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60 round AR mags?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by zeezee, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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  2. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Screw the troops....Im thinking PR!
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Magpul was working on 60rd as well.

    100rd you can use it as sit down bi-pod. lol
     
  4. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    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!!!!
     
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    You know what's so good about this? Our people, American inventors are working at giving OUR TROOPS the advantage. God Bless them
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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?
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  9. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::D:D:D
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    60 rounder looks ok but I would question using the 100 round one unless they beefed up the magazine catch. I like the IAR the Marines are looking at, the M249 SAW is too heavy and bulky for the round it shoots imho.
     
  11. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    The mag is based on a Russian AK-74 quad stack mag design. Several American companies have been trying to figure out a way to adapt it over.

    It is going to be hard to go prone with the 100 round variant.
     
  12. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    Yes, God bless America, and no one else.
     
  13. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    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).
    3. These bigger magazines with bigger springs create more stress on the function of the magazine. This means a lower rate of reliability. What happens is that the first two or three rounds basically "jump out" of the feed lips of the magazines while the last two are barely pushed out or are pushed out at the force that they all should be pushed out as (usually causing a double-feed in the first few and/or failure to feed in the last two).

    Mind you surefire probably has all this figured out...but why fix something that isn't broken? The 30rnd magazines are just fine. In fact, I think Magpul has refinned it to about as good as they can get and Surefire just wants a piece of the action.

    My 2 cents.
     
  14. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I partake in some of the 3 gun type forums and these mags are getting a lot of interest from the competition crowd. There are a few other makers designing similar mags as well. I don't know if these will see much mil use because from what I hear from Mil buddies of mine you basically don't need ammo anymore. You cant shoot back anyway. Some of the times they only loaded their mags to 10 rounds or even less.
     
  15. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    I'd buy one for the novelty (and inevitable zombie uprising).
     
  16. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    The 60 rounder looks interesting... but for 100 rounds, i'll stick with my bipod friendly beta mag.
     
  17. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Isnt the ballistic, soft point etc. against the Geneva conv.
    Although I do agree with the idea of using it.
     
  18. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Geneva convention only applies when we are fighting other signatory nations... Haji never signed. :)
     
  19. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    That 100 rounder is a bit crazy looking. Why they didn't go with a drum style is strange to me... I would think a drum style would be a lot more user friendly.

    /shrug

    -d
     
  20. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    I read some article about testing mag durability and the winner was the Lancer L5 and runner up was the AR mag by MSAR. I know it was a shotgun news magazine that I read it in. Maybe MSAR should make the 42 rounders for the AR like they do for the STG-556.