October 30, 2011, 11:26 AM
I am looking for a tactical setup to carry saiga .308 20rd magazines for 3-gun and such. I am having a hard time finding anything that handles 308 sized mags. All I have seen so far is 223/AR15 carriers. So I am asking anybody with hi-cap Saiga .308 or other large magazines how you do it. Do any of you have a preferred set up? I am thinking along the lines of a molle vest or similar chest rig.
This would also apply to you guys with M1As, FALs, G3s, AR10s ect. as my 20 round mags are very similar in size to yours. So what is your favorite rig? Any advice is appreciated. I will consider any suggestion. Pics are great too.
October 30, 2011, 11:55 AM
Try these: http://www.skdtac.com/Ready_Tactical_M14_FAL_Mag_Pouch_p/rdt.111.htm
I don't have a Saiga, but I have several of the 5.56mm version and they're the nuts.
If you're going to be shooting 3-Gun, I strongly recommend against a vest or chest rig. They're slow, bulky, and uncomfortable, and they carry more ammo than you'll ever need for a 3-Gun stage.
October 30, 2011, 12:51 PM
Thank you. I will certainly look into those.
I guess I also should have mentioned that while 3-gun matches will be part of the use of the mag carrier, I will mainly be using it for hog hunting, and as a SHTF ammo carrier, so I would lean towards something more battle worthy as opposed to a strictly competition rig. Hope this clarifies. But again, I will consider any suggestions. Anybody else have a favorite?
October 30, 2011, 01:23 PM
Condor also offers singe and double M14 pouches that may/should be able to fit Saiga .308 mags. Plus, they cost a lot less then SKD's stuff. If I was going overseas I'd go for SKD's stuff, but for 3-gun, I just cant justify dropping the coin for top-tier stuff, when the discount version will do just as well.
I have, and continue to used Condor's tripe pistol magazine pouches, shot-shell carriers, and AR-15 magazine pouches for 3 gun and they have held up very well. However, for 3-gun the shot shell carrier does not offer the speed needed versus some of the more dedicated 3-gun shot-shell carriers.