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    Ruger American swapping barrels or stocks...

    So Ruger has the American in 7.62x39 using Mini-30 mags.

    Now after SHOT they also have an American in 5.56 using AR mags.

    I have no interest in owning a Mini-30.

    I do have an interest in owning an AR using AR pattern mags in 7.62x39.

    Theoretically I could buy the Ruger American in 7.62x39 using Mini-30 mags and the Ruger American in 5.56 using ar mags and swap the stocks or barrels and end up with a Ruger American in 7.62x39 using AR pattern mags and a Ruger American in 5.56 using mini-14 mags?

    Thoughts?

    TED

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    Certainly creative. Im not sure of the mag dimensions of the x39 and 5.56- If they would fit in the wells.

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    Bolt faces are different as well. Seems like a lot of extra cost and trouble to gain the ability to use $10 mags. I totally get the desire for having less types of mags, ammo, guns, etc. but to me Id rather just get the mini30 version and buy a few mags rather than two guns and swapping all the parts if I had to have a soviet round.

    I would just get the .300blk version. They already solved the problem for you. Ballistics are similar.

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