kVAR has bulgy mags in 223 reasonably priced or did the 10 rounders were under $10. , there are several kinds of steel 223 mags out there for the ak vaariants the chineese are narrower as I recall some were there is a thread i started on the the differances. all the 223 AK mags are priced at or below the AR mags designed for the beowulf. Not sure what you mean all the ones you found were to pricy??? a AR to AK addapter is really pricy hell the rounds them selves are really pricy. at what it costs to feed the thing mags even at $50 piece is the cheap part. there are also some US made mags however Id avoid the pro mags as they have plastic lips. For the 444????? project (I have the barrel in the lathe again) I found chineese steal mags pretty close. the beauty of the steal mags is you can bend and weld to the lips ect if nessacry.