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    Ruger Mini 30

    Does anyone here have experience with one of these rifles? If so what do you think of it?
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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    Interested. Is the 7.62 x 39 ammo still cheap and easy to find? Read lots of reviews online, mostly positive.

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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    One of the guys I shoot with has one of these and I like it a lot. It shoots very well and I like the feel of it quite a bit. I shoot this round out of an SKS which I've had since the 80s. The Mini-30 is just a much nicer, smoother gun. On the AR15 forum, it's pretty well regarded, though like the Mini-14 is considered to be too expensive for what it is. All lot of that is blah blah cuz it's not an AR platform.

    My opinion differs though and if I had the spare cash I'd readily add one to my collection....

    My friend swapped the wooden stock for tactical furniture and it looks and handles sweet...

    I like the cheap ammo as well. The only consideration is they keep floating around an idea to ban the sales of imported surplus ammo, or ban surplus ammo altogether. That will drive the price of this round up. Personally, there's no telling what will get banned, so I say run free while you can and not worry about it...

    Let us know if you make a move on one of these!
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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    Thanks, this one has tac furniture already on it. I know the proceeds from me purchasing it would really help out I just wanted to be sure I'm not putting a piece of crap in the gun safe.
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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    If the price is right i wouldnt be afraid to buy it. Retail price seems to be a bit high.

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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    I reached out to a couple of Texas shooters I know - they hold it in pretty high regard as a hog gun. 7.62 has a better thump than 5.56 in their opinion.

    I'd be happy to have one, but balked at the $.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience more often than not comes from bad judgement.

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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    I have a 14 in. 223 and am very happy with it.
    Use it for piggy and dogs.
    Carry it in the Jeep on the trails just waiting for a CAT to show up some day.
    2013, JKUR, DOZER (MAC & CHEEZE), MANY UPGRADES, 35's, 31/2 Lift,

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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    Quote Originally Posted by Cactus Ed View Post
    I reached out to a couple of Texas shooters I know - they hold it in pretty high regard as a hog gun. 7.62 has a better thump than 5.56 in their opinion.

    I'd be happy to have one, but balked at the $.
    Thanks Mike. This one is definitely an older model, from what I understand the barrels aren't quite as good as the newer ones and accuracy waivers after about five rounds.

    $450 a good price to pay?
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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    With the price of 7.62 x 39 you could have a lot of fun with a $450 Mini 30! the older ones have a straight barrel ahead of the gas block; newer ones are tapered right in front. The diameter under the gas block is apparently the same, but the added material in the taper helps the accuracy, some say.

    Look on the usual sites for info on firing pin problems, that's the only bug I've run across in reading up on them. Wolff (maybe other vendors) make hardened pins to avoid the breakage.

    Nice find!
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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    I wouldn't hesitate at $450 if it's normal used shape..

    I'd have to get it past House Appropriations and she may not smile on that... but the $$ seems good...

    Send pics..you know you're getting it !
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    Re: Ruger Mini 30

    Quote Originally Posted by ltklein View Post
    Send pics..you know you're getting it !
    Ha! He got it.
    Badass gun!
    Get Down With the Sickness!

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