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Posted: 8/11/2006 2:53:50 PM EDT
Ive thought a lot about the Betas....then I think 1- 100 rnd mag, or for the same price I can get 20-25 mags, for 600 - 750 rounds. Putting the cool factor aside, (because lets face it, they ARE cool!) does the Beta offer any advantages?
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 2:56:32 PM EDT
designed to be stored indefinatly, offers the tactical advantage of being able to shoot 100 rounds without having to reload, offers a smaller profile when resting it vs. a 30 rd.

will go up in price when the AWB is revived
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 7:33:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jcobb:
........... does the Beta offer any advantages?


Simple question, simple answer.....no.

Hotgun
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 8:05:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2006 8:07:51 PM EDT by BlazinChronic]
all i know is....

I WANT ONE!!

but i dont think theyre worth the 100$ for a 100 round mag ill probibly never get to use to its full potential.

Edit::

heres a pic u might like....



a cute girl holding an AR-180Bravo with a duel beta mag... gotta love it!!
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 8:07:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Liquid447:
designed to be stored indefinatly, offers the tactical advantage of being able to shoot 100 rounds without having to reload, offers a smaller profile when resting it vs. a 30 rd.

will go up in price when the AWB is revived
+1
Nice when using a rest. The 30 rounders always get ih the way.
Link Posted: 8/12/2006 6:36:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2006 6:37:58 PM EDT by SnakeEyes]
I like mine a lot, especially when I want uninterrupted firepower. Never a hiccup. Not a substitute for my 20 & 30 rounders but I like having it loaded and ready. I will probably buy a couple more before another ban. I remember seeing these things for $500-$850 during the Klinton ban. It's like so many options for an AR; it's not a must but if you can afford one and want one, why not. Welcome to America, the land of the FREE.
Link Posted: 8/18/2006 4:45:38 AM EDT
Yes there is a coolness factor. In my opinion they are not really that great with semi auto. They are heavy and standing there pulling the trigger 100 times can take a while.

In full auto they are a blast. I have 7 in 5.56 and 3 in 9mm. Dump the mag, push the two pins, change uppers, and dump another one. I'm in the process of building a water cooled upper so I don't have to push the two pins. Just my $.02 worth.

Scott
Link Posted: 8/18/2006 4:57:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2006 5:11:40 AM EDT
Beta = heavy, loud, fragile.
Link Posted: 8/18/2006 6:11:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 7:34:05 AM EDT
everybody should have at least one beta mag in the closet.
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 8:24:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CB1:
everybody should have at least one beta mag in the closet.


+1
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 12:37:24 PM EDT
yeah....
as soon as i find 130 bucks lying around not paying any bills maybe ill order me one.
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 12:46:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:
yeah....
as soon as i find 130 bucks lying around not paying any bills maybe ill order me one.
Who is selling them for $130. Cheapest I have seen were $250.
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 12:54:26 PM EDT
I say skip the beta and get 20 CP Stainless mags with Mag-pul Gen2 followers...
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 3:19:51 PM EDT
Yeah, the beta mags look cool but for that kind of money I'll pass. I think I would rather have a bunch of 30 round mags instead of just one Beta Mag.
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 4:18:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:
yeah....
as soon as i find 130 bucks lying around not paying any bills maybe ill order me one.

i though these were closer to the $250 range. where are you finding them for that price?
Link Posted: 8/19/2006 4:30:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TalonArms_M:
They are really fun for full-auto fire.



Agreed, they also work great for shooting prairie dogs



Originally Posted By CB1:
everybody should have at least one beta mag in the closet.


At the very least
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 3:10:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunbert:

Originally Posted By CB1:
everybody should have at least one beta mag in the closet.


+1

+2
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 4:40:38 PM EDT
Real cool but fragile. Don't drop'em
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 4:57:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jdmpimp:

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:
yeah....
as soon as i find 130 bucks lying around not paying any bills maybe ill order me one.

i though these were closer to the $250 range. where are you finding them for that price?


Where? I wanna see that too.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 6:47:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2006 6:56:41 PM EDT by BravoMan5632]

Originally Posted By jmkrick:

Originally Posted By jdmpimp:

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:
yeah....
as soon as i find 130 bucks lying around not paying any bills maybe ill order me one.

i though these were closer to the $250 range. where are you finding them for that price?


Where? I wanna see that too.


www.cheaperthandirt.com/MAG055-1533-1885.html

its not exactly a beta... but its still a 90 round drum. close enough.

they also have a beta mag on cheaper than dirt... but it is $234.97

www.cheaperthandirt.com/MAG056-45977-1885.html

for a difference of only 10 rounds... id rather pay 130 than 230.
but ill stick to my magpull 20 rounders and my one promag 30 rounder. thx anyways.

im dying to pick me up a half dozen of these babys....
www.magpul.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=80_111&products_id=243
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:00:29 AM EDT
Whats the latest on the Beta's for 7.62 rifles?

Take 2 or 3 shooters with an AR and 3 beta's each, you can keep the front yard clean for a while without a break in fire. Sustained fire is the only real advantage, and the fact that the value will probably triple after the next election.

Does anyone have a pic of a Beta that busted as a result of a fall?
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