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Old 12-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #21
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Very nice looking rifle. Next purchase for you might have to be some magpul mags
I don't think I like the look of Pmags. What are some advantages of a pmag over a standard USGI aluminum mag
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I don't think I like the look of Pmags. What are some advantages of a pmag over a standard USGI aluminum mag
Personal experience is the extra notch at bullet nose of mag helps feed round better while in dirty environment..... And the spring tension seems to last longer with pmag... I can see how many rounds i have left.
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Wife got me 3 new Troy Battlemags. Picked them up in November before everything went crazy.

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What are the advantages/disadvantages of a scope with a tube sized objective? I always assumed they would let less light through and therefore not be optimal in low light situations.
a big scope is actually detrimental and will get you killed jiffy-quick where those are intended to be used. the small tube diameter scopes are meant for hunting dangerous game and are used much like an acog with both eyes open for extremely fast acquisition when being charged by something like a lion or cape buffalo or brown bear.

light transmission has little to do with the diameter of the objective and everything to do with the quality of the glass and its coatings. take that little nikon african and put it side by side with one of those big objective redfield/bushnell scopes you see at walmart for 39.99 in the clear plastic container and the nikon simply blows it away. yet on the description of that el-cheap 39.99 you will see claims of excellent "light-gathering" its pretty much hokum.

magnification levels combined with tube diameter give your field of view. the smaller the tube the smaller the field of view at a given magnification.

what makes the small nikon african 1-4x so great for some things is they are lightweight rugged as hell have great glass dont lose zero under extremes of recoil or abuse and dont cost as much as some other scopes.
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Thanks for the replies to my scope question. When I bought my AR scope it was by recommendation from a friend. I night hunt(yes, its legal) and was told that the high power 50mm AO objective is a must... After doing some research, I probably should've gone with a more reasonable size objective and magnification like a 3-9x 40mm and better glass. Bells and whistles probably cost me better glass, not to mention unnecessary weight(over 2lbs counting the mount).

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My 14.5" BCM middy just got a nice workout Xmas eve. 500 rds on my friends land. Blew up a nice resin skull with clay zombie flesh jello filled at 35 yds. No new parts tho

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My gf got magpul mbus gen 2 front n back. 2 pmags, Blackhawk vertical grip, all in flat dark earth. Plus a troy battlemag in black. Plus 300 rounds of ammo. O an also a very nice gun cleaning kit. An a blackhawk tactial ar soft case. Great gifts cuz i just got my windham src rite after thanksgiving. She made me feel like a kid on xmas again!!

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Mine got finished.

(BCM BCG, DPMS carry handle sight, BCM med latch gunfighter charging handle)

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I meant pmags f***ing auto correct.
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5 mags and a trigger assembly. Still need to get the rest of my lpk

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