View Full Version : mini-14 ranch magazine problem

02-24-2011, 6:16 PM
Got a fairly new(less than 300 rnds) Ruger Ranch Mini-14. Took it up to Yolo Range yesterday. No magazine insertion problems of any sort using 5 rnd Ruger mags, 10 rnd Ruger, and Pro Mag 10 rnder. Get home. Clean rifle. Try to insert 10rnder. No go. 5 rnder OK. Seems like the top rnd in the magazine has no give to it and kinda jams on the bottom of the bolt, Load the mag with 9 rnds and everything works fine. Kind strange. Anyone ever hear of a situation like this and know of a possible remedy?

02-24-2011, 6:18 PM
besides minor tweeking no idea

02-24-2011, 6:30 PM
By tweekin do you mean maybe spring trimmin? Thats kind what I'm thinkin bout.

02-24-2011, 6:44 PM
Pro Mag is the issue.
Get the Ruger mags.
44mag.com usually has the rebuild kits.

02-24-2011, 6:47 PM
10 rounders are generally made as 10 rounds max and are tight so only insert them with the bolt back or download

02-24-2011, 6:58 PM
mini 14's are like fussy kids, i have more mags that dont work than do for mine

02-25-2011, 8:11 AM
all the magazines but 1 are Ruger . the instruction manual says insert bolt with bolt open or closed. wouldn't the truth in advertising law force them to label these mags as "ca legal 9 rnd magazines"? ha. think I'll give em a call. see what they have to say.