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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello, long story short i won a ruger mini 30 ranch rifle, i have never shot/held one, so my question is can i shoot a 30 Carbine round out of it? or only 7.62x39? Pretty rookie question i know but just trying to figure it out before i got out shooting. thanks!
  2. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hey y'all, just figured I'd post up where I'm at with my gas system tuning on my 582 mini 30. Came stock with a .1 dia gas bushing. I ordered from ASI their three bushing kit and installed the smallest, .06 dia. I also placed a Wilson combat buffer in the rear where the action spring seats...
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have a mini 30 but honestly I rarely shoot it for the same reasons he demonstrates in the video. He doesn't really trash it, but he doesn't sugarcoat the problems all of us who own one experience.
  4. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I posted a while back some pics of poor groups of my Mini-30. Since then I glass bedded the stock & lowered the torque of the gas block to around 28 instead of 34. Groups are much better now & the glass bed job turned out really good especially since it was my first attempt. I got some epoxy in...
  5. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I bought a lot of Silver Bear 7.62x39mm 123gr HP (500 rds) and was going to use it in my Mini 30 Tactical I just picked up. Went to the range and I get a fail to fed with every magazine (all Ruger Factory). The Hollow point ammo seems to be the issue. Anyway to get the hollow point ammo to...
  6. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Back to the range today to test 7.62x39 loads again. I loaded up the same loads as last time, same seating depth, and almost the same powder charges, and shot 5 shot groups at 100 yards with the scope on 7x. The FMJ shot the best with 27.0 grains, same as last time out at the range. The same 1...
  7. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hey everyone! Forgive me if this has been brought up, but I was wondering if there were any other fellow Mini Owners in the great state of New Jersey (note sarcasm) that can recommend a quality Gunsmith. I'm looking to get a trigger job on my 582 series Mini Thirty and have the barrel cut down...
  8. Reloading
    I am trying to find appropriate powder/load data that will be sufficient to load for a mini thirty. I have the new tactical 582 series with a .311 bore and am casting .311 160 grain lead boolits with a gas check. Anyone have recommended powders and/or load data that will cycle the action of the...
  9. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Not sure if this has been answered on here or not, but could not find a definitive answer. I have a mini thirty tactical (582 series) and am looking into an accu-strut or mo-rod. From my research I think I am limited to a 4" mo-rod. Anyone know if there are other options or is my only choice...
  10. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I cant find the answer to this anywhere.... I have a ruger mini 30 stainless with a 189- serial number made in 1991. I am trying to ascertain the differences between this and the 580/581 minis. If i order a walnut stock i find online, will it fit all minis? What about the vented hand gaurd...
  11. Mini-14 Mini-30 Gallery
    I really like the old school factory side folder. I have a Stainless Mini 30 Serial number starts with 197. Can I fit one of those stocks on my rig? Thanks so much for the help.
  12. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Besides good firing pins..... DECENT SIGHTS! Front sight collar with protective wings, keep it looking stock, BUT, with an AR15 front sight assembly housed within. Rear sight. Again, keeping stock appearance, but with the standard A2 rear sight aperture and adjustment knob. Rear sight base...
  13. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello all, I have it on good authority that the -14 action will fit quite nicely in a Clyde's Mini-30 SCAR stock and that the only difference between the two models is the mag well is larger on the -30 stock. The magazine guide built into the trigger section of the -14 would resolve this extra...
  14. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Spent another fine afternoon at the shooting club today. Beautiful early spring weather, light breezes, hardly a soul using the range with me! Awesome! :D I wanted more trigger time with the new Mini-30, but also brought my AR and a Ruger 10/22. I put my AR500 steel targets out at 100 yards and...
  15. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I'm interested in finding a replacement flash suppressor for the Mini-30 that will help reduce muzzle jump. I'm shooting steel targets @ 100 yards with a scope and bipod and there is enough muzzle jump when firing that I don't get to see my hit. I quickly get back on target and see my steel...
  16. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I'm new to the forum and trying to gather information. I have an older SS Mini 30 (189 series) that I inherited that is practically brand new. It came with the wood stock, but has the current mods. 1. Butler Creek folding stock, 2. Eagle flash hider and front HK sight (all one piece), 3. Eagle...
  17. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello all, I'm picking up my new Mini Thirty tomorrow and I was looking at replacing the the synthetic factory stock with either a ATI or Tapco. Or maybe if someone had a better suggestion I'd be open to it. The features I really like are the 6 position butt stock, the adjustable check pad, and...
  18. Mini-14 Mini-30 Gallery
    I had dream of a mini-30 with the older receiver for years, Lee made it happen, thanks Lee! Lee Hadaway did the work on the receiver (open it up to take the 7.62x39 magazine), re-barrel and gunkote. his website: http://www.thearmsroom.com/ Home
  19. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    First post here, read back through a number of pages and tried a search, sorry if this has been covered before. Looking at a mini 30 for my next project, have a number of questions re its practicality. I'm looking for a semi auto to use for informal target shooting and small to light medium...
  20. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    i looked around before i bought it, read in this forum and others , alot of wrong info out there. first off im from a long line of deer hunters here in maine i have 30 30s 3006s and others. this mini 30 fills a hole in my line up of rifle choices very well. first use good ammo, brass cased...
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