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    The mag is of course from the L4 series and they worked beautifully, I had a couple myself for use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    The mag is of course from the L4 series and they worked beautifully, I had a couple myself for use.
    My dad always said the best part of being the C2 gunner was the 30rd mags and half the time they wouldn't give him the C2 but he would still have the 30rd mags on him for use in the C1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglelord17 View Post
    30rd mags on him for use in the C1.
    Our mags didn't seem to be as good as the curved Bren mags. Too, ours were overused but I'm still not sure that was the problem. I had a C2 on issue a couple times, once in the rifle company and once in Mortar Pl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Our mags didn't seem to be as good as the curved Bren mags. Too, ours were overused but I'm still not sure that was the problem. I had a C2 on issue a couple times, once in the rifle company and once in Mortar Pl.
    Interesting, he never had a issue with his apparently but it could just be the wear on the mags. I have heard the curved Bren mags were somewhat unreliable though, as it was designed for top feeding not bottom feeding and didn't have enough spring pressure. This is all anecdotal evidence though, unfortunately I will likely never be able to test it out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglelord17 View Post
    it could just be the wear on the mags.
    Very possible.
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    I have heard the curved Bren mags were somewhat unreliable though,
    There's lots here that have used them firsthand, maybe some others will speak up. I never had any problems and they were great up to me selling them.
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    We had the M203 clamped and wired to the M16A1. An Airborne Armorer's nightmare as every time the guys jumped them, they came loose. The M4 cured all of that. Even better, the HK 40mm on the Britishicon SFW is solid as a rock. I was impressed when I examined one at Warminster many years ago.

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    As they say in the "classics":

    There is no such thing as "Overkill".

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    The 30 round magazines were a relatively 'loose' fit and the weight of the magazine and extra 10 rounds caused some deforming of the magazine. I base this on hundreds of rounds I fired with an R1, in one 30 round magazine manufactured in South Africa [speculative manufacturing for the 7,62 Bren, which the SADF continued using with 20 round magazines]. The cartridges moved inside the magazine denting the front of the magazine, causing the bullets to catch in the dents so formed, causing failure to feed. Small hammer solved that problem but it kept recurring.
    The weight of the magazine in movement, including shooting, increased wear, causing a looser fit, etc.

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    Actually the XM148 Grenade Launcher. There was a number of problems with launcher. It was used until the better designed M203 came out.

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