Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > Centerfire Rifles - Semiautomatic or Gas Operated
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Centerfire Rifles - Semiautomatic or Gas Operated Centerfire rifles, carbines and other gas operated rifles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-15-2008, 4:36 PM
nazgulnarsil nazgulnarsil is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 250
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default approximately how much does a loaded 30 round mag weigh?

I know the polymer mags are lighter, I just need a ballpark.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2008, 4:38 PM
lazyworm's Avatar
lazyworm lazyworm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dublin, CA
Posts: 1,632
iTrader: 69 / 100%
Default

assuming you're talking about 5.56/.223 in a standard mil spec 30-round mag... it's about 1lb each.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2008, 4:38 PM
Patriot's Avatar
Patriot Patriot is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Uqbar
Posts: 2,983
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Caliber and bullet weight might help
__________________
Freedom does not die alone -- Camus, Homage to an Exile

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue -- G.K. Chesterton

It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties -- James Madison
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2008, 4:39 PM
nazgulnarsil nazgulnarsil is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 250
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

aha sorry, meant 5.56 nato.

1 pound? huh, thought it would be a bit more. thanks lazyworm
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-15-2008, 4:43 PM
Darklyte27's Avatar
Darklyte27 Darklyte27 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Bay Area USI Range
Posts: 9,321
iTrader: 59 / 100%
Default

roughly over 1 lb, close to about the 20 oz of soda or bottle of water i think..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-15-2008, 5:56 PM
ocabj's Avatar
ocabj ocabj is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Riverside
Posts: 7,787
iTrader: 45 / 100%
Default

I pulled 3 random Colt 30 rounders out of the closet and they weighed between 17 and 18 ounces each on a USPS scale. Fully loaded. I'm pretty sure they were filled with Winchester 55gr Q3131A.
__________________

Distinguished Rifleman #1924
NRA Certified Instructor (Rifle and Metallic Cartridge Reloading) and RSO
NRL22 Match Director at WEGC

https://www.ocabj.net
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-15-2008, 6:11 PM
nazgulnarsil nazgulnarsil is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 250
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

around 1.1...hmm. just been trying to figure out how much unloaded rifles weigh when loaded figures are given and vice-versa. it amazes me how many rifles made using modern technology and materials weight significantly more than 50 year old designs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:20 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2021, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.



Seams2SewBySusy

Tactical Pants Tactical Boots Military Boots 5.11 Tactical