Some things can be improved and some things can’t. Since Magpul decided their popular D-60 AR/M4 drum magazine is pretty much as good as it gets, the only thing left was to make a bigger louder version. Presenting the PMAG D-50 LR/SR GEN M3 magazine for 7/62/.308.
Here’s their press release . . .
A few years ago, we introduced the PMAG D-60® AR/M4, and ever since then, we’ve been working on how to make it better… and we couldn’t. Instead, we decided to make it bigger and louder. Introducing the Magpul PMAG® D-50™ LR/SR GEN M3™. 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® MAG993
The 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.
- Weight: 1.726 lbs.
- Width: 4.64”
- Length: 4.35”
- Height: 8.34”
- Made in the USA
Oh mah lord! (clutches pearls)
Yes, Magpul just more money from me.
*throws money at magpul
Oh, the anti’s are just gonna love this…
Why? That’s standard capacity. :^)
That is sweet !! Magpul , make a line of magazines for my mini 14’s 6.8spc & 5.56 NATO please
I’ll buy some Magpuls for my 5.56 Mini.
Gun Mag Warehouse has Ruger 20’s for $30 and 30’s for $36 which is kind of pricey in my world.
Tried different after market brands and they didn’t work as well as the Ruger mags.
We don’t need no stinkin reason to have one!
I’d rather have 3 20LRs. Lighter, cheaper, and less bulk. But, hey, what ever floats your goat.
Plus if there’s a jam you just rip it out and load the next one….
Nothing floats my goat though
Right, because .22LR is practically ballistically identical to the .308 Win.
Damn it I read you wrong. NEVER MIND I’M DUMB
Yawn, Now if they make one for my bolt action Savage……
Don’t need it.
Gotta have it.
But does it take Glock mags??????
So sweeeeet. They make them thar things to hunt? Animals or people?
That thing is going to weigh over 4 1/2 lbs when loaded. Shooting off-hand might be interesting.
Mall ninja magnet.
Why would I pay $149 for a 50 round drum compared to 8-30 round PMags Windows for $149 holding 240 rounds? One malfunction of the drum and you are screwed. One malfunction of the 30 rnd mag and you have 7 more to use. Just my point of view.
I’m a Fmr Army Special Forces A-Team E-5 and LEO SWAT team member.
With a dozen 25rd, a dozen 20rd, and a pair of 10rd LR/SR GEN M3 PMAGs onhand, I HARDLY needed MORE mags for my POF P308 Gen4 EDGE SPR AR-10, yet I picked up the D50 Drum mag anyway.
I had the chance to use a friends D50 drum mag at a range session and really liked it. He has put over 1000rds thru it with flawless operation.
Well done Magpul, didn’t need it, but HAD to have it.