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Posted: 1/15/2006 3:10:12 PM EDT
looking to purchase some 6.8 mags made by Barrett
their site shows nothing other than tops/rifles...no accessories to be purchased separatelly.

i'm looking to purchase at least 10 mags
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:26:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:30:59 PM EDT
so you're saying PRi mags are sold as Barrett? cause i swear i could see Barrett stamped on the mag bodies...
anyway, PRi has what exactly, 28 rnd. 6.8 mags? how much are they each if i purchase say, 10.

i've tried IM ing you, but you don't take them.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:35:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:35:34 PM EDT
[quote]Originally Posted By robino:
so you're saying PRi mags are sold as Barrett? cause i swear i could see Barrett stamped on the mag bodies...
anyway, PRi has what exactly, 28 rnd. 6.8 mags? how much are they each if i purchase say, 10.

i've tried IM ing you, but you don't take them.


Actually Barrett mags are not made by PRI, although the maker escapes me right now. The ones Barrett ships with their M468 uppers are not quite as beefy and sturdy as PRI mags, and they are marked Barrett down the side.

Will

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:26:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:44:24 PM EDT
Wasn't the magazine capacity originally billeted as 28 rounds?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:48:29 PM EDT
The first PRI mags I got from WES at MSTN were about 3/4 of an inch longer than 5.56 mags and would hold 28 rounds. I later bought a PRI mag from Midway that was the same size as a 5.56 mag -- I think it will only hold 25.

BTW the mags from WES had sheet metal followers while the Midway one has a blue magpul follower.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:15:28 PM EDT
hmmm...

how un-reliable are .223 mags if used with the 6.8?
i read they should be loaded with 28 or less rounds, but in terms of feeding/reliability???
i've got a few Beta c Mags, wonder if they'd work...

Pri makes steel mags if i'm not mistaken, noone makes aluminum mags yet?
myself I thought Barrett's mags were 28 rnds. NOT 25
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:33:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:41:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 3:17:15 PM EDT by MSTN]
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:16:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 5:18:06 AM EDT by CitySlicker]

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Originally Posted By robino:
how un-reliable are .223 mags if used with the 6.8?



VERY.

Nothing else to say.



"Existing 5.56 mm magazines can easily be modified to shoot both 6.8 mm and 5.56 mm, using a new follower and slight modification to the feed lips. Since the magazines can still shoot 5.56 mm, they are still BATF legal. When modified this way, a typical GI 30 rd 5.56 mm mag will take 25 or 26 rounds of 6.8 mm. FWIW, all of our initial SPC testing was done using existing 5.56 mm magazines, NOT the new 28 rd PRI 6.8 mm specific mags."


www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000512;p=1

I'm confused...

ETA: The above comment was made by Dr. Roberts (his fifth post from the top).
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:53:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Originally Posted By robino:
how un-reliable are .223 mags if used with the 6.8?



VERY.

Nothing else to say.



"Existing 5.56 mm magazines can easily be modified to shoot both 6.8 mm and 5.56 mm, using a new follower and slight modification to the feed lips. Since the magazines can still shoot 5.56 mm, they are still BATF legal. When modified this way, a typical GI 30 rd 5.56 mm mag will take 25 or 26 rounds of 6.8 mm. FWIW, all of our initial SPC testing was done using existing 5.56 mm magazines, NOT the new 28 rd PRI 6.8 mm specific mags."


www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000512;p=1

I'm confused...

ETA: The above comment was made by Dr. Roberts (his fifth post from the top).



I won't go against Dr. Roberts on much, but this is one thing I will... It has been well documented that 5.56 mags will take maybe five or six rounds of 6.8 before they start to expand and not work.

Here's the best thread I've seen - it has pictures to remove all doubt - to document how 5.56 mags won't work... Lightfighter 6.8 in 5.56 mags = won't work!

Spooky
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:22:12 AM EDT
not crazy at all about those lip bottoms...i would have much rather you stocked the lipless ones(like the standard flat .223 mag bottoms)
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:21:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:26:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By inkaybee:
The first PRI mags I got from WES at MSTN were about 3/4 of an inch longer than 5.56 mags and would hold 28 rounds. I later bought a PRI mag from Midway that was the same size as a 5.56 mag -- I think it will only hold 25.

BTW the mags from WES had sheet metal followers while the Midway one has a blue magpul follower.



Wes or ADCO, did PRI change the dimensions of the mag body at one point?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:43:41 PM EDT
i would prefer the flat bottoms, thanks

so, do you have pics of the ACTUAL mags? i'd like to see the size compared to a standard .223 mag (and can you clarify if they are 25 or 28 rnds.)
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:42:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spooky130:

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Originally Posted By robino:
how un-reliable are .223 mags if used with the 6.8?



VERY.

Nothing else to say.



"Existing 5.56 mm magazines can easily be modified to shoot both 6.8 mm and 5.56 mm, using a new follower and slight modification to the feed lips. Since the magazines can still shoot 5.56 mm, they are still BATF legal. When modified this way, a typical GI 30 rd 5.56 mm mag will take 25 or 26 rounds of 6.8 mm. FWIW, all of our initial SPC testing was done using existing 5.56 mm magazines, NOT the new 28 rd PRI 6.8 mm specific mags."


www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000512;p=1

I'm confused...

ETA: The above comment was made by Dr. Roberts (his fifth post from the top).



I won't go against Dr. Roberts on much, but this is one thing I will... It has been well documented that 5.56 mags will take maybe five or six rounds of 6.8 before they start to expand and not work.

Here's the best thread I've seen - it has pictures to remove all doubt - to document how 5.56 mags won't work... Lightfighter 6.8 in 5.56 mags = won't work!

Spooky



That's what I thought as well. I wonder what he meant when he said that.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:00:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QuikSilver:

Originally Posted By inkaybee:
The first PRI mags I got from WES at MSTN were about 3/4 of an inch longer than 5.56 mags and would hold 28 rounds. I later bought a PRI mag from Midway that was the same size as a 5.56 mag -- I think it will only hold 25.

BTW the mags from WES had sheet metal followers while the Midway one has a blue magpul follower.



Wes or ADCO, did PRI change the dimensions of the mag body at one point?



Yes they did
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:41:17 AM EDT
Wes,
any pics of an actual mag (25 or 28 rnd.)
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:02:54 AM EDT
robino,
I took some quick photos of the Barrett, Pri, and Std. 5.56 Mags.

Barrett Mag shipped with my 6.8:

Barrett 6.8-30rd.(Bottom) PRI 6.8-25rd.(Middle-slightly different bend compared to 5.56) 5.56-30rd.(Top):
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