This thread is meant to be a discussion on the Ruger ranch rifle mini 14/30. I have much to learn about this rifle and 223/5.56 in general as the mini 14 will be my first for this round. I'll be picking up a mini 30 as soon as I see one.
This thread is not meant to be a discussion on the merits of the ranch riffle vs other rifles. Please keep on the topic of the mini 14/30.
I will say I think the Ruger ranch rifle makes for a good home defense weapon in a SHTF scenario for a novice gunner such as myself. The mini seems simple, reliable, and more than accurate enough for defense in an urban situation.
Please share your knowledge on the "Ranch" rifles. Any tips and tricks that you have learned over the years would be appreciated. I'll start the conversation be asking a few questions. Other than lots of ammo and factory magazines what modifications or upgrades would you recommend? What's your favorite round for SHTF stockpiling and home defense? What optics do you like other than the stock irons.
I'm looking for to hearing all things ranch rifle related here. Please share any good stories about your mini here.