WEIGHT: 8.1 ounces
CAPACITY: 20-round COLOR: black only MSRP: $79
The LaRue Tactical magazine was originally developed for their OBR (Optimized Battle Rifle) large-receiver AR. Its development was started years before the Magpul PMAG LR/SR, and it has gone through a number of revisions since. The LaRue’s magazine body is made from a single sheet of stainless steel and is laser welded at the back. This feature frees up more clearance at the front for the M118LR and other types of ammo with a lengthy bullet.
The inside and outside of the LaRue magazine body are coated with a special finish that’s corrosion-resistant and selflubricating. The base plate is CNC-machined billet aluminum alloy. It’s secured by a short torx-head bolt in the front, with two small, metal guide pins at the back to keep it centered. The only nonmetal part is the red-colored anti-tilt magazine follower that’s made from glass-reinforced polymer.
Overall, I consider the LaRue LT762 to be the finest metal magazine for the SR/LR-pattern AR. While it’s not cheap ($79 per magazine), it costs 50 percent less than the original KAC SR-25 magazine, weighs less and has a more robust floor plate. The LaRue LT762 magazine worked great with my Lancer and Aero Precision ARs but had a few random feeding issues in the DPMS rifle. This is probably due to its shortened, proprietary DPMS GII receiver design.
The LaRue LT762 includes many unique features that are not found in other large-frame AR metal magazines of older or less-expensive designs.
The LaRue LT762 features a solid machined-aluminum floor plate that, when using the magazine as a monopod, will not be an issue. A short torx-head screw further secures it in place.