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tenntyrant 01-27-2012 12:12 AM

How many magazines
 
Should I have in stock for my 5.56 AR? I have 8 but should I have more and if so what is the minimum number?

pfev1980 01-27-2012 12:27 AM

That depends a ton on what you are doing. If you just go to the range and shoot, why would you need more than 4 or 5? If you are one of those AR self defense guys and seriously think you might get into a situation that you blow through 8 mags before you have time to reload...well it's basically impossible to give advice to those guys anyway, so just get what you think you need. Personally, if I had 8 mags, I wouldnt pay for another. If you find a free one, keep it though.

Sniper75 01-27-2012 12:33 AM

Mags are like ammo why have a few when you can have alot?

JonM 01-27-2012 12:40 AM

ive got about 50 loaded ar15 mags. i keep 6 in two military belt pouches plus one in the rifle.

the military load out is 210 rounds in 7 magazines.

the reason i have 50 loaded is that they are on hand and easier to carry ready just in case. i can toss em in a backpack for a quick range trip or whtever. i dont have em loaded ready in case the chinese show up demanding their obama bucks back. its just a handy way to store range ready ammo :)

i would say 6+1 is the minimum i go by its whats ready for me to jump right into it. my wife also has a lce with 6+1

spack762 01-27-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pfev1980
That depends a ton on what you are doing. If you just go to the range and shoot, why would you need more than 4 or 5? If you are one of those AR self defense guys and seriously think you might get into a situation that you blow through 8 mags before you have time to reload...well it's basically impossible to give advice to those guys anyway, so just get what you think you need. Personally, if I had 8 mags, I wouldnt pay for another. If you find a free one, keep it though.

So true. Personal i got 10ak mags. 1,20rnd 8,30rnd and one 75rnd:) saves time at the range to reload. Plus i gotem ready for the zombies.

dog2000tj 01-27-2012 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tenntyrant (Post 690393)
Should I have in stock for my 5.56 AR? I have 8 but should I have more and if so what is the minimum number?

More ...... ;)

mcb 01-27-2012 01:24 AM

Too many is never enough.

Soliferrum 01-27-2012 01:49 AM

how fast can you load a mag? but just to be sure-

1000 rnds/ 29 rnds per mag

35 mags.

trip286 01-27-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM
the military load out is 210 rounds in 7 magazines.

This is true. Think you need more than those guys?

Jon goes on to say that he has 50 loaded. There is nothing wrong with having as many on hand as you want, but if its a question of NEED?

You have enough for combat operations in Fallujah. Do you have enough to satisfy your personal preference?

Rick1967 01-27-2012 02:02 AM

Wow, I only have one 20 round and two 30 round. You guys are going to give me an inferiority complex or something.


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