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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/4/2006 10:15:34 AM EST
Any feed back on this drum mag? Half the price of the beta, only ten rounds less
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 10:35:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 10:36:06 AM EST by AssaultRifler]
in reality it's hard to get all 90 rds in, you're lucky to get 75-80, I've had one since before the AWB, use it sparingly but it always worked for me. Not balanced like the Beta CMag. But it works
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:39:19 PM EST
Unbalanced and not as spiffy as a Beta, but they work.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:40:38 PM EST
It will feed all 90. Before the ban they came with a carry bag, Thermold clip guide, and a T-handle loading tool.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:52:10 AM EST
thanks for the imput guess I'll stick with the 30 rounders
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:24:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
It will feed all 90. Before the ban they came with a carry bag, Thermold clip guide, and a T-handle loading tool.

Mine's pre AWB, didn't get a Thermold clip guide, just got the T handle push tool
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:42:44 AM EST
Yeah, a mere $59.95 got the mag, guide, tool, and bag. in 1990.

Off balance, difficult to handle, fragile. I traded mine off for a big bag of NIW USGI 30's.

Back then you could pick up USGI 30's for $8 ea... NEW. Used went for $3.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:05:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 9:07:12 PM EST by Green0]
I think the BETA is a lot of marketing hype. Yes it is balanced, but it won't lock a bolt to the rear is large, blocks the mag release and bolt release easy access, is very heavy, and also fragile. Plus it is extremely costly.
Plus with the Beta you have to find a new place for a trigger finger to rest if you have long fingers.

I called Beta and asked if they had any plans to add last round bolt hold open-- the answer ? NO. If Colt can do it on a $30 9mm mag why not Beta on a $230 mag?

The MWG is lighter at least, affords access to the mag release, is cheaper, and I don't think it would be as prone to breakage if dripped, but I could be wrong. I think Betas will break dropped unloaded.

I had a Beta-- it's a novelty item and nice but for the price and weight obscene not holding the bolt open costs valuable time in a reload that allready has a heavy awkward magazine involved.

I'ld like to see an MWG with a CS spring to ensure against taking a set.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:01:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 2:02:29 AM EST by AK_Mike]
Sure it takes longer to swap out a Beta but the point is you reduce the time to swap traditional mags to zero (5x20rd mags or 3+x30). If you didn't have time to charge the rifle or swap out the Beta, you didn't have time to swap 3 regular mags. Hopefully after 100 rounds, you won't be needing to quickly swap out the Beta, if you do then you are serious doo-doo in the first place.

I have an MWG but it just causes too much bulk and imbalance for my taste, besides being more prone to take damage. It worked though.
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