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Am I crazy or is my Mini just way too picky?

I bought some Tapco 30rd Gen II magazines, they originally worked fine, for ~ 100rds, then it was continual jam.

1 or 2 rounds, then the shell is just not picked up. Drop Clip, re-insert and 1 shell only, wont pick up the second.

I talked to Tapco, they know this, sent me new, revised version, and each and every time I try to load a round, is doesn't pick up the second, whether it is, 30, 20 10 or 5 rounds in each clip.

My Ruger 5 and round clips work flawlessly, including steel casings.

Any ideas? Just forget Tapco, and go with the heaver (more $$) Ruger mags? Or should I have the Mini Ranch looked at?
 

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There's likely nothing wrong with your rifle. Tapco's mags are nice, but they are too big for the mag well. I think that Tapco is working on a solution and will swap out your mag once they release the "Gen IIIs".

For now, your best bet is to go with Ruger factory mags. But I recently bought some really nice steel mags from CDNN (20-rounder Ruger Mini-14 .223 20rd Premium Blue Mag New Replacement and 30-rounder Ruger Mini-14 .223 30rd Blue Mag New) that work perfectly in both my 185-series Mini and my 582 Tactical.
 

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FWIW, I've had nothing but good luck from ProMag polymer magazines. I know there are some crap reviews out there, but IMO those are folks who didn't take the time to "wear in" their mags. Mine hung up a time or two when they were new, but a little "clearancing" of the feed lips and now they're perfect. And they're inexpensive, too. ;)
 

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I may not have given the knock-offs from CDNN enough of a chance, but the Ruger mags are flawless.
 
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