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Posted: 9/21/2004 7:31:56 AM EST


only $139.99 from DPMS, is it worth it?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:36:09 AM EST
Imagine the balance problem... At least AK drums and Beta Cs hang their weight evenly.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:43:25 AM EST
Do they function, though?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:44:03 AM EST
I shoot left that counts me out.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:45:54 AM EST
Whoa, wtf is that thing?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:49:17 AM EST
That's an MGW 90round drum for an AR...they reportedly feed and function just fine. They're a lot cheaper than Betas because they're kind of awkward...and you can't load them up and store them (they'll take a set). Nominally they're about as tall as a 30 round mag seated in the rifle...but that extra plastic off to the right of it makes it real weird to hold and shoot.

The price is about right. Maybe a little high.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:58:23 AM EST
Dont you mean off to the Left Ed


Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
That's an MGW 90round drum for an AR...they reportedly feed and function just fine. They're a lot cheaper than Betas because they're kind of awkward...and you can't load them up and store them (they'll take a set). Nominally they're about as tall as a 30 round mag seated in the rifle...but that extra plastic off to the right of it makes it real weird to hold and shoot.

The price is about right. Maybe a little high.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:20:08 AM EST
That's over half-way to a Beta-C.
Save some more pennies.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:22:41 AM EST
Sure, it's halfway to a Beta...but notice he said "they feed and function fine..."

for only another hundred bucks, you can have a mag that doesn't work!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:43:51 AM EST
I've never had any problems with the Beta-C's that I've used. My only complaints are that they are loud and fragile.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:45:42 AM EST
The MGWs work very well. The feed and function fine. I sold my 6 monts ago for $250, but it never once had a problem.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 8:59:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4Guru:
Sure, it's halfway to a Beta...but notice he said "they feed and function fine..."

for only another hundred bucks, you can have a mag that doesn't work!



Doesn't work?

I know many people with them and they have never had any problems!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:08:23 AM EST
I saw one somewhere cheaper than that the other day, may have been in the EE.......
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:58:13 AM EST
I've seen them fail in real-world use. They may be fine for range use but they are margainal at best in dusty/dirty environments. I have had one in my very own weapon crap the bed. It never came out of the pouch in my tuff-box again.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:17:55 AM EST
That is good news I have used them in my mini-14 amd my Ar's, they are recommended to store with a max of 80 rounds (they actually have a max capacity of 90) they cycle fine never gave me a problem I bought a couple years back for about $100 each, I would buy some more but I hope the company ramps up and pumps up the supply so the price can come back down....
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:22:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 11:33:32 AM EST by Lockedon]
IIRC that was the going price with the ban still around...Perhaps if they produce them again, they'll be cheaper...

ETA: If you must have a drum, do it right: get a beta.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:25:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I shoot left that counts me out.



yeah, me too, but you don't actually plan on aiming at anything with that, do you?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:32:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By druncuncas:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I shoot left that counts me out.



yeah, me too, but you don't actually plan on aiming at anything with that, do you?



90 rounds, fuck aiming. kill 'em all and let God sort em out.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:32:37 AM EST
or allah!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:33:38 AM EST
that looks goofy
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:35:24 AM EST
Local gun shop has one of those they are asking 300 for it they make those for the Mini-14 also or will it work in both I remember seeing mags years ago that advertised being able to work in both an ar-15 and a mini-14
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:39:25 AM EST
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