For those of you who are familiar with the Mini-14 by Ruger, you know that is an incredibly well made and reliable rifle. It is literally a scaled-down version of the M-14, but instead of firing the 7.62 NATO cartridge, it fires the .223 (or 5.56) caliber round.
Well, the Mini-30 fires the old Soviet 7.62×39, the same round used in the AK-47. So, if you’re fan and owner of an AK-47, then your Ruger Mini-30 can fire that same ammunition. I know that might seem a little redundant, if you already own an AK, then why on earth would you spend your money to by the Mini-30? We’re just speaking hypothetically here.
The Ruger Mini-30 is definitely a first-rate rifle, it’s just a fun rifle because of its compact size, trivial weight, and beefy caliber. It’s also very practical for several situations like hunting (especially ‘Hog’ hunting), plinking, and self-defense.
Here is some info on this rifle from Ruger’s website ruger.com:
- Stock: Hardwood
- Front Sight: Blade
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Barrel Length: 18.50″
- Overall Length: 37.50″
- Capacity: 5-20
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Finish: Matte Stainless
- Thread Pattern: N/A
- Twist: 1:10″ RH
- Weight: 7 lb.
- Length of Pull: 13″
- Grooves: 6
Suggested Retail: $1319.00
- Simple, rugged, Garand-style action with breech bolt locking system, a fixed-piston gas system and self-cleaning moving gas cylinder gives unparalleled reliability under harsh operating conditions.
- Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.
- Integral scope mounts, machined directly on the solid steel receiver, provide a stable mounting surface for included scope rings, eliminating a potential source of looseness and inaccuracy in the field.
- Accurate sighting system with ghost ring rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight.
- Receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting the included Picatinny rail.
- Also includes: two magazines; Picatinny rail; scope rings.
Now that you’ve checked-out the specs, sit back as Hickok45 does some plinking down range.