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Old 07-17-2012, 23:45   #1
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30 round Ruger mags out of spec

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I recently bought two original Ruger 30 round magazines. I was led to believe that Ruger build them like tanks, but I seem to have gotten two run over by tanks.

With a pair of calipers I see the width of the magazine varying by about four millimeters, narrowing towards the middle. That is just enough for the follower to stop at 16 - 17 rounds. I didn't notice this narrowing until I tried loading them up, about a week after they arrived.

I have thrown away all the packaging so I have no chance of retuning them now. I'm toying with the idea of trying to open them up and fixing them myself, but I'm open to suggestions.
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Give Ruger a call, they might trade them out for you.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:45   #3
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Give Ruger a call, they might trade them out for you.
I second that.
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Originally Posted by Jeff F View Post
Give Ruger a call, they might trade them out for you.
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I second that.
A big plus to this ^.....how could they deny it isn't a factory production mag?
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Ya give em a call. I'm currently in the middle of figuring out if my rifle is bad or I really did get 2 bad Ruger factory mags. I called em and was really helpful. Told me to send my mags in and they'll give me replacements. Reading your thread has me believing it's more the mags than my rifle now.

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I really wish Ruger would make 30rd Mini-30 mags. I may be wrong but I have searched high and low and I don't think they make em. Someone correct me if I am wrong please.
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I really wish Ruger would make 30rd Mini-30 mags. I may be wrong but I have searched high and low and I don't think they make em. Someone correct me if I am wrong please.
Ruger does not make 30 rounder for the mini 30. However, there are aftermarket mags out there but I do not personal experience with them.
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It must have just been a bad batch, I just got a 30 rnd factory mag from Impact Guns Home and had no issues with it. Really tough to load after the first 20 rnds though, lots of tension.
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Thanks, I'll give Ruger a chance and rapport back.
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