ssg 69 magazine failures

brandy

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Have ssg 69 magazines in .22-250, three have failed where the clear plastic rear cover tab that retains the mag release broke and released the mag catch. Some failed still in the factory bag.

Has anyone experienced similar failures? The magazines seem to be relatively fragile. Have given thought to making clear rear plate out of aluminum or brass, and to even redesign of magazine itself. Rifle performs well, but magazine is a real weakness.