3 thoughts on “Throwback: Troy Battlemag Torture Test”

  1. Nice test, Caleb! Next time, shoot it with rounds loaded in it, and pointing downrange, of course! 🙂

  2. Wow, I’m really surprised at the long fibers they have in their! They’re extremely long.

    Magpul, Glock, basically everyone uses glass filled nylons and polymers, and sometimes that’s beads, but usually fibers, they’re just extremely short compared to what Troy is using.

    Hear me out here… I’m not certain you’ve drawn the correct conclusion to “toughness”. Yes, with massive fibers like that, the Troys are very tough in a catastrophic failure scenario. But… Is that likely?

    Is it more likely that the feed lips will crack? Is it more likely that a hairline fracture down the spine will allow for an out of tolerance stacking above it? I think so.

    In a large fiber product, you’re naturally going to have more strength in the big areas that are unlikely to fail except for massive abuse – but less strength in small areas that are likely to fail just over some normal use. This is composites 101. With big fibers, in small areas all you’ll have is the “resin” (in this case just the polymer) which by itself is weak.

    I’m not saying the Troy isn’t a good mag. I’m saying that perhaps you’ve come to a conclusion that isn’t necessarily appropriate to apply to typical failure. Perhaps, they have multiple fiber sizes and this is far and above any Magpul mag.. I don’t know. Just that from that picture, I’d be cautious of conclusions.

    1. I am not a materials guy, so I don’t have a real insightful comment here. However I do have a Battlemag that’s been loaded to capacity for two years now as part of a long term test. I’m going to stick it in a gun here when it reaches the 3 year anniversary and see if it runs.

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