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Old July 13th, 2017, 11:33 AM #1
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Magazine capacity restriction?

We all know magazines with a capacity of greater than 10 rounds are now illegal to buy/sell/transfer in Maryland.

Here is my question: Would it be legal to buy a 10 round .50 Beowulf AR magazine in Maryland?

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We all know magazines with a capacity of greater than 10 rounds are now illegal to buy/sell/transfer in Maryland, however, I think there may be a loophole in the law (for AR magazines at least).

Here is my question: Would it be legal to buy a 10 round .50 Beowulf AR magazine in Maryland?
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don't push the envelope and make it worse for everyone............take a Saturday, take the youngsters on a mini trip to some awesome fun place in VA or PA and grab some standard mags on your way back.


The Phrase "Stay in your own lane" seems to come to my mind the more I view this website.
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Can I buy more than 10 Snicker bars at one time?

What about the larger size Payday bars?

Is there a .50 Grendel? What about Hrothgar?
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DUMB QUESTION ALERT


I assume the op was trying to be "funny", but I don't get it. What am I missing ?
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DUMB QUESTION ALERT


I assume the op was trying to be "funny", but I don't get it. What am I missing ?


A .50 Beowulf AR uses standard AR magazines, but a 30 round standard magazine can only hold 10 .50 Beowulf rounds. If that magazine simply had 10x .50 Beowulf written on the side instead of 30x 5.56, would it be legal to buy in MD since it is technically a 10 round magazine?

How is that a stupid question?
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Who are you going to buy it from?
An undercover State Trooper?
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don't push the envelope and make it worse for everyone............take a Saturday, take the youngsters on a mini trip to some awesome fun place in VA or PA and grab some standard mags on your way back.


The Phrase "Stay in your own lane" seems to come to my mind the more I view this website.


Not sure how asking a question could "make it worse". Jesus are all 2a supporters in Maryland so spineless?
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Not sure how asking a question could "make it worse". Jesus are all 2a supporters in Maryland so willing to follow the laws to avoid a felony conviction that would cause them to lose their right to own firearms for the foreseeable future?
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Tromix sells 458 socom mags to md

Tromix changes the follower so that it will not work 223 and has a 458 baseplate. The magazine is modified so changing the follower back to 223 is difficult.

I'm assuming they got this back from their lawyers.
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Alexander Arms has them for sale. See if they'll ship you one. They are sold as a 10 round magazine but I think the follower and feed lips are slightly different.
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A .50 Beowulf AR uses standard AR magazines, but a 30 round standard magazine can only hold 10 .50 Beowulf rounds. If that magazine simply had 10x .50 Beowulf written on the side instead of 30x 5.56, would it be legal to buy in MD since it is technically a 10 round magazine?

How is that a stupid question?
Thanks for the explanation.

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Why not try to answer the original question? I said nothing about running that 10 round .50 Beowulf magazine in a 5.56 rifle. If someone in Maryland owns a .50 Beowulf rifle in md, could they buy a 10 round .50 Beowulf magazine for that rifle in md. That is the question.
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Why not try to answer the original question? I said nothing about running that 10 round .50 Beowulf magazine in a 5.56 rifle. If someone in Maryland owns a .50 Beowulf rifle in md, could they buy a 10 round .50 Beowulf magazine for that rifle in md. That is the question.
Yes, it's legal to buy a 10 round magazine for a .50 Beowulf if you own a rifle of the same caliber. What's to ask there?

The question being posed looks suspiciously like a way to skirt the law in case you don't own a .50 Beowulf weapon.

Does that answer the question to your satisfaction?

I'm skeptical, not stupid.
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Why not try to answer the original question? I said nothing about running that 10 round .50 Beowulf magazine in a 5.56 rifle. If someone in Maryland owns a .50 Beowulf rifle in md, could they buy a 10 round .50 Beowulf magazine for that rifle in md. That is the question.


All 10 round magazines are LEGAL to buy in MD. Why would you put a thread title such as "magazine loophole"?


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if you own a rifle of the same caliber


Where in the law do I find that condition codified?
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All 10 round magazines are LEGAL to buy in MD. Why would you put a thread title such as "magazine loophole"?


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Because he is one of those guys that asks the ATF for an opinion and gets something else banned in the process.

OP just drive to the nearest bordering state. I made the scenic drive to gun bunker yesterday.
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Not sure how asking a question could "make it worse". Jesus are all 2a supporters in Maryland so spineless?
Calling anything a [potential] "loophole" gets all sorts of antennae up around here.

We tend to like to improve our chances, rather than muck around with questionable actions and language... especially in the public space of the forum.
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Because he is one of those guys that asks the ATF for an opinion

"You're not allowed to ask the government questions"

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