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    AICS too big?

    So I should have thought of this before I ordered it, it seems obvious in hindsight.

    I am building a rifle stock for a Rem 700 .223 I have all the parts, Iím just waiting for some free time to get into it.

    When my .223 mag arrived I was surprised at the sheer size of it. I shouldnít have been as the AICS is standard across many calibers, the .223 being on the smaller side. Particularly as my rifle is 1:12, so canít really make the most of the extra length available. Itís factory 55gn for me.

    Is there another option out there that will be a slimmer fit? The Magpul ones seem nice, but say they are only for the magpul stock. That shouldnít matter if I am building a stock myself though correct?

    Does anyone know of anything else that could work? The only fixed part is the rem 700 short action.

    Or I just suck it up and use what I already have haha

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    Would a Howa mini mag work?

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    That AICS mag looks quite thick walled. You could carefully shave parts of it that are external to the mag well and catch. Give it a slimmer external profile. Take all the gubbins out of it and check the thickness is uniform, fit it to the bottom metal and mark the external area then get stuck in with a little grinder, sander. You might end up grinding away the base plate retention, I don’t know what that looks like, but so what. Glue the base permanently back in, they can be cleaned without disassembly.
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    Magpul have just released this AICS 223/556 PMAG https://magpul.com/firearm-accessori...obal_color=118

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    Waters Rifleman? I've got some of his AICS pattern 223 mags. He'll make them with different internal lengths. They are more compact too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.E.G View Post
    Magpul have just released this AICS 223/556 PMAG https://magpul.com/firearm-accessori...obal_color=118
    Hmm I like that. I think I will get one whenever they make it to nz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pommy View Post
    Waters Rifleman? I've got some of his AICS pattern 223 mags. He'll make them with different internal lengths. They are more compact too.
    Thanks Iíll take a look.
    Anyone know if mags require a permit to import?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphus View Post
    Thanks I’ll take a look.
    Anyone know if mags require a permit to import?
    Yes mags require an import permit.

 

 

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