Quantcast

Interesting Magazine for Mini-14's

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Speedo66, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,315
    Location:
    Flatlandistan
    CDNN has a straight 20 round mag for Mini-14, looks like an M-14 mag rather than the normal curved 20 round mags. They say it is made by the same manufacturer who makes original equipment Ruger brand mags. They're $15, about half of a Ruger brand one.

    It got good reviews on another site that has a good reputation on Mini-14 matters, Perfect Union https://www.perfectunion.com/vb/ruger-mini-14-mini-30/

    They also have 10 round mags by the same company for half the price of Ruger brand.

    I've read they don't stay in stock long, seems like limited runs, so I ordered two of each size.

    If anyone is interested, here's the link for the 20 rounders: https://www.cdnnsports.com/mini-14-223-20rd-premium.html#.XZoXiyUkrVo
     
    GBExpat, zaitcev and troy fairweather like this.
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    11,703
    Location:
    TN
    I may just pick up a couple for my Mini 14. Mag cost was always the problem along with good functionality.
     
    Speedo66 and Merle1 like this.
  3. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,315
    Location:
    Flatlandistan
    JB1420_1.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  4. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    5,429
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    actually the Way back 1970's Mini-14 20 rounders were straight and the curved is a johnny come lately.

    I always liked the look of the straight ones better.

    -kBob
     
    Speedo66 and Merle1 like this.
  5. GBExpat

    GBExpat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,598
    Location:
    Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia,
    Never mind ... :)
     
  6. JohnB-40

    JohnB-40 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    118
    I bought one from CDNN in the past. It did not function reliably. I even tried it with a factory follower,but the spot welded tab that engages the mag release was not dimensionally in the right position.Some people have had good luck with them. I wanted it to work just on the look of it on the rifle,but I expect a new mag to function properly without having to tweak with it. When you add in CDNN's shipping,is there really that much price difference between Ruger and brand X when Brownells or Midway has a free shipping offer? My Ruger 20 round mags have ALWAYS worked through thousands of rounds. As a retired mechanic,mine is still on my workbench as a reminder of the difference in quality between factory and aftermarket parts that I was always experienced in my job.
     
  7. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,792
    Location:
    Florida
    The are only a good price if they function flawlessly

    I learned long ago that for Rugers their mags are the best. I don't know about those for the Mini but for handguns they test their mags,

    It would be nice if MagPul made Mini magazines.
     
  8. Nicky Santoro

    Nicky Santoro Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    567
    Had a Mini-14 some years ago. The only mags that were reliable were factory and PMI. Look for a tab on the back of the mag that is spot welded on and not stamped out from the mag body.
     
  9. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,315
    Location:
    Flatlandistan
    Magazines arrived today, look good with spot welded piece on back. Working the action by hand with a full 20 rd. magazine had all feeding well.

    Will take them to the range next week for actual trial by fire.
     
    Lucky Derby and Walkalong like this.
  10. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,315
    Location:
    Flatlandistan
    02EB5582-F8BE-4849-9BF7-A3EC73BEA311.jpeg Here’s what it looks like in the rifle, which has an M-14 sling on it.

    Was at the range today to try them out. Both 20’s worked perfectly, as did one of the 10 rounders. The other 10 rounder had one hiccup, I marked it and will try again next time.

    Even if it doesn’t work well, money wise I’m still way ahead compared to what a couple of Ruger mags would have cost. Plus, I like the look, reminds me of the M-14 I humped in the Army.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019 at 3:21 PM
    bannockburn likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice