Having trouble seating a magazine in my AR

Having trouble seating a magazine in my AR

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    Having trouble seating a magazine in my AR

    I have an Olympic Arms AR, I know when inserting a mag you're going to have to hit the bottom of the mag to seat it securely, but tonight I had to reinsert the mag 20 times to get it seat properly.

    Is there anything I can do to ease loading up?
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    Try only loading 28 in a 30 round mag.
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    Bolt open or closed? Mil mags, or aftermarket?
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    I'm thinking maybe a damaged mag. Do you have more than one AR mag? Does this problem occur with all the mags or just one of them?

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    I've only seen 3 ways an M-16 mag can fail to load.
    1. Damaged magazine
    2. Overloaded magazine (31 in a 30 round; will load with bolt to the rear)
    3. Mud on the magazine/in the mag well

    Failing those culprits, the magazine catch can be adjusted (no special tools or training required)
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    It's hard to get the mag it came with to seat, and the new Colt mag I was trying to insert with the bolt closed. I removed two rounds and it seamed to help It just seams like it should seat a little easier.
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    It is a much debated but very common practice to only load 28 rounds in a 30 round mag.

    Fully loaded mags are very difficult to seat with the bolt forward. Due to the number of mags I have seen fall out of AR magwells over the years I am a believer in downloading 2 rounds and giving the mag a firm tug after seating to confirm it is fully inserted and locked in place.
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    They are hard to seat with full mag. the ammo puts pressure against the bolt carrier. Seems about twice as hard to load w/ bolt closed.
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    i ran 29 rounds in all of my mags and they worked fine. other than that, my advice would be "don't baby it ... treat it like the tool it is!"

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