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    Mini-14 mags

    Anyone know who makes Ruger's Mini-14 magazines? I have read speculations all over radar screen, but no definitive answers.

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    IIRC, Promag made some of them, but I don't know if they still do, or if they always did.

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    They make there own mags I dont think they sent them out

    Tapco makes some as do pro mag and a few older companies use to make them

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    in the old days early 2000's, Ruger made them...Remember everyone hating uncle Bill for not selling high capacity mags to anyone after the AWB sunsetted

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    IMO, the finish on the Ruger mini mags are not up to par on more than a few occasions: bluing is spotty, scratches, even puncture dents. I'm surprised at what I consider a lack of quality control. Yes, they function fine, but the finish is not what I consider new condition, especially in regard to the mag cost.

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    doesnt ruger make them?

    i bought like 20 brand new a while back when i found a deal...wrapper says ruger...mine are all flawless.....sadly i only use 1 since the gun heats up so fast...no reason to load up mags ahead of time

    i see no scratches,dents or spotty bluing on any of mine...

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    Midwayusa has factory Ruger mags on sale right now. $20 for 20 rounders, and $26 for 30 rounders.

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    Ruger makes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offmarksman View Post
    Midwayusa has factory Ruger magazines on sale right now. $20 for 20 rounders, and $26 for 30 rounders.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gemlin View Post
    Ruger makes them.
    I don't know where you guys are looking. But, I don't see any Ruger factory mags listed there:

    https://www.midwayusa.com/magazine/br?cid=23139

    That said, CDNN does have real Ruger Mini magazines available:

    https://www.cdnnsports.com/magazines...%2F5.56%20NATO
    Last edited by MG34_Dan; 11-09-2017 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Add CDNN info.

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    There has been many aftermarket mag suppliers for the MINI-14, but after trying several of them in the mid 1990's, I gave up. I could never figure out why they wouldn't work consistently. Later I bought my AC556, I did try one of the aftermarket mags, it didn't work. After that, I just bought nothing but RUGER mags ! And Today, I'm still tired of wasting money buying the AM mags. I only have Ruger mags now !!!
    WE WON !

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    Quote Originally Posted by anm2_man View Post
    There has been many aftermarket mag suppliers for the MINI-14, but after trying several of them in the mid 1990's, I gave up. I could never figure out why they wouldn't work consistently. Later I bought my AC556, I did try one of the aftermarket mags, it didn't work. After that, I just bought nothing but RUGER mags ! And Today, I'm still tired of wasting money buying the AM mags. I only have Ruger mags now !!!
    The ONLY Mini/AC mags that you can always count on are real, honest to goodness, Ruger made ones and PMI mags from back in the day. Everything else is a crap shoot.

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    Probably a dumb question, but are the Mini-14 magazines interchangeable with the AC556?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loulittle View Post
    Probably a dumb question, but are the Mini-14 magazines interchangeable with the AC556?
    Yes. They are the same.

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    Thanks...I'm just starting the Form 4 wait and thought I'd get a few things before hand.

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    My brother bought one of my 1980's vintage Mini-14s from me. Against my advice, he purchased a Pro Mag 30 round magazine for it. Surprisingly the Pro Mag has functioned 100% in his gun.

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