One other aspect for the "quasi" purists......the X-91 drum is clone of the original factory HK 50rd drum.
I do find James Malarkey's suggestion more than a little disappointing.
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Have you ever heard of a shooting bench? Both of the clubs I belong to have them.....and I use them. A lot. In fact, most of the time I leave the tripods at home and shoot the LMGs off the bench. Benches are very comfortable, stable in the extreme, and by using them.....I leave a substantial piece of hardware (tripod) at the house that I don't have to set up and take down at the range.
[QUOTE=jjrphs;1769242]Bipods serve a useful purpose even for the recreational shooter IMO.....you don't recognize that, understood. Don't be surprised however, if others are not as myopic.
All I'm saying is a bipod doesn't work for me. That is why I posted "If the bipod works for you, more power to you." Did you missed that? You quoted that line below.
[QUOTE=jjrphs;1769242]You seem fixated on whether something is legitimate or has utility for the recreations shooter based on if "someone's shooting back or not."
So what difference is it to you what I might be "fixated" on?
As a member here, I simply comment about the subject in the posts, to express my personal opinion as to what works or doesn't work for me. If what doesn't work for me, works for you, again good for you.
ETA, BTW "myopic" is a great vocab word. I'm guessing you meant it as I was "lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded". While I am nearsighted and wear glasses, " Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted" didn't seem that my actual vision was your point. Or maybe you feel I am "unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted". In any case, I did have to look up the word.
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Darnit, the X Products FAL mags is $27 more and that's the one I want.
I have both as well, The Beta mag is a little harder to load but is worth it.
One day Buddah was sitting under a tree.
A knight walked up and said: "You look like a Pig."
Buddah replied: "And you look like a god."
The knight, obviously puzzled asked: "What makes you say that?"
Buddah replied: "My son, we see in others what we see in ourselves."
I prefer the X51 drums for 308. The beta is took big and heavy IMO. I love the beta in 5.56...just love it. My 13k loves them too.
I got my X drum yesterday. It's nicely made. Not a big as I expected, and not as heavy in my rifle either. Now if I could find a beta drum for the $230 price that was metioned so much in 2010, as one googles for them...