So You Like the Ruger American Rifle, but Hate the Mags...

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior MemberPosts: 5,378 Senior Member
Ruger has a fix for that:

https://www.ruger.com/products/americanRiflePredator/specSheets/26973.html

So long as you want a 6.5 CM.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    They also now have a 5.56 Ranch version that takes STANAG mags:
    https://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleRanch/specSheets/26965.html
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,985 Senior Member
    I love the mags on my Ruger American Rifle............10 rd rotary, same as for the 10/22. :tooth:
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Are y'all talking the rim fire American?
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,668 Senior Member
    Ruger has a fix for that:

    https://www.ruger.com/products/americanRiflePredator/specSheets/26973.html

    So long as you want a 6.5 CM.
    snake284 wrote: »
    Are y'all talking the rim fire American?
    The 6.5 Creedmoor ISN'T a rimfire round, so the OP isn't

    BigChief appears to be though
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,666 Senior Member
    Now if they would just make the stock not so flimsy.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,668 Senior Member
    This has my slightly intrigued
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,668 Senior Member
    Just checked @ Buds and the same model# that they have in stock are still the 3+1 round standard Ruger (crap) mags :cuss:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 708 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    They also now have a 5.56 Ranch version that takes STANAG mags:
    https://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleRanch/specSheets/26965.html

    This one is very high on my next purchase list
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    It looks like some sort of short AICS or MagPul magazine.

    Has a different release lever, so new and improved bottom metal.

    Shop Ruger . com shows a similar magazine for a 450BM or 300WM, but nothing specific for the RA 6.5 CM.

    Good find none the less, bears investigation.

    I have yet to have any issues with OEM mags in my predator. In all honesty, this rifle is not a competition that will see several thousands of rounds in it's useful life.
    I used the RAP Deer hunting this year, one mag in the rifle, one in my pocket.
    Mag in rifle was secure, quiet, fed as one expected, never lost a round in my pocket from the spare.
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,825 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    They also now have a 5.56 Ranch version that takes STANAG mags:
    https://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleRanch/specSheets/26965.html


    Great, at least they are listening. Too bad they couldn't just get it right the first time. I'm still debating investing more $ in my .223 and buying a decent stock. Rifle already shoots 0.5" groups as is.
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    JKP wrote: »
    Great, at least they are listening. Too bad they couldn't just get it right the first time. I'm still debating investing more $ in my .223 and buying a decent stock. Rifle already shoots 0.5" groups as is.
    I am in the same boat.
    I was ready to go on a MagPul Hunter stock or a Boyd's laminate.
    O.E.M. mags and furniture and 1/2" groups, I'm a-feared I'll just mess things up.

    Bt I do like the looks of those Boyd laminate stocks.

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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,705 Senior Member
    I had an American .204 only to have the mag fly apart. It was replaced by Ruger, but upon inspection ,I found  that loading the 50 grain  were too long. The mag is the same as the .223. the 50 grain are a little too long..(by the reloading manuals....) I sold the American but still have one mag here somewhere...
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    I converted my Ruger American Ranch, CDI Precision put new bottom metal on it, fairly happy with it now.

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