At a gun show Earlier this year I heard a dealer (I think Bweaponcraft) say that mags more that thirty rounds are only legal to use in machine guns. I checked the stae gun laws on the ATF website and this is the only thing remotely close to what he said.
(E) "Automatic firearm" means any firearm
designed or specially adapted to fire a succession
of cartridges with a single function of the
trigger. "Automatic firearm" also means any
semi-automatic firearm designed or specially
adapted to fire more than thirty-one cartridges
without reloading, other than a firearm chambering
only .22 caliber short, long, or long-rifle cartridges.
I never found any laws that actually restrict the use of 30+ round mags though. Any Buckeyes out there that know the state laws and can clear things up?
Bummer. Guess I'm stuck with 30 rounders in mag cinches then.
so you slap a 40 round RPK mag into your trusty SAR1, and its now a machine gun?
Snare drums are cool, but TomToms bigger than 18" in diameter are right out.
The way it works is that if you have more than 31 (assuming you chamber one round) in the magazine and it is inserted into the weapon , then it is considered to be a machine gun.
40rd , 75rd , 100rd , etc magazines ARE LEGAL.
THIS IS AN ARCANE LAW.
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It is ALMOST never enforced , the only time I've seen it used is when another crime has been committed and the Possession of Dangerous Ordnance charge is added on.
Think gangbangers doing a drive by.
That being said it is still illegal to be able to fire 32 or more rounds from a semi auto in Ohio without reloading - BTW this is a Felony.