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Magpul’s New D50 Magazine Provides 50 Rounds of 7.62 Quickly and Concisely

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When Magpul released its D-60 drum mag, it was greeted eagerly by guys that needed 60 rounds of 5.56 NATO on tap, but those that run battle rifles were left wistfully holding their 20- and 30-rounders. Magpul's a thoughtful battlefield enabler, though, and it just let us know it's releasing a 7.62×51 NATO version of the drum mag, calling it the D50.

The D50 carries 50 rounds of 7.62 and employs the same ratcheting loading lever system found on its little brother that makes stuffing the ammo-hungry drums pretty easy.

Magpul says the D50 is designed exclusively for 7.62×51 NATO and .308 Winchester, advising against running it with 6.5 Creedmoor, .250 Remington, and the like. The magazine is priced at $150, and you can read Magpul's release, below, for the rest of the bullet points.

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From Magpul:

A few years ago we introduced the PMAG D-60, and ever since then, we’ve been working on how to make it better… and we decided we couldn’t. So instead, we decided to make it bigger and louder. So, we’re introducing the Magpul PMAG D-50. Designed for those looking to carry 50 rounds of 7.62×51 NATO, because bigger is always better, no matter what anyone tells you.

Magpul PMAG D-50 LR/SR GEN M3
The Magpul PMAG D-50 is a rugged, lightweight, and reliable 50-round polymer drum magazine designed for 7.62×51 NATO/.308 Winchester ammunition for SR25/M110 pattern rifles. It’s capable of using longer-than-SAAMI-spec match ammunition, up to 2.830” OAL, such as M118LR. Engineered to the same exacting standards as the famous Magpul PMAG and PMAG D-60 drum magazines, the D-50 continues the PMAG tradition of high-capacity performance and dependability.  In addition, the D-50 brings GEN M3 features, which means enhanced strength, durability, and reliability. A ratcheting loading lever removes spring tension, making the D-50 easily loadable by hand. An anti-glare translucent window on the rear of the drum makes for quick positive visual indication of remaining ammunition. Additionally, the D-50 can be disassembled quickly with a simple flat blade screwdriver, and a has a dot matrix pattern that allows for easy marking and identification. At approximately 1.5 lbs. empty, and 4.5 lbs. loaded, the Magpul D-50 is one of the lightest 50-round 7.62×51/.308 drums available and is priced well below current competition. Designed specifically for 7.62×51 NATO/.308 Winchester ammunition and use with other calibers such as .260 Remington or 6.5 Creedmoor is not recommended.

  • Capacity: 50 rounds
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1.726 lbs.
  • Width: 4.64”
  • Length: 4.35”
  • Height: 8.34”
  • Made in the USA.

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