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Hi-caps, Mid-caps, Or Low-cap Mags

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Poll: Hi-cap mags, Mid-cap mags, or Low-cap mags? (369 member(s) have cast votes)

which do you think is better?

  1. Hi-cap (112 votes [30.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.35%

  2. Mid-cap (214 votes [57.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.99%

  3. Low-cap (43 votes [11.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.65%

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#1 bigboi


Posted 19 May 2006 - 08:45 PM

which one do you think is better?
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#2 jordant

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 08:49 PM

I didn't vote because there wasn't a selection for "I don't really give a censored2.gif "
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#3 Sfc. Norm Hooten

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 10:53 PM

I like low-caps, not practical, just fun to have to reload. Reminds me more of milsim, whereas hi-cap mags remind me of the good old sport of paintball, which isn't a bad thing, I just play airsoft to do something different from paintball once and a while.
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:00 PM

I didn't vote because I use all 3. I've got two Hi-Caps, two Mid-Caps, and two Low-Caps. I like using the the High-Caps when I'm using a bipod, or shooting from a stationary position. The Low-Caps are good for close range firefights because they add a sense of realism to the skirmish. Mid-Caps are also good because you can use them in almost every situation.
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#5 vodka_ice

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 04:02 AM

I use mid caps because there's no rattle or winding, and they still hold a lot.
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#6 arsenal20

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 10:47 AM

I use hi caps mid and low caps u have to reload to much with my hi cap I know it will take a few mins to run out,
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#7 roger-rabbit


Posted 20 May 2006 - 11:11 AM

mid caps are the most practical and u get more realism instead of having an mp5 with a 300rds

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#8 CookieMonster

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 12:16 PM

I vote high caps because I like lots of ammo, but I also have midcaps and lowcaps. It's basically preference and if you want more milsim, you would use lowcaps, but I like more ammo, but I don't like the fact that midcaps jam a lot and it gets really annoying.
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Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:55 AM

I go with high caps I have 2 350ish round m4 mags and I onyl get about 150rds b4 I have to rewind them so its like 150rds which is about teh same as a mid cap so I might as wel go with a mid cap right?
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#10 bluabyss12


Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:35 PM

ide have to vote mid, because you ont run out as fast as low, but you don't have to take as long to reload like high.
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#11 KrYpTiK

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:29 PM

Mid-Caps 100% of the way.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:59 PM

I use midcaps because they aren't to expensive and not to low on ammo
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#13 SilverSwordsman

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 01:46 PM

low caps because there cheaper and you can carry more of them.
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#14 Clbck

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE (SilverSwordsman @ Aug 21 2006, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
low caps because there cheaper and you can carry more of them.

It's normally a difference $5. And how is it impossibe to carry lots of mid-caps or hi-caps? I don't understand what you're saying....

THat said, I use hi-caps when just playing around, but I'll use low-caps when playing a more serious game.
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#15 Grayn

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

Mid Caps. No rattling and no winding...
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:35 PM

I love my lowcaps but I carry two hicaps just incase I need the ammo.
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:07 PM

I agree about the mids,I hate having to wind up so often and also with high caps you tend to dry fire alot .I now only use my MK1 carbine and I can only hold about 16 shots.
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#18 JRB106

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:26 PM

I've seen the argument on here that low-caps are more realistic. True. But, while this is true, I would rather give myself and my team a better chance to win, thus I prefer hi-cap mags whenever possible. If I was playing an extended milsim game then I may very well use low-cap b/c of the realisticness, but if not then I'm using hi-cap mags if I have them for whatever Gun X is.
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#19 Saber_Dart

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (KrYpTiK @ Jul 26 2006, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mid-Caps 100% of the way.

I have to go with Kryptik a-thumbsup.gif
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#20 Guest_JerryAgent_*


Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:58 PM

As a DM, mid-caps are the best. No rattling/winding. Also I may go through one mid-cap per game, it only takes one shot for one person.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (Saber_Dart @ Dec 7 2006, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have to go with Kryptik a-thumbsup.gif

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#23 One Shot

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 05:13 PM

I voted low caps because hi caps rattle when your running so it gives you away at night also since my primary is a shot-gun. I would want a hi-cap for a AEG.
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#24 Viper818

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:24 AM

QUOTE (KrYpTiK @ Jul 26 2006, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mid-Caps 100% of the way.

I agree 100%. Now that I think about it, I never used my hi-cap in an airsoft game.. Weird. I keep that as a last resort, which never came since I have 7 mid-caps from MAG. One broke a-nonod.gif
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#25 MaN bEaR pIg

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE (One Shot @ Feb 3 2007, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I voted low caps because hi caps rattle when your running so it gives you away at night also since my primary is a shot-gun. I would want a hi-cap for a AEG.

This thread is almost 2 months old. Try not to necropost in the future. Anyways to contribute to the thread, I like mid-caps and hi-caps. The cons of hi-caps is the rattle though. I only have 3 mags and have a total of about 900 rounds. Mid-caps are nice because of the fairly large amount of BBs adn no rattel or winding. Low-caps are fun to have if you are going for ultimate realism. Just remember to carry a bunch of those mags if you are playing for a long time.
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#26 Airsoft Monkey

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 06:05 AM

I voted mids, no noise, no winding.
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#27 tantrik

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:47 AM

hi caps here...

I usually bring 2-3 Hicaps (300bbs) with me. I am with support, so I need a lot of BBs.

As for my AK, I bring along 2-5 short hi cap mags (about 150-160bbs) and occasionally another long mag(about 450bbs).

As for the winding, a single winding can be good up to 100bbs even more. As for the AK short mags, its good for the whole 150.

I don't mind the rattling...
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#28 Special Forces Expert

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:58 PM

I like mid caps because theres not rattling and winding like the high caps, but they carry more than the low caps. But along with my mid caps I carry 2 high caps just in case, even though I probably don't need to, just because my high caps are 470rd each (G36c). But I like the realism of reloading, but the option to have a decent amount of ammo in one mag.
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#29 Tamn

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:03 PM

Low caps are the funnest because players with aeg's actually have to reload and not go halo crazy
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#30 Lizzard

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:54 PM

Low-cap is best, in my opinon, IF everyone is using them. I use mid-caps, but I would use low-caps if everyone at a game was using them. They should make a real/low-cap drum mag!
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:51 PM

Lowcaps are ideal, assuming that all of the players are using them. They dissuade players from wild spraying, and encourage them to pick their shots carefully. I find that when I am using hicaps, I tend to play in a more Rambo-esque manner, relying on the suppressive capability of a hicap to overcome my opponents, rather than superior tactics on my part. When I am using lowcaps, that is never a problem.

That being said, I own midcaps. I load them with 30 rounds when playing with lowcap players, but retain the option of loading them fully so that I am not at a disadvantage when going against hicap users when playing at other venues.
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#32 Lizzard

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:26 PM

Exactly, that's the way the world should work, but unfortunately, we have the terrible creation known as a high-capacity magazine... A guy at ASP told me the main reason his stock G3 SAS was better than other stock CQB guns was that it came with a 500 rd hi-cap...
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#33 Gen. Cockaroach

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:02 PM

Low caps.

You have to think when shooting for you can't spray, you have to use tactics to win.

The feeling of reloading when under fire, and knowing you have only 30rds is...well ...there is no feeling like that.

Use less bbs.

When I talk to people about mag capacity and they say they like hicaps I say "Play paintball then, cause airsoft is not a running and spraying sport."
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#34 Lizzard

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:51 PM

Yeah, my friend hates reloading under fire, but I absolutely LOVE it! It's so fun, and exhilirating!
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#35 InsaneDM

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (vodka_ice @ May 20 2006, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use mid caps because there's no rattle or winding, and they still hold a lot.

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#36 Xvisceral

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:43 AM

mid caps, they don't rattle and you don't have to worry about winding.
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#37 kwalker

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:54 PM

mid caps.

no rattling and no winding but it holds a good amount of rounds. perfect for one of our games called 'hostage'

Edited by kwalker, 06 June 2008 - 05:54 PM.

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#38 I am a crook

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

I use 2 high caps and 2 mid caps.
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#39 Militant Smurf

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 07:38 PM

Low caps personally for realism. Mid caps arent too bad. Hi-caps.....wetawded in my opinion.
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#40 hXc_infantry

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:43 PM

Personally I use low caps for my primary, anywhere from 5-10. I know they aren't the most practical type to go with, but it just teaches me to count my shots and not just spray and pray. When I start playing support, I'll use a high-cap (C-Mag).
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