Guys I have a question to ask,and it kinda takes a little explaining. So please bear with me. I am an avid gun collector. And I live in VA. I own several mini-14s and 30s. About a month ago I went to my favorite Gun store,where I have done business for about fifteen years,I am known on a first name basis there. The owner has been in business for about 35yrs and is honest and very Knowledgeable. He said come here a minite as he motioned for me to go around to the back storage room. He opened one of many boxes he had recieved earlier that day of mini-14s. I stood there admiring the guns wooden stock,and he asked me if I knowticed any thing different. No I dont I replied, he handed me a Hi CAP Mag and said insert it. I was rather shocked when I knowticed the mag would not even began to fit. And yes I know some after market mags wont fit well, but this was something I hadnt seen before. The Mag well had been narrowed a great deal. He handed me another one and it was like the first. He replied to me there all like that, the whole shipment I recieved. He replied Ruger has narrowed the mag well so it wont take Hi Cap Mags. I felt a lump in my throat as I could not believe it. Everyone in the shop was talking about it. When I got home I had no reason to doubt my dealer I was just having trouble excepting what I have learned,I called Ruger and a young man answered the phone, I told him of my first hand experience. And ask him if Ruger had changed the mini-14 so it would not take pre ban Hi Cap Mags? He replied yes we have narrowed the mag well so it will not take any Hi cap Mag, except for L.E. I was speechless. I told some guys about it and some thought I was crazy, with good reason. I gave them the number and told them to call Ruger for themselves at 1-603-865-2442 well some one took me up on it and caled and spoke to a young lady he gave me her name and she told him there were no changes made. So I Guess now I was being called crazy. So I call Ruger back and a young lady answered the phone and i ask her, she quickly replied no they had not changed a thing, I ask her for her name and she gave it to me. It was the same girl my friend had spoken to. So I politely ask her would she double check for me. When she came back on line she apoligised and said they had made the changes I was enquiring about. I thanked her and told my friend to call again as he had been mis informed. So he called and said he spoke to a supervisor and was told there were no changes. Now I am really getting a headache. I call the gun shop to see if any thing had come up different there. My friend Carl said no they have been changed. I told him of my troubles and he said have them call down here Ill tell them the truth I replied I would not do that to you, he said no I dont mind Ill tell them. Any way I call Ruger again explain this whole story and the rep told me every one was getting ready to go to lunch he would find out and call me after lunch. About two O clock I call back, he replied he was getting ready to call me. He beat around the bush and said te synthetic stock models have been changed, I replied the ones I saw were wooden stocked, he tried to say well some aftermarket mags dont fit well I told him we tried several different ones and none even came close, and that you could look at a new one and an old one and see the difference with the human eye. He then asked me if I had their new catalog, I replied yes and he said look at it and see if it mentions any change!! Sure it doesnt but I know what I saw And the different answers I got every time I called Ruger. The Number is 1-603-865-2442 any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and Thanks for taking time to read this.