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60 and 100 Rd AR Magazines

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Conan1, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Conan1

    Conan1

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    Anyone noticed these being on the market lately?

    http://www.surefire.com/MAG5-60

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    What do you think the outcry is going to be on these from the anti's?

    :wow::wow::wow::whistling:
     
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  2. Reswob

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    From the reviews I've read on these mags, reliability is unacceptable.
     

  3. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    you've been under a rock, they've been out for a while :supergrin:
     
  4. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    Wow, SF spends so much on marketing.

    I first heard about their 60-rounder this summer I believe, think it had just entered the market. I know the SureFire 3-Gun/shooting sports team was using them without failure for around a year as part of R&D...they seem much more GTG in comparison to other high-cap options, which never seemed to be 100%.

    As a civilian I have no interest in high-cap mags, but I can certainly see the benefit to our boys in the sandbox--especially if they were to carry the M4s with a standard mag and have these strapped to them for reloading purposes (seems heavy/awkward to lug around all day). I'm not an Anti, but I fail to see the need to do $50 mag dumps of XM193 for fun...it's just hard for me to see these and not think North Hollywood Shootout. At the same time, I don't judge people for enjoying firearms in whatever safe manner they choose to do so--we all have our personal preferences.
     
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    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I've yet to read any reviews, though to be honest I haven't been looking. When I first heard of them, I thought they might be a nice option for three gun.
     
  6. michael e

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    Reviews I have read seemed good, I am way to cheap to pay what they want. I can get several 30s for the price of one 60. I don't own FA and don't even shoot my AR a full 30 mag at once.
     
  7. Conan1

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    Durn, Shows I just don't get out much.......Hmmmmm:faint::embarassed::whistling:
     
  8. Jayock

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    I've seen them, but always thought they were way too pricey. $130 for a single 60-round... I can get 8, 30-round P-Mags for that price...
     
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    These will be the new must have items for any AR owner. An optic, a light, some sort of AVFG or VFG and a 100 round mag. If not your an untrained idiot.
     
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  10. MrMurphy

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    I disagree.

    They have shown to be considerably more reliable than a Beta mag (which have gotten people killed), but they are another tool in the toolbox.

    I wouldn't want an entire load of these simply because one mag goes down, you lose twice your ammo. But in certain roles (automatic rifleman, trunk monkey, immediate-action response, etc) they could be highly useful. Aerial helo door gunner with a rifle perhaps.
     
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    Hangs down wayyy too far below the weapon. No thanks, I'll stick to 30's.
     
  12. lloydchristmas

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    Not reliable enough, according to the reviews.
     
  13. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    The design is interesting; from what I remember it's like a triple or quadruple-stack, correct?
     
  14. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    i'm hoping to get one of those(60) and a Beta C drum next year.
     
  15. Hedo1

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    I'm waiting until Magpul comes out with an improved cheaper polymer version.
     
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    My store has a stack of them. They aren't flying off the shelves, but they do sell. So far I haven't had any come back either
     
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    I bought one of the 60 rounders a few months back. It has run 100% so far, I have only used it twice so take that for what it's worth. I got it for 3 gun, it will be a must have for anyone shooting 3 gun.
     
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  18. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    They are working on it, last I heard. They did file some patents a while back.

    I hear internet rumors that the mags suck, but everyone "in the know" I have talked to that has used them has had good things to say.

    I'm pretty sure Surefire designed these mainly for the IAR contract, as the USMC is looking for high-capacity, non-drum magazines to feed it. Same goes for Magpul, but they will have to use a design closer to the EMAG to make it work in the IAR.
     
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    I need to test it more. One thing I found is it will not work with Wolf ammo. It just kinda jammed up the follower. But with brass cases it has worked great.
     
  20. WoodenPlank

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    I wonder if it has to do with the coatings on the wolf ammo causing more friction between the cases as they transition to the quad stack section, or if they cause more friction against the follower.