Mini 14 or Mini 30

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by LikeABoss, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Decisions decisions. Anyone care to give the +'s and -'s between these two Ruger models?
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    All depends on what its gonna be used for
     

  3. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    zombies and SHTF scenarios
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ok. Everyone will probably have 556 or 223 so that's a good choice cuz if you need ammo they will have it more than likely. 223/556 is usually pretty cheap and easy to find....except right now that is. Light recoil off both, 7.62x39 is cheap and easy to find as well. 762 has more damage/power on impact. 223 has better range. Cons being ammo availability and follow up shots usually required on the 556. Cons of 762 is a little more recoil w less range-like 100 yards effectively less. So it baaically comes down to which you can find and want. Recoil off both is pretty minimal
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The 5.56X45 hits a helluva lot harder.

    That's the way I would go.
     
  6. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    It's almost down to what you can find, still plenty of mini 30 ammo on shelf for a good price $7-8/ box.
     
  7. hawkguy

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    not too much difference other than the obvious.

    both are good guns that take a bit of tweaking to bring out their best.

    the main negatives i have heard on the mini 30 is that many report the mini 30 will have trouble with surplus ammo. many break firing pins on the primers, or don't cycle it well. idk why ruger wouldn't build it to stand up to this ammo. of course some have claimed their 30 eats it all. mixed reviews i guess. :confused:

    so for your uses, i'd go mini 14....although 223 isn't my favorite round right now (being next to impossible to find).
     
  8. hiwall

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  9. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    I finaly got my hands on a 7.62x39 wow mag went fast grinning ear to ear

    I could get into this lol i love the heavy bullet
     
  10. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Why not get both!
     
  11. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    aren't there mag availability issues with the 30 as well? ruger only makes a 5 or 10 round?

    of course....soon....that may not matter....
     
  12. Birchhatchery

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    i got a mini dam good gun lots of millitary grade russian ammo to lots glad i bought it all now cuz cant find it anywere!
     
  13. Bigp88

    Bigp88 New Member

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    Like he said get both
     
  14. Bigp88

    Bigp88 New Member

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    I personally got a mini 14 ANd I love it
     
  15. Birchhatchery

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    im hoping to laws get passed as i only have a 20 round clip and a 5 round clip my 30 round clip took a crap so hopefully nothing gets passed and i can buy this time around 5 clips at 30 for my mini
     
  16. headhunter

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    If you view it as a home defense, fox, coyote type rifle- consider the 5.56 because it is a little flatter shootingxand has a quicker recovery time from the previous shot.
    If you want defense against 4 legged critters and deer hunting, perhaps you'd be best served by a 7.62X 39. Many people have compared it to a .30-30.
     
  17. Birchhatchery

    Birchhatchery New Member

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    anyone no place get a mini 14 clip right now?
     
  18. tri70

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    You might try Academy Sports