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Hello everyone, well today I picked up my new mini 14 SS, I bought it before I found these boards so to my surprise after finding this board and the post about the mags wont fit, I ve been a bit worried. I also bought a couple of the new 10 rnd Promags. I got the call late Wed. afternoon that the gun was in but I couldnt pick it up until today, (talk about a long wait!) I rushed down to my ffl with one of the mags, removed the 5 rounder, opened the bolt, popped in the 10 rounder with no hitches or misalining problems, big relief and many sighs!

I hope this helps put and end to this post about Ruger changing the mini around, it is a 196 series, bought from a dealer that sells alot of guns, so the chance that this mini sitting around awhile is slim. Now I need to shoot it!! ::sniper: :sniper: :sniper:
 

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Never believed they would have spent the $ to do it in the first place.:usa:
 

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have an update for you all that might be worried still about the so called mag problem.

As in another post, I received the wrong rifle from the dealer, I sent back the standard mini for the Ranch model, which is now a 197 series rifle, the first mini was a 196 series, and still no problems inserting an after market magazine.

Just an update worth less than .02 cents if any one cares
 

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I just bought a brand new 196 series 14/5. I tried
a couple of cheapie cheaperthandirt 10 rounders, and they just plain don't fit. The hole in the front of the mag won't slip over the pin that holds it.

Meanwhile, I've ordered a few Promags and some others. :mad:
 

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Welcome to the forum rmkelly, I went to the Colorado Aero Tech there in Broomfield back in its hay days. I imagine its about shut down by now.

There is a lot of discussion on reliable, as well as unreliable mags in this forum. You might try using the search button in the upper right of your control panel, and enter a mags brand name, to see what comes up on it. Your key words will appear in Red.

I bought some PMI mags, that work well. One thing, most after market mags have in common, is if you load them to full cap. They won't fit with the bolt closed, and the first couple of rds may not feed well. Try leaving a couple of rds out then try to see if they fit.
 

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Bought a new 196 series Mini Ranch SS in Feb.

Bought some NEW SS and Blue PMI 30 round Mags and they fit no prob. Was all just a rumor.
 

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cajungeo - Colorado Aerotech is still there at Jeffco airport. Broomfield is now a county.

I ordered some Ruger 5 rnd mags as well as some Promags. Also ordered a couple from bushmaster.

I may order a couple of Masen mags.

I wish Ruger would just sell 10 rnd mags...
 
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