Right now I've got a couple of mid caps and a high cap for my HK416 AEG. I'm not fond of being a mag tickler and the mid caps that I have have a really bad habit of jamming constantly.
How are mid caps these days? Are low caps worth going for because of the better reliability? Or should I stick with the maraca mags?
I do plan on getting some form of vest to carry several mags and a speed loader probably.
Back when I played a few years ago I had several games where I would be able to play the entire game off of a single high cap load because of decent trigger control so that might play into it as well.
I don't run anything but midcaps. At 120-150 rounds they pack more then enough ammo without the winding or rattling of a high-cap. I've *never* had a midcap jam on me. Make sure you pick up a trusted brand and maintain then (like everything else) and they will feed flawlessly.
High-caps don't allow much growth as a player. Midcaps work well, but I prefer less capacity. Carrying a chest full of mags, constant reloads from vest to drop pouch, now that's some adrenaline. Maybe even tossing a mag to a comrade who has run dry. With that in mind, I have a mix of mids and lows, of which I load to 30-50 rounds.
My G&G M16 runs the cheap King Arms midcaps quite well, but I've heard other players having issues. Who knows if they don't clean them, or remove the BBs after an event to preserve the spring, or if it's weapon geometry.
The other benifit of slowly stocking up on mags, is that most large mil-sims are restricted by mag type/capacity/etc. If you ever want to attend some of these larger games across Canada, then why not slowly work your way towards that.
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