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Old January 11th, 2010, 00:36   #1
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Plastic Vs Metal

I have to get some mags for my L85 and I want to hear your opinion about that.

Plastic or metal?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 00:39   #2
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Depends. Do you want better weight and feel, but more expensive mags, or lighter mags that you can lose and it won't matter?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 00:51   #3
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Also take into considoration your budget when it comes picking the two. If you feel that you shouldn't be paying a whole whack for magazines, buy plastic, they do the job, and they feed well depending if you get the better brand (I've had best luck with STAR magazines.) And should you loose them or break them, buy more. I got a box of 10 plastic AK mags for only 60 bucks, which is a great deal for me. They do their purpose, all have been tested and feed well, but chances are that they will break, the plastic isn't perfect.

Metal, you get durable, nearly flawless magazines, weighted and sturdy. Chances are if you keep care of them they will do you good in the long run. But they end up becoming a huge investment and will be a pain should you loose one.

So, it comes to choice, would you think its worth it?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 00:51   #4
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I would get 5 plastic mags before 1 metal mag.

Like 'Styrak' mentioned... You *may* lose them..
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Old January 11th, 2010, 00:51   #5
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also are you gonan abuse em? cause i got metal ones and i abuse the shit out of them.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:22   #6
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also are you gonan abuse em? cause i got metal ones and i abuse the shit out of them.
Same here, I've beat up my dboys mags in 15 games and they are running strong
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:40   #7
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Quality or Quantity
I bought plastic ones
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:44   #8
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Quality or Quantity
I bought plastic ones
thank you that a great point. i can't hvae plastic because i abuse, but it does cost me ashit load more. and if i loose one i get a shity feeling lol.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:51   #9
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I often hear about how metal mags are more durable but I find I can beat up plastic mags far more before they break. Plastic is less durable in that it wont take abrasion as well but is more flexible so will bend or dent instead of splitting or cracking open.

Metal mags can be disassembled and cleaned if they get full of sand or something, plastic cannot.

Metal mags sound much nicer when being inserted or removed from the magwell.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 13:02   #10
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Its possible to lose a metal magazine as well. Sure there is a weight difference but its still possible.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 13:36   #11
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Also depends where you are playing too I'd figure.
i.e. its a bit harder to lose mags in an indoor field vs out in the woods.
remember to get a dump pouch!
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Old January 11th, 2010, 13:39   #12
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You don't always need a dump pouch, just put your mags back in your pouch. Also tape your mags, then it's easier to find lost mags.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 14:10   #13
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Thank you all for your advice, maybe I'll buy both already got a dump pouch
I'm beginning in this sport, so I don't know where I'll play mostly.

You can continue giving your opinions, more advice is best than none...
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Old January 11th, 2010, 14:29   #14
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I have both metal and plastic. I've only used the metal ones at games out of personal preference. well, I did acquired the 5 plastic m4 mags in a deal but have yet to take them out of the house.

plastic just seems too light weight for me.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 20:06   #15
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Depends on the L85 to. I've head that the STAR/ARES one is really fussy about mags.
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