I love my Magpul drum mag for my AR-15 more than Jeremy loves 6.5 Creedmoor which, by the way, won’t feed in the new Magpul AR-10 drum mags. Sorry, Jeremy.
Is it reliable? We don’t know yet, but it’s a Magpul product, so I have high expectations.
From Magpul’s press release:
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.
So it’s a bit heavy, wide and costs $149.95. Some will say you might as well just carry three 20-round mags and save the money. But there’s something about a good drum mag. I’m sure I will buy one and do 50 rounds dumps ASAP.
It’s only available in black, which looks more like very dark grey to me.
The Magpul website lists them as out of stock, but coming soon.