GUN Two questions - 10/22 and AK

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  1. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    First question. What is a decent 20/30 round magazine for a 10/22? I bought a Ramline and it is pretty much a piece of shit. I get a FTF about every other round untill I get to the last 5 rounds.

    Second. I can't get the barrel pin out of my Polish AK. I don't have access to a press and I have been pounding and pounding away with a 3lb hammer and a punch. What should I be soaking it in? Also, has anyone ever tried the freezer method (where you leave it in the freezer overnight and it's supposedly easier to pound out?)

    Thanks in advance :wavey:
     
  2. ElChupacabra

    ElChupacabra we should have fucking shotguns

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    My best luck has always been Butler Creek mags. I've never used a Ramline that was worth a crap. The Tactical Innovations mags are supposed to be the bee's knees, but they are spendy ($35 plastic, $60 aluminum). Condor mags are supposed to be good, too. The MGW or whatever 50rd tear drop mags suck also. Never heard of a good one, but of course, people only bitch about the crappy ones.
     
  3. TwoGuns

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    Most anything with metal feedlips is good to go. Problem with the plastic feed lips is they get worn out, fucked up, misshapen. I have a couple that are absolutely worthless except for in 77/22's.
     
  4. Keesh

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    This Ramline didn't even work out of the box. The spring gets stuck and won't press the rounds up. Can't really take it apart to fix it either 'cause it's a plastic POS. Well, lesson learned.
     
  5. ElChupacabra

    ElChupacabra we should have fucking shotguns

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    Did you buy it locally? Maybe they will take it back or let you exchange it for something else.
     
  6. Keesh

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    Nah, bought it from Sportsmans guide a few months ago. I misplaced it before I got to use it and finally found it today :sad2: Its probably too late so I won't worry about it.
     
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    I don't know about the freezer method, but what I have been told works is get a butane pencil torch and heat the pin. trying to break it loose, thought that is the last option ditch. I would start by spraying it with PB blaster several times a day, basically soaking it in PB blaster for days then try hammering the crap out it again.
     
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    Soak in Break-Away or soemthing similar. If necessary use a torch to heat the pin before hammering it out. if all else fails, find someone with a press.
     
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    Butler Creeks are good stuff, they have one with plastic feed lips and one with metal. I have yet to see any of the metal feed lips locally, they can probably be found online. The plastic ones are pretty good, and cheap. I think I got mine locally for around $15 - $20, so it's no problem to pick up several in case one or two wear out. These are most commonly found as 25 rounders.
     
  10. Keesh

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    Was browsing the AK build section on ARFCOM and I came across another builder in my parents tiny town :bowdown: He said he's willing to help me build it and has a ton of tools.

    thanks guys for the help on the 10/22 mags :wavey:
     

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