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Posted: 10/9/2004 4:09:45 PM EST
Am I missing something? Not trying to be a smart a#s, just curious.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:16:29 PM EST
They are good for benchrest shooters cuz they dont stick down as far. Another reason is they are super reliable.(USA MAGS DONT COUNT) They have metal followers. Another may be the collector factor, can get Colts cheap, as cheap as any other brands. I have a few 20s and like them but not goin crazy tryin to get any more . Its one of those To each their own type of things.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:20:09 PM EST
20 Round mags are much rarer, and are preffered for bench or precision work. Some say they are more reliable.

I like 30s.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:20:53 PM EST
I like both....


But if I'm shooting prone, its 20s all the way. the 30s just tend to get in the way
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 4:22:11 PM EST
Right on. Thanks for the education.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:06:07 PM EST
the 20 rounders are great for bench shooting
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:09:41 PM EST
My kids like to shoot my AR's. The 20's fit onthe bench better.


Plus I hate 30's. 20's are less snag
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:11:03 PM EST
I have like 20 20rnders and only 1 30. I think the 20's are a lot better for most of the positions to shoot from.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:18:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:
I have like 20 20rnders and only 1 30. I think the 20's are a lot better for most of the positions to shoot from.




yeah, unless your are in actual zombie combat the 20 rounders are best for range shooting
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:24:22 PM EST
Interesting - I actually just got a couple from a friend who was out in the sandbox. they are 20 rds, Colt baseplates. They look awesome, definitely used, but are in great shape - can't wait to shoot them. I also believe there is NO ONE manufacturing 20 rd mags anymore.

He said he found these things in the middle of the desert, literally, just lying there. Figures some AF guys may have left them behind...
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:25:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By AdrianUSP9:
Interesting - I actually just got a couple from a friend who was out in the sandbox. they are 20 rds, Colt baseplates. They look awesome, definitely used, but are in great shape - can't wait to shoot them. I also believe there is NO ONE manufacturing 20 rd mags anymore.

He said he found these things in the middle of the desert, literally, just lying there. Figures some AF guys may have left them behind...




yes they are making 20 round mags still
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:26:22 PM EST
Why do you have some 20's you want to get rid of?

MT
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:26:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 5:28:50 PM EST by Stryfe]

Originally Posted By die-tryin:
They have metal followers.


Original USGIs do. I haven't seen any mags for sale since the ban expired that do. The pair I ordered from CMMG were made by NHMTG (Okay Industries) and they came with green followers.

I got them for the above stated reasons. They work better from the bench.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:27:16 PM EST
All of those guys jumping on the SPR bandwagon need them for shooting from prone/bench.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:29:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 1:02:40 AM EST
i like 20's... their lighter... they are smaller... seem to get less in the way... reliable...

anytime i'm doing some serious prone work i'll use a 20... for standup offhand shooting i'll use 30's... and for CQB i use both in conjuction...
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 1:04:25 AM EST
I like twenties for the back pocket of my jeans. When I wear my 5.11s I can put 30s in the back pockets.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:09:08 AM EST
Most patrol car locking racks store the rifle magwell down, pistol grip covered, and the rifle has to be either stored sans magazine, or with a 20-rounder inserted, as the 30s are too long.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:41:12 AM EST
How do the curved 20s do from the prone?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:20:31 AM EST
I like 20's for shootin prairie dogs from the bench
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:41:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:
I have like 20 20rnders and only 1 30. I think the 20's are a lot better for most of the positions to shoot from.




yeah, unless your are in actual zombie combat the 20 rounders are best for range shooting



Is this from personal experience, because I have been in ACTUAL combat and disagree with you.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:42:44 AM EST
I have to use 20's for DCM competetion, and so I use them in my M4 because they are the only mags I have.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:43:46 AM EST
I don't currently have any 20's, but hey, do the math: 20 rounds to a box, 20 rounds to a mag.

I usually load my 30's with 20 rounds anyway to conserve ammo when letting others fire my M16. I'm such a tight bastard.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 11:43:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By natez:
Most patrol car locking racks store the rifle magwell down, pistol grip covered, and the rifle has to be either stored sans magazine, or with a 20-rounder inserted, as the 30s are too long.



that's interesting. Do you have any pics of one of these racks?

I've toyed with the idea of building a cheapy to keep under the back fold-down seat of my F-150 and having a locking rack would make me feel alot better about it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 11:46:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:
I have like 20 20rnders and only 1 30. I think the 20's are a lot better for most of the positions to shoot from.




yeah, unless your are in actual zombie combat the 20 rounders are best for range shooting



Is this from personal experience, because I have been in ACTUAL combat and disagree with you.




im just saying if your going to be fighting zombies and such you want as many bullets as you can, but the 20's I think are better range mags
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 11:55:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
I don't currently have any 20's, but hey, do the math: 20 rounds to a box, 20 rounds to a mag. SouthAfrican or Guatamalean came 30 to a box. lol

I usually load my 30's with 20 rounds anyway to conserve ammo when letting others fire my M16. I'm such a tight bastard.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:26:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By natez:
Most patrol car locking racks store the rifle magwell down, pistol grip covered, and the rifle has to be either stored sans magazine, or with a 20-rounder inserted, as the 30s are too long.



that's interesting. Do you have any pics of one of these racks?

I've toyed with the idea of building a cheapy to keep under the back fold-down seat of my F-150 and having a locking rack would make me feel alot better about it.



No pics, unfortunately. These are off-the-shelf racks from Big Sky, they generally run $200-300 and are electrically activated with a 10 second window to open the lock after you hit the button, and ours are wired so that the car has to be "on." I don't actually have a locking rack for my carbine. I have an M4 with all kinds of funky stuff on board, and it won't fit in any rack that anyone makes. We are in the process of chopping up some old 870 racks and I halfway have some thing cobbled together that will secure a funkified M4, but for now it rides in the trunk.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 2:50:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By spookyspiff:
How do the curved 20s do from the prone?


They don't. (work, that is)

I prefer 20's for low work, or for keeping a mag in my rifle while cased. 30 rounders with magpul lowers surpass 20's in reliability, though, IME.

I do believe that someone is making alloy followers now, though.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 2:53:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By natez:

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By natez:
Most patrol car locking racks store the rifle magwell down, pistol grip covered, and the rifle has to be either stored sans magazine, or with a 20-rounder inserted, as the 30s are too long.



that's interesting. Do you have any pics of one of these racks?

I've toyed with the idea of building a cheapy to keep under the back fold-down seat of my F-150 and having a locking rack would make me feel alot better about it.



No pics, unfortunately. These are off-the-shelf racks from Big Sky, they generally run $200-300 and are electrically activated with a 10 second window to open the lock after you hit the button, and ours are wired so that the car has to be "on." I don't actually have a locking rack for my carbine. I have an M4 with all kinds of funky stuff on board, and it won't fit in any rack that anyone makes. We are in the process of chopping up some old 870 racks and I halfway have some thing cobbled together that will secure a funkified M4, but for now it rides in the trunk.



Anything like this?
www.gtdist.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PartNumber=BSR-ELS-270

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:00:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:54:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 6:54:56 PM EST by natez]

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By natez:

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By natez:
Most patrol car locking racks store the rifle magwell down, pistol grip covered, and the rifle has to be either stored sans magazine, or with a 20-rounder inserted, as the 30s are too long.



that's interesting. Do you have any pics of one of these racks?

I've toyed with the idea of building a cheapy to keep under the back fold-down seat of my F-150 and having a locking rack would make me feel alot better about it.



No pics, unfortunately. These are off-the-shelf racks from Big Sky, they generally run $200-300 and are electrically activated with a 10 second window to open the lock after you hit the button, and ours are wired so that the car has to be "on." I don't actually have a locking rack for my carbine. I have an M4 with all kinds of funky stuff on board, and it won't fit in any rack that anyone makes. We are in the process of chopping up some old 870 racks and I halfway have some thing cobbled together that will secure a funkified M4, but for now it rides in the trunk.



Anything like this?
www.gtdist.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PartNumber=BSR-ELS-270

www.gtdist.com/images/bsr-els-270-lg.jpg



Not only exactly like that, but the link was from a local company who was also the low bidder. Oh, and there is an EOTech and an M500 on ours.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:44:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 2:44:53 PM EST by M1-Matt]

Originally Posted By die-tryin:

Originally Posted By M4Madness:
I don't currently have any 20's, but hey, do the math: 20 rounds to a box, 20 rounds to a mag. SouthAfrican or Guatamalean came 30 to a box. lol So does IMI it I remember right.

I usually load my 30's with 20 rounds anyway to conserve ammo when letting others fire my M16. I'm such a tight bastard.


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