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Posted: 1/25/2024 1:53:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: realwar]
Price will be in the $1,600 range. Making a limited batch of 250 to start. Will be out sometime in the 3rd quarter.

.50 Cal 20 Round Drum Mag | Fostech | Shot Show 2024





Fostech 50cal drum mag (1:44)

SHOT Show 2024: Day 1 Part 1
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 3:03:21 AM EDT
[#1]
What would be the point? You can't shoot it prone or from a table now. That rifle was really only shot prone as it was... For vehicle mounted stuff? Ok, most folks have an M2 that need to do that.
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 10:49:47 AM EDT
[#2]
Pretty cool looking. Like the poster above, the ability to shoot it from a rest would be critical though.
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 10:51:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Middlelength:
What would be the point? You can't shoot it prone or from a table now. That rifle was really only shot prone as it was... For vehicle mounted stuff? Ok, most folks have an M2 that need to do that.
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What's the point?  When you need to clear houses w/ your Barrett!    
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 10:59:54 AM EDT
[#4]
Tape and two 10-round mags seems a much better plan.
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 12:58:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: realwar] [#5]
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Originally Posted By Middlelength:
What would be the point? You can't shoot it prone or from a table now. That rifle was really only shot prone as it was... For vehicle mounted stuff? Ok, most folks have an M2 that need to do that.
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Yea it would work great standing while shooting from a tall tripod.
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 1:50:03 PM EDT
[#6]
its neat and all but way over priced.... if it was like 600 sure but 1600 is crazy
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 1:54:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By whiteryno:
its neat and all but way over priced.... if it was like 600 sure but 1600 is crazy
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my thoughts exactly. They charge $800 for their DRUM for their Origin12. A 10rd 107A1 mag runs $150. The 10x premium for 10 more rounds doesn't seem worth it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2024 5:31:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Kalashnikov762] [#8]
It does have the tacticool factor going for it.  However, impractical and too expensive.  If I was a Barrett owner, I would quickly pass.
Link Posted: 1/28/2024 12:41:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jhereg:
What's the point?  When you need to clear houses w/ your Barrett!    
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Well, that's kinda the whole reason I bought the CQ model......DUH
Link Posted: 1/28/2024 11:45:26 PM EDT
[#10]
Back around 2003 or so when we made a few test guns for the Coast Guard for what became the 82A1CQ, the Coast Guard asked about making a few 50rd and 100rd drum mags.
Ronnie said "Not going to entertain the idea"
A drum that large would need to be electrically driven.

A few of us took 2 10rd mags. Cut the top 3/4" -7/8" off of the top of one mag. Cut off the bottom floor plate tabs on another mag and TIG welded the 2 mags together to make what we called "Super Mag"
We stretched the hell out of the mag spring to help lift the rounds.
1st one worked great. So we made another one. That worked also.

We used those 2 mags every now and again at the range for shits and giggles. Ronnie saw one of them laying out on a work table in assembly and asked us to keep them out of sight or someone may see it and start asking to have them made.

Wish I had taken a pic of it back then.
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