magazine as monopod?

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by 777funk, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. 777funk

    777funk Member

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    I've seen it said by a few guys that they use their magazine as a rest/monopod. It seems like Recoil would create issues with accuracy/torquing the gun etc.

    Is this the case?
     
  2. woodnut

    woodnut Well-Known Member

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    I've heard it too. I think I tried it. My thought would be to use the grassy ground or something with a bit of give. Kinda like a last option.
     

  3. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    I tried once, it seemed to be just fine (the yote didn't know the difference). The bullet should be long gone by the time the rifle rocks back. The thing I didn't like about it was the dirt and grass that got shoved into the bottom of the mag. I only took one shot, but I think the gun still fed fine, it was a few years ago and I honestly wasn't paying that much attention.
     
  4. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    I think anything that helps steady the shot should be used.
    I have used this method in a pinch, I try to avoid it. I believe that it's hard on the magazine, and can develop feeding issues caused by damage to the magazine lips, and the latch notch on the magazine. Magazines aren't so cheap or available right now.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot mine like this all the time. No issues here.
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Back in the day when magazines were not as well made it was generally considered bad to touch the magazine in any way, as it could induce a malfunction. With today magazines there is no issue, I do this all the time it steady!
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't I seen you over on the LWRC forum? Sorry, your name looks really familiar... Either way, it's good to see you on here, too. gun)
     
  8. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I have fired thousands of rounds resting on the magazine over many years. If there is a problem it is usually the magazine, so either mark it or toss it. If I ever have a problem with a magazine it gets tossed (what I mean by tossed is rendered unusable and turned in), I have that luxury. You gotta remember that magazines, although not cheap in price, are cheap in quality and you can't treat them like a solid bipod. In other words don't jump down on them and smash them into the ground. You just have to look at it like this, they were meant to be expendable items.