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Old August 14th, 2013, 15:40   #1
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Mags. Highs, Mids, and Lows.

Newb question here:

So being new and reading alot about airsoft and watching alot of videos I have come to find that there are Mid, low, and High Caps Magazines.

Out of curiosity, I looked up more about High cap mags and how they work and I see you have to crank a gear on the mag to "prime" the mag to fire more rounds. Some videos online I can see people firing AEG's Full Auto one handed while cranking the mag with the other.

I'm new so excuse my ignorance, but it seems a bit cheezy and weird to me to hear all the rattling of these mags, and hear people cranking mags in the middle of a firefight.

If/when I get an AEG will I be able to get Magazines that have a more realistic amount of rounds that do not require any cranking? (and don't sound like a baby rattle)

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Old August 14th, 2013, 15:43   #2
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Most likely, depends on your weapon. AFAIK, only one or two weapons out there only have hicaps (AGM/Javaline STG, which you can create your own mid/lows and S&T/Ares PPSH)

Mid/low caps do not require any winding. Simply load up the BB's with a loader and away you go.
30-120 rounds at the ready.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 15:43   #3
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Yes it is cheesy and yes you can buy real, low or midcaps to replace the hicap.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 15:44   #4
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Real cap: 30 rounds
Low cap: +30 and -100 rounds
Mid cap: +100 generaly up to 190
High cap: 300+

Only high caps have the wheel to bring the bbs up...
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Old August 14th, 2013, 15:54   #5
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I would like to amend that realcap isn't 30 rounds for every gun.

m4s and g36s are 30 rounds... while p90 is something like 58... M14s are not 30 either.. I think they're more like 15.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 16:03   #6
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I would like to amend that realcap isn't 30 rounds for every gun.

m4s and g36s are 30 rounds... while p90 is something like 58... M14s are not 30 either.. I think they're more like 15.
That's right, I had the STANAG mag in mind, as the AR being the most popular plateform...
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Old August 15th, 2013, 01:30   #7
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Great! Thanks for the prompt answers. Good to know there are non-windy mags.

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LOL! I'll try and remember that.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 13:25   #8
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Best thing you can do when you first get your gun is throw out the high cap. No one likes a tactical maraca beside them in a game.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 00:35   #9
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Hicaps are fine just starting out, but as soon as you can you should really get real/low/mid-caps instead. Whether you choose real, low or mid depends on you and your play style. Personally I got into airsoft for the realism so I'm realcap all the way. I even manually realcap my pistol mags.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 01:12   #10
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Buy midcaps.

If you're required to only load 30 or whatever your corresponding limit is, only put 30 in.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 01:40   #11
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Best thing you can do when you first get your gun is throw out the high cap. No one likes a tactical maraca beside them in a game.
Yep, save it for when you sell the gun eventually
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Old August 31st, 2013, 01:48   #12
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Yep, save it for when you sell the gun eventually
Haha, I've sold a couple on craigslist. "Includes 3 High Caps!" Guys who've never owned one before think it's great. :P
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