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350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by 000-Zero-000 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:17 am

I found a drum magazine for an m4 that is only 20 bucks and it holds 5000 rounds. I was wondering if its worth it to go with that then spending 40 bucks on buying 2 or 3 more high caps.


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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Grappler » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:37 am

As long as its not your only mag don't see a problem with them I have one for my mp5 just for stuff and giggles.

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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Archer » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:55 am

honestly? just get the normal mags.... you start going to bigger, longer games and you will start to realize just how heavy carrying that thing around all day is. and it won't fit into most vest pouches so you'll have to carry it in the gun or by hand. if it runs dry, it probably won't fit in a dump pouch so you'll have to set it down.

i could go on all day just on practicality, and then there is reliability issues....

just spend the money and get a couple good high caps or a set of good mids
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:54 am

That drum mag requires a high cap mechanism to feed. It's just an extended capacity hicap and with that you NEED to buy a good hicap mechanism for it for I doubt the one they put in there is any good since its a knock-off of the original one made 10 years ago that was just a shell.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by andre » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:31 am

000-Zero-000 wrote:I found a drum magazine for an m4 that is only 20 bucks and it holds 5000 rounds. I was wondering if its worth it to go with that then spending 40 bucks on buying 2 or 3 more high caps.
You get what you pay for; I'd be shocked as sh*t if that thing made it through more then a couple of open sessions.
Judging by the size of it after playing a couple games you'd likely realize that you don't want a giant freaking box hanging off the bottom of your gun.

Worth it? No (my $0.02)

Guges Mk3 wrote:That drum mag requires a high cap mechanism to feed. It's just an extended capacity hicap and with that you NEED to buy a good hicap mechanism for it for I doubt the one they put in there is any good since its a knock-off of the original one made 10 years ago that was just a shell.

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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by 000-Zero-000 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:55 am

Grappler wrote:As long as its not your only mag don't see a problem with them I have one for my mp5 just for stuff and giggles.

Some fields don't allow them others don't care.
Obviously haha I'm still getting about 2 regular high caps
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by 000-Zero-000 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:56 am

Archer wrote:honestly? just get the normal mags.... you start going to bigger, longer games and you will start to realize just how heavy carrying that thing around all day is. and it won't fit into most vest pouches so you'll have to carry it in the gun or by hand. if it runs dry, it probably won't fit in a dump pouch so you'll have to set it down.

i could go on all day just on practicality, and then there is reliability issues....

just spend the money and get a couple good high caps or a set of good mids
A few have said they fit m249 pouches...
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by 000-Zero-000 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:57 am

andre wrote:
000-Zero-000 wrote:I found a drum magazine for an m4 that is only 20 bucks and it holds 5000 rounds. I was wondering if its worth it to go with that then spending 40 bucks on buying 2 or 3 more high caps.
You get what you pay for; I'd be shocked as sh*t if that thing made it through more then a couple of open sessions.
Judging by the size of it after playing a couple games you'd likely realize that you don't want a giant freaking box hanging off the bottom of your gun.

Worth it? No (my $0.02)

Guges Mk3 wrote:That drum mag requires a high cap mechanism to feed. It's just an extended capacity hicap and with that you NEED to buy a good hicap mechanism for it for I doubt the one they put in there is any good since its a knock-off of the original one made 10 years ago that was just a shell.

Taken from E-vike site.
"This box magazine is complete and ready to go with no modifications or custom work required on most M4 / M16 AEGs. Just pour in the bb, wind and you have 5000 rounds at your AEG's disposal."
Alright thanks. I was just looking at it because it was a cheaper option
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by gottabea1911 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:51 am

if you want to carry a ton of munition these http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=37496 make much more sense they fit in a mag pouch and wont make your gun a bigger target at close range
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 pm

Which Mag pouch?
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by gottabea1911 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:36 pm

Guges Mk3 wrote:Which Mag pouch?
any m4 double mag pouch
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:38 pm

You do realize double mag pouches have a spacer in them.

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See the gap. So, they will not fit, especially the one with covers, because the mags are also ~4" higher and the flaps are not long enough.

And the open tops will not work either.

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These mags are a "fail", I suppose you can carry them in a dump pouch and just have them rattle around on your side.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Ellusion » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:23 pm

Guges Mk3 wrote:These mags are a "fail", I suppose you can carry them in a dump pouch and just have them rattle around on your side.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by SeawolfIV » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:43 pm

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Seriously, go big or go home. Stock boxy mags blow. Gears. :D
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Uncle Acid » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:30 am

If you need a good pouch for a drum mag I use this:

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?c ... s_id=31541
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by gottabea1911 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:40 am

Guges Mk3 wrote:You do realize double mag pouches have a spacer in them.

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See the gap. So, they will not fit, especially the one with covers, because the mags are also ~4" higher and the flaps are not long enough.

And the open tops will not work either.

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These mags are a "fail", I suppose you can carry them in a dump pouch and just have them rattle around on your side.
http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?c ... s_id=34806 o look they would fit
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350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Gotchya » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:20 am

In defense of guges, you Did say any double mag pouch and truth of it is you would need more like a triple m4 mag pouchif you wanted to use it unmodified. There's gonna be options out there for what ever you want to do but why such high capacity mags? You afraid of mag changes? If you play with a group of friends that also use ar mags you could make use of having regular mags by carrying more of them and being able to share them easier. Just my two cents.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Guges Mk3 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:42 am

Problem with this:

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Is that your not going to be able to close the flap.

The mag is to long.

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Compared to a regular 30 round replica.

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Take how much it hangs down by and double that length. No flap is that long enough to store that fat mag in it. You will need to rig up secondary rention or just don't run.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Archer » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:56 pm

http://www.first-spear.com/product.php? ... 259&page=2

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Pouch designed specifically for the real large "quad-stack" magazines that these are based off of.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:27 pm

At ~40.00 each.
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Post by SeawolfIV » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:33 am

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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Guges Mk3 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:54 am

May be, may be not. The designers I know are not thinking about making one.

They looked at having such a long and bulky mag on your rig....not to practical, balance is off and it hogs real estate on your vest. I still see a problem of the flap being to short.
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Re: 350RD High Cap VS 5000RD Drum Mag

Post by Uncle Acid » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:38 pm

The real .223 60 round quad stack mags are 8.7" high x 1.66" wide. So I think your best bet is going to be a radio pouch.

This condor MA9 pouch is 8" tall with room to spare on the flap. Perhaps it could be useful:

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The one thing I am surprised no one has mentioned is that running a round with a few of those is going to be like running around with:

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