has anyone modified a 30 round mag so it will only hold 5 rounds? the reason i ask is its illegal to hunt in my state with any auto loader that can hold my than 6 rounds and i would like to save the 15-20 dollars on new mags. I'm trying to figure out a way to block the follower with an insert of some sort, im open to suggestion. Thanks
Verify with your state's fish and game department that you can't have a mag "capable" of holding more than 5 rounds. In NH I asked fish and game and they said I can have a 30 round mag, but make sure I have no more than 5 rounds in it. He also said I'm allowed one in the chamber for a total of 6 rounds.
Below is our email conversation:
From: Bruce Bonenfant <mailto:bbonenfant@WILDLIFE.STATE.NH.US>
To: Paul <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:45 PM
Subject: RE: Hunting regulations question
You may use a high capacity magazine so long as you do not load more than 5 rounds into it. You do not need to plug the magazine in any way. While hunting with a semi-auto, you would therefore be allowed a total of 6 rounds, 5 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber.
From: Paul [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:02 PM
To: Bruce Bonenfant
Subject: Hunting regulations question
I've emailed you in the past and you were very helpful. I have one more question
I was hoping you would answer. It has to do with the rule rule pasted below:
" It is also illegal to hunt with a
semi-automatic rifle with a clip or magazine holding more than five cartridges
(except .22 cal rimfire rifles and pistols), or use full-jacketed metal case
Does this reg mean the magazine can't be capable of holding 5 rounds, or just
can't have more than 5 rounds in it even though it is capable of holding more?
.223 is great for coyote and I have an AR15. I can't find 5 round mags for these
anywhere. Can I simply put a block in the mag preventing it from taking more
than 5 rounds?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
I have a NIW Armalite 5 round mag that I will sell you for $15 shipped. Send me an IM if interested.