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View Poll Results: What midcap magazines are you using?
ARES 2 3.70%
Beta Project 2 3.70%
Dytac 1 1.85%
Elite Force 7 12.96%
G&P 3 5.56%
King Arms 8 14.81%
KWA 1 1.85%
MAG 6 11.11%
PTS 17 31.48%
Other 7 12.96%
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Old March 26th, 2016, 02:51   #1
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Question What M4 midcaps are you using?

I hate to ask the question that seems to pop up every now and again, but it's a question that I keep coming back too, particularly because at least one of my mags always seems to have a problem. There are a few old threads; however, I'm more interested in what people are using, rather than what everyone thinks is "the best".

In short, I want to know what your favorite m4-compatible midcap magazine is; The one you can trust to perform whether you need to run 0.2s in a stock gun or 0.36s at 40 rounds per second in your high-speed setup. What midcap have you had the most success with? Do you run whatever you can find? Do you stick with one brand? Are you in favour of a few high-end mags (PTS EPM), or do you go for large-volume value packs?

In an attempt to quantify the feedback I've made a poll with what seem to be some of the more popular options. Sorry If yours isn't included, 10 is the limit.

edit: if there's a specific model you prefer ie) MAG 130s > MAG 190s, or if you voted "other" post a reply.

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Old March 26th, 2016, 03:02   #2
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Right now my go-to mags are my MAG 190s. Although, when you load up a chest-rig with 5 or 6 of these there is a noticeable weight difference compared to using polymer mags.

I've also had 1 of mine break. Inside the mag their is a square nut that helps hold the screw in-place that retains the metal shell. The plastic holding the nut broke off which meant I couldn't screw it back together.

Never had any feeding problems, just a few fitment issues side-to-side. Front-to-back movement is firm. I also don't think I've ever gotten 190 rounds loaded. More like 160-170 and that's really jamming them in.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 03:02   #3
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KWA P-mags. Work like a charm and feed great.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 10:51   #4
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G&G polymer mid caps seem to work well in my VFC 416 which I find to be fussy on mags
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Old March 26th, 2016, 12:45   #5
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MAG M16 Mid-Cap 130rds VN style.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 13:03   #6
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Using the King Arms m4 plastic mags for my VFC 416, seem to work good~
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Old March 27th, 2016, 00:27   #7
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I voted wrong..


I run Socom Gear Lancer mags in my primary. They feed well, and look great
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Old March 27th, 2016, 10:42   #8
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I run socom gear mags. Zero issues feeding and they keep up just fine with my high speed ZTW
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Old March 27th, 2016, 11:17   #9
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I'm curious, people who voted PTS; are you using EPMs or still holding on to old magpul Pmags?

An expensive choice in either case.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 12:00   #10
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EPMs for me, honestly last PTS mags I buy. My G&P midcaps were fine for way less money.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 12:33   #11
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I'm curious, people who voted PTS; are you using EPMs or still holding on to old magpul Pmags?
PTS 75rd Mid-Cap PMAG, got a couple of boxes like 2 years ago when I got a good price for the lot because they where being discontinued.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 13:16   #12
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EPMs for me, honestly last PTS mags I buy. My G&P midcaps were fine for way less money.
I bought an EPM a few months ago and it feeds very poorly in all my guns. Works fine in a friends 416 though. If the EPMs worked as flawlessly as people claimed they'd be my go-to choice; The mag has some great features.

Been thinking about trying some hexmags. No reviews about them on here yet. A friend has one and it fed in my gun where the EPM wouldn't.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 14:40   #13
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You bought the old EPMs.
The newer ones have superior feeding and works in 50+ RPS guns with no issues with .28g BBs. I don't have .30g to test, but I don't suppose it would be an issue.

I use these mags exclusively now, as do various members of MSF with no issues reported.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 15:32   #14
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Say it ain't so! That's really good to hear. In that case. Maybe I'll pick a few up.

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Old March 27th, 2016, 15:43   #15
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Unfortunately there's no way to tell whether you're getting the new or the old ones.
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