What i have read i have no actually exp with these guns .. is its hit or miss on getting one that is accurate they seem to run the barrel bore size anywhere from 308 which is wrong for the 7.62x39 caliber to 315 which is still to big if ya get a 308 one and got a custom set of dies it would probley be a tack shooter lot more bullets avaible in 308 than 311
Hi fellas you can order it with an acurized barrel.
But like i said before ruger didn't want the assault label and didn't want to sell ten round mags ect, at least not in cali.
I've shot my mini 30 at least 10000 times as long as I keep it relatively clean it shoots straight I did have a problem with the trigger group after about two hundred rounds it would fall out. So I sent it back to ruger and they fixed it pd. thing shoots great its no rem 700 in 300winmag but its a great varmint round or defensive round and will shoot the cheapest or the best ammo with out hiccups.
I like mine just my.02 but I shoot the heck out of this gun and so does my son as far as larger mags a friend in utah that I work with said he has had some luck with ar style mag but be real careful has said some with week or damaged springs have given him three shot burst, after all the gun was designed to compete with the m16 in the trials that the m16 won due to mfg cost and the fact that the military needed a synthetic stock.
Because wood swells in the heat and humidity. I have a synthetic on mine and it shoots better than the factory wood one. btw wolf ammo is the ammo we plink with most i like the little mini-30 am building a cali legal ar as i get the funds to build it .We will see witch one shoots better in the coming months good luck and happy shooting
My Mini 30 is my house rifle to back up the Winchester Defender shotgun. 6-20 round mags make for some serious home defense!
There is a great website, Accuracy Systems, Inc., that will accurize your minis, and other rifles to true tack drivers, but the boys aren.t exactly cheap...
Had one years ago, was lucky if I could keep 5 rounds on paper @100yds. That thing was the most inaccurate gun I have ever owned, only put about 300 through it before selling it, and got tired of trying to find/work up a good load. Other than the accuracy issue, I could not get it to malfunction.
I bought a Mini-14 over 20 years ago. It was one of the first 180 series. It was one of the very first SS models also. I loved it for what it was. It made a great,fast swinging ,yote gun while calling a road. I used it for the "round the bend" shots that were no more than 50-70 yards.
I later bought a SS Ranch model but it would not shoot better than 6" at 100yds. with a Leupold scope attached. I quickly sold it. I never met anyone that said the Mini's were even the least bit accurate(well maybe so-so). With the Ranch I didn't expect a tack driver,but damn.
My point is this. If I wanted a weapon that shot the 7.62 x 39 round. I'd buy a AK. My opinion........most AK's will outshoot a Mini-30 any day of the week. And you can do so much more with a AK. Also a AK will eat anything. Sometimes a Mini can be picky.
IMO for a 7.62 x 39 shooter ......go with the AK. -----------
my brother has a mini 30 with a wood stock.
he's got several 30 round clips.
I think it's a great gun and I'd buy one in a minute if I could find one in good condition in wood.
(I don't like the synthetic stocks - personal taste.)
But there are a lot of guns I'd buy, but I have to limit myself to pay the bills...
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