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Ar-15 100 round mag

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by OR_VARMINT_HUNTER, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    Any one had experience with the surefire 100 round or the beta c 100 round and If so pro and cons of them? I know there be heavy but feeding issues? Or anything else weird?
    Thanks
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I am very interested in the 60 and 100 rd surefires but have no personal experience, yet. I can tell you they are VERY expensive, so they had better dern well perk 110%. I will say if they are reliable they are a huge improvement ergonomically over the Beta drum. You may also want to look for the now banned from import 120 rd chinese AK47 style wind up drums, I have one and they are awesome. Expect to pay upwards of $300 for one

    Here is one guy giving 3 of them away. if I had the sheckels I would buy them immediately

    AR-15, 120 round drum magazines, Chinese Magazines & Clips > Rifle Magazines > AR-15 Type for sale, gun classifieds or gun auction from GerryToo. Buy or bid on this AR-15, 120 round drum magazines, Chinese in the category Magazines & Clips > Rifle Ma

    Here are the surefires but it's an ad for surefire
    SureFire MAG5-100 Round Magazine by NOLATAC - YouTube
     
  3. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I picked up one of the korean beta-c clones (made by KCI). I think it was about $130. Surprisingly it's run flawless with no failures. I don't think I'd bet my life to it (yet) and it is heavy when loaded. I see it as more of a novelty.
    Haven't tried the surefire quad stacks yet but haven't heard anything bad about them other than the price.
    The Army tested some betas in about 2003 and found them unreliable (in Afghanistan), but tested them again in 2008 (in texas) and liked them and had no issues. I just can't bring myself to pay what a real beta c costs $$$
     
  4. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the wait-and-see mode until the dust settles and prices lower.
     
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  5. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The real Beta C mags have been around a while and have been tested in combat. The Korean knockoffs appear to be pretty much identical and are about half the price - I too have been in wait and see mode on these. The Koreans can make good stuff when they want to, my AR100 is pretty awesome.
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    If I could shoot someone else's ammo, I'd be totally into these...
     
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  7. Spadkarma

    Spadkarma South Lake Whatcom Member

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    I've had the 60rd Surefire mag for about a month now. I'm very happy with it. I have loaded it up a few times and the only stoppage was from ammo I incorrectly seated when I was reloading. I don't think I will be getting any of the 100rd mags.
     
  8. nubus

    nubus Guest

    The 60 rd SureFires will fit into most double mag pouches and are only about a 1/2" longer than a standard 30 rd mag. They don't weigh as much as the 100 rd mags and just seem to be a more suitable choice to me. Now the price is a bit hefty, but I figured I only need three of four of them anyway, lots of 30 rd backups if I need them!
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    That 100 round mag looks to me like it might be in your way if you were laying down. The 60 round looks ok, but for the price I'll stick with taping (or epoxying) 2 30 rounders together, inverted.
     
  10. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Heck the 100 rounder looks like it would be in the way shooting from a bench too.
    SF-HCM_100_M4___large2.png
    The 60 rounders look pretty cool though. Now if they'd only cost twice what a 30 rounder costs...
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I agree the 60 rders look possibly useful and the 100 rders are, well, kinda silly
     
  12. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    I have a Beta-c they work great but if you load it carelessly you can crack feed head (part that goes in the mag well) but if you do brake a part you can order replacements. fixing mine was $14
     
  13. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

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  14. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    I'm waiting for magpuls high cap.