View Poll Results: how many mags per firearm?

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Thread: how mags are enough for troubled times?

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    Gunco Addicted for life j427x's Avatar
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    Postak how mags are enough for troubled times?

    how many good box mags should one stock up for each firearm?


    were talking about survival/SHTF type rifles and shotguns, like the ar-15, ak, m-1 carbine, Saiga shotguns. camp carbines, semi- auto .22 rimfires and so on.

    this poll excludes pistols and clip fed rifles like SKS.

    i might have another poll about pistol mags later.

    only good reliable mags count. not those junk ones that half work on a good day. drum type mags do count if their fully functional.

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    Just don't forget the belts & belt loader!!!
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    The way I look at it is, how many can I carry (including food, water, etc) on a 20 mile hike?

    If the S truly HTF, it's a week's walk (assuming no other transportation) at 20-30 miles/day to my bug-out destination from where I now reside.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    I try to have 10 mags min per rifle and about 5-8 mags for each pistol. less for the pistol because the pistol is only used to fight your way back to your rifle.. Uncle sam says you'll need (7) 30 rd mags of 5.56mm love.. that's ok for a military guy who may get resupplied.. but 10 is a good number.. if you have to carry them 10 can be done with the right Load bearing vests.. quite easily.. As far as a 20 Mile hike.. a bike will make 20 Miles with a much heavier load much more easily..and faster.. The gooks in nam used bikes like we used helo's as a supply train.. they can carry aprox 300 pounds of gear with little trouble if packed correctly.. where even a hard core Airborne, ranger can only do about 150 on his back.. for any distance over 12-20 miles.. B2B

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    I have more than 10 mags for each rifle type I have. I probably have 20+ ar mags, but I have several ar's so I don't meet that requirement for that rifle type yet. I sold the ar15 drums I had as they seemed to weight as much as the gun when fully loaded and I figured all that extra weight can't be good for an aluminum receiver.

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    10 sounds like a good number to me. Don't even bother getting 100 mags like some guys do, you can't test them all, so what good are they? In my mind all mags are range mags until they've had at least 2 full loads through them without jamming, better to have them fail at the range and then be able to tinker with them to get them to work than have them fail when you need them...

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    I go with Bolt2bounce. Back when we were young whipper snappers we carried 300 rounds.
    Then add food, water, other essential implements of destruction and damn it got heavy. You got in shape real quick.
    We were in the mountains and could not get resupplied so we had no choice.
    Now I am 62 and have trouble walking to the mail box.
    So I can not really answer.
    If the SHTF I aint going nowhere.
    I am staying home and protecting my beer with my life.
    They will pry my beer from my cold dead fingers.
    Edit: Kind of read it wrong sorry. Hell if your stationary probably 10 mags per weapon should be plenty. I guess.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    one thing i forgot-- a couple C_mags or drums add up to a car trunk load of 20 rounders!--LOL

    i have about 7-8 mags per rifle myself. some rifles have more and some a little less, i do have a lot of rifles so i could have way more than just 8 mags if i needed them.

    on pistols i have about 5 mags per pistol.

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    I have more that 20 mags...30s and 40s. Also, over a 1000 rounds on strippers in the can. Hopefully that's enough.
    infidel - كافر

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    Each rifle has 5 loaded mags in each carry case.
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