View Full Version : .22 magazine capacity limitations

04-03-2011, 11:10 PM
Is there a 10 round cap on .22 rifles and pistols? I assume it is the same as the big bores, but just want to be sure. I had a 10/22 with dozens of 30 round magazines that I sold.

04-03-2011, 11:21 PM
yup in CA only 10 round mags. Yes even rimfire.

04-03-2011, 11:35 PM
yup in CA only 10 round mags. Yes even rimfire.

except when it's one of those tube mags attached and under the barrel.

04-04-2011, 12:05 AM
If you owned the 30 rd mags before 2000, you can legally keep and use them, even if the rifle is new.

04-04-2011, 12:10 AM
The large capacity magazine laws apply to both rimfire and centerfire.

The only ammunition feeding devices that are exempt from the large capacity magazine laws are:
1. Any caliber large capacity magazine that have been permanently modified to 10 rounds. [PC 12020(c)(25)(A)]
2. A .22 calibered tubular magazine affixed to a firearm. [PC 12020(c)(25)(B)]
3. Any caliber tubular magazine affixed to a lever-action firearm. PC 12020(c)(25)(C)]

Penal Code 12020
(c)(25) As used in this section, "large-capacity magazine" means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:
(A) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
(B) A .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device.
(C) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

04-05-2011, 5:08 PM
Of course if you sold those magazines after the year 2000, you just admitted guilt in a crime.

04-05-2011, 5:45 PM
.22 tube fed is the only useful exemption to the law.

04-06-2011, 5:03 AM
for ruger 10 22's, and other .22lrs that were in production before 2000 you can buy rebuild kits to repair your pre 2000 high caps. this doesn't mean the 10 22 has to be older than 11 years. if you have the mags, you can use them in a 10 22 you just purchased.