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Old 12-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #11
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@jismail check mark on that



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Old 01-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #12
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Haven't had a chance to give a update but Ruger is sending me a new Mini 14..it wasn't easy we went back and forth a few times..they claim they shot 200 rds through it with no problem.. I sent them a vid and pic of the problem..they were using Hornady rds through it that stuff is expensive..maybe it didn't like my ammo? I don't know but definitely didn't function correct for me.. They wanted me to send the mags but there all factory mags they can't all be faulty..anyway I'm getting a new one but it's being sent to the store I bought it from and I have to wait 10 days again because it's a whole new gun and they had to order it so it's been about a month still no gun yet..pain in the ass this has been.. The price to pay for a new gun ..Is the Mini that picky with ammo?I thought Ar 15s were the princesses of 223 rifles.



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@masterpsmith the NATO .556 did shoot no problem.. I sent it back to Ruger again today with video and photo.. Hopefully they replace it..I tried Remington,Pmc,Winchester,and federal ammo in .223 they all failed..the rifle is brand new it's definitely a lemon..
Hows that LC9 treating you ? hopefully better than the Mini ? Hope they just replace it for you .
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Love the Lc9 100rds no problems..I got a a brand new Mini on the way so I guess I shouldn't stress right?

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I've got an older 183-series Mini that I bought new back in the early 80's that will happily digest any ammo I decide to use. 5.56 NATO or .223 Rem. it doesn't seem to matter. One of the well known features of the Mini is its reliability. I can't say that I've ever known any of the many people I know who own a Mini that have ever experienced FTF's or FTE like you've encountered. Clearly there was something uniquely wrong with that one. It happens sometimes with any manufactured product, but it doesn't mean they will all perform like that.

Hopefully the new one Ruger is sending to you will perform up to your expectations. Keep us informed of your progress on this matter.

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Yeah I hope it works out for me I do love the Mini I just want one I can trust my life with.. Will keep you guys posted..

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Haven't had a chance to give a update but Ruger is sending me a new Mini 14..it wasn't easy we went back and forth a few times..they claim they shot 200 rds through it with no problem.. I sent them a vid and pic of the problem..they were using Hornady rds through it that stuff is expensive..maybe it didn't like my ammo? I don't know but definitely didn't function correct for me.. They wanted me to send the mags but there all factory mags they can't all be faulty..anyway I'm getting a new one but it's being sent to the store I bought it from and I have to wait 10 days again because it's a whole new gun and they had to order it so it's been about a month still no gun yet..pain in the ass this has been.. The price to pay for a new gun ..Is the Mini that picky with ammo?I thought Ar 15s were the princesses of 223 rifles.
I thought if they were replacing a defective firearm they could send it right to your door.
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New rifle new serial number..it sucks!

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Had the same problem with my mini ended up trading it for a ak!

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Ak's are nice! Hopefully my new Mini runs like a champ



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