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Rifle Magazines

About Rifle Magazines

Whether you're going hunting, hitting the range for target practice, or ramping up your home defense, having a dependable magazine is critical to the smooth operation of your rifle.

Given the vast number of manufacturers, calibers, and capacities in today's market, owners can find the magazine that best fits their needs at a price point that won't break the bank.

At Ammunition Depot, we proudly offer a wide selection of quality rifle magazines in various capacities and finishes from the brands you know and trust. From restricted capacity magazines for states requiring 10-rounds or less to standard capacity 30-round magazines and even extended 100+ drum magazines, we'll have the rifle mag that fits your individual needs.

Rifle Magazine Features

Although individual magazines can slightly differ according to the manufacturer, there are generally four main components to a Rifle mag.

  • The Follower: The follower is the tray that lifts the cartridges into position.
  • The Spring: The spring powers the follower, generating the force needed to push the rounds upward.
  • The Base Plate: The base plate secures the spring in place and can be swapped out for additional customization.
  • The Body: The body houses all internal components of the magazine in place and is typically composed of metal or polymer.

Although magazine capacities will vary based on the rifle type, manufacturer, and caliber, the standard magazine capacity for a rifle magazine is 30 rounds.

However, many magazines are available with much higher capacities, such as Drum Magazines, which can hold 50+ or 100+ rounds.

Additionally, some state laws have created regulations limiting the number of rounds a magazine can legally hold, generally to ten rounds or less.

Gun laws are mandated by the individual state &/or local governments, and regulations for purchasing firearms, ammunition, and magazine capacities will vary accordingly.

States that have implemented strict magazine regulations will typically consider a large-capacity magazine as having ten or more rounds. Examples of capacity restrictions by state include the following:

California - 10 RoundsMaryland - 10 Rounds

New Jersey - 10 Rounds

Hawaii - 10 RoundsNew York - 10 RoundsConnecticut - 10 Rounds

Steel Rifle Mags tend to be very durable and often have reliable tensile strength springs and precision machined feed lips to aid in feeding rounds. These mags also tend to have a polymer follower, which will help keep the magazine's spring from binding inside the body.

Polymer Rifle Mags tend to be built exceptionally well and are extremely durable. Over the years, the advancements in polymer have led to numerous development in magazines like witness holes so you can keep an eye on your round count. In addition, many come standard with a wire spring and polymer anti-tilt follower to keep the rounds from binding in the body.

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