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New Mag Idea Answered

So, I was thinking and I came up with a new idea for a mag.It works almost the same to the P90's mag system.

So in a p90 the rifle rounds sit sideways in the mag. Then, they get rotated into the barrel and shot out. Since the bullets are sideways in the mag it can hold alot. So I was thinking if we could use that idea with a bunch of green rods sitting sideways. The olny problem is that the bullets would be fired out of the gun sideways which would decrease the range of the gun. Heres a simple pic to show you what I mean

0000000000000 bullets 0000000000000000\
00000000000000000000000000000000000 \--------------barrel-----------
Yeah. I know its confusing but all the little 'o's are the sideways green rods then they get pushed into the barrel and fired. The really only point of all this is to increase the mag capacity of all horizontal mag. So send me a message if you have any questions.


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9 years ago

Yeah, I thought about this before and considered it for a P90 magazine. Essentially you're taking a vertical magazine and resting it on its size parallel with the barrel when you think about it. But like you said, it'd be awkward to fire the green rods sideways like that. I was also thinking of stacking them vertically (so like in a G11) and trying to get them to rotate down the ramp (but that would be near impossible with k'nex pieces without a lot of moving parts) Overall we care less about capacity with K'nex than the efficiency of each shot.


Reply 9 years ago

Agreed, just something I was thinking of.