AR 100 Round Drum


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TimM
January 13, 2011, 08:33 PM
I am considering a 100 round drum for my AR. Does anyone have/use a 100 round drum on your AR? What make? Any input? Good? Bad?

Thanks

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avs11054
January 13, 2011, 08:39 PM
No experience whatsoever with them, but if I had $200 to completely blow on anything, a 100 round drum would definintely be on the list of considerations. Only other problem I see is each time you fill it up it's at least $30 if you buy commercial ammo.

Mot45acp
January 13, 2011, 08:43 PM
I have the 100 round Beta C-Mag....Used to be a range toy, cost of ammo has made it unpractical. Kinda gets in the way of your supporting hand without a VFG. No last round bolt hold open. Works ok as a support to shoot from. It is an attempt to turn your AR into a crew served weapon. Right now I'm on the fence, thinking bout selling it.

Any specific questions? I would be happy to answer.

marktx
January 13, 2011, 08:51 PM
If you are not sure about the $ and practicality just get yourself the Korean model.

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/drum-ar-22.aspx

Magnuumpwr
January 14, 2011, 01:00 AM
I own 3) beta mags, 2) for AR-15's and 1) for MINI-14. I have only used one of the ar ones and it functioned flawlessly. I do, however own 2 KCI drums made in Korea. Neither of the KCI's have been used or even loaded. Couldn't pass them up at $119 each. As to the function of the Beta, mine is fantastic, but I would advise buying the stripper loader and not the personal loader. The difference is 10 rds per stripper or 5 hand fed rds for the personal. Also the loaders will fit your other AR mags.

CnRnut
January 14, 2011, 07:29 AM
I've got a couple 120 rd. chi-com AR drums.
They function 100%

TimM
January 14, 2011, 10:20 AM
Thanks guys. I was really wondering about the reliability of these drums and I think you have answered that question for me.

fragout
January 14, 2011, 10:52 AM
we had a few of the Beta C mags on a past deployment. they worked just fine in the select fire M4/s we had, but not very well with the SAW. ( SAW's fault and not the mag.

Keep them well maintained and you shouldnt have any issues with them

kwelz
January 14, 2011, 11:38 AM
They are a gimmick really. Look great in movies and photos but impractical for actual use.

They get in the way of the proper grip on the gun and weigh a LOT. Add to this that many of them have issues if not meticulously cared for and you have what I consider an expensive doorstop.

I can buy 3 PMAGs for less than 40 bucks and have about the same capacity and a much more usable rifle. But if you must have a lot of rounds Surefire and Magpul are both working on larger quad stack mags.

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