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I just purchased another super black eagle II for my son. Cleaning I noticed that the red follower in the magazine tube is now aluminum not plastic like mine. It also has a small hole in the bottom of it, won't this allow more gases to enter the magazine tube? Why did they switch?

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What "gases" are you talking about? Air? The magazine tube isn't a sealed container. Regardless, the follower is pressed forward into the magazine when you load it up. A hole in the follower isn't going to make any difference in what can get into the magazine tube. What are you concerned about?

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lol! I wondered when someone was going to point that out.

Ah well... "forest for the trees" and all that. :rolleyes:


If someone gave me a "free" aluminum follower... I'd be pretty happy. Actually, come to think of it, Nordic did give me a free aluminum follower once... and by golly, I was pretty darn happy!




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My guess is that the OP was concerned about residue (unburned powder, "gases", etc) from firing the gun and the ejecting shell would find its way into the magazine easier due to the hole in the follower. At least that's how I read the question.

mysbeII, would you care to elaborate? We really would like to help your understanding.

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