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  • Mag round counters

    First time I've seen these! How gucci????



    link to UKTactical

    Apologies if this is a repost.

  • #2
    its a good idea but clear mags would make more sense? Don't they make them in STANAG?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    • #3
      Clear mags aren't the greatest as half the mag could be inside the weapon. Good idea, I wonder how practical it is though?
      "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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      • #4
        I wonder how much they weigh?

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        • #5
          190g each, Steyr mags are 130g if you're looking for a comparison

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          • #6
            How are they powered?
            To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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            • #7
              Looks mechanical.

              My guess is there is a "tape" attached to the platform and as it moves up when rounds are fired, it pulls the tape up with it.
              "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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              • #8
                I presume the counter changes depending on the position of the cartridge platform - there's no mention of a power source on the website, and it would be un-necessarily complicated to have such a system.
                "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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                • #9
                  i guess they're easier to spot than the steyr mags but the steyr mags have numbers on them if im not mistaken? or marks of some kind? maybe they could be darker and easier to spot...
                  I knew a simple soldier boy.....
                  Who grinned at life in empty joy,
                  Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
                  And whistled early with the lark.

                  In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
                  With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
                  He put a bullet through his brain.
                  And no one spoke of him again.

                  You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
                  Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
                  Sneak home and pray you'll never know
                  The hell where youth and laughter go.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buck View Post
                    its a good idea but clear mags would make more sense? Don't they make them in STANAG?
                    Do you mean are these mags STANAG compatible? Or are you asking if they make translucent plastic STANAG mags like the ones for the Steyr?

                    It's says their for a M16/M4 so they should be STANAG compatible.

                    As for Translucent STANAG magazines:



                    (That was posted by California Tanker in the "Time to replace the Steyr or should we just shut up whinging?" thread)

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                    • #11
                      Actually I was on about that pictured amurph, cheers, i knew id seen it before!!

                      i know some of the mag is inside the weapon but its not that much and by then surely you'd be near the red mark on the other mags in that link?
                      that said, they're very clear and visibility shouldnt be too much of a problem if you have to check quick fast
                      I knew a simple soldier boy.....
                      Who grinned at life in empty joy,
                      Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
                      And whistled early with the lark.

                      In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
                      With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
                      He put a bullet through his brain.
                      And no one spoke of him again.

                      You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
                      Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
                      Sneak home and pray you'll never know
                      The hell where youth and laughter go.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by concussion View Post
                        Clear mags aren't the greatest as half the mag could be inside the weapon. Good idea, I wonder how practical it is though?
                        Not half a mag, it's less then a third with STANAG mags. And almost a quarter with the Steyr mags.

                        When you're low the mag in question only tells you if you have between 10 and 0.

                        If you have more than 10 rounds in a translucent mag then it will be enough to see them out past the mag well. If you have less then 10 then you shouldn't be able to see any because there's not enough to come out past the mag well.

                        So whats the advantage? The round counter only gives you a rough estimate. A translucent mag allows you to see exactly what you have.

                        You know you have less than 10 if you can't see them but if you want to know exactly how much you have you can always take out a translucent mag and count them. With the round counter it will always just tell you that you have less than 10 and thats it.
                        Last edited by spaceghetti; 11 June 2010, 01:33.

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                        • #13
                          thats why I'll keep my translucent mag thanks.

                          like i have a choice
                          I knew a simple soldier boy.....
                          Who grinned at life in empty joy,
                          Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
                          And whistled early with the lark.

                          In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
                          With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
                          He put a bullet through his brain.
                          And no one spoke of him again.

                          You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
                          Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
                          Sneak home and pray you'll never know
                          The hell where youth and laughter go.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by amurph0 View Post
                            So whats the advantage? The round counter only gives you a rough estimate. A translucent mag allows you to see exactly what you have.
                            Have a closer look at the photos - it tells you an exact number. The colour coding is to give you an estimate at a glance of how many rounds you have left.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Barry View Post
                              Have a closer look at the photos - it tells you an exact number. The colour coding is to give you an estimate at a glance of how many rounds you have left.
                              Oh yeah.

                              I didn't see that. I only read the stats. I thought it worked by just changing color to give you a rough estimate.

                              Still though, with Steyr magazines if you can't see any rounds coming out of the mag well then it would mean you have less then 8 left. If you have that little left you know you need to change anyways.

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