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Old 08-02-2020, 10:29 AM
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What is the modern equivalent of the M1956 M14 mag pouches. Better yet, what do current soldiers and Marines use with their M14 rifles?
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:32 PM
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I suspect that at least some use the DMR Mag Pouch NSN: 8415-01-529-1600
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:47 PM
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The Army adopted HSGI Taco pouches to go with the 7.62 mags that the M110A1 C-SASS uses. Tacos can take basically any size rifle mag.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...arksman-rifle/

The USMC previously adopted the Taco as well.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/...-fit-pmag.html

Esstac KYWI pouches are a good choice too, but they're not of a universal size. You can get them in 7.62 specific size. I've seen a few pictures of US special forces using KYWIs in the 5.56 size, but I haven't seen any yet of them using them for 7.62 mags.

G-Code Scorpions are of a similar bungee design to the Taco. Their mounting system attaches by screws rather than just having PALS webbing on the back with a MALICE clip like the Taco. I haven't seen any pictures of US forces using them, but maybe some do choose to purchase them.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:10 AM
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I have not used a “Taco” style pouch yet. Maybe someday I will get around to it. I use ATS pouches for my M14 and 5.56 mags. Have worked well for me.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:42 AM
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FYI:
The M14 was only used (again) in the mid 2000's for a couple of years, before being withdrawn from service again.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Gewehr43 View Post
FYI:
The M14 was only used (again) in the mid 2000's for a couple of years, before being withdrawn from service again.
Yep and the DMR mag pouch I mentioned was also used in that timeframe.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:06 AM
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What about BAR pouches?
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Old 08-05-2020, 06:27 AM
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The BAR ammunition Belts and bandoleers work as well as the "M1956 Pouch Ammunition Universal". But since they are all designed for BAR mags, the M14 mags will be loose in them. The USMC single M14 mag pouch and the Vietnam era M14 double mag pouches (not many actually issued, if any) are a tight fit. I did learn that the Hardback M1956 Ammunition pouches are supposed to hold three M14 mags instead of only two.

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Old 08-10-2020, 07:41 PM
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I carried some mags in an ACU IFAK medical pouch (molle) once for a shoot. It held about 5 mags.



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Old 08-11-2020, 06:11 AM
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Leg pockets on jungle utilities worked very well in 1967. Kept the mags clean. The M1956 were too open so mud, sand and whatever else was in the neighborhood managed to filter in and gum things up. Most ammo was loaded from bandoleers so you knew it was clean.
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