New Ruger AI Style Magazines For Precision Rifle And Gunsite Scout

The new Ruger AI style magazines, just announced, should come as a welcome relief for those of you with a rifle that takes the ultra expensive AICS style mag. With the new mags priced well below what other options are retailing at it should be an easy decision. They even come with dustcovers for you operators that are operating operationally in a dusty environment.

There are other mags like the Magpul AICS mag and the MDT mags that are in the same price range, but none that offer a 5 or 10 round 308 mag for those shooters who want a bit more ammo in the rifle. After all, who doesn’t like extendos?

The new mags will be offered in both .308 size as well as .223 size in multiple sizes. The .308 mag will come in a 3 round capacity that will fit flush in the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle as well as 5 and 10 round capacities. The .223 will only be availableĀ in the 10 round flavor currently, and there are no indicated plans for smaller mags.

Some of the new Ruger AI style mags are already at dealers as well as the shop Ruger website. No indication when the other capacities will be shipping. MSRP will be $39.95.



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  • “…With the new mags priced well below what other options are retailing at it should be an easy decision…MSRP will be $39.95.”

    Magpul AICS Pmags have a MSRP of $34.95 and $39.95. So pretty much the same price.

    And the Magpul AICS magazines are available in both long action and short action.

    • Spec Ops Rabbit

      The real question for me is what one (magpul or ruger) fits a longer OAL of round in 308.

  • Havok

    The PMAG comes in 5rd and 10rd capacities for the short action…

  • T

    “There are other mags like the Magpul AICS mag and the MDT mags that are in the same price range, but none that offer a 5 or 10 round 308 mag”

    What the bloody hell are you on about? You have seen a Magpul AICS magazine sometime, right?

    More inexpensive options are of course always better. I just hope these work better than the old Ruger polymer Scout magazines, at least the 10 round ones.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Apparently Magpul being priced LOWER isn’t “in the same range”.

    • Keiichi

      What were the problems with the original polymer Scout mags? I have a couple of each, and haven’t had any issues…

      (except perhaps that they don’t seat fully in my Tikka T3x with an MDT HS3 chassis… I have to use the MDT mags for that since the feed lips are designed to work with the Tikka action…)

  • Matt

    Yes, the real question is what is the max COAL for these? Magpul aics style are longer (2.86″) than factory (2.81″). I went to the website and info on this suggesting they are not anything special and a waste of money vs magpul mags unless you just love seeing Ruger written on your stuff!

  • Sledgecrowbar

    Hopefully this only helps along the market. Magpul mags are irritatingly expensive for what we’re all used to for their stuff compared to the competition, but there isn’t a lot of competition for these until now. Standardized magazines that work well do a good thing for shooting across the board.

  • cwp

    “ultra expensive AICS style mag”

    They’re not cheap, but have you priced magazines for a TRG-22 or CTR lately? A half-dozen of them cost more than a CTR does.

  • Charles

    So are these meant to fit my series 1 RPR in .308 ?