How many High-caps

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by rjzilla1, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. rjzilla1

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    Just wondering how many high-cap you guy go through a game?
    As assault as defense as any position.
     
  2. Allizard

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    That's a pretty general question. how many moving targets are we talking about? And are you playing 5 mins? 30 mins? 1 hour? the entire day or one of those 3 days event?
     

  3. cow

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    In one 30 min woodland game I go thought 2-3.
     
  4. rjzilla1

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    all day events is usually what I go to.
     
  5. TheCollector

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    I use hi-caps...I say for let's say for an hour indoor game...maybe 3 depending on how many people are playing. And for an hour outdoor game...maybe 5.

    I am talking about 450 round hi-caps btw...idk what your count is.
     
  6. rjzilla1

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    Ok so as a beginner,how many hi-caps do you think I should invest in right away?
     
  7. luciouseyebrowz

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    Get one of those packs of 10, there usually around 50 dollars, and more than you need.
     
  8. Kopis

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    Are you guys daft? A highcap holds ALOT. I run a GBBR and it takes me a few hours before I need to reload my magazines. Get 1-2 highcaps as backups and 5 midcaps.


    Buy my UBR, 60 +shipping CONUS
     
  9. TheCollector

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    I'm not sure that a 10 pack is $50...rjzilla1, be prepared to spend more then $50 on a 10 pack..

    As a beginner I would buy 2 hi-caps. You don't want to spend a lot of $$$ unless you are committed to airsofting.
     
  10. dubyas1989

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    I gotta agree with kopis, you guys are trigger happy if your going through multiple hi-caps a game.
    I carry four extra realcaps a game and don't usually use all of them.
     
  11. I_Am_Coopa

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    This. Midcaps > highcaps

    1. Midcaps are not tactical maracas that give away your position.

    2. No winding required, and thus, you don't have to worry about a mechanism getting broken or clogged.

    3. Realism, actually having to reload is enjoyable, makes you feel tacticool.

    4. Conservation of ammo. If I ever have to use a highcap for some reason, I tend to shoot more BBs. With a midcap, I'm more inclined to only shoot semi only and make less shots that count more. BBs are already cheap, but making a bag last more is nice.

    5. Price per magazine is much more affordable. I got 10 midcaps for $50.

    So to conclude, there really isn't a reason to use a high capacity magazine unless you just love to spray and pray. I keep my one highcap with my gear bag at the staging area as insurance in case for some crazy reason, all of my midcaps suddenly break.

    Haven't used a highcap in a game since I have used midcaps.
     
  12. rjzilla1

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    What do you guys think of box mags?
     
  13. Allizard

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    If the people the you play with don't care you using boxmag then sure. Roll it like a thug. Otherwise those milsim guys will give you a hard time for using a box-mag on a non-LMG weapon.

    I'd done my fair share of stupid airsoft back in 2005.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. rjzilla1

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    Does the box mag make a lot of noise when you move?
     
  15. COASTsniper1

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    I don't own one, but my buddies SAW is fairly noisy. As far as rattling goes, it's like a hi-cap on steroids. The sound is deeper though, so I think while both would be easy to hear, the box mag probably would be a little quieter than the high caps (in other words, you'd hear both, but the normal hi-caps would be a little louder if that makes sense).
    Statements are based on guesses. I've not actually gave the guy a high cap along with his box and told him to run, so I'm not 100% sure.
     
  16. Allizard

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    Oh yeah, that is 5000 bb drum mag. Of course it rattles. If stealth is your priority than don't use one.
     
  17. Jerichow

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    Well good for you - not all of use shoot once every 5 minutes, OP wants a semi-realistic answer.


    It can depend on the role/game/side I'm on. I've gone through as few as 4 hicaps in a 6+ hour game, to as high as 13 hicaps in the same game on another day.

    If you have limited cash, a good way of starting off is getting yourself a basic mag pouch kit and a just enough hicaps to fill it up with one in your gun. For example:

    My rig consists of a tripple double-stack M4 mag pouch that holds 6 total, but has a 7th single M4 mag pouch on the center(molle), giving me room for 7 mags total, plus one in my gun.

    On my back I have a medium sized pouch which contains a spare bag of BBs, so if I ever run out of ammo, or we have time to spare, I will take a breather and refill my hicaps.

    If you're strapped on cash, I'd suggest starting with two dual-M4 molle mag pouches, and have them attached somewhere on your rig, be it your vest or belt, and get 4 hicaps. 1200 rounds (1500 including your gun) should be enough to hold you over for the majority of any engagement and when you have time to reload, just refill them with a bag of BBs you can carry on you in another pouch.


    But I agree, Midcaps are generally better, and even I've started transitioning over to them. No noise, fairly cheap, easy enough to load, and they'll force you to be at least a little more conservative on your ammo so your money goes farther. Also, midcaps for M4s can generally reach 140-190 rounds per mag now, so there isn't much advantage anymore to hicaps.
     
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  18. ManchesterElite_JB

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    No one uses hi caps. Just take one for a back up for the rest of your mid caps.
     
  19. TheCollector

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    Ok guys, let's figure this out...my hi-caps hold 450 each and sell for $30...now let's say that the mid-cap holds 140-190 each and sells for $10 each.

    Now...of one hi-cap holds 450 and the mid-caps hold 140-190,then that means that you need about 3 of them to have the amount that the hi-cap holds.

    The price will be about the same, so it's down to preference.

    Do you want to run around with less mags but be a bit louder (hi-caps)? Or do you want to carry quite a few and be quieter (mid-caps).

    So...there ya go
     
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  20. ManchesterElite_JB

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    My mid caps were $7 and work perfectly. I carry three in the front and two on my battle belt