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Lik2race 10-09-2011 01:41 AM

Reccommended Metal Magazines for the Mini-14
 
Now that I am getting my Mini all dressed up, I am wanting to do some shooting. I would like the Forum's input on which magazines I should use, and those to stay away from. I have already heard about some of the "Aftermarket Polymer Magazines"--most say to stay away from them.
I'd like a few 20 rd mags, and a few 30 rd mags.
Open to suggestions.
Thanks,

OzarkRecluse 10-09-2011 11:31 AM

The Ruger factory 20 rounds are by far the best and most reliable.

KMO 10-09-2011 12:12 PM

CDNN has the factory 20-round mags for $24.99...

Ruger Mini-14 .223 20rd Blue Mag New Factory

Angry_bald_guy 10-09-2011 03:38 PM

I live about an hour from Centerfire Systems in Kentucky. I have bought 4 30 round magazines and 2 20 round magazines from them. All were Promag, all function flawlessly. I would recommend them.

Lik2race 10-09-2011 03:59 PM

Not happy with these I bought>>>
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angry_bald_guy (Post 597280)
I live about an hour from Centerfire Systems in Kentucky.
I have bought 4 30 round magazines and 2 20 round magazines from them.
All were Promag, all function flawlessly.
I would recommend them.

I'm sorry to report that I bought 4 of the "PROMAG" Ruger Mini-14 .223
30 rd
Polymer magazines- Model # RUG-A4..I loaded 1 mag with only 20 rds, just to see how it loaded, and
accepted the rounds to the weapon. I could NOT get ANY rounds to
load without jamming. I tried with all 20 rds, NONE would load correctly.
I have had NO problems with the rifle loading with other RUGER magazines.
I got these from a Dealer in Charlotte, NC; am attempting to return them
for full refund. Awaiting their reply to email I sent about this
....:(
I did as KMO suggested, and got RUGER mags from that dealer. 4 mags for $100.00..not 2 bad.. :D

Angry_bald_guy 10-09-2011 04:02 PM

I should have clarified. All of the promag magazines I bought were blued steel.

Lik2race 10-09-2011 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Angry_bald_guy (Post 597301)
I should have clarified. All of the promag magazines I bought were blued steel.

The ones I got were PLASTIC..
they suck,,no more plastic mags for me..
I learn pretty quick... for an Old Guy..:cool: lol

ahole 10-09-2011 04:40 PM

I will have to say a mini 14 and 30 best mag Is a factor mag. If your a hood machinist an AK mag. Don't wast your time with cheap plastic mags.

mrm14 10-09-2011 05:08 PM

Have tried many othes over the years but find that Ruger factory magazines work the best.

Lik2race 10-09-2011 05:11 PM

I have learned the HARD way..Stay with what works the best.
I tried the plastic ones, nothing but problems. Back to metal..
:cool:


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