Post by Human (Ghost) on May 18, 2013 0:15:10 GMT -5
As for this drum model I can say it fit with the old school m4 look as far as drum but the square drum is for more modern m4. my own experience I have to say the square drum is nice. Easier to hold and more compact. I sold mines because airsoft don't considered a saw m4 as a squad automatic rifle like the real steel.
Most people will hate you for doing it. The typical plater in this community values some semblance of realism, and thousands of rounds coming from a rifle shits all over that. It also makes gameplay far less fun when one guy never has to reload or think about his ammo consumption.
You get 400 rounds out of your average hi-cap, which is roughly 4 mag changes for a person who runs midcaps (13 mag changes if you were using the actual real steal rifle.) A 5000 round box drum on a non-support weapon really blows my mind. I would have to make about 42 mag changes to equal that. A lot of fields I've been to have several choke points that it would make it nearly impossible to flush out somebody that has 5 times more ammo than the average player can even carry in midcaps.
Personally I don't use hicaps because they take a lot of the fun out of the game for me. I enjoy the pressure of having to reload under fire and have a good exchange of bbs with somebody.
That being said, a true support gun on the field can add a lot to gameplay. But a true support gun is much more heavy and cumbersome than an m4, which makes their use more realistic.
If it is something you really want, don't let anybody discourage you from buying one if you think you will have more fun with it; after all, this game is all about having fun. You will be able to use it at a REC game, but 99% of the time you can't field one at a MILSIM as they require support weapons to be faithful recreations of actual support guns.
That being said, a true support gun on the field can add a lot to gameplay. But a true support gun is much more heavy and cumbersome than an m4...
I loved running my M249 for the first time at the last No Limits game. It really is a different game play. You are not nearly as mobile, but then you have what seems like unlimited ammo. By the end of the day, I really was wishing that I had bought a sling for it! They weigh a ton!
I thought about getting a drum mag, but it really doesn't make much sense getting one. The M4 isn't really meant for a support rifle and in a way seems like a waste of money easily used for something else. Thanks for your opinions everyone! I'm sticking with my single mags.
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