View Full Version : Source for 25-round .308 mags?

10-10-2005, 12:54 PM
I know this is probably like searching for the holy grail, but are there any 25-round .308 mags out there for the Galil? I saw one on GunBroker, but just about everything on that site is overpriced.

10-10-2005, 11:16 PM
Sturm and Gunbroker. (Seach for items for sale and put a Want To Buy ad)

Check everyday.

It will probably take a while.

Here is another trick I have used. Believe it or not, check Ebay.

From time to time there will be Galil mags advertised. Ebay boots the ad after a short while. This is why you have to check every day.

What you have to do is send an email to the party that placed the ad before Ebay boots it. After Ebay boots the ad, you still have a way to get in touch with the sellers.

I have bought a number of mags this way.

Lastly, as you likely know, the first .308 Galil mags were adapted from existing stock M-14 mags. Perhaps you could get someone to weld some AK style lugs on M-14 mags.

If you could adapt some M-14 mags, you could sell plenty on the net.

10-11-2005, 12:13 AM
The early 20 round models are the really, really hard to find ones.

I will make a point of checking around at Knob Creek this coming weekend and will take the info from any sellers I see there. I'll let you know what I find.

10-11-2005, 08:45 AM
Another trick that I have used with success is...

Contact every person you see advertising Galil items and ask them if they would sell any .308 mags. Even if they don't have mags advertised.

Finding these mags definitely takes some work, but, it can be done.


Botach is showing 20 and 35 round LE mags on their site. I know the 35's are .223. Maybe the 20's are the converted M-14 mags.

I have called them a couple of times and couldn't get hold of anyone that knew about these. Botach customer service can sure suck at times.

Can anyone get just the lugs used on the .308 mags from IMI?
It would make it easy to adapt existing M-14 mags which are plentiful. (I have heard that Checkmate is currently manufacturing M-14 mags.)

10-25-2005, 06:33 AM
I have 1 or 2 25rnd mags that I could part with.
Email me at: snowbz2@aol.com :D

11-13-2005, 10:33 PM
No those Botach 20's are .223 I just got two of them. They are really nice. I like the handy length.

11-27-2005, 11:38 AM
I've fabricated some from M14 mags, perhaps you can do the same. Amazingly enough, one was a USA brand or similar and it's 100% reliable. :D

11-30-2005, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by Surly
I've fabricated some from M14 mags, perhaps you can do the same. Amazingly enough, one was a USA brand or similar and it's 100% reliable. :D

Show me how to do that and I'll give you the first one I convert :)

11-30-2005, 07:55 PM
I also found some 25's listed in the Shotgun News with that Forrest outfit for $90. I ordered some Uzi mags from them once and received garbage. Proceed with caution. :buttkick

11-30-2005, 10:22 PM

Get a machinist to fabricate the two locking lugs and then weld them on M14 mags.
That's what the Israelis did with the .308 Galils in the beginning.

Might as well have the machinist fabricate 2,000 of each of the locking lugs and weld up a couple of thousand M14 mags.

For the person in the right position, they should be able to make a product for a niche market.

Get an Isreali converted M14 mag to use as a template.


I wonder if this guy is interested in doing it? He is well known for converting mags for use in Valmets.

He could convert M14 mags like the Israelis did.

His name is Tony Rumore. He does all kinds of custom stuff.

http://www.tromix.com/ (http://)

When all else fails....INSTIGATE!

12-26-2005, 09:48 PM
Heres an M14 mag thats been modified for a Galil.