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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    These are the things that I have done to it. 1. Trigger job by Clark custom 2. Bedded the action myself. 3. Local smith put a brake on it. With those 3 things done I was getting at best 3 shot groups that averaged coffee saucer at 50 yds. So I broke done and got a accu-strut. and tried my hand...
  2. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    got a youtube video review from a match mini. The rifle does all the talking :lol:
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I bought a new stainless steel mini 14 ranch rifle about ten years ago when I was a resident of California where my right to bear arms was being infringed and the state wouldn't allow me to buy an AR-15. At the time, it was my most expensive firearm purchase ever, IIRC it was about $550 plus...
  4. 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...
  5. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    This would apply to Mini's and Ranch's made in the late 80's til mid 90's too I believe. I dont know the exact start and finish dates where Ruger switched from 1 in 10" rifling and from 1 in 7" to 1 in 9", but I think all the switching happened in 1989 and 1994. Anyway, for those of you who...
  6. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello there... Ive had my mini14 for quite some time, but have not found time to play with it... Ive only shot 50 rounds through it during last year.. and thats all she has shot.... But sadly, we had a madman running around doing great damage here in Norway, so im not planning to take the rifle...
  7. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    First, I enjoy this site and appreciate the thoughtful intelligence and courtesy routinely evident by the vast majority of the participants. Thanks for having me. :) Before getting to my questions, here's my background as it pertains to Minis. Been shooting my father's WW2, Rock Island, M-1...
  8. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello everyone, My mini 14 has returned from Montana via John Baker, a.k.a. "Gundoc." Wow! My 183 series feels great! As many of you are aware, John had a contest for Independence Day. I was lucky enough to win a trigger upgrade. I figured, "What the heck! If this man is going to help us, I...
  9. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have a brand new Mini-14 Tactical, and hate the sights. I hate the rear peep. I find peep sights have way too much margin for error if the peep is large...or way too vision restricting if the peep is smaller. I had a Bushnell banner 3-9x40 scope on it, but I didn't like the lack of quick...
  10. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    In the next week or two I will be headed out with the mini to test what my mini can really do. From the bench with iron sights I was able to get 0.89 groups at 50yrds with PMC Bronze 55gr ammo. I eventually put a Burris XTS-135 on it, but the 5moa red dot made it useless for precision accuracy...
  11. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    first time out to my favorite range today, southwest of Chicago in Ottawa, Il. Maybe some of the members here are familar with...My 581 series Mini-14 ranch woodstock,blued and Mini-30 tactical...No malfunctions what so ever...They have a great plinking pit, where you can shoot your 18 year olds...
  12. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    In an earlier post I wrote about the fact I could not get my brand new Mini-14 to zero on the iron sights. Even with the rear sight peep drifted all the way to the right, it still shot a bit to the left of the bull. I packed it up and sent it back to Ruger on their dime. That was two weeks ago...
  13. AK Talk
    A young kid next to me had an AK. It shot better then my mini did at 100 yards. I am ****ed. Be it I do not have a tool to adjust my sight...
  14. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    hi guys well since I have tacticool covered 360 degrees I was in the mood for something with just iron sights and no gadjets or any other crap . I was debating building a 20 inch a4 upper , but I took my wife to wal-mart to do some grocery shopping and while I wondered off to look for some ammo...
  15. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have a Burris XTS-135 mounted in a scout config on my Tactical using an Ultimak scout rail: It's fun, I like it, but now I am going to see what else I can do. I am upgrading to a 6-18x Nikon Mil-dot on my Rem 700: so the current 3-9X Nikon buckmaster will not have a home: It is the...
  16. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I just ordered a Accu-Strut for my new 581 Mini 14, after reading lots of positive things about them. It was in stock and shipped today, will have it in two days. Any tips for installing the strut? Do I need a torque wrench, or is hand tightening the screws as tight as they go fine? Also for...
  17. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Just can't help myself, got my first Ruger 3 months ago, now I have 4 :D Here are my prettiest babies, from left to right, 561 mini 30, 356 10/22 and a 580 mini 14, also have a 181 mini 14 but that is a work in progress :) All these 3 are stainless with synthetic stocks. Man the bug sure bites...
  18. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I've now put about 300 rounds through my Mini and I still can't zero the iron sights. They're all the way to the right and it still shoots several inches to the left. Today I did put a scope on the the Weigand rail I just got and I was able to get that zeroed in at 50 yards. It took a bit of...
  19. 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...
  20. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Is it possible to get a new secondary sear spring that will give a lighter trigger pull?
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