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loading up some XM855 62gr bullets
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Farold Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Great picture to teach someone the difference between a clip and a magazine.
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea, but some people like politicians still would not know the difference even if you stapled it to there eyes.
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
green tip rounds oh yea!
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Using stripper-clips to...
omfg, this is genius.
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CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is standard practice. Leaving magazines fully-loaded for long periods of time, especially aluminium-bodied magazines like these, causes the lips to bend out of shape from the upward force of the compressed spring. "Lip creep" leads to a really high rate of double-feed malfunctions. For this reason, the magazines are traditionally stored empty while the ammunition is stored on stripper clips, and the "spoon" adapter makes for very quick work of loading when you actually need to go to war.
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Good 2 know. Either that or I'll rig some sort of spring-release system.
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CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Magpul PMAGs are pretty awesome because they come with a snap-on dust cover that pushed the ammunition down, away from the lips, so you can leave them fully loaded indefinitely as long as the cover is on.
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Nice. I already knew about Magpul. They're pretty awsm.
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
real colt mags
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The one in the middle yes. The other two are just normal G.I magazine.
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the 20 round colt mags. Glad to see i'm not alone.
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea I like the steal magazine more then the plastic
Ones.
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CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All USGI AR-15 magazine bodies are aluminium. The original, 20-round Colt Metalform magazines from the 1960's and early 70's have cast aluminium followers, don't know if yours does. There are no steel USGI bodies or followers.

Just trying to be informative, not a jerk... sorry if it comes off that way. :/
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Steel followers are nice.
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Never seen steal followers.
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dnagore Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Can't tell you how many times I cut my fingers doing that!
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fuloljk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the lazy way! =P
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you want fun, load a rpd belt by hand.
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fuloljk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No rpd, but fn mag yeah.. lots of fun :)
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Scarlighter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XM855?
What is the difference with the M855?
Is it Xperimental?
And what about the new M855A1?
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it is pretty much the same. some say the X stands for surplus overruns from normal M855 military ammo. chances are it is just marketing. i just put down what was on the box it came in.
as for the M855A1, i did not find any for sale. but the idea behind it is the bullet is made out of all copper with a steal tip. so no lead in it.
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Scarlighter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I know about the M855A1;
I ask just to find out the difference with that XM855, which I never heard about...
From this [link], it appears that the new M855A1 is a Great Round, which will keep newer Calibers like the 6.5mm Grendel and the 6.8mm SPC still "at Range"!
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is hard to say if they will replace the 5.56 but I think they will not. It might not have the out right stopping power of the bigger rounds but it does some serious damage to the human body. If look around on the internet you can find a couple picture of what a 5.56 does to the body and it is pretty brutal.
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Scarlighter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ehm sorry, are you referring to the newer Calibers (6.5mm Grendel and 6.8mm SPC) or to the M855A1 Rounds, when you used "they" at the beginning?
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think they will replace the 5.56 with the 6.5 and 6.8. It would cost to much to do so and the 5.56 depite the lack of stopping power, it does a lot of damage to the human body.
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Scarlighter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, OK now: I thought you were talking about the M855A1...
Yes, I fully agree at the moment:
the 5.56mm NATO, along with the 7.62mm NATO, will be used at least for the next 10-20 years!
Both are very accurate, with the 5.56 being smaller, lighter, slightly faster and in some cases more penetrating;
while the 7.62 retaining higher Stopping Power and longer Range!
The 6.5 is very accurate as well, but rather larger compared to the 5.56;
while the 6.8 having more Stopping Power than the 5.56, but less than the 7.62 and shorter Range than both the 5.56 and the 7.62...
Am I correct?
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pringle753 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep. You would be correct. I would even take the 7.62x39mm over the 6.5/6.8. Might not be the best but it is a good all around round.
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