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Posted: 5/11/2001 9:20:09 AM EDT
TGIF to all! I'd like to know why people spend so much on having many 20 rounders. I mean, from reading this board, people hoard for 3 reasons: 1)Will be banned, 2)The range. 3) the SHTF scenerio. Ok, first off, 20 rnders might last many years before banishment. Secondly, if the SHTF occures and zombies/mutants/space aliens/crazed drug dealers are rampaging through the streets, you would probably want 30rnders instead of 20's. To sum up, I can see that having a few 20 rnders for the range makes sense. They are easier to store and helps you control the amount of ammo you use. But considering that you can buy a 30 rnder for less, why not just keep a few 20 rnders on hand and concentrate on collecting 30 rnders?
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:26:20 AM EDT
20 rounders are significantly smaller.Great for prone.I use one when I go walking through the woods.I only have four mags at the moment,three 30s,and one 20.I've had "last two round" failures with snap caps (NEVER WITH LIVE ROUNDS,ONLY WITH SNAP CAPS) but the 20 seems flawless,I guess because it's strait,not curved.My 30s are reliable,only a few times I've had troubles loading snaps ( I only have 2 anyways,that's probably why) They are both good.I plan to buy another 20,and the rest of mags I buy will probably be 30s.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:29:14 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/11/2001 11:10:24 AM EDT
I HAVE A BUNCH OF THIRTYS AND A BUNCH OF 20S.I PREFERE THE 20.LIGHTER WHEN SHOOTING OFF HAND,BETTER WHEN SHOOTING PRONE.AND QUIKER TO LOAD UP.IT TAKES FOREVER FOR MY WIFE TO EMPTYB A 30 SO I THROW IN A 20 OR BETTER YET A 10.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 11:26:19 AM EDT
To each his own. I have 5's, 10's, 20,s 30's, and 40's but I prefer the 20rd. Why who acres it my choice.[heavy]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 11:45:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: ...20 round magazines allow you to go prone. I know in the movies they stand up and take the gunshots like a man but I plan on doing a lot of my killing from my belly thank you...
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What exactly are you planning? [:\]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 11:48:38 AM EDT
I agree with kingfish. I have a few 20's for the range and collect 30's for SHTF. I even have a 40 which is kinda rare. I stole it from a guy at the flea market for $10. The bigger mags make an AR look even more sinister. Isn't that why most of us own one?
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:09:25 PM EDT
i follow kingfish's theory as well. 20's are good for practice and shooting standing with your hand under the mag. for me the 30's are great for prone as i use is as a kind of monopod at times for long distance shots. 30's also have the enhanced springs and followers available. steve
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:14:34 PM EDT
I agree with DeerSlayer. I go for the more sinister look. I don't even own a 20 rd mag. All of mine are 30 rds and I have one 120 rd drum. I also plan on getting a 100 rd Beta-C mag. I like the way the drums look on my pre ban CAR bushy with the flare launcher. It might be heavy as hell but it looks like something out of a Stallon movie..lol When I target practice and want something light I'll carry one of my Olympics.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:21:42 PM EDT
DeerSlayer is right 40 are cool but can't shoot from prone. 20's seem to be best allaround mag.[uzi][heavy][pyro][pistol]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:33:48 PM EDT
I like my Thermold 45 rounders. ;)
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:44:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:56:07 PM EDT
30 rounders get in the way during prone. This is probably why the first '16s came with 20s, not 30s. Personally, I feel that 30 rounds is more than you are likely to need at any one time, at least on semi. I can see that value of 30s for full auto suppressive fire, but don't believe they have any real world advantage for aimed fire.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 1:01:18 PM EDT
How do you use your ar?
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 1:06:01 PM EDT
I, it goes without saying, am such a preternatually good shot that I could defeat the lot of you with a Stevens single shot .22. With that in mind, I prefer the 20 round magazines because I grew up during the Vietnam war and saw M-16's on the tube every night. The 20 looks "right" to me in a way the higher capacity magazines do not.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 1:25:05 PM EDT
Kingfish: 4) A 20-round magazine doesn't bump into my side all morning while deer-hunting in the mountains.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 2:15:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 8:28:31 PM EDT
I have 6 gi30s and 1 colt 20 and 2 cheap 20s i prefer the 20s for range and when shooting from a prone pos.and the compactness they offer over the 30s.But when shtf more mags the better.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 4:34:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 11:46:34 AM EDT by Derek45]
The original prototype Armalite Ar15 had 25 round mags. During trials, the Army asked for 20 rounders. Later, during the Vietnam War, they went with the 30rounder. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/030/5L/dk/i1/4l26250.jpg[/img] See "THE BLACK RIFLE"
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 4:46:10 AM EDT
In one word....prone. The 30's dont allow me to get my rifle low enough. Eric
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:21:22 AM EDT
And now for a completely different reason... [b]It's easier to count your shots![/b]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:25:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:37:37 AM EDT
I really like the 20 round magazines for the reasons stated, shooting prone, lighter, and I can keep track of my loaded ammo better since a box holds twenty.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:18:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Golgo-13: I, it goes without saying, am such a preternatually good shot that I could defeat the lot of you with a Stevens single shot .22. With that in mind, I prefer the 20 round magazines because I grew up during the Vietnam war and saw M-16's on the tube every night. The 20 looks "right" to me in a way the higher capacity magazines do not.
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And I, without a doubt in my military mind, am such a bad motor scooter, could whip everyone here with a wrist rocket and a bag of marbles! Top that, if'n yuh can.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:23:05 AM EDT
Definitely like 20's better in prone.
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