Ruger Mini-14 Mags

chevydeerhunter

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I went into the local shop today to see what was new in stock. While I was there, I thought I'd check to see if there were any Ruger 20 round mags in stock. They had 8 of them going for *gulp* $80 each!

I might as well just buy them direct from Ruger + shipping.

They just got a big shipment of Wolf .223 ammo, but hadn't unpacked it yet. These guys tend to overprice their stuff anyway so I'm sure somebody will pay a pretty penny for that ammo!

On another note, they had about 15 AR's in all varieties still in stock. Of course, they've increased the price too since I was in there a couple of weeks ago.
 

juwaba98

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Even after the current sale from Ruger expires (innauguration day), they show them regular priced at $39.95 versus the $29.95 they are now. Of course the reason the shop can charge that much is because Ruger isn't currently accepting orders. Impatient people will pay a premium for something they can have in their hand now. I can't blame the shops too much (capitalism and all), I just won't give them my business.


ETA:

Just checked Ruger's website and this is what they have to say:


Ruger® Mini-14® Magazine 20-Shot
Blued steel, 20-shot, .223 Rem. caliber magazine for Mini-14 rifles.

NOTE: This item may be temporarily out-of-stock due to high demand. However, we are accepting orders, which will be shipped on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Catalog No. 90010 - $29.95 each



So they are accepting orders just don't necessarily have the stock on hand to fill them immediately.
 

juwaba98

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Yep, I have 6 on order with Ruger as we speak. I'm not holding my breath.

Yeah, I have a few on order too. Been a while though, so if 2-3 weeks isn't just some randomly generated wait time I may have them in time for Christmas!

Merry Chrictmas to me, Merry Christmas to me.................
 

chevydeerhunter

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Cheaper Than Dirt has steel 20 round Pro Mags for $17.97 so I picked up a couple. Academy has 30's for $19.99 so I'll probably grab a couple of those too.
 

hoytinak

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Other than 2 PMI 30rd mags I've never been able to find any aftermarket mags that'll work in my Mini. I got on Ruger's website to order a couple of 20 rounders but they weren't taking orders at the time so I said screw it and picked up two Ruger factory 20 rounders off of GunBroker for $40 each, I didn't mind paying that much extra to have them in a couple days....got them and they run great in the Mini.
 

blazer

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My dad gave me an "extended loan" of his Mini 14. I bought a 20 rd mag at a gun show. not sure what brand but not ruger. I tweaked it with some needlenose plyers and it's worked great since. I think my Mini 14 was made back in the 80's. It's alot of fun!

I shot alot of wolf ammo thru it. but now, I'm concerned about the steel casings. Will this wear out my rifle faster? I'm no gun smith, but I was thinking that the brass would be more healthy than the steel casings. Thoughts anyone?
 

juwaba98

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My dad gave me an "extended loan" of his Mini 14. I bought a 20 rd mag at a gun show. not sure what brand but not ruger. I tweaked it with some needlenose plyers and it's worked great since. I think my Mini 14 was made back in the 80's. It's alot of fun!

I shot alot of wolf ammo thru it. but now, I'm concerned about the steel casings. Will this wear out my rifle faster? I'm no gun smith, but I was thinking that the brass would be more healthy than the steel casings. Thoughts anyone?
I've heard more concerns for the dirtiness of the wolf steel cased ammo wearing out the barrel than the steel cases having any effect themselves. I also have only heard/read conjecture as to the possibility of such, not any actual cases saying "it happened to me." I couldn't begin to tell you how many rounds of the steel cased wolf I've ran through my mini and have seen no adverse affects other than having to spend a little more time cleaning it than if I ran some brass through it, but at a 4-5 dollar difference per 20rds I don't mind as the cleaning relaxes me anyway.
 
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