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Old 05-16-2020, 17:20   #1
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Pro Mag 10-Rounders?

I did search but I'm hoping to get some current info- thanks!

What's the word these days on the Pro Mag 10-rounders for the Mini-14?

I seem to recall that back in the day, most of the aftermarket mags were junk- I know I had a few Ruger mags and had bad luck with the non-Ruger stuff.

Are Pro Mag steel 10-rounders OK latley?

Thanks and be safe out there!
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Old 05-16-2020, 19:47   #2
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I don't know about for the Mini-14 but I've been using one in both my Mini-30s & it's been good. No problems at all.
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Old 05-16-2020, 19:54   #3
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I am interested too....I am a newb and just got some Promag 10's.
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Originally Posted by Mini71 View Post
I am interested too....I am a newb and just got some Promag 10's.
Looks you would be the one with the answer to the original question, unless you haven't been to the range with them yet. However you could test them for cycling at home, which would tell us something.

I can't answer for the Mini-14. Like grayfox I've only used ProMag 10s for the Mini-30. I have two of recent manufacture and they work great with no issues. In time past people had trouble with ProMags in Minis. Hopefully they have the bugs worked out.
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If the magazine has a plastic base plate either with the Ruger Emblem in a circle on the bottom or a blank circle, it was made by Promag.

5 rounders too.

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I have actually had good luck with Promag 10s in both Mini-14 and Mini-30. Unfortunately they are often $24 + or -. Then the Ruger at about $31-$32 is not that much more expensive. If you can get them at $18 or so, they are a good buy.
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I have found with the Promag 10 rounders that I can only put one loaded with nine rounds in the rifle if the bolt is closed. Of the five I have only one would not function (nose dives) and I tossed it.
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I have one pro mag 10 round magazine. I have had no issues with it the few times it has been used. So far so good.
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:12   #9
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Speaking of Promag, they have newly redisigned polymer 20 and 30 rounders now for the Mini-14 that look like a cross between a Thermold and a Tapco... They have the steel O around the lug hole. Anyone ever try those? I have not heard good things about their Mini-30 polymers, even though they have the steel O around the front locking lug hole.

The old style had a thick rib around it, and the 20 round was straight like an OE. Neither the old 20 or 30 had the steel reinforcement around front lug hole. The new ones (20, 30, and 42 round) are all curved and have a grid pattern of squares like US Palm AK mag

https://promagindustries.com/ruger-m...black-polymer/

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Old 05-25-2020, 17:16   #10
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Yeah I'd like to try one, but they won't ship to about half the country.

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I have five of their 10 rounders for the Mini 6.8. They worked well for me. They are blued and rust easily. I painted them with Alumihyde from brownells. That seemed to do the trick.
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Well, I realize "the proof of the pudding is in the tasting" but I will not get to the range any time soon so....

My ProMags finally showed up. I was gonna return them but I figured I can at least do a dry run. They insert smoothly and lock up with no issues. They release smoothly and clear with no problems. Lastly, I loaded some dummy rounds in them and cycled the action; they stripped off cleanly and ejected properly. Bolt stays open on empty mag.

I know you have to really drive the car to know if the shocks are good, even if they seem tight and aren't leaking while sitting on your work bench! But, all things being equal, would you consider these mags keepers?

(ProMag, 10-rd, stainless)

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I have 2 Pro mag 10 rd. for my Mini 30 and they are fine. The first thing I did was take them apart and clean them up inside and out. No lube. I did lightly stone the feed lips as they seemed pretty rough. Not a lot though because they rely on some friction for good feeding.

Probably 300 rds. thru each mag with no issues. I would buy them again without reservation.
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Originally Posted by W.R.Buchanan View Post
If the magazine has a plastic base plate either with the Ruger Emblem in a circle on the bottom or a blank circle, it was made by Promag.

5 rounders too.

Randy
Are you suggesting that Pro Mag is manufacturing mags for Ruger, or vice versa?

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Originally Posted by Lexington View Post
Are you suggesting that Pro Mag is manufacturing mags for Ruger, or vice versa?

Thanks.
While the Promag and Ruger base plates look the same, they do not interchange. Ruger is slightly wider.
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