Any good deals still around on AK tanker mags?

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    Looking, looking, looking... I can get a 20 round Tapco for $11 (not bad considering their mags always worked fine for me) or a jin-you-wine Bulgarian steel number for about $30. This is all before shipping, of course.

    A few months ago good condition Bulgies were $15, and a three pack of "Slightly rusty" ones was $20, with case! Have I missed the boat, or is there anywhere that still has good deals on these?
     

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    There is a thread here about j&g selling the tapco 30s for less than $6, FYI
     

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    There is a thread here about j&g selling the tapco 30s for less than $6, FYI

    I have several in my cart right now. Whether I can find a good deal on a metal tanker will decide whether I throw a 20 rd tapco in there and click "Order."

    Looks like a lot of people are trying to clear out Tapco stock in anticipation of the new AK Pmag. Personally I don't see how one is going to be better than the other, considering the Pmag has no metal reinforcement (yet).
     

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    I think you mean Hungarian 20-round magazines, made specifically for the AMD-65 because of the front grip. I've never seen Bulgarian steel 20-rounders that I can recall.

    They show up on occasion in the AK Files marketplace, and they usually aren't cheap! Lately they've been going for over $30 apiece. I'm glad I picked up a few a while back...but I just missed someone selling four for $110 on another forum! :(

    Also, be careful, Sportsman's Guide listed some for $13.50 but while the pic showed the steel ones in actuality they were polymer and made in the US. Most likely they were the TAPCOs...
     
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    I think you mean Hungarian 20-round magazines, made specifically for the AMD-65 because of the front grip. I've never seen Bulgarian 20-rounders.

    They show up on occasion in the AK Files marketplace, and they usually aren't cheap! Lately they've been going for over $30 apiece. I'm glad I picked up a few a while back...but I just missed someone selling four for $110 on another forum! :(

    Also, be careful, Sportsman's Guide listed some for $13.50 but while the pic showed the steel ones in actuality they were polymer and made in the US. Most likely they were the TAPCOs...

    Hungary, Bulgaria... they're all places my geography teachers didn't think were important enough to make me learn the difference about. I'd have definitely made as stink about the SG thing. Hopefully they weren't Pro-mags.
     

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    If AK master MMM doesn't know of any good deals, looks like I'll probably say "Screw it" and go Tapco until there's a buyer's market for Tankers. Tapco aren't nearly as bad as people claim in m experience. Then again I don't do stupid shit like smash my loaded AK into trees at weird, unnatural angles in order to "Prove" Tapcos suck.

    Thanks for the help, guys. Still hoping someone knows anything more encouraging....
     

    London

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    Yeah, that's the best I found, too. Supposedly CTD was screwing their customers once again by charging $70 for the same mags.

    I'm just gonna go Tapco. No way I'm paying a premium for a mag that holds less rounds than standard. I'm not a completist.

    Thanks, though!
     

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    I love the 20 rounders.
    I bought a bunch a few months ago ranging from $20 to $30. They certainly are here and there, and more often times not anywhere, so I figured I would just buy what I needed at the prices they were as I don't see them too often and I don't see them dipping back down to the mid teens like they were a few years ago.

    I had luck with the following sites and you may want to keep a watch on them from time to time as well, if you decide you would like to pick any up.

    AK47 MAGAZINE 20 RD

    AK47 20 Round Magazine - Hungarian 20rd Mags - Keepshooting®
     

    majormadmax

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    I've got a buddy offering me four for $110 shipped & insured, I'm thinking with their rarity I might just take up that offer...
     
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