The new series1 mags actually drop free, unlike the previous 30 i purchased here. Its easy to make the old mags drop free (shave the middle notch on the follower, the notch that touches the forward part of the feed lips, that needs a tiny portion shaved off with a razor and that will relieve side wall tension on the magazine body, thus allowing it to drop free loaded or not) the series 1 mags don't need any modification and i have yet to find a gun they dont drop free from. I now own 42 magazines and I have no complaints about them. Cheap, sturdy, reliable magazines. Sure the older ones don't always drop free from every gun but 10 seconds with a razor fixes that."
MVP Patrol 308. Stock 20round PMAGS with no issues
I have used half a dozen name brand 10-round 223/5.56 mags out there and they all work fine.
Some of the ones off the top of my head are PMAG Gen/M3, ASC, C-Products, and there were at least a couple of others that I can't recall now without opening the safe. I also use these on my AR's. I prefer metal magazines like the ASC and C-Products, and also because they have the slot on the side to see when the mag gets low and estimate how many rounds are in it - something that PMAG's don't have in the 10-round configuration for some strange reason.
Following up earlier post; to date, my MVP Predator in .223/ 5.56 has been used with Magpul 10, 20, and 30 round mags without issue (other than poor balance with 30s), G.I. 20 round aluminum, Hexmag 30 round mags, and Brownell's 20 and 30 round steel and aluminum, no issues. The 10 round Magpuls are best off the bench and for portability, for my applications.