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Old 10-09-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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Cool 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.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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The Ruger factory 20 rounds are by far the best and most reliable.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.. lol
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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.

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

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