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Posted: 7/24/2013 10:48:17 AM EDT
I know nothing about drums, whats the best type of drum to buy and around what price should you pay for it? Thank you and God bless.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:31:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:32:57 AM EDT
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The wind up drums are best.

They can be fully loaded and spring wound up just before you use it.
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Would those be considered the Chinese types? God bless.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:39:45 AM EDT
Yes, Chinese type also the Korean new manufacture type.  I think There are some Romanian ones that are like that too.  They load from the back - you pop off some clips and load the rounds in that way.

The only drum type that is not a good idea to left loaded is the snail drum type romanian that you have to load from the top, one shell at a time until it is full.

You would be looking at anywhere from 80-120 for a drum.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:31:54 PM EDT
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The wind up drums are best.

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Aren't all AK drums spring wound,and wind up?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:53:19 PM EDT
I bought a 75rd chinese drum that had been fully loaded since 1992 and took it out and emptied it with no problems 20 years later
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:01:08 PM EDT
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Aren't all AK drums spring wound,and wind up?
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Kinda sorta.

The back loading ones (Korean, Chinese, some Romanian) have a spring you wind as you load.  Once it is loaded, you can take the pressure off the spring using the crank.
The top loading snail type (like the Romanian I mentioned) have a crank but all that does is helps you get the next shell loaded in the top.  It will have constant pressure on the spring in the magazine.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:49:04 AM EDT
The wind up style look like this:






Link Posted: 8/29/2013 1:50:09 PM EDT
Just wondering are the Chinese going for a premium over the Korean and Romanian? They are much harder to find and where hilly sought after way back in the day.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 2:41:54 PM EDT
I can say back in the day when I had a Chinese 75 round drum it ran 100%, 100% of the time.

I wish somebody would make that quality of a drum for the AR 15.
Link Posted: 9/2/2013 2:58:06 PM EDT
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Just wondering are the Chinese going for a premium over the Korean and Romanian? They are much harder to find and where hilly sought after way back in the day.
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When the Romanian & Korean drums were selling for $50. - $75....the Chinese drums were selling for about $150.  Now people are wanting $100.+ for the Romanian & Korean mags...and the Chinese mags still seem to be $150. or so.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 5:47:52 AM EDT
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I wish somebody would make that quality of a drum for the AR 15.
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Norinco made a wind up open back 120 round drum mag for the AR 15. They work flawless and usually sell for $250+!!
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