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Posted: 10/12/2001 3:12:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2001 9:24:20 AM EDT by Derek45]
A friend of mine bought a Mini-14 and asked me what kind of mags work. I can't remember. I had one back in 1984 and had some 30rounders that worked fine. I advised him to buy an AR but he found a deal on a Mini-14.
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 3:24:42 PM EDT
I love Mini-14 and Ranch rifles and still have several in my safe. Factory 20 and 30 rounds are very reliable.
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 3:25:12 PM EDT
Factory Ruger mags by far... if you can spare an arm and a leg... Otherwise PMI for metal and Thermold for polymer... and they ain't likely to be cheap either... db
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 3:31:13 PM EDT
I like my mini14 ranch a lot. . . factory mags and I believe PMI mags are the best. I have 3 USA 30 rnders that work fine, but I'm probably very lucky.
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 3:57:25 PM EDT
www.johnmasen.com i heard he has reasonably good 10 rounders.
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 4:04:07 PM EDT
This is one of those topics that comes around every couple of weeks. I have several Federal Ordnance, Inc., 20 rounders, both in blued and nickel (looks like stainless), and they all work well im my Mini. There are no markings on the mags. Someone (Troy?) has said they thought these were made by PMI.
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 4:08:44 PM EDT
Mini 14 mag trick: buy Ruger followers for your commercial magazines. They sell the 5 rd follower which will work for others. PMI seems to be the best besides factory.
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 4:14:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 4:30:02 PM EDT
I have ffactory and pmi they both work great have tried others but they ended up being better targets.
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 8:10:22 AM EDT
I have some factory and usa's I don't generaly use the factory because I'm think I'm going to ruin them or something (paranoid) The USA work fine for me, also USA has A warranty garanteed to feed. I would contact them for more info.
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 9:02:28 AM EDT
For being half the price of factory mags, the PMI mags are the best prices especially for the reliability which tends to be comparative to the factory mags.
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 11:49:45 AM 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: 10/15/2001 9:14:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG: 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.
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LG... Are you referring to the plastic 'AR15/Mini-14 dual purpose' units... We didn't have the same results you did... they screwed up in both... just in different ways... Strange things can happen tho... to include a Ramline or USA mag that actually works... ;) db
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 10:29:51 AM EDT
Well, db, I have used Ramlines in my lone Mini for years, nary a problem.
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