MDT AICS 308 Metal Magazine Review

padom

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Thanks to @MDT_Josh I will be testing MDT's metal 10rd and new 12rd AICS pattern 308 magazines. The 12rd mags are new and will be available for purchase soon. Josh tells me the 10rd MDT mags are 0.75" shorter than a standard AICS magazine and use a double stack, single feed design. You can get these mags with or without a binder plate. With the binder plate they have a max internal COAL of 2.895" and their non-binder plate version has a max internal COAL of 2.955".

I will be testing these magazines in 2 different Bighorn TL3's. One in an XLR Envy chassis and one in a MPA BA Competition chassis in 6.5x47L and 6.5cm. Neither of these calibers will come close to the max internal COAL of these magazines but will tell us how 2 of the most popular calibers today feed out of these magazines. MDT shipped me magazines today so I will have them sometime next week.

MDT has a new version of their 223 AICS pattern magazine in the works as well. Keep an eye out as I hope to test that one soon as well.

https://mdttac.com/collections/poly...l-magazines-short-action?variant=134164545542

Our AICS-pattern metal magazines are manufactured from high strength steel, nitrided, and finished inside and outside with Cerakote for ultimate durability, corrosion resistance, and friction reduction.

5-Round Magazines:

  • 3.055” Outside Length
  • 2.870” max cartridge overall length (COAL)
  • 2.52” Rear Height
10-Round Magazines:

  • 3.055” Outside Length
  • 2.870” max cartridge overall length (COAL) with binder plate
  • 2.960” max cartridge overall length (COAL) without binder plate (see limitations below)
  • 3.90” Rear Height
The 10-round magazines are approximately ¾” shorter in height than standard AICS 10-round magazines due to MDT’s unique Double Stack to Single Feed (DSSF) transition design, allowing easier mag changes when shooting prone.

The 10-round magazine includes 2 internal ribs that help reduce friction between the cartridge and magazine body and provide a smooth transition from a double stack to single feed at the top of the magazine.
 
Jul 18, 2013
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Unless something has changed recently McCree magazines are made by Accurate mag. I have been running a couple MDT DSSF magazines for a while they work great in my McCree/Savage and Howa HCR. The only issue noted to date is the 10th round is tight. I will try some of the 12 rd mags when released I like the 10rd mags I have now.
 
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padom

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Unless something has changed recently McCree magazines are made by Accurate mag. I have been running a couple MDT DSSF magazines for a while they work great in my McCree/Savage and Howa HCR. The only issue noted to date is the 10th round is tight. I will try some of the 12 rd mags when released I like the 10rd mags I have now.
Thanks for the MDT DSSF feedback. What caliber are you running in the MDT mags?
 

MDT_Josh

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Excited to hear what you think of the mags @padom ! The 5 and 10 round mags are currently available for 308 with the 12 rounders being launched this fall! The new mag has been teased on our social media (if you want to go find it and have a look ;) ) and will be available in 308 first, with 223 to follow. If any of you guys ever have questions on these mags or any of our products feel free to PM me or call/email our service department directly and we'll get you sorted out with a fix ASAP :D
 
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