Most games that allow hi-cap use have strict rules, such as; you may only carry one hi-cap at any time, and are restricted to semi-auto fire. Many of the prominent or competitive airsoft teams or places are getting, or have gotten away from their use entirely.
Apart from the realism aspect, the really are a hamper to the skill or functionality of the game. The ability to dump three hundred non-stop rounds down range does nothing for you. I've seen people even run three thousand round drum mags in an M16 and a G36. It takes away from what all "true" airsofters are working towards; which is highly effective equipment to enhance the game/sport. Congradulations you have a wind up toy that gives away your position.
For instance; we allow box magazines as long as they are on a proper LMG, and being used in a support role. If you want to waste that much ammo, then you have to carry the weight and do the work. This is simply a rule from our field, albeit not an uncommon one in the community.
Even if you are attending a game/field that allows the use of hi-caps, expect some disdain from other players. Hi-caps are often associated with young, lazy, inexperience, or toys. Not that this means you, or that it's your intention; but a generic stigma is attached.
Honestly magazines are not generally expensive, or difficult to obtain. But the bottom line is "where" you play, and "what" their rules are.
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