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PanBaccha 05-10-2013 02:41 PM

What Are Your Thoughts On A Mini-30?
What are your thoughts on a Mini-30? I've been leaning toward them and can't understand its gravitational pull on me lately. :confused: Anyone?

rifleman1 05-10-2013 02:47 PM

Great gun in a great caliber I have a mini 14 and some day will get a 30

tri70 05-11-2013 08:21 PM

It has been rumored that Ruger may have came out with a better firing pin to improve strikes. I have missed a good opportunity to get one for $300 yrs ago and kick myself for it. I would not hesitate to get one if I was looking. They may take 200-300 to get broke in a operating smoothly. Some new minis feel rough and gravely out of the box. The thicker barrels have improved accuracy for all the minis. If you find a good price on one, get it! If you don't like it they are an easy sell.

tri70 05-11-2013 11:07 PM

Tula ammo is plentiful around here in 7.62x39.

HockaLouis 05-11-2013 11:32 PM

I think it's a great concept. And if you can accept the below-average accuracy and are NOT being lulled into the consideration based on cheap Russian ammo*, I'd say go ahead!

*It is highly advised you only shoot brass-cased American made ammo in these guns otherwise reliability becomes an issue. Now there will always be some yahoo who doesn't even know where the term comes from that knows better, but it is hard to argue with an owner's manual.

therewolf 05-11-2013 11:38 PM

Great concept, but the mini-30 standard clunky wood

stock begs replacement with something, anything else.

I also thought the iron sights would, well, get replaced ?:(

pioneer461 06-06-2013 08:26 PM

Proven platform, proven round. What's not to love?

Axxe55 06-06-2013 10:09 PM

i have shot both the Mini 14 and the Mini 30 and if making a choice, for some reason and i really don't have an explanation, but i would like to own the Mini 30. best explanation is that it's a wonderful cartridge in this platform, and i already have an AR in 223, so i want diversity of a different caliber!

JTJ 06-20-2013 03:56 PM

Avoid the Tul. I had a 20%- 50% failure to fire rate with tul. Not many problems with Wolf. Silver Bear was the best with no malfunctions. The Tul had primers seated at various depths and the deep ones got a light strike. I got to the point that I could tell which rounds were going to give me trouble by running my thumb over the primer.

howellgunworks 06-28-2013 01:32 AM

I have a mini 30, black synthetic stock, real nice rifle. It does seem to have problems with failure to feed on wolf HP ammo....fmj seems to work fine, anyone else run into similar issue?

And I have to add that although it shoots the same round it seems more accurate then any AK variation I've had the chance to shoot.

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