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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    How do you like your stainless Mini 30? I am particularly interested in hearing about the 581-xxxx series. How is the accuracy and reliability? Do they function with the Brown, Silver, Golden Bear ammo? Thanks.
  11. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Well I got my Mini 30 (189 series) in and started to upgrade it after I got it took it all apart and checked it, it has NEVER been fired.. Put on the Weaver side mount, Weave Skeleton 1" med rings, Bushnell 3X9X40 scope, BSA Holo sight with Green and Red retricle, Masen Conpensator/FH, have a...
  12. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I'd like to get into the 7.62x39 realm. I love the mini 14 and am planning on picking up a 30 at the next show. Living in MA I need preban mags. How's the availability? Is there anything I should look out for? I don't want an AK or a new AR15 upper. I was considering an SKS for durability, but...
  13. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Last week I bid on and won at Gunbrocker a Mini 30, I have Russian ammo but the Mini won't see it. I have 1100 brass cases and bullets in .308 and .310 whichI intend to load for the Mini only. the .308 are 147 gr and the .310 are 123 gr. I also already ordered 4 Ruger 20 rd mags (getting more...
  14. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Heheh I can't stop myself. Just need to hit it with some paint and away we go. Its the start of yet another addiction... Wolf springs, trigger job, bedded custom stock etc etc. Now I just gotta shoot it :P
  15. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    My Mini 30 has been frustrating me for the past several years. When I first inherited it from my dad, I remember it working flawlessly, even using berdan primed stuff. However, after several months of use, it got to the point where only 3-5 rounds would fire per 10 round mag. After cleaning out...
  16. 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...
  17. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hey all, new member here. I searched around for awhile, but didn't see any info on this. I just just bought a new Mini 30 tactical. I shot 100 rounds thru it the other day at the range and when I disassembled it to clean I noticed an odd wear mark on the bolt. A coworker bought the same gun...
  18. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello all. This is my first post and I need a little help. Just bought a used Mini 30. Took it to the range today to function check to see how she runs. Rifle operated perfectly with the exception of shooting very low at 25 & 50 yds. I ran the peep sight all the way up to max elevation, still...
  19. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    So, I found a solution after I had already taken my mini 30 to the smith for a permanant attachment of a M14 front sight post. Here it is. Using a YHM M14 Sight Base and YHM Phantom Flash hider on a 189 series Mini 30 you could have the barrel threaded 5/8x24 to accept any aftermarket flash...
  20. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Took my new Ruger Mini-Thirty Tactical to the range this morning with 200 rounds of berdan primed ammunition. This was its first time to the range. I fired five types of ammunition through the rifle at 100, 200 and 300 yards: Lapua brass case berdan primed (40 rounds) Wolf Black Box steel...
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