Really any good condition Soviet, Chicom or COMM Bloc steel mag will serve you well. Also, a quality poly mag will do the same.
Very timely thread. I'm bored and messing with my range use mag storage. Like others I've focused on less rounds for training. No need for all these mags if I'm shooting much less. How about some pics of my favorite mags in 7.62x39?
Left to right steel mags, Soviet, DDR, Chicom, Polish and Romanian. I left out my Hungarians, oops.
I don't care for the bolt slam home feature on Yugo type mags but they used to be cheap and well worth it.
Yugo on the left, newer Croation on the right,
If you would like to get some cooler mags, Soviet Aluminum and Slab side is the way to go.
Left is a Aluminum right is a Slab,
This would conclude my steel mags in x39 except for my Soviet and Romanian 40 round mags. Soviet Molot at left, Romanian at the middle and a surprise Romanian 75 round top loader drum at right,
Some typical Bakes. A Izhevsk on the left, Tula in the middle an a Molot 40 round on the right,
For true poly mags I really like the Bulgarian mags from Gun mag Warehouse, they have metal reinforcements and I think they would make for a solid duty or hard use mag. Bulgarian mag on the left. The next two I would not recommend except for rang use.
European but not sure in the middle. Right is an all plastic Polish translucent mag,
All the above are not safe queens. I have similar mags tucked away for that. These were my range use mags. I don't beat them. I would recommend any of the above but the last two for hard use.