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Posted: 7/22/2013 8:45:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2013 8:50:14 AM EST by richiemfmead]
May be old news but Ive been talking to a rep of Xproducts (formally xsproducts) and a skeletonized version of the x-15 50 round drum mag is in the works. Just food for thought.

This but 5.56
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:00:23 AM EST
Consider the state of the high-cap AR15 magazine world today:

40 round PMags for $18
60 round Surefire mags for $89

Assuming the X-15 50 functions at least as well as the PMag40 and SF60, a linear interpolation on price says it really can't sell for more than $54.

Will it function that well? Will they be able to hold the price low enough to get people interested?

IMO, I'm not buying a drum until they're reliably feeding 100 or more rounds. IMO, box mags are better than drums when we're talking capacities in this range. IMO, even if they can hit the $54 price point I'd still rather buy 3 40-round mags than 1 50-round mag.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:35:49 PM EST
Not going to sell until the price point is under 75 bucks.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:42:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 1:42:58 PM EST by mrbullets]
In defense of the drum, it appears to have as low or lower a profile than a forty rounder or Surefire's product. Given the drum would have to work better than the sixty round magazine has, and of course a lower price would help too. At over two hundred bucks a copy the X15 would seem best suited to those who can (also) afford full auto. Guess time will tell if there is sufficient demand.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:59:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mrbullets:
In defense of the drum, it appears to have as low or lower a profile than a forty rounder or Surefire's product. Given the drum would have to work better than the sixty round magazine has, and of course a lower price would help too. At over two hundred bucks a copy the X15 would seem best suited to those who can (also) afford full auto. Guess time will tell if there is sufficient demand.
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The vertical dimension of the inserted drum is indeed less than that of a 60 round Surefire, but what about storage, specifically in a pouch? That drum will need a SAW pouch, whereas the Surefire can fit in a double mag pouch. For range use, this obviously isn't an issue, but for those wishing to carry it on them for whatever reason, this should be taken into consideration.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:11:36 PM EST
Just to note, dimensionally its actually shorter than a 30 round mag.
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