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Beta C-mags

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by acorn42047, May 17, 2012.

  1. acorn42047

    acorn42047

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    Been taking a look at buying a Beta C-mag for my Colt AR-15. I just wanted to get some opinions from some folks with some hands on experience.

    Thanks,

    PS I did a search and didn't come up with much.
     
  2. Decguns

    Decguns

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    I have had so-so luck with Beta-C Mags. About a 50/50 chance if they'll work out of the box. The ones that work, have worked rather well as long as you keep them clean and lubed. They don't last forever. We were told the Beta's we were issued were rated at 60,000 round lifespan, though I doubt any of them survived 10,000 rounds. They're well balanced... but we never trusted them.

    We eventually scrapped the Beta-C Mags for the MWG Snail Drum. It's also plastic, and doesn't last forever, but they always worked out of the box. It's not well balanced, and can be awkward for left-handers... but it worked.
     


  3. ronin.45

    ronin.45

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    The Betas are not known for there reliability. I'd never pay what they are asking. If you absolutely need 100rds without a reload I'd check out the Surefire big boxes.
     
  4. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    They look cool but as said reliability can be an issue.









    :50cal:
     
  5. GTS197

    GTS197

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    Heaven help you if you drop one when it's loaded. :whistling:
     
  6. I had one. after doing the graphite lube and loading 100 rounds into it I had 4 jams in 100 rounds. I sold it at a loss.
     
  7. WarEagle32

    WarEagle32

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  8. Nagle3092

    Nagle3092

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    We had a bunch of them in our arms room in the army. That's where they stayed though because they were unreliable.
     
  9. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

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    Had one a long time ago (check date under video) it ran flawless for the ONE time I used it. I sold it later and used the $$ for something more useful.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2KUKTM0FVs"]AR15 C-mag dump - YouTube[/ame]

    If I ever buy a FA M16 I'll pick up another but until then.......
     
  10. Buy the 60 round surefire mags, just a little longer then a standard 30 round mag, a little fatter, but they work.