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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I'm interested in hearing about what y'al think about how copper fouling affects these rifle barrels. I know folks with custom barrels, match shooters, and some types of rifles go to a lot of lengths to remove all of it as soon as they're done shooting. I'm also seeing how some are saying that...
  2. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have a mini 14 that I`m in the process of restoring. The rifle was in a fire, the stock was destroyed and most of the other parts received water damage. I have ordered a new stock and hand guard, and was able to restore about ninety percent of all of the other parts. What I need help with is...
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello all, first post for me here. I bought a used stainless 188 series mini 14 a few months ago. I've had a few before but I always found something else I liked better and traded them off. Anyway, I decided that this is going to be my home defense/shtf rifle. It will be hung on the gun rack...
  4. Tips and Tricks
    I wanted a mini14 0R 30 for along time, i finally got a 14 today, i had to drive 2 hours to get it, it looked dirty,but everything felt smooth, its a old one 2 [1978] according to the serial#, anyways, the guy told me he got it and never shot it due to living in the burbs, i got it and went...
  5. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Just wondering, what kind of mechanical failure(s) has anyone experienced with the Mini 14. How many rounds before failure? What caused the failure and the remedy?
  6. Tips and Tricks
    i bought a new mini 14 all weather 581 series i have 2 10 round mags and a 5 round mag all ruger. i cant shoot a full mag without 1 or 2 failure to loads i called ruger and they told me to try a heavier grain bullet.i can understand an ocational jam with bad ammo but should'nt a mini shoot any...
  7. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I just got a new mini and it sometimes will eject ammo and chamber another one. Other times the ammo will jam or not eject the old casing at all. I have done the field strip they have on the ruger website and cleaned and oiled the gun. I have fired about 200 rounds and tryed diffrent kinds of...
  8. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I asked about this before, as I never heard the term "jam" with a Mini-14 in all the reading I did before I bought one. I had the empty casing get caught between the bolt and the rear of the barrel a few times. I was told that was normal for the first 100 rounds. It actually hasn't happened...
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