Magpul previously set the gun world on fire when it released the PMAG D-60 drum magazine for the AR-15. Well standby, because they’ve done it again with the recent announcement of the PMAG D-50 in 7.62×51 NATO/.308 Win.
Built to fit the popular SR25/M110 patterns in the market, the D-50 brings large-caliber firepower to an all-new level for AR-10 and similar rifle shooters.
Magpul claims its Gen M3 improvements upgrade strength, reliability, durability and more. Also, measuring 2.830 inches overall, the magazine handles a wide range of ammunition lengths. Like all PMAGs, Magpul constructed the D-60 from polymer, so it takes a ton of punishment.
A welcomed disassembly procedure needs only a flat blade screwdriver. Moreover, the unit weighs in at 1.5 pounds empty. Meanwhile, fully loaded with 50 rounds of 7.62 freedom seeds, this bad boy jumps to 4.5 pounds in weight. ‘Merica.
Speaking of loading, a ratcheting loading lever enables users to remove spring tension, making this beast easier to load by hand. To see your massive payload, Magpul included a translucent, anti-glare window in the D-50. Above all, even fully loaded, you operators can fully seat the mag on a closed bolt.
Magpul did issue a warning for the D-50: built for 7.62/.308, the company warns against loading .260 Rem. or 6.5 Creedmoor.
With 50 rounds of 7.62 in a relatively lightweight, rugged system, the D-50 makes us wish we had some sort of “Heavy-Open-Unlimited” division. Settle down, that’s not in the works. Or is it???
The D-50 still lives in our imaginations for now; Magpul says it will be ready soon. Meanwhile, we’re patiently waiting.
For more information, visit magpul.com.
Magpul PMAG D-50
- Overall Weight: 1.726 pounds
- Width: 4.64 inches
- Overall Length: 4.35 inches
- Height: 8.34 inches
- Made in the USA
- Color: Black
- MSRP: $149.95