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Posted: 5/26/2003 10:18:46 AM EDT
Beta=100rnds, 4x30=120. I do not know about you guys but in a hostile situation,... not just playing around, or *showing off=(COOLFACTOR), I'd rather have the 4/30's as actual firepower. How about you?
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:21:13 AM EDT
No contest...4x30
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:28:19 AM EDT
I dont know about that........the cool factor might come into play when your enemy gets a look at the beta mag and wishes that he had one......
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:33:36 AM EDT
Depends on the situation. Are you dug in? Are you on the move? How many opfor are there? Depending on how close they are you would need to consider the reloading time saved by the Beta-C as well. But all said and done I would definately prefer the Beta-C for its cool factor and capacity and if I got tired of it imagine all the 30rd mags you can buy if you ever sell the beta-c. Plus the Beta-c would piss off more liberals.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:48:12 AM EDT
4x30 I really don't see being overrun by pagans in the second it takes me to switch mags. If that is the case, the Beta won't save my ass anyway.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:50:19 AM EDT
This should be a poll. 4x30's for me BTW.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:53:05 AM EDT
4x30
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 10:58:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:01:18 AM EDT
... Cool factor aside, I'm [u]MUCH[/u] more comfortable with the weight distribution and balance of an old fashioned 30/USGI. ... It's like second nature deploying them. ... 4X30
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:06:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mags: Beta=100rnds, 4x30=120. I do not know about you guys but in a hostile situation,... not just playing around, or *showing off=(COOLFACTOR), I'd rather have the 4/30's as actual firepower. How about you?
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simple honest answer....Both, start with the beta than go to the 30's. The more time I can spend shooting without having to reload the better.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:07:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:19:13 AM EDT
Id go with the 30s If you have a mag malfunction, ya got three more, and it gives the rifle a slimmer profile, easier to handle
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:24:19 AM EDT
The 30's are for after the Beta is empty. But seriously folks, the Beta isn't designed to replace 30 rounders. It's for use in LMG's. I don't have a LMG, I got mine to piss off Chuck and Di.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:27:28 AM EDT
I'd take the 4x30.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:29:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:35:12 AM EDT
4x30
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:37:47 AM EDT
4X30 hands down! Beta x 1jam =dead!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:54:26 AM EDT
4x30 It works, don't fix it.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 11:57:08 AM EDT
4X30
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 12:37:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 12:39:02 PM EDT
Four 30's. You lose less money when the ban ends and beta mags are only $259 all day long. [:D] Mike
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 12:55:29 PM EDT
4X30's all the way. The beta is for close quick spray like something a postal worker would use. mzzlebrk
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:16:05 PM EDT
Actually, I'm going to buck the trend and go with a Beta... If you've lubed it right, there's no such thing as a jam. After 30 rounds, I'll be kind and say it's 4 seconds to eject mag, rip new one from pouch, seat in rifle, and close bolt. If you have a magpul/paracord and duct tape, lower it to 3. This is if the pouch is already open. That's at least 3 seconds that an enemy can pop up and take their shot, while you're behind cover or concealment. 3-4 seconds is a pretty long time when someone's shooting at you. I'd rather swallow the 20 rounds and save that 15 seconds. I've dropped mine (not fully loaded), no breakage, and it functioned fine. Ok, so it wasn't fully loaded and it wasn't on concrete, but... You can also get prone easier with a Beta. Prone + more ammo than a 30 (or 20) = major good vibes. Especially if you're in a fixed position with a good field of view and fire. The heavier weight, for me, also aids in keeping the muzzle down. Then again, I am not privy to FA stuff, so..[:(] IMO, IMO alone..
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:30:38 PM EDT
For anything other then a fixed barricaded position the 4x 30 mags will do me fine. I bought my Beta, because the price could not be beat. S/F Flyingrhino
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:54:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:55:53 PM EDT
30s beyond any doubt. I'll take light manueverability anyday.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:19:17 PM EDT
4x30. Because I cant figure out how to get them damm Magpulls to fit on the beta... CH
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:28:22 PM EDT
4x30's... Although without awb, you can buy 20+ 30's for the price of a beta-c.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:46:13 PM EDT
30's
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:46:29 PM EDT
Hands down, 4x30's. Slimmer profile, greater manuverability, less weight, Beta's rattle really bad, and if you drop them loaded on a hard surface, they will break.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:56:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:59:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 3:01:21 PM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:03:58 PM EDT
4x30
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 3:22:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mags: Beta=100rnds, 4x30=120. I do not know about you guys but in a hostile situation,... not just playing around, or *showing off=(COOLFACTOR), I'd rather have the 4/30's as actual firepower. How about you?
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No choice there at all. Not only do you have 20 more rounds, but in the event of mag failure, you still have 3 left. With the beta mag, failure = oh, oh...... start throwing shit at 'em!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:44:16 PM EDT
4 x 30's, the two on the rifle mag cinched together and two more backing them.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:56:05 PM EDT
4X30. Though a Beta would be cool just to have around.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:56:50 PM EDT
... LOL, too funny [b]Garand_Shooter[/b]
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