Most Helpful Customer Reviews
|4 of 5 people found the following review helpful|
||Works just fine...leaving in or out - 1/29/2013|
|I bought this recently and have taken it to the raange. I was surprised they allowed this clip to be used, but they do - I also live in GA.
That being said, it fired 99 rounds perfectly. It jammed once around round 55-60, but that was it. Note, your gun will get EXTREMELY hot from using this and you are blowing nearing $100 in short order, so keep all this in mind.
As far as comments about having to load it "that day" - that is incorrect. I read the manual and the manufacturers website and they say that LEAVE IN is fine. In fact, all 100 rounds were packed 2-3 weeks ahead of time because I was delayed to get to the range. The directions were followed and it worked VERY WELL.
Just remember to clean you gun afterwards because most people do not fire off 100 rounds this fast. Changing 30-4 mags easily is commonplace and allows the gun to cool down.
Another factor is weight. Since the drums are on both sides, there is obviously a great deal of weight to carry as you hold it. My recommendation, get a handle/snapping bipod to make this more comfortable. Adding this drum to the gun with all the rounds in it will add 2-3 lbs. That is half the weight of your rifle.
Finally, the one DOWNSIDE of this magazine is that the LIPS are PLASTIC. That is not very smart on many fronts. Since you are loading 100 rounds, the chances of you accidentaly chipping or breaking one of the lips is probably pretty high eventually. I have not seen a replacement, but METAL would be preferred. Very disappointed to see that the insert was plastic and not extremely durable material.
I'd rate the clip a 8.7/10. If they made it metal, it would be a 9.5/10. Weight is the main factor that keeps this from being perfect, though they do a good job of angling it back to compensate.
In 6-12 months, these will be non-existent as I see it. You will not find 100 round drums anywhere. Prices on here have been from $299-$699 and sold everywhere in between.|
|4 of 4 people found the following review helpful|
||Simply Awesome - 2/23/2013|
|This really is a great addition to a AR-15/16 platform. Yes it will make your gun heavy, esp firing standing. Yes your barrel will get hot DO NOT TOUCH. With a good sling it's not bad to travel with. It's design is excellent and should not affect any normal movement with the gun. No problems with feeding/loading. LULA loaders work very well BTW.|
|3 of 3 people found the following review helpful|
||watch your finger! - 9/1/2012|
|Reviewer: ||doctor g|
|First, a word of caution. If you hold your rifle with your trigger finger extended along the receiver (like normal people), and slam this magazine home, you will pinch your finger between your gun and the mag. It hurts. A lot. The magazine loads easily with the ProMag loader. Mine came with a couple of tubes of graphite lubricant. I put a couple of puffs on the top plastic lugs before the first loading and it worked through all 100 shots without misfeeding.
In actual usage, this thing is borderline silly. I blew all the targets off all the trees, chased them around on the ground, shot the old water tank ten or fifteen times, shot the lake a few times to watch the pretty splashes, and still had 30 rounds left.|
|2 of 2 people found the following review helpful|
||Beta C-MAG - 5/18/2007|
|I have two C-MAG 100 rd.Drums,To TesT them I Loaded one with a full 100rd and put it my safe I left it there for 18 months,I took it to the range Fired a 100rd,didnt jam,didnt lockup,this Drum is good for 60,000rds,so you can load it up and Leave it loaded forever.|
|1 of 1 people found the following review helpful|
||GREAT - 3/14/2007|
|The Best Magazine Ever Developed For The M-16/AR-15 Weapon.
They Never Fail To Feed & Deliver The Rounds Down Range.
Currently Being Used In Afganistan & Iraq By Speacle Forces Teams.
( The Man That Carries The Most Ammunition To A Firefight Has The Most Firepower).
If You Dont Have A Beta, Get One.
New Legeslation Is On The Board To Ban Assult Type Weapons & Hi-Cap Magazines Once Again.>>>>>>>GET A BETA NOW<