Re: I have made a terrible mistake.
thats my problemo snake. this mag dosent have a hole in the back like the factory mag, its a spot welded (i think) rectangle plate, that was off center to begin with that i had to shape to get into that small notch inside the well.
so i punched a hole in that mag so the latch would seat more forward, stopping the play since that latch is acting like a fulcrum point for the entire mag. no joy. it still wants to seat even further into this mag, almost a full 8th into it. i have no idea in there infinite wisdom why ruger made that an angled catch when if it was flush against the mag upon insertion, all you would need as a rectangle plate.
thanks snake i appreciate the help, and the link, i just find it redamndiculous that for a functional mag i still have to pay out the ass, when the most you will ever have to pay for any other rifle is 25 bucks at the most.