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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I bought this Mini-14 Tactical back right after Barry took office in 2009. It's a 580xxxx series with black polymer stock and factory flashhider. I was running .223 and 5.56mm ammo from Remington, Federal, and 1 or 2 other good mfgs. The mags. Factory 20 and 30 round, Tapco gen 2 30 round...
  2. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    580series mini14 with the 1in9" twist thicker barrel, not target version. I have some 60gr and I think a few 55gr Vmax bullets, I also have some 60gr nosler BTs too. Question for you guys, knowing I'm using varget, is there a certain bullet you'd recommend I'd try out? I'm going to try some...
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Mentioned some of this in my intro post. I found a recent production Mini-14, mint for a bit over $700 at a local gun shop. Has a nice stock with almost a tiger stripe pattern to it, two 5 round and one 10 round Ruger factory magazines, and nice padded leather sling with the Ruger emblem...
  4. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have a 580 series and thinking of getting a Vortex Strikefire 2 red dot. The Strikefire mounts with a single 30mm ring. Would a single Ruger 30mm ring be sturdy enough for the red dot to hold zero? I tried a Warne rail once with a cheap red dot and didn't like the setup. Thanks
  5. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I've heard/read mini 14's are notorious for stringing shots wants the barrel heats up. I know this is true for older ones, and that newer ones have improved. What's considered a "newer" one? I'm getting a 580 that has a tapered barrel. Is a strut and flash suppressor really needed on this...
  6. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I recently changed my 580 series synthetic stock Mini 14 out to a Butler Creek Folding stock. The installation went fine --tight fit and smooth no hitch firing. My BCF stock has two screw mounting holes (one on each side) and I fully expected that I was going to have to order a stock...
  7. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    My brother just got a new mini from CDNN. The serial number starts with 580. My neighbor bought a new mini a month befor that with a serial number that starts with 581. Excuse my ignorance, but does the 580 indicate an older model, and if it does what is the difference?:unsure::unsure:
  8. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    are there any design changes between the two series runs? i just got a 580-87XXX tactical model. it has the tapered heavy barrel, flash hider and new type rear adjustable sight. according to the label on the box it was manufactured in october of 2009, if that makes any difference. thanks.
  9. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I just purchased a mini 14 new and today i finaly had a chance to try it out. I didn't shoot that much, but it failed to fire 2 shots on the last mag. I had pulled the bolt back and locked it before each failure to fire. Each time i pulled the hammer back and gently let the bolt back instead of...
  10. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Im a mini fan. It was my first center fire rifle purchase...Back in 1985... It's a Ranch rifle... Series???? I would have to go look it up. Yeah Im lazy today... :rolleyes: I would love to get a new blued tactical in synthetic stock. How is the overall accuracy of the new barrel design. My...
  11. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hey all, guys this question came up between me and a few buddies, and don;t worry, and am i in no way a fan of the AK47, i have a 580 thin barrel with a 5" small Socom Strut, but when I installed the strut. i ordered an extra clamp, and mounted it tuching the gas block just like the big...
  12. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Well guys I am joining the rest of gang and finally picked up a Mini 14 yesterday. The deal was just to good to pass up. :D I did a TrueShot stabilizer, front sight, & flash hider/muzzle brake on my M30. It has served me well so far, but wanted to get other opinions for the M14 LE model. Since...
  13. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    finally got my 580 set up like i want it & got out to red's range in austin with an old pal (he brought along his bushmaster). i spent quite a bit of time & ammo trying to zero my irons & scope. no prob with the irons, but i am new to scopes and i had some troubles getting my scope right on...
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  15. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    In the latest edition of the "American Rifleman" I saw the red dot site I wanted. To back up a bit........... I want to use the rings/mount that came with my 580 series Mini-14. I do not want to add rails or other tacti-cool parts to my Mini. I like the traditional look. Anyway, back to...
  16. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I bought a 580 Series Mini-14 thinking I could shoot Silver Bear .223 ammo out of it. I does shoot it rather well but I have since learned that Ruger says I shouldn't use the stuff. So..........I am too cheap to buy brass ammo for breaking clay pigeons. Should I sell the Mini and buy a rifle...
  17. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Finally got my 580 series just the way I like it. I've lost count on the number of coyotes she's taken. Bone stock, it'll post 2" MOA with Remington UMC 55g FMJ. The big boy is a 1954 HRA. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  18. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I just joined this terrific board and have a question... I live in NY State and am considering a Mini 14 580 Series. Since I'm limited to Pre-Ban magazines and cannot live with 5 round mags, what are my options for purchasing NY Pre-Ban mags??? Thanks in advance for your help with this...
  19. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I am curious about the new mini's with the thicker barrels. I have just purchased one of the tacticals with the ATI stock and the 16 1/8in barrel. I have taken it out shooting, but did not get a chance to do any real testing. Do to a current financial shortage I will not be able to take it out...
  20. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I bought a butler creek folding stock, for my mini-14.(580 series, blue) I seem to have run into a little problem. The stock went on kind of snug, compared to the factory stock, but what got me, was when I tried to put the trigger group back in. I can't come close to spreading the stock enough...
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