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Old February 6, 2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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How many 30rd AR magazines exist?

It must be in the high millions, if not tens of millions. From old surplus GI to modern PMAGs. Has a rigorous estimate been attempted?
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Old February 6, 2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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Quadrillions upon meganillions!
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Old February 6, 2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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Thirty round mags are like the perverbial fruit cake that keeps getting passed around on and on. There are actually only 728.
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Old February 6, 2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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During a Senate hearing if I remember correctly the estimate of at least 40,000,000 was mentioned.
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Old February 6, 2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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Yes, and that doesn't even take into account 40 round AR magazines, 50 round AR drums 90 round AR drums, 100 round AR drums or 120 round AR drums, or beer cans with springs.

And, let's not start with Mini-14 magazines...............
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Old February 6, 2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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I would guess probably 10 for every 1 ar 15 that would be on the conservative side.
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Old February 6, 2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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Probably about 20% of the number of 30-round AK mags.
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Old February 6, 2013, 10:42 PM   #8
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the amount ofammo and mags in civilian hands boggles my mind and warms my heart
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Old February 6, 2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Holy heck. This is like one of those supermarket contest where you guess how many gumballs are in the huge jar. It's probably in the tens and tens of millions. It wouldn't surprise me if it was 100 mil.
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Old February 6, 2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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During a Senate hearing if I remember correctly the estimate of at least 40,000,000 was mentioned.
Tsk, tsk. Not enough.

Figure a 3:1 turn-in/capture:salvage ratio that only leaves us 10M.
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Old February 7, 2013, 02:01 AM   #11
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Old February 7, 2013, 02:12 AM   #12
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Each AR usually comes with 1-2, every shooter I know has at least a half-dozen, and I have known a shooter with 200+.

Lots. Lots and lots.
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Old February 7, 2013, 03:57 AM   #13
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Let me count my stash and multiply by two. That should be close to the worldwide total in circulation. This will take a little while....
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