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Posted: 9/23/2005 2:48:19 PM EDT
I've been watching alot of Vietnam war movies and reading up a lot on the war because of my history class and was just wondering how come all the GIs have 20 round magazines? Did they not have 30 rnd. and C mags back then?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 2:49:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By James_Brown:
I've been watching alot of Vietnam war movies and reading up a lot on the war because of my history class and was just wondering how come all the GIs have 20 round magazines? Did they not have 30 rnd. and C mags back then?



They got 30 rounders in 1970 I believe.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 2:59:56 PM EDT
they had 30rd mags later into the war.

I've also heard that due to the spray and pray shooting nature of the soldiers in Vietnam they wanted 20rd mags in order to "control" ammo usage.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:03:36 PM EDT
I prefer the 20 rounders, myself. I will probably get rid of my 30s now that I sold my carbine upper. The 20s just look right on full length rifles.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:08:28 PM EDT
Thanks guys. Little details like this never make it into history books.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:28:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnRippert:
I prefer the 20 rounders, myself. I will probably get rid of my 30s now that I sold my carbine upper. The 20s just look right on full length rifles.



I'm leaving right now to come down and pick them up. Thanks pal!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:50:18 PM EDT
C mags? Beta-C mags?

They didn't make their appearance until the early 1990's. During the AWB, I think.

Scott

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 4:18:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bullitt3401:
C mags? Beta-C mags?

They didn't make their appearance until the early 1990's. During the AWB, I think.

Scott




Before the ban.

I first saw one in 1991 and I own a pre-ban C-mag.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:37:57 PM EDT
Check out the 5.56mm Timeline.
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