Brownells introduces .308/7.62 magazine

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Brownells has come out with their own .308/ 7.62x51mm twenty round magazines for the AR platform. They have the brown anti tilt followers as well. They are retailing for $19.99 from the standard website and $16.97 if you have a dealer/discount account on their website. Other .308 AR magazines also available on Brownells retail for $22.99 (Pro Mag) and $28.99 (DPMS). Either way, a pretty good price for .308 AR magazines and from a reputable maker. From the description on the website-

  • Designed specifically for DPMS LR-308 and Knight’s SR-25 pattern rifles
  • Built to same no-compromise quality standards as our AR-15/M16 mags
  • New-design follower keeps even pressure on the round stack through entire feed path
  • Straight mag body holds a full 20 rounds – fits existing mag pouches
  • Plus. . . Rugged heat-treated aluminum construction
  • Anti-corrosion hard-anodized finish
  • Dry-film lubricant for smooth insertion in mag well
  • Stainless steel spring
  • Removable aluminum floorplate

 

Unrelated to the .308 magazines, but this is a product video Brownells made about their .223/ 5.56x45mm magazines.

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The follower bullet guide is shaped like an actual bullet, unlike the 5.56 magazine followers.

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  • Chris Shelton

    Anti-Tilt Followers on a straight mag? I love Brownells, but thats just a
    goof. The Follower is supposed to tilt in straight magazines for
    reliable feeding.

    • Nicks87

      Maybe the TFB author made the goof. Brownells states: “New-design follower keeps even pressure on the round stack through entire feed path”. That doesn’t necessarily mean anti-tilt. Regardless, I will be picking up a few to try out.

      • Yeap, goof alright, I just figured they were anti tilt.

        • Nicks87

          It’s ok Miles, I was sold when I read: “Brownells has come out with their own .308/7.62 twenty round magazines”. I’ve had good experiences with their 5.56/223 mags so I figure the quality will be just as good.

          • Christopher Papachristou

            I posted at the top but these are looking pretty crappy for the first run of them. They a rough finish with runs/chunks in it.

    • ostiariusalpha

      More like limited tilt. The .308 has one of the least tapered cases anyways, so it shouldn’t present a problem.

  • Nicks87

    They cost the same as the Magpul 20 rounders so if you prefer aluminum over plastic these might be the way to go.

    • darthcoder

      My Armalite AR-10A… an orphan… 🙁 The 10B can take Magpul magazines, so I imagine this would also work in the AR10B…

  • Christopher Papachristou

    I’d caution anyone against ordering these. I got three in last week and the finish was horrible. They had chunks, runs and drips on the mag plus the finish on all of them was very rough unlike their 5.56 mags. It looks like a 5 year old applied it with a roller brush. They were also scratched up like they had been in a pile together like loose brass. Not impressed when DPMS STEEL mags are just $6 more from other sites.