Is my Mini-14 a ranch rifle?
Both the Mini-14 and the Mini-30 are stamped as Ranch Rifle… this is the easy method to determine which you are looking at.
How accurate is a Ruger Mini 14 Ranch rifle?
Accuracy: 4/5 The Mini-14’s I shot were pretty good. Certainly, the accuracy was good enough for defensive work and the potential for hits beyond the 440-yards I was shooting at is there.
What year did Ruger start making the Mini-14?
Developed from 1967-1973 with Bill Ruger, the Mini 14 was first put into production in 1974.
Does the military use Mini-14?
The Mini-14 is a lightweight semiautomatic rifle manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. used by military personnel, law-enforcement personnel, and civilians.
Is the Mini-14 obsolete?
This means that on paper the rifles are functionally identical, so long as the shooter is concerned. In a practical sense the mini-14 is worse in almost every regard. It is based on older designs that are now considered obsolete.
When did the Ruger Mini 14 Ranch come out?
Our Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle review pays homage to a weapon that was first introduced way back in 1974. While it is not as popular as the AR platform, there are differences that will please a variety of shooters. The Mini-14 Ranch Rifle design should also be of particular interest for new shooters entering the world of rifle sports.
Is the Ruger Mini 14 a TAC rifle?
Granted, Ruger has produced a Mini-14 “target” model. But honestly it would still not be my choice TAC driver for a competition … with or without that Class III NFA-looking harmonic dampener on the end. She’s a ranch rifle, built tough.
Are there 30 round magazines for the Ruger Mini 14?
Ruger does not currently produce 30-round Mini Thirty magazines. The Mini Thirty shares many of the same design and accessory options with those of the smaller caliber Mini-14 Ranch Rifle. The “Mini Thirty Tactical Rifle” variant was introduced in 2010.
How much does it cost to fix a Ruger Mini 14?
However, for anywhere from $70 to $150, a gunsmith should be able to take your Mini-14 and do away with the creeping, heavy trigger pull. There just isn’t an easier way to deal with this problem, unless you have the practical knowledge and skillset of a gunsmith.