If those are as reliable as the current mags, then woo-hoo! I hope they are and if so, will be successful. It's my understanding the military tested some of the 100rd beta mags in the sandbox and they weren't reliable enough so these could give them the option for increased capacity if they are reliable.
Screw the troops? Hmm, don't think you meant that literally as I'm sure our government is doing so with the rules of engagement. Eliminate the ROE's, allow our troops to defend themselves!!!!
Either let them fight the war or bring them home. I hate that we are basically killing our own troops by not letting them kill terrorist, and/or not giving the tools/manpower to fight the war. That's been like that from the beginning.
They use drums over there don't they? Or is that just on the SAW?
You know what's so good about this? Our people, American inventors are working at giving OUR TROOPS the advantage. God Bless them
FYI, when I was in I was experimenting with a lot of different mags....from the clear plastic mags to the 40round mags, to clamping a double mag, and even the Beta 100rnd C-Mags.
This is what I've concluded...
1. The added weight and length makes carrying the rifle a burdon. The 30-rnd and 20-rnd mags are perfect for troop carry.
2. Troops need ballistic-tipped, soft point, frangible rounds or just a bigger calliber of bullet all together, not more 62gr tungsten tipped, steel core 5.56 NATO (they just started switching from lead to steel).
My 2 cents.