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Posted: 8/23/2005 9:09:46 AM EDT
Do you guys think a 30 RND FAL magazine is to much. Would the weight and length be a bigger problems than the advantages.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:00:52 AM EDT
I got a couple from Tapco for $25- a while back. they are a fun conversation piece, but do add weight and are overly long for the prone (make a great monopod). Additionally, my PARA doesn't feed well from them, I suspect that the recoil spring doesn't have the oomph to strip the first couple of rounds. It does work if I shortload to 26 rounds. They feed fine with a fixed stock attached (and the attendant longer recoil springs).
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:25:14 PM EDT
The main complaint I have heard is the weight...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:46:06 PM EDT

I've shot in a few tactical rifle matches and they did fine. The courses of fire are often setup for 30 rd magazines so I'd be at a severe disadvantage without them. They also make great monopods for the long shots.

For combat you would probably carry no more rounds than if you had steel 20's because of the weight. Only aluminum mags would make a difference.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:21:42 PM EDT
I have used the HK 91 30 round magazines and find they are heavy - you take a box and a half of ammo plus increased weight of mag and put it below the center of gravity of your rifle. I have gone to using a 10 rounder mag for my walk around carry mag and carry the 20's in pouches for FAL. 91 and BAR10.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:24:20 PM EDT
dudes TO BADD THEY DONT MAKE 100 ROUND MAGS
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:02:08 PM EDT
I like the 30 rounders for the "badass" factor.

Show someone an AR or AK with a 30 rounder in it and it looks cool...

Show someone a FAL with a 30 rounder in it and they usually go WOAAA!!... and their eyes get really big!

KyARGuy

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:52:25 PM EDT
I agree, the 30 round mags are "overly long" for shooting in the prone position.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:33:59 PM EDT
ill dig a hole if i need to get really low.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:10:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
dudes TO BADD THEY DONT MAKE 100 ROUND MAGS



Youd need a power assit suit to hold the damn thing.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:04:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
dudes TO BADD THEY DONT MAKE 100 ROUND MAGS



I've seen converted MG13 drum mags, they hold 75 rounds IIRC. Birdman had one.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:31:27 PM EDT
magazines make poor monopods, it may cause feeding problems
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:36:17 PM EDT
They do look cool.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:53:58 PM EDT
Now that I cleaned up the drool from looking at the last pic, where is a good source for 30 rounders?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:06:24 AM EDT
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