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  •  Designers try very hard to make the reloading (4+ / 0-)

    process smooth, easy, and foolproof. With just a little practice, it should be. I am not the diarist, but in answer to the question you initially posed, I am not aware of any range that restricts the size of the magazine used in any gun they allow to be used there. A rifle like an AR15 that uses detachable magazines normally won't fire without one inserted. Even if you are feeding rounds directly into the firing chamber individually for each shot, the presence of the magazine fills what would otherwise be a large hole when the action is open, making the process of inserting an individual round easier.
         Regarding the question of rifles more powerful than the AR15, most of the semiautomatic rifles used for deer hunting and the like, which fire rounds more powerful than the .556 NATO round used in most AR15s, aren't designed to use large-capacity magazines. My Remington 742 rifle, for example, which fires .308 caliber rounds, normally uses a four-round detachable magazine, although it can be modified slightly to use ten-round magazines. The Springfield M1A rifle used in some competitive shooting events, though, which uses the same caliber ammunition and could be used to hunt deer, is modeled after the former military M14, and is designed to use large magazines.
         Whether shooters actually load up full magazines depends some times on what is actually happening at the range. If the range is crowded with shooters sighting-in their rifles before deer season, when most shooters fire three to five rounds, then check their targets to adjust their sights, firing off thirty rounds at once will raise some eyebrows, and might get you asked to leave & come back another day. In some competitive events, such as trapshooting with shotguns, you normally only load one round at a time, no
    matter how many your gun will hold.
         Was this what you were asking?

    -7.25, -6.26

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 04:00:09 PM PDT

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