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Old March 5, 2013, 06:16 PM   #26
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Sure, for those with a high rate of use and wear, having a stockpile is a Good Thing. For casual and random-event shooting, however, they don't go bad all that quickly.

On the Internet, though, it's hard to tell the difference between the high-rate shooters and the settin' and glowerin' folks who're just waiting for the Pagan Hordes of Evil.
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Old March 5, 2013, 06:23 PM   #27
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I have 11 D&H 30's
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a few junk thin metal 30's
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:39 PM   #28
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What are the prices you guys paying for the 30 rounders?
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:57 PM   #29
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Well, I bought mine awhile ago but i received this email today. Here is the link, this place has great prices and sales.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...minum-mag.html
They wont last long
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Old March 5, 2013, 08:07 PM   #30
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On the Internet, though, it's hard to tell the difference between the high-rate shooters and the settin' and glowerin' folks who're just waiting for the Pagan Hordes of Evil.
Nah that's what the Saiga 12 and all its mags are for....


Before all this I had about 30 some Pmags... I was paying $10-$11 a pop..... when all this started I thought it would be a good idea to pick up more, I still only paid about $15 a pop during the height of things for non windowed... and I bought a few windowed for around $18.

I work at a gun shop... so some are from there... others are from other local gun shops I know the owners of because of certain competitions and shooting circles.

I was always into AR's and building my own and for others so when everything went down I was getting calls from other shop owners asking if I personally needed anymore mags or lowers. That being said.. I haven't seen anyone in my neck of the woods gouging any prices.
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Old March 5, 2013, 09:17 PM   #31
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I've got about 70 mags i've picked up over the years. About half are 20 rd and half are 30 round, all various manufacturers i've picked up on sale. I also have several 30 rounders that got sand blasted somehow!
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Old March 5, 2013, 09:24 PM   #32
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I've got 24 30 rounders - a dozen PMags 2nd gen and a dozen steel mags with MagPul anti-tilt followers.

Then I've got maybe a dozen or so 20 rounders of various makes (all but one are aluminum/steel GI stuff with 1 PMag mixed in) as well as a couple of 10 rounders and I had a 5 rounder somewhere.

I think I've got plenty but if I see some decently priced I might be tempted to snatch up a few more.

Actually what I'm looking for now are 6.8 mags...
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Old March 6, 2013, 01:42 PM   #33
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I have about 6 x twenties, 6 x thirties & 3 x forties (.223 calibre). They are powered by: an AR15 carbine; an AR-100 & a Golani Sporter (5 x thirty-fives).
For my KelTec .308 bullpup, I have 5 x twenties.
AKM: 4 thirties.
Vector UZI: 3 x twenty-fives.
More than enough for a social apocalypse (hoping there will not be one.)

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Old March 6, 2013, 05:10 PM   #34
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How comfortable are you with your AR mag quantity??

For my AR, I have 1 30 and 2 20s. I kept putting off getting more, now I wish I hadn't. Given how often I actually shoot it, that's probably enough, though. Ideally, I'd like another 2-3 of each the 20 and 30 rounders.

I just bought a Mini14 just as the panic was getting started. I have the factory 5 rounder and 2 Promag 20s. I'd really like to get a few more for this gun.

I like to keep 5 for most of my guns.
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Old March 6, 2013, 05:23 PM   #35
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I have 2 20s, 4 30s and 4 40s. That's it.
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Old March 6, 2013, 05:33 PM   #36
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Any other outlets you guys can recommend buying from?
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Old March 6, 2013, 06:15 PM   #37
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I have 3 times the amount the Army ever issued me. I think I'll be ok.
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Old March 6, 2013, 06:19 PM   #38
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MY LGS has troy battle mags for $20 ea but I don't know anything about them. Don't know if they are any good or not. From looking at them they appear to be better made than P mags but then, I don't buy P mags either.
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Old March 6, 2013, 11:39 PM   #39
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I don't need more than 6-8 mags for anything I shoot. I have a drawer full of mag springs, followers, and floor plates that will keep them running longer than I am around.
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Old March 6, 2013, 11:56 PM   #40
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All i have to say is WOW. I have two magazines for my mini 14 and I think that is sufficient. MAYBE one more, but after that I really see no need what so ever.
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Old March 7, 2013, 11:16 AM   #41
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I own 24 30 round mags with another 6 on backorder.

I think this is likely a lifetime supply, seeing how my G.I. mags from the late 80's have had tens of thousands of rounds ran through them, and they still function perfectly. I own 3 Pmags, but most are SS G.I. mags

Most of my magazines have never had a round stuffed in them.
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Old March 7, 2013, 12:01 PM   #42
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All i have to say is WOW. I have two magazines for my mini 14 and I think that is sufficient. MAYBE one more, but after that I really see no need what so ever.
I have maybe five mags for my Mini-14. The Mini mags are significantly tougher than a STANAG for the AR-15/M-16 platform. Same goes for AK magazines; those also aren't near as vulnerable to breaking from sloppy handling.
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Old March 7, 2013, 02:45 PM   #43
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Over the years I've picked up a lot of surplus GI mags and the majority worked fine initially or after an upgrade to a Magpul follower. Any time I saw a sale on mags (that passed a quick function inspection) I grabbed them, figuring they don't take much room and are handy to have even as trading material. I've added new PMAGs, Lancers and Troy too so am comfortable with the supply I now have. Mags that didn't work 100% are marked and used for malfunction drills, etc.

It's hard to say what is "enough", everyone has to determine that for themselves. I'd say pick up deals when you see them and over time you'll be ok unless there is a new ban.
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Old March 7, 2013, 03:42 PM   #44
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I started buying mags last summer when I picked up a Kel-Tec SU-16; it was easy to justify buying an AR after that because "I already invested in mags and ammo."

As it stands now, I have 4-5 PMags, 3 Troy Battlemags, 3 Thermolds, 1 Tapco, 2 Polymags and 4 USGIs (loaded) as far as 30-rounders go. I also have 8 Thermold 20-rounders, 2 Thermold "expanding" 30/45-rounders that only work in the AR and 2 Kel-Tec 10-rounders that only fit the SU-16. I have an assortment of PMags and Tapcos on backorder, but if they never show, I feel like I'm still in decent shape for a long time.
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Old March 8, 2013, 12:37 PM   #45
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Anything over 5 or 6 is overkill for me. As with any panick buying caused by turmoil people will spend crazy money to stock up on things that aren't going anywhere. In a couple of months the market should be flooded with new and used magazines ammo and firearms and the prices will drop from where they are now and people will feel silly for having spent so much money. Then again maybe not, but I think it will.
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Old March 8, 2013, 12:49 PM   #46
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I have 3-30 rounders and 10- 20 rounders. I feel like Im good.
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Old March 8, 2013, 04:10 PM   #47
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Anything over 5 or 6 is overkill for me.
That is about a ten year supply for me based on the number of bad mags I have trashed over the last decade. Of course, if the 2004 ban hadn't lifted I might have tried new followers, springs, etc. instead of just trashing the mag and buying a new one for $10.
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Old March 8, 2013, 09:17 PM   #48
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I can't count that high... sorry
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Old March 9, 2013, 09:22 AM   #49
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You could buy them as an risky investment because if they do ban them they will be worth there wait in gold one day because the people on this board who thought they only needed a couple and there's fail down the road will be willing to pay big $$$$$ for them......
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Old March 10, 2013, 05:21 PM   #50
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ive got 10 gen 2 pmags 30 rounders and 10 nmhtg 30 rounders...

while 20 for now is ok, since i cant even get ammo to fill them, but i would like to have double that...

i miss the old days of 12 dollars shipped per mag...hopefully it gets back to that sooner than later
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