Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 family of rifles

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Old 09-14-2012, 16:16   #1
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Any differences between the 581 and 582 series?

Just curious, I bought a 16" blued Tactical from CDNN earlier this week and took delivery today. Nice rifle at a fantastic price but the rings weren't in the box so I'm going to have to take that up with them Monday.

Anyway, it's a 581 series and I was just wondering if there is any differences between the 581 and 582 series.

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Old 09-14-2012, 18:28   #2
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I think they change series numbers when they run out of 5 digit serial numbers or make a design change. In this case I think they ran out of numbers.

New Mini-14 Ranch Rifle
580 Ranch Rifle (early version): Thin barrel, ejector in the bolt stop assembly, scope ring scallops cast into the receiver, buffer sytem using the recoil spring assembly, new tooling resulting in a slightly different look to the receiver (more rounded edges, etc.)
580 Ranch Rifle (later version)-581: Thicker flanged barrel, ejector in the bolt stop assembly, scope ring scallops cast into the receiver, buffer sytem using the recoil spring assembly, new tooling resulting in a slightly different look to the receiver (more rounded edges, etc.)
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Serial Nbr
580-00001--2005--1 in 9
580-15286--2006--1 in 9
580-32382--2007--1 in 9
580-50951--2008--1 in 9
* 580-76276
and 581-00000--2009--1 in 9
* 581-48753--2010--1 in 9
* 581-71056--2011--1 in 9
* 581-95645--2012--1 in 9
* New Mini-14 Ranch Rifles rollmarked with Mini Thirty Rifles beginning in 2009.
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No difference.

As wxl said, they ran out of numbers in the 581 string.
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Originally Posted by bwraven View Post
No difference.

As wxl said, they ran out of numbers in the 581 string.
Funny I backed up what I said with your data from a previous post
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Originally Posted by Nuclear Cowboy View Post
Just curious, I bought a 16" blued Tactical from CDNN earlier this week and took delivery today. Nice rifle at a fantastic price but the rings weren't in the box so I'm going to have to take that up with them Monday.

Anyway, it's a 581 series and I was just wondering if there is any differences between the 581 and 582 series.

Thanks
couldn't pass up that $599 deal huh? i was fixing to order one & lucked up on a n.i.b. tactical on gunbroker for $550 so jumped on it instead.
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those are both damn good deals for a NIB mini.
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those are both damn good deals for a NIB mini.
Can't find one in Ca. for less than $675 (Sale price). And thats before tax and background check fees, so about $800 out the door price.
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Yep, I thought $599 was just too sweat to pass up. I called CDNN this morning about the missing rings. They told me to call Ruger myself. I wasn't too happy about that but Ruger said "no problem" and the rings are on their way.
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i heard from my seller today. mine will be on its way tomorrow morning & he's throwing in a scope & some extra mags! deal keeps getting better each day
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