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    ruger min 30

    any of you guys have a ruger mini thirty?...just wondering if the older series shoot as well and the recent series?.....shooting well from a mini might be a stretch...

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    I believe the newer mini-14s fixed some problems that were inherent in the earlier models. Don't know if the mini-thirty fell into the same situation; but there should be lots of info on those forums.
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    Just sold my Mini 30 yesterday. Fun gun good for heavy forest bucks. up to 200yds. Not super accurate but it will get the job done.DSCN0431 (Medium).JPG
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    The Mini 14 and 30s are one of the few legal military type guns we can have here in NY. All of the ARs have to be registered while the minis remain under the wire with no pistol grip. I don't necessarily think they are a great weapon but they can get the job done when there is no other option. I know we can get 20 and 30 round mags for them but they too are illegal here in NY.

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    I have a new gen mini-14 chambered for 5.56mm and is accurate out to 300yds. Only problem I've had is the gas bushing is too large. This is fine for .223 ammo but it causes brass to be ejected way too aggressively when shooting 5.56mm mil spec ammo. This eventually caused the ejector to fail (fell right out). I should have changed it for a smaller diameter gasket after I saw the brass ejecting out about 20ft.
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    More accurate than most of the AK derivatives.
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    It's a good rifle to burn up surplus ammo from the former evil empire. A bit more finely made than most AK 47 types, possibly more accurate, definitely better looking .
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    These folks have a gasket kit to fix the overpressure problem with the bolt and ejector if you're going to use military surplus. Works for both the 14 and 30.

    Ruger Mini 14 30 Gas Reduction Bushing Kit Accuracy Systems Inc

    After I replace the the extractor spring and plunger (which went flying who knows where) I'm going to start with the .045".

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    Mini's,

    Room sweepers. Anything in front or to right not safe.

    Not an AR platform, but hey, Much better looking.


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    Hey Beeline, What's a .045?
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