AI mag won't lock into rifle

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Sunday21B

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Owner of a Ruger American Predator. Converted from 4-round rotary mag to AI style mags. Top of magazine hits the barrel before mag locks into place. Anyone else have this issue?
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mike4570

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I to have an American Predator converted to AI style mags. Since I have a Gunsite Scout I also have a pile of magazines. Old 3 and 5 round Ruger polymer mags work As do new model Ruger mags, Magpul mags and AI style steel mags.
Maybe call Ruger Customer Service?
 

hittman

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Ruger probably tell you to convert it back unless it was their product you bought.
I bet their fix would be to convert it back to how it came from the factory.
 

Laserbait

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It's probably Rugers kit DBA30452. I have one in the 18" 308 American that I got 2nd hand. I don't have this issue, so I can't really offer anything for advice. I have only a couple of the Ruger polymer AICS mags.
 

gunzo

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Reports are that newer Americans are machined differently that allows clearance for the AI mag, & older Americans are not compatible.
Otherwise, if just a little bit of clearance is needed, the mag housing can be shimmed enough to let the mag lock in.
 

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