Not so great...
July 07, 2012
By Timothy Taylor
I was excited to receive the 3 ASC 6.5 MM Grendel Magazines I ordered, and put them into use. Today, I went to the range at Quantico and shot with some of my friends, and after 7 shots the first Mag misloaded the Hornady plastic tipped hollowpoints, bending the tip. I removed the misloaded cartridge, and cleared the Grendel, then reloaded the Mag, and on each shot afterwards, the problem repeated-over and over. After 4 or 5 shells had the plastic tips ruined, I finished up the 25 rounds manually, then moved to the second Mag. Exact same issue. After 7 rounds it began misloading the cartridges. It gave me grief, and it was 2 of the 3 mags. I didnt bring the 3rd magazine as I had only planned to shoot 50 rounds today. Maybe bad spring pressure...I honestly cannot say. Manually loading the Grendel was no problem, shell casing ejected flawlessly, so I am at a loss.
A 6.5 Grendel hunter & target shooter
March 17, 2013
By Charles Bales
The other review said he was at a loss understanding the FTF's.Let me explain I have not yet found a Grendel mag that worked correctly at first. I take apart all my Grendel mags when I buy them and take a wire brush to their insides. A good 5 min rubbing each mag removing all paint inside if the is any.Heavy oil the insides with a Nickle Boron type oil only. dry them / rub hard another coat on wipe dry and put in the oven 250 degrees for an hour (mag body only) have some good gloves when you do this by the way, remove let'em cool down a bit still too hot to handle bare handed and put another coat of oil on the inside let them completely cool to room temp. Oil 1 last time including the follower and spring wipe dry all put light coat on front and back side of follower with your finger / reassemble all I did this to all my 6.5 mags and never again have any problems. All steel 6.5 Grendel mags should be treated with nickle boron containing oil and bake it into the steel smooth the insides first and they will be perfect from now on
March 03, 2014
By Gregory Athanas
Okay, I have a bunch of these and haven't had an issue unless I load them to 24 or 25 rds. These are 23 rd mags, not sure why but all my issues disappeared once I under load them by two.
November 26, 2015
I bought these and have no issues what so ever. Excellent price for both mags and shipping buying from 44mag. I will be back and buying more mags as needed.
February 23, 2017
By Dean Davison
Bought some of these for my 6.5 and they are the same quality as US GI 5.56 mags. Size, welding, finish, are 100% mil-spec quality. Anti-tilt follower is great, the spring is correct, the feed lips are the correct radius for the 6.5 case diameter, the rounds feed into the feedramps no lower than the center of the ramp or slightly above. No jams, 100% reliable. I find some of the reviews hard to believe, if someone's AR won't work with these they have other problems! Been building AR's and doing gunsmith work for years. Infantry, 5/7 Cav, 1st Air Cav Div Vietnam 67-68. I know what bad rifles are and bad mags are. These are great!
May 24, 2017
I've been plinking with only steel cased ammo and these mags have functioned flawlessly. (Purchased 4) My build was cheap, Anderson upper and barrel, Odin works bcg, eBay rail/barrel nut, PSA lower. Zero issues. Like mentioned in other reviews. If your having an issue, it's probably not the magazines.