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Posted: 7/12/2001 12:43:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/12/2001 12:41:50 PM EST by AFARR]
I have tried (almost) all of my utility mags and they work well. Today, I went to the range with C-rock, and shot my FNC and Yugo AK. I didn't take all my mags out of the bag I brought. I believe I only used 2 30 rd. mags for each gun and 1 additional 20 rd. for the Yugo. Assuming that you have tried all your mags, and you know they work, how many mags do you usually bring to the range? I had about 8 AR and 5 AK mags that didn't even come out of my range bag--kind of a waste of my time and energy to even bring them. I am thinking about 3 or 4 mags per gun (or maybe 5 or 6 total if you have several guns using the same mags). My reasoning--by the time you load 100 to 150 rounds of ammo, you are itching to start shooting anyway, and will probably stop loading to start shooting. What's your opinion?
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 12:47:55 PM EST
i usaly bring 2 now if it was some big shoot like the ar15.com informel shoot id bring more so i can keep throwing lead down range.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 12:52:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 12:52:35 PM EST
Generally I take two magazines for my AR and one for my AK. I only shoot five or teen shot groups so I dont mind reloading after each group. When I go out for field exercises I will load up the thirteen mags than fill out my field gear and more or less finish them off through out the course of the day (assuming that it is a live firing exercsise). To be honest I see no reason to put wear on several mags when one will work just fine. The Azalin
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 1:03:50 PM EST
I usually only take 2 or 3 AR mags to the range. Same with my other guns. If it is a 'shoot' then I usually load up around 10 mags for each gun.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 1:17:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By raf: depends. Doing tactical, quick mag-change drills? bring lots of mags. Sighting-in or load development? 1 mag w/single round follower. I reload mags walking to and from target (pasting holes).
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I usually bring 6 or more. I load 5 rounds per mag and practice mag-changes as I practice marksmanship.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 1:18:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By raf: depends. Doing tactical, quick mag-change drills? bring lots of mags. Sighting-in or load development? 1 mag w/single round follower. I reload mags walking to and from target (pasting holes).
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I usually bring 6 or more. I load 5 rounds per mag and practice mag-changes as I practice marksmanship.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 4:01:08 PM EST
Oh man, I must have seperation anxiety or something!!! When I go shooting I take a bunch of stuff!!! For the AR's I usually take a dozen mags (loaded) and [u]at least[/u] 400+ rds. of extra ammo. I'd hate to have to leave early because I ran dry!!!
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 4:12:00 PM EST
I know what you are saying Kevin. I usually take 1 rubbermaid container full of about 20 mags. I like to go to the range and shoot not load mags. I load mags at home when I am bored and having a cold beverage.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 4:27:27 PM EST
God I have to move! Around here? Loaded Mag=Prison Wife [sex]
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:06:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:08:28 PM EST
To lower ammo consumption, I usually only bring 2 mags. Now if it is an all weekend shoot, I will bring all thirty. That was my AR, on my .45 I always bring 7 mags, those eight rounders empty too fast.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:14:07 PM EST
I like 20rnd USGI magazines. I usually load up all my magazines at home. I like to put 10rnds in each magazine, sometimes I put 15-18, but usually just 10. I have a range bag that has fitted compartments for 30 magazines. I do not do alot of shooting or "firing for effect", so 15 or 20 magazines keeps me going for quite a while. OSA
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:18:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/12/2001 6:15:48 PM EST by skullworks]
I bring my supposed-to-take-10-round Bushmaster magazine. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:19:28 PM EST
AFARR, That was a good time today. I got bruises on my shoulder from your benelli shotgun. I guess shooting slugs really fast is not a good thing to do. [shotgun] I have to agree with ya on the mag thing. I brought 2 20's for the ak, 2 30's for her, and a 75 rd drum. 3 10's for the 10/22, and a 25 rd'er. 2 for the makie, and 2 for the .22 romainian. On the Ak, I only used the 20's and the drum for a little bit. Never did touch the 30's. I did use all of the mags for the 10/22, but those arer easy to load up. It was a good time c-rock [url]www.illinois-shooter.org
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:40:13 PM EST
I use to bring 5+ for each gun. But I found that if I only brought 1-2 per, I slow my shooting. Enjoy the range. Not spend too much money on ammo. Get to talk to other people. Overall all better time for me.
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