X Products high-capacity magazines

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For those of you who can no longer find standard 30-round rifle magazines on store shelves, X Products may be able to fill that need. X Products has a 50 round drum that can fit a variety of rifles from the AR-10/15, M1A, M14, M249 SAW, FN SCAR 16, M-4/16, and many other models. Calibers include .223, .308, and 300 AAC Blackout.

A 50-round .223 drum behind a 50-round .308 drum.

A 50-round .223 drum behind a 50-round .308 drum.

The same drums from a different perspective.

The same drums from a different perspective.

When I asked them why they stuck with 50 rounds and not higher like their competitors, their opinion is any more than 50 rounds should be on a belt. The X-15 .223 drum is 1.5″ shorter than a 30 round Magpul mag, and 4″ shorter than Surefire’s 60 round mag. It can fire 1100 rounds per minute.

The loading procedure takes some getting used to, where you have to charge the spring by turning the wheel on side as your simultaneously load your ammo. The company reps said that with practice, users will get used to the loading procedure.

There is currently a 2-3 month wait, and is available at Brownell’s, Cheaper Than Dirt and many other stores which you can find out

www.XS-Products.com.

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion, author of “Shoot to Win,” and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • SiloZen

    oooo, these look nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Bradley/1156077690 Jon Bradley

    My Saiga 12 needs one.

  • mechamaster

    Can it be reloaded without a reloader tool ?

    • adam

      Those are called “hands”, so yes.

  • Anonymoose

    There’s a separate model for .300 Blackout? :|

    • Guest

      Their website only has the .223 and .308 models listed, IIRC. The .300 BLK would fit in the .223 drum.

      • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

        From the X Products website. There is a 300 blackout

        X-15 The most compact and versatile 50 round magazine ever produced for the AR-15 in 5.56×45/.223 and 300 AAC Blackout full length. Built entirely of 6061 billet aluminum, there are zero plastic parts.

  • Bill

    Ashamed that you even mentioned Cheaper Than Dirt. Yeah, yeah “Firearms, not Politics” Got it, but still.

  • Practical over Tactical

    I thought the point of .300 BLK was magazine compatibility with 5.56

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zius-Patagus/747170900 Zius Patagus

    Boy, bad timing for that one.

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    I’ve got one of these for my HK-91 when they were being made by Allied Armament…works flawlessly and is solidly built. You won’t regret the $ spent.

  • noob

    so if you have a wind up magazine, can you keep it stored wound up or is that bad for the spring?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Any spring will lose tension given enough time. What that time period would be only the company can say.

  • gunslinger

    anyone have any field reports? saw a YT vid but really didn’t say that much.
    if this actually works, it may be worth the coin

  • TangledThorns

    The main problems with these drums is pricing, it’s too damn high :) Anyways, it’s cheaper just to buy a mag coupler so I’ll have 60 rounds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.guy.125 Rich Guy

    Nothing for the AK? I am disappointed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sid.collins.5 Sid Collins

    Another benefit of having 50 rounds versus 100 rounds is the weight. Carrying a M-4 around with 100 rounds is going to wear out your weak side forearm.

  • simon

    Is this mag. compatible with DPMS .308 ARs?

    • daniel

      i would also like the answer to this great question, please.