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Ed
September 13, 2004, 07:36 PM
Did the Homeland defense rifle ban affect belt fed semiautos? It seems like I heard once that since you could link more than 10 rounds you couldn't get a new one. I have no belt fed weapons in my imediate future but was wondering about the semi autos like the AR one I have seen. Did it have any affect? Thanks

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nbkky71
September 13, 2004, 10:18 PM
I think that the belts themselves fell under the "large capacity ammo feeding device" category. Probably so you couldn't skirt around the law by getting a belt-fed semi auto AR-15 type rifle.

armoredman
September 13, 2004, 10:23 PM
Yep - you may now buy as many links as you want, and link 'em as far as you want!

Jim K
September 13, 2004, 10:43 PM
The rule on belts was that pre-ban links, like pre-ban magazines, could be used to make a belt of any length. But post-ban links are specially marked and those WERE illegal to possess by individuals, regardless of whether they had ammunition in them or not.

Golly, it is nice to use the past tense when writing about that insanity. I feel like folks must have felt about the end of Prohibition, which I was told was also greeted by the same kind of fanatic ranting from the nut cases who thought banning alcohol would solve all the country's problems.

Jim

4v50 Gary
September 13, 2004, 10:45 PM
New cottage industry: water jackets for your belt fed guns.

Jim K
September 14, 2004, 09:16 PM
Another cottage industry:

WE WILL CONVERT YOUR .22 DERRINGER TO BELT FEED! ACT NOW!

Jim

Third_Rail
September 14, 2004, 10:40 PM
What's funny about belts for linking ammo is that they were legal here in MA this whole time, but the weapons that used them weren't. Now that the ban is over, the weapons are legal but our new state ban doesn't allow new links to be shipped here. Good thing I already bought 1000s for various calibers. :D

JesusCow
September 15, 2004, 02:18 AM
after reading this, i was reminded of this site

http://www.shottist.com/beltfed.html

Third_Rail
September 15, 2004, 11:58 AM
Is that website for real?

Darkmind
September 15, 2004, 12:14 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOO man that website was off the hook.:what: :what:

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