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Old 09-15-2020, 02:25 AM   #16
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This is the mini that I have coming, sellers photo. I'll replace that scope with a Burris 1x6 tactical with illumined reticle.

UPS said delivered today. So maybe my FFL will get it logged in tomorrow.


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Very nice tactical size. Great fro stowing. great for cold damp foggy morning. Proper care and it will never rust. That was one thing we liked about it was an all weather 4-season rifle.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:02 AM   #17
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I don't have experience with the 30, but I do have a mini-14 that my daughter has claimed as her own. With it, like others have said, I found that the Tapco interfuse magazines are just as reliable as the factory ones and half the price. Only problems I have had with them is that they won't feed steel case reliably. Brass no problems but can't get more than 5 rounds out of the 30 without a jam.
Thing I like with the Ruger is that it just works.if the round fits the chamber and it isn't a dud, it will fire and be back for more. Doesn't care if it is 110f or -30f, or dirty or clean. A precision sniper rifle it is not, but it is a dead reliable working rifle. That is what my farmer family found important. If it can take a coyote at 150 yards regardless of the weather, that was good enough.
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Old 09-16-2020, 04:22 PM   #18
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Picked up the mini today. I knew it was a little dirty by the pics when I bought it. But man it's filthy. It was made in 2007, I doubt it was ever cleaned, ever! So that needs to be done, total take down and clean and lube.

I loaded the 20 round magazine the two 5 round magazines I bought with Red Army Standard. Took her out to the back forty and shot her. No problems with the ammo. Clicked them all right off. I noticed the barrel gets hot fast.

I put my Burris 1x6 tactical scope on, it'll need to be dialed in.


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Nice congrats!
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That's pretty sweet! Love the stainless on black. There's a trick to removing the bolt from the receiver after you remove the operating rod.
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That's pretty sweet! Love the stainless on black. There's a trick to removing the bolt from the receiver after you remove the operating rod.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOLWTBNh5h8
Thanks, this one is all new to me. Will take a little getting used to. The major parts all look to come off pretty quick.

That bolt removal is definitely a hold your mouth just right operation I think.
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Yes, thanks for the video. It's always a challenge getting the bolt out (sometimes it surprises me and just comes right out). The best thing I did was use the factory Ruger rail with the cut-out and have the scope mounted high enough to be out of the way. I like to be able to disassemble and clean without removing all that
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Congratulations! I've contemplated getting one myself, the past couple of years.
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I have one blued with the flip up rear sight. I put a low power variable on it, a Smith Enterprises muzzle break, and a Hogue overmoulded stock on mine. 2nd the use of Ruger mags unless you completely vet them. One of my favorite rifles and one if the very last I would let go.

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I've got a stainless over polymer version and like it. I'll echo other posts that recommend using OEM magazines and that they have a tendency to dislike (light strike) steel case ammo. Not so much because it's steel, more because most steel case ammo uses berdan primers instead of boxer primers. I have found that most Barnaul produced ammo runs okay, at least in mine. I'll use it just for general use, but if I absolutely want it to go bang, I load it with brass, boxer primed ammo and if I'm concerned about accuracy at distance, I use one of my bolt-action rifles with a scope.
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Congratulations on a good looking rifle. I'm like Willard, I've been thinking of picking one up as well but something always puts it on the back burner. And right now there's a ton of 7.62 x 39 everywhere around these parts.
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