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deadworm 01-11-2013 04:29 PM

need mags
now that I have mini 14.....need a couple of 20 rd mags. ruger ones please.
also, opinions on other mfg mags, tapco and any other plastic mags. do they work?

tri70 01-11-2013 11:27 PM

Not a good time to buy right now, prices are crazy! Ruger works the best, I also have Promag 20's that work. The plastic mags are hit and miss, newer rifles seam ok with the generation 2 Tapco. All the sites I have looked at are out.

oft83 01-11-2013 11:42 PM

I would search all of the local pawn shops first. I was able to pick up 6 good condition ruger 20rd mags for $100.

Viking 01-12-2013 01:37 AM

I got a few 20 and 30 round metal unbranded magazines that came with the used Mini-14's we bought. So far they work great but the only thing I'm seeing is that the sheet metal is soft and where the front latch pin hole is if I don't get it perfectly aligned before pulling them into the latch the area around the hole bends inward. I highly recommend using Ruger factory magazines if at all possible because their magazines are made of a harder material making them a quality product far less likely to give function problems than aftermarket magazines.

Bigp88 01-14-2013 06:44 AM

I just got 3 tapco mags but locking then and removing them seems to be a bit more tedious then ruger steel mags

hawkguy 01-15-2013 01:57 AM


"how much you want for that "in the box 20 round ruger factory mag, hawkguy?"


"how much you got?" :D

kiabe1 01-15-2013 01:58 AM

go with ruger mags just to be safe

hawkguy 01-15-2013 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by kiabe1 (Post 1094008)
go with ruger mags just to be safe

too bad hawkguy has the last one on planet earth. let the bidding begin......

Bigp88 01-15-2013 02:55 AM

Lol yea ruger mags are the way to go they are expensive but a quality mag for sure

jyo 02-12-2013 05:18 AM

It's well known, lots of people make Mini 14 mags, some are better than others, BUT, the Ruger ones always work! Spend the time to look for and the money on Ruger mags...

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