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Offline Oldwolf

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Magazine rattle
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:37:57 AM »
I usually keep 10 rounds in a CZ magazine for my 83. With FMJ rounds, they rattle in the magazine when moved about.
Anyone else have this issue?
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Re: Magazine rattle
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 12:52:54 PM »
I can't speak for the 83,  but the 75 full size mags Commonly do this
The CZ double stack mags transition from double stack to single stack at the top.  There is some extra space in the mag that allows the cartridges slide smoothly up as they feed.  Depending on the mag spring strength and number of RDS in the mag , this extra space  can leave a little room for the rattle.
More or less rounds and it may stop.  With a stronger mag spring it may stop. It doesn't effect function unless the mag spring gets too weak to push the top round into position,  or the mag gets dirty enough to impair cartridge movement.

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Re: Magazine rattle
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 01:06:38 PM »
Thakns. I have never nocided this occuring in my 75's.
This is an old magazine, so maybe the spring is a bit weak.
Although inserting 12 rounds in it is very hard, without a uplula.
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Offline Steve B

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Re: Magazine rattle
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 05:21:14 PM »
Not uncommon with double stack mags and can occur across different brands as well.
Some do it and others (same make and brand) do not.
Sometimes tapping the back of the mag against a hard surface after loading the mag helps settle the rounds.
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Re: Magazine rattle
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 11:33:36 PM »
Unfortunately, I get a rattle when I carry it.

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