Following up on their announcement on Tuesday that they were releasing polymer magazines for the Scout Rifle, Ruger has released this interview with the designer of the magazines.
While certainly the quality of the original Accuracy International magazines were not in question, they were not inexpensive. To put it in perspective, Ruger lists the MSRP for the steel 10-round mag as $70 while that for the polymer version is listed at $39.95. While neither is cheap, you can buy almost two of the polymer magazines for the price of the steel mag.
In this interview, Ruger engineer Dave Kangus explains how and why he developed the polymer magazines for the Scout Rifle.
To show how tough these new magazines are, Mark Gurney of Ruger does a bit of destructive testing of them. The torture test include running over the mag with a half ton truck and hitting it as if it were a baseball with an aluminum bat. They came through with flying colors.
The Scout Rifle is on my list of guns I want to buy. Having mags available at a lower cost is going to be a plus for me.