Mini 30

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by JTJ, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I just picked up a Mini 30. The seller was out of work and needed money. I dont know if it is a good deal or not but I paid him what he asked. $400 including a Bushnell Buckhorn scope, a soft case, 1-5 rnd, 3-10 rnd and 3-20 rnd mags. It does not appear to have been shot much and has the wood stock. 187 series. The 20 rnd mags look unused. He has 960 rnds of Wolf he is asking $200 for.
    Was this a fair deal or a charity case?
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I think you got a good deal. Plus helped a friend in need.
     

  3. Brother_COM

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    Man! I think you did well also! Did you buy the ammo too? That was like icing on the cake!
    You go shooter!
    Glen
     
  4. Tackleberry1

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    A quick google search of Ruger Mini 30 shows these retailing new for north of $650.00 so if it's good condition plus the scope I'd say you got a pretty good deal.:)

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  5. ahole

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    I have the same gun same series in ss. Yes for 400 you did good thats a bit much for the ammo IMO. If you want a ATI Tactical stock PM me. I have one though i would like it but now im selling the mini to get another FAL
     
  6. Boyerracing343

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    I think you got a pretty good deal. If i could find a mini 30 for that price around here i would jump on it. Every time i have seen one in fair shape the seller is asking $500+.
     
  7. JTJ

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    Thanks for the feedback. It looks like I came out OK. I have been wanting a 30 cal but did not want to buy an AK. I did see a brand new Saiga in the gun shop for $469.
     
  8. CA357

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    I was asking around recently about the pro's and con's of the Mini 30 because I'm a big Mini 14 fan. The only negative issue I consistently heard is that many of them don't like Russian ammo.

    BTW, $400. is an excellent deal.
     
  9. fmj

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    SCORE!!!! Killer deal!!

    Leave the ammo!
     
  10. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    I like the fact that you now have a kill rang of 300 to 400 yards
     

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  11. Hairtrigger

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    The Mini is a very fun gun. Excellent reliability
     
  12. Tackleberry1

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    Is that an AK mag? Do mini 30's take AK mags?

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  13. ahole

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    no that is a factory 30 mag stainless
     
  14. Tackleberry1

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    Darn, got tons of AK mags and would love a mini in 7.62 x 39.

    What do the Ruger mini 30 mags cost?

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  15. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    These factory ss mags where 50 each i have 3 of them 2 5 round factory mags and one custom mad 75 round bucket. you will have to do some mod work to the ak mags to make them work but it can be done. I am selling this Mini 30 to get another FAL.
     
  16. JTJ

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    Got word back from Ruger today. Serial numbers above 189-25005 have .310 bores. Below have .308-.309. .310 is safe to shoot in any of the Mini 30's.
     
  17. FCross7

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    That's good to hear about the bore size. As everyone else has said, you got a killer deal. If all those mags you have are Ruger factory mags, then you've got probably over $200 worth of mags. They usually run between $30 and $40, depending on where you get them from. Not to mention the scope.

    Let us know what you think. I've got a Mini 14 on the way from Buds as I'm writing this, and as long as I like it (can't imagine that I won't), a Mini 30 won't be too far behind.

    -Fred
     
  18. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    Yes all mags are factory. I have decided to keep the Mini and just sell the stock and get a scout mount for it. I do have to do some work on the firing pin. It dose strike a bit soft.