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Posted: 9/22/2001 3:41:45 PM EDT
After trying countless times to get the wife to shoot the my Bushmaster, she refuses to shoot anything but my mini-14. So Ive made it "her rifle" now. Who makes the best mini-14 mags ? I dont want to buy original ruger hi-cap mags. Please rank the following: -Thermold -ramline -PMI -Federal Ordnance -Bushmaster (or what ever brand they sell)
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 3:56:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 3:59:11 PM EDT
Bushmaster sells triple K. Everything besides ruger factory and PMI mags suck.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:04:33 PM EDT
Williams make a decent sight for the Mini-14s. And are not that expensive. You can get them thru Natchez Shooting Supplies, and I think even Wideners.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:14:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:26:38 PM EDT
Gotta go with WILSON on his choice of magazines. PMI is definitely a good brand to have on hand. Bought a bunch for my Mini-14 for Y2K, and have had no problems with them yet.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:32:07 PM EDT
I consider Thermold the finest non-Ruger mag with PMI being second followed by Federal Ordnance (which someone once told me PMI actully produced F. Ord. mags). I can't rank PMI first because I had a mag that had been loaded for 8-9 months and the spring set, when unloading it a few rds. came off normally and then the next couple were slid out w/out spring having any resistance so I then turned the mag up and just poured the others out! If you get PMI just cycle them out every so often or replace the springs w/ Wolff springs if they make 'em.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 4:49:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kevin: I consider Thermold the finest non-Ruger mag with PMI being second followed by Federal Ordnance (which someone once told me PMI actully produced F. Ord. mags).so often or replace the springs w/ Wolff springs if they make 'em.
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Who sells thermold mags for the mini-14 ? Im having trouble finding any.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 5:08:33 PM EDT
Eastwood, Thermolds are scarce, if you find them - GRAB 'EM if they're not too expensive. Prices are upwards of $30-45 for those who know what they have. E-mail me when you get a chance.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 5:18:04 PM EDT
I've had good luck with Federal Ordnance. The steel is same gauge as original Ruger mags. I haven't seen any for a long time however. They weren't cheap then. (1987) Never had a problem with them. I would look into a new rear sight however as the one from Ruger is CACA. marsh
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:19:33 PM EDT
PMI and Ruger are the only way to go.
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 6:45:09 PM EDT
MAUSER88: PMI and Ruger are the only way to go.
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Ditto. It's kinda nice to see someone ask a "Mini-14 question" without getting attacked. -------------------------------- Eastwood, FWIW, Natchez Shooters Supply [url]http://www.natchezss.com[/url] has the RAM-LINE 30rnd "Combo" Mags that'll fit AR-15s or Mini-14s on sale for $14.95. They're not the best mags around, but they're good enough for the range (& less than ½ the price of PMIs). [img]http://www.natchezss.com/cartimages/RRMAC1530.jpg[/img] "RRMAC1530 In Stock RAM-LINE 30rnd "Combo" Mag for both AR-15 and Mini-14 in .223 Plastic magazine will fit and function in both guns. Pre-ban mags have not been made in years, once these are gone we will not be receiving more. Brand: Ramline RR 30 RD MAG M14/AR15/AR180"
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 6:48:00 PM EDT
The best mags I ever found for a Mini were the Ramline mags that were supposed to work in an AR15, an AR180, and the Mini. They didn't work worth a crap in the 15 or the 180 as they were way too tight in the mag well. However, they worked perfectly in the Mini. I don't believe that you can them new anymore, but keep your eyes open at gun shows.
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 6:59:14 PM EDT
LARRYG: I don't believe that you can them new anymore, but keep your eyes open at gun shows.
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[url]http://www.natchezss.com[/url] has them for $14.95. (Post above) That's the best price I've seen for quite awhile.
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:08:49 PM EDT
Does anyone have any experience or information about the Mini-14 mags made by "John Mason Co."?
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:08:52 PM EDT
I've found that those Combo mags work VERY WELL in my mini-14. I've got at least 4 of them, and they always work. The last 2 I got for $8.00 each at a gunshow a couple weeks ago. Keep your eyes open for deals like that!!
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:21:06 PM EDT
Funny, My wife is the same way. She wont touch my AR or FAL. I have only used PMIs. Rugers Mags are just too expensive.
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:30:40 PM EDT
Why wont your wife shoot your AR?!?!?! Make a deal with her, where you like cook dinner, and clean up the house for a week, if she shoots a 30 round mag through it.... bet she'll love it.....
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:43:12 PM EDT
With the wife using a Mini 14, at least you have a good chance of escaping unperforated, if you get on her bad side. (kidding)
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:45:12 PM EDT
I used to own a mini 14 and the best mags to get for that rifle for the best price would have to be the PMI mags.
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:50:36 PM EDT
MY ram-lines work fine they just don't drop free,,have about 6,,not used much would be willing a trade for USGI cause I don't have a mini 14
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 12:09:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Born_In_The_PRK: Does anyone have any experience or information about the Mini-14 mags made by "John Mason Co."?
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I have no direct knowledge but did read a couple of posts somewhere indicating some difficulties with them. Also saw a post indicating Mec-Gar was making 10s, but can't find a source and Mec-Gar did not respond to an email inquiry.
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 6:49:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By IronMike: MY ram-lines work fine they just don't drop free,,have about 6,,not used much would be willing a trade for USGI cause I don't have a mini 14
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What do y'all think would be a good ratio for such a swap?
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