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Posted: 5/12/2005 8:45:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2005 8:46:05 AM EST by bigron2]
whats the bare minimum of mags should one have and should they be all 30 or 20 or some of both.
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 9:14:34 AM EST
It really depends on you and what you use your rifle for. I personally think the more the merrier and I prefer the 30rd mags although I do have a few 20rd.

Link Posted: 5/12/2005 9:16:26 AM EST
87 is the amount you are looking to have!
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 9:16:38 AM EST
get some of both (all USGI of course)

I have only one AR now and I have 10x 30rounds mags and 5x 20rounds mags. I don't need more. Maybe when I'll buy my 2nd AR I will buy more
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 9:24:59 AM EST
20 per rifle is a good a start
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 9:43:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 9:52:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 10:21:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
87 is the amount you are looking to have!



88 is Better!!!


Tack
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 10:24:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tack:

Originally Posted By markm:
87 is the amount you are looking to have!



88 is Better!!!


Tack





89 is a little better than that
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 10:28:23 AM EST
It was this many last year...



... now it's even more.


Link Posted: 5/12/2005 10:48:00 AM EST
HAH! I have one of those drums too, and I love it! 120 rounds on the weapon-- serious zombie medecine. I can't understand why no one has tooled up to make them again in the post-ban world.

I haven't even tried to count all of mine, but the .Mil considers a basic load to be seven mags: two pouches of three and one for the weapon. But since we're not limited by TRADOC, get as many as you can. Don't forget to fire-test them all and weed out the ones that don't work reliably. (I just salvage the components and then ball-peen the feed lips of the bad ones.)
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 1:05:27 PM EST
however many you feel needed.



buy until your satisfied
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 2:02:41 PM EST
When everyone who knows you have BRD starts making fun of you for being obsessed with mags you need about 100 above that- then yer all set!
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 2:51:58 PM EST
I'd say start with 20 and if you need more buy more.
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 4:26:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By HardShell:
It was this many last year...

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/HardShell/RWB%20-%20ARs/DSC02097.jpg

... now it's even more.





Link Posted: 5/12/2005 5:02:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2005 5:02:42 PM EST by dullh]
I have almost 150, ALL USGI, some 20s, some 30s. I stocked up because one day the leftist hatemongers will be back in power, and one of the first things they're gonna do is come back for all your magazines. Then they're gonna try to take your guns, again.

Stock up NOW!
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 6:45:36 PM EST
If you have to ask (or if you can still count how many you actually have), then its not enough
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 8:18:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 2:43:04 AM EST
15 per AR

10-12 30rnders, rest 20rnders

Link Posted: 5/13/2005 2:48:03 AM EST
I need more mags....or less rifles?
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 3:41:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
I need more mags....or less rifles?



more mags and more rifles!
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 4:55:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2005 4:57:33 AM EST by HardShell]

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
I need more mags....or less fewer rifles?



Fixed.

www.bartleby.com/68/20/3620.html

(Pet peeve - couldn't resist. )
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 6:04:54 AM EST
F*ing grammar nazi! It aints me fault I dont be gotsen enuf magazines for them rifles I gots.
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 7:02:07 AM EST

The 20s are great for the range, as the 30s (especially if you have installed Ranger plates) can get in the way if you are shooting prone or off the bench.

I personally hate to load ammo in mags at the range. So, I like to have enough not to have to reload ammo there. The number of mags would would need depends on how much you shoot at a time. I usually shoot 150-200 rounds per visit, so 10-12 of the 20 rounders is what you need.

I would say you need at least 10 of the 30s and 10 of the 20s. Mags seem to be really cheap right now, so this is a good time to load up at gunshows or at www.dsgarms.com. DSG has the teflon coated mags, which I really like. Bushmaster also sells these.

You should also replace the green or black followers with the magpul self-leveling followers. The Magpul ranger plates are a nice touch as well, but add about an inch to the length of the mag.
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 7:29:06 AM EST
I prefer 30 rounders and my rule of thumb is 10 for EVERY longarm MINIMUM but more is better
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 2:24:11 PM EST
Is it better to have even or odd number amount?
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 2:30:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2005 2:37:39 PM EST by Minuteman419]
10 good dependable ones per rifle.


Danny

ETA: 30's for fun and zombies and 20's for the bench and that "old school cool look".
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 5:31:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By HardShell:
It was this many last year...

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/HardShell/RWB%20-%20ARs/DSC02097.jpg

... now it's even more. hr


That would be a pain in the ass to load one after the other, one bullet at a time.
Link Posted: 5/13/2005 9:17:43 PM EST
No less than at least half of what your rifles are worth.

$1000 in rifles <--- you need $5000 in mags.
Link Posted: 5/14/2005 8:17:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
20 per rifle is a good a start

+1
Link Posted: 5/14/2005 10:09:29 AM EST
1 full'll stop the zombiez
Link Posted: 5/14/2005 12:43:13 PM EST
20 per rifle is a good start
Link Posted: 5/14/2005 2:17:20 PM EST
Get yourself 20-30 mags and a few extra springs and followers. And spend the rest of your money on ammo. It doesn't matter if you have 200 mags, if you don't have any ammo to put in them, they are worthless.

Hypothetical SHTF scenario, unless your held up in your house shooting bad guys from your bedroom window, your only going to be able to carry 10 or so mags. Unless you want to move at a snails pace.

When I go to the range I take ten mags with me.

My opinion, it's better to have to much ammo than to have to many mags.
Link Posted: 5/15/2005 1:13:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
I prefer 30 rounders and my rule of thumb is 10 for EVERY longarm MINIMUM but more is better



+1
Link Posted: 5/15/2005 3:15:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/15/2005 3:34:06 AM EST by BB]
Bare minimum? 1. Otherwise you'll have a real PITA single shot.
Link Posted: 5/15/2005 4:35:55 AM EST
I have somewhere around 25 30 rounders and about 5-10 20 rounders, with the 2 10 rounders that came with 2 of my rifles. I think that's enough for me. I'm sure I'll buy more though.
Link Posted: 5/15/2005 8:54:56 PM EST
I thought I had about 80 mags (all 30s) but we are moving to a new house and I "found" a few I forgot about. Now its up to 106. Fun Show is in late June so I'm sure I will have more. I never leave a Fun Show empty handed.
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 4:45:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/16/2005 4:45:55 AM EST by HardShell]

Originally Posted By KaBar3:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
It was this many last year...
PIC



That would be a pain in the ass to load one after the other, one bullet at a time.



I agree - that's what LULAs are for.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 8:31:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:
10 good dependable ones per rifle.


Danny

ETA: 30's for fun and zombies and 20's for the bench and that "old school cool look".



I've settled on 50 dependable ones per rifle.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 8:57:33 PM EST
How many magazines? Easy, "just one more".
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:12:55 PM EST
I just pick up some whenever I can.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:48:18 AM EST
Never can have tooooo many.

I have about 50 GI AR-15 mags ,20s and 30s. Of course I also have about 100-120 mags for guns that I don't own YET: Fal, CETME, M1A, and 50+ HK91 mags.

FB
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 2:32:31 AM EST
I got about 45 20 and 30 rd mags, 1 beta C mag, and a MWG 90 rounder. If another ban comes I'll kick my self for not buying 50 or 100 more mags. So I'll probably buy another 50-100 mags over the next year or so
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:15:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ratgravy:
Is it better to have even or odd number amount?



Yes.

As long as it is an integer, you are fine.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:03:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By thatmguy:

Originally Posted By Ratgravy:
Is it better to have even or odd number amount?



Yes.

As long as it is an integer, you are fine.



But soon you'll have some spare green followers, extra springs and maybe some floorplates too -- then there goes the integer stratedgy.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:05:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By wildearp:
How many magazines? Easy, "just one more".



always "just one more"
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