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Posted: 9/22/2003 6:00:47 PM EDT
Looking for some info on who makes a good, reliable and inexpensive mag for a mini 14 and where is the best place to get them?
Link Posted: 9/22/2003 6:32:47 PM EDT
The PMI mags are generally pretty good. I'd go for the good instead of the inexpensive in this case.

CDNN and Numrich have had these recently. I bought one from each just for grins. The two I got work ok.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By cajunboy:
Looking for some info on who makes a good, reliable and inexpensive mag for a mini 14 and where is the best place to get them?

Link Posted: 9/22/2003 6:59:31 PM EDT
Whatever you do, don't buy any USA or other cheap no name mags.
They are jam-o-matics!

I've bought some that you couldn't even seat in the magwell.

It can be difficult to find decent mags at a reasonalbe price. Hopefully the stupid ban will end.

Good luck...
Link Posted: 9/22/2003 10:58:18 PM EDT
I believe Numrich has the best deals on the PMI magazines right now at $30.95 each. I bought a pile of them for my AC556 and they all run 100%. They can't be beat. Supposedly PMI is/was the contractor who produces/produced the Mini 14/AC556 magazines for Ruger. They're just as good as the factory magazines at a fraction of the price.
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 8:33:58 AM EDT
How about Tripple K? Are these any good?
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 3:31:19 PM EDT
rarely

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By cajunboy:
How about Tripple K? Are these any good?

Link Posted: 9/23/2003 5:40:59 PM EDT
Don't forget the John Masen mags. The sell new 10 rounders now and you can find 30 rounders at www.gunaccessories.com
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 9:01:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 3:54:47 PM EDT
The last time I looked, floridagunworks.com had Ruger factory 30 roung used mags at a price of$49.95... not to bad a price when most are three time that!
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 10:09:52 PM EDT
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 2:44:37 AM EDT

The last time I looked, floridagunworks.com had Ruger factory 30 roung used mags at a price of$49.95... not to bad a price when most are three time that!

According to their website, they're WESTERN brand. They're the same category of magazine as USA, Pro Mag, Triple K, etc.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 6:22:32 AM EDT
Sorry about that but it was over a week ago that I had seen them listed for sale...gone now. I have several that I've collected over the years along with a few PMI's which seem to work okay.However the factory ones are clearly best.
Link Posted: 10/4/2003 6:49:54 PM EDT
I will chime in on behalf of John Masen 30 rounders and PMI 40 rounders. All have functioned perfectly, with the exception of one out of 8 PMI 40 rounders had to have a SLIGHT amount of flashing on the inside of the magwell, near the locking hole in the front of the magazine. Git yerself a stripper clip guide as well.

Link Posted: 10/6/2003 10:18:47 PM EDT
Thermolds work great in my Mini-14. PMI are acceptable. Ramline were crap!
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 10:50:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2003 10:52:31 PM EDT by Hk45USP]
Is PMI the same company as ProMag?????

Also, any magazine, including factory magazines that hold more than 30 rounds have a very short life expectancy in my humble opinion. I'd never trust my life to a 40round magazine.

I have some ProMag magazines in 10 round capacity. They look/feel/function just like Ruger brand factory magazines. I have several for my Mini-30 as well. All work 100% without fail.

You can find them new at http://www.fourfourmag.com

The only run about 13-15.00 bucks as I recall off the top of my head.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 6:17:38 AM EDT
They are different companies. PMI went out of business near the start of the 1994 ban.

I've had good success with PMI magazines.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By Hk45USP:
Is PMI the same company as ProMag?????

Also, any magazine, including factory magazines that hold more than 30 rounds have a very short life expectancy in my humble opinion. I'd never trust my life to a 40round magazine.

I have some ProMag magazines in 10 round capacity. They look/feel/function just like Ruger brand factory magazines. I have several for my Mini-30 as well. All work 100% without fail.

You can find them new at http://www.fourfourmag.com

The only run about 13-15.00 bucks as I recall off the top of my head.

Link Posted: 10/8/2003 10:47:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Thermolds work great in my Mini-14. PMI are acceptable. Ramline were crap!



Same here.

Reliable and inexpensive are mutually exclusive when it comes to Ruger mags.

I have a bunch of factory Ruger hi-caps, but I can't bring myself to use them for plinking. I use Thermolds mostly, though they are getting harder to find (and more $$$) too.

The aftermarket metal mags vary in quality from 80% reliable to paperweights.

Some guy in the EE had two factory hi-caps for $100 the other day. That's a steal.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 11:47:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hk45USP:


Also, any magazine, including factory magazines that hold more than 30 rounds have a very short life expectancy in my humble opinion. I'd never trust my life to a 40round magazine.

quote]

I have faith in my 40-rounders, as do a couple of other people on this board. They work. Each time. Every time. I don't keep them loaded, only keep two 30 rounders loaded (25 in each, to help keep the springs "springy"). I have had my 40-rounders for over 2 years now, and have prolly fired over 2000 rounds in that time period, without a single misfeed, FTE, etc. They also hold the bolt open after the last round has been firedt, something the cheap aftermarket mags have had problems with. Honestly, I was hesitant about the performance of these mags when i ordered them, but they work. I got mine for 45 a piece, they go for around 50-80 bucks a piece now.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 12:00:25 PM EDT
Because of this thread I attacked several boxes I have had stored for years. Found three NIB Ruger 20-round mags and one new Eagle 20-round without package. I haven't owned a Mini-14 in about six years !!
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 1:51:08 PM EDT

Found three NIB Ruger 20-round mags and one new Eagle 20-round without package. I haven't owned a Mini-14 in about six years !!

Buddy!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 2:37:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

Found three NIB Ruger 20-round mags and one new Eagle 20-round without package. I haven't owned a Mini-14 in about six years !!

Buddy!!!!!!



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