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I thought I remind those of you who might be stocking up on the 25-rd PRI 6.8 mags to at the very least make sure they drop free from your gun(s) before you stash them.

I found out the hard way that PRI's QC seems to be slipping a bit. I bought 10 of the mags, and tried to use them in my new LMT lower. 5 of the 10 were very tight, and required a good bit of effort to remove. I measured the mags, and dimensions were all over the place.

I tested the mags in 2 Bushmaster lowers (which have been known to be tight in the past, based upon what I've seen on the boards...). Only 1 failed to drop free, but it was a real son of a gun to remove. It went back to PRI, and I just got the replacement. It was also initially somewhat tight, but after about 10 insertions/removals, seems to be good to go now.

I also tested that LMT lower with all of my 5.56 mags and 15% were not dropping free (mostly preban mags).

So I ended up putting one of the Bushmaster lowers on the 6.8, and the LMT lower on my 5.56 carbine. I had to sell the 5.56 mags that would not drop free.

If I'd only have had one lower, I'd have been really screwed, and have had to return 50% of the mags. Or even worse, if I hadn't checked them out and merely stashed them, may have not been able to exchange them later on after some ban.

This obviously applies to all mags you might stash, not just PRI mags, but certainly they've shown the highest fail rate so far of mags I've owned/tried, drop-free-wise.
 

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Yeah, over the years I've had multiple PRIs that would swell when full. I don't use them anymore, especially given their price premium over the C-P mags.

The C-P mags may need tweaking now and then, but they've gotten much better, have the correct followers, and do not swell. And you can't beat the price. Even retrofitted with new ISMI springs they're $23 apiece, vs almost $40 for the PRIs.
 

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PRI mags have a lifetime warranty, I had stocked up on 15 and 10 rounders and when I checked them out I found they did not have the low cut at the front of the mags. I gave them a call and got a nice lady that right away issued a call tag to pick them up for repair or replacement. now my c products mags that came with rusting springs have been driving me nuts for over a year just trying to someone to answer the phone to see if I can send them back
 

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Not real good news for me. I just ordered a dozen of them while my 6.8 is in queue to be built. I knew I was taking a chance but all I can say is I sure hope it works out! :mrgreen:
 

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Zippy said:
Not real good news for me. I just ordered a dozen of them while my 6.8 is in queue to be built. I knew I was taking a chance but all I can say is I sure hope it works out! :mrgreen:
Just get ISMI or Tubbs mag springs for them and they will be fine.
 

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Out of 12 of the 20 round mags and 12 of the 25 round mags I have had one that was too tight for my LMT lower.
It was also too tight for a Colt lower.
When I called PRI about it the owner of the company answered the phone and
he said to send it back right away and also asked me if I wanted a hat or t-shirt for my troubles.

While it is wise to check them out, you will not have any problems getting one fixed if you have problems.

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BillBond said:
Out of 12 of the 20 round mags and 12 of the 25 round mags I have had one that was too tight for my LMT lower.
It was also too tight for a Colt lower.
When I called PRI about it the owner of the company answered the phone and
he said to send it back right away and also asked me if I wanted a hat or t-shirt for my troubles.

While it is wise to check them out, you will not have any problems getting one fixed if you have problems.

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While I had no trouble getting them to exchange it for another mag, here's the rub:

I had to pay for return shipping. They didn't say anything like "sorry for the trouble, here's a t-shirt" or anything. Not like the old days where they might have put in a note saying apologizing, etc. Very impersonal. No apologies, etc.

But this isn't confined to one particular company either. Customer service in general has taken a dive into the shitter, by and large.
 
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