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Posted: 11/14/2002 5:46:17 AM EDT
I have been buying every good condition pre ban AR military mag that I come across for less than $15.

I have bought a number of them for $8 to 12 in the past few weeks.

I know more is better in many things, but it seems that there should be some sensible number beyond which would be wasteful.

I have only had one AR mag crap out on me (Sanchez and it was out of tolerance) in thousands of rounds over the last 20 years.

I have a pile of 20 rounders that I never use.

How many 30 round magazines is enough? Your opinions are humbly solicited.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 5:58:10 AM EDT
That depends on how many weapons you have, and how much storage space.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 6:02:29 AM EDT
I have 1 AR...
9-30 rounders
8-20 rounders
1-10 round (Bushmaster)

FAL
4-20 rounders

SKS
3-30 rounders

10-22
3-10 rounder
3-25 rounders
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 8:36:20 AM EDT
Buy as many as you can afford. Then buy a bunch more.

If you know how many mags you have, you don't have enough.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 8:50:17 AM EDT
I have to disagree here. I think 4 or five mags per weapon is all a sane person needs. If you have more than that......box them up and send them to me and I'll be happy to redistribute them for you.

18 mags and my AR is still backordered...Arrggh!

Jeff D.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 8:55:50 AM EDT
I have about 20 30 rounders for two AR's I plan on getting more although I'm sure 20 would be enough if the SHTF for my M4.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:03:28 AM EDT
I don't think the hi-cap ban is going to sunset, so I have what I consider to be a "life time" supply. Whatever that means to you, that's how many you should have. As an example, I have 25 preban Colt 9mm 32's for my M16/9. Expensive to buy even a while ago, but they're steel and I expect that to be a life time supply (I also have two replacement Wolf springs per mag).
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:04:34 AM EDT
...one more.

always just one more...
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:41:34 AM EDT
How much ya want for that pile of 20 rounders that you never use? ;)
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 10:13:45 AM EDT
In reality 6 mags is what is issued by the Marine Corps. I like to of course have more for each rifle. 10 is nice, 20 is plenty, 25 is more than enough.

Buy as much as you can afford, but rememeber you can only carry so many mags on your body.

Stripper clipps and spoons make a good alternative to buying mags.

Just some food for thought.




max
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 10:58:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 12:04:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
I recommend mags 10 per rifle, and 3 per handgun MINIMUM, and double that if you can.

-Troy



I agree with that. However, I consider mag collecting a hobby of its own.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 12:08:45 PM EDT
max is right. 6 mags is all the Corps gives you...but just try and find a grunt who only carries 6 mags HAHAHA
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 12:10:19 PM EDT
At least your buying $8-$10 used mags. I can't stop buying NIW mags that cost at least twice what your paying.[>(]

Don't stop buying mags, get as many as you can. This way I won't feel so bad, like I'm the only one doing it.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 2:49:05 PM EDT
Let's make a deal on those 20's you're not using.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 3:35:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By medicmandan:
Let's make a deal on those 20's you're not using.



Hey! I was in first!
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 6:37:59 PM EDT
I think of them as a great investment. My friends used to rag on me when I bought NIW GI 30 rd mags by the dozen for $6 to $7 a piece in the early 80's. Kept buying them for $9 to $10 back in the early 90's. $14 to $15 after the ban. They have all appreciated in value significantly over the years. Wish I could say the same for my 401K and other stocks.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 6:52:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2002 4:53:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Full-Auto:
I think of them as a great investment. My friends used to rag on me when I bought NIW GI 30 rd mags by the dozen for $6 to $7 a piece in the early 80's. Kept buying them for $9 to $10 back in the early 90's. $14 to $15 after the ban. They have all appreciated in value significantly over the years. Wish I could say the same for my 401K and other stocks.



Time to sell 1/2 of your NIW wrapper 30s for $25-$30, put the money in a CD and buy back the mags in 2005.
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 12:10:38 PM EDT
Mags are the best investment I have ever made. I think I paid $45 for the MWG mags that I have sold for $175. I paid $7 a piece for the Chineese M14 mags that I sold for $35. I have a 20 round drum mag for a USAS 12 shotgun that is now worth between $500 to $700 and I don't even remember buying it (I never did own one of the guns). The Orlite mags have not done as well but are still OK (paid $6 back in '91). Buy all that you can and hold them. M16 mags are still very plentiful, but if you can find good deals on G3, Galil, FAL, or other less common guns, do it. Your 401k will not outperform them.
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 12:45:30 PM EDT
you can never have enough mags.... if you think you can you're forgetting about the children.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 7:46:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2002 7:50:20 AM EDT by Kevin]
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