What is a good price to pay for a mini 14?

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by molonlabexx, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Interested in buying a ruger mini 14 and wanted some feedback on what I should pay for one. I have heard that the rifle is pretty good for a home defense situation. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Check the Ruger website for the msrp. I won't pay more than the msrp for any gun and prefer to pay less as it is normal to be able to find them for a good amount under the msrp, though with the current buying frenzy that is unlikely to happen.
     

  3. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Thanks for the advice! I will be sure to check their website. I hope they aren't scarce but these people are buying everything they can!
     
  4. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    The mini 14 will be one that is difficult to find for a reasonable price, it is one of the so called "assault weapons" :rolleyes:
     
  5. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    :( Well my hunt will begin soon. What round is it chambered in? If I am not mistaken, it is a 5.56/.223 variant?
     
  6. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Yes the 14 is 223/5.56 the Mini 30 is 7.62x39
     
  7. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    $800-900 for used $1000-1200 for new. I saw a new mini 30 for $1050
     
  8. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    the mini is a great rifle, but in this market.....:confused:

    i dunno, you could get a standard mini for about $650-700 before the craze. i paid 675 for my new stainless just a few years back.

    now? this is a seller's market for semi-auto style carbines. i think at the moment, i'd search the market for a good bolt or lever action...both of which can still be found for a reasonable price. i'd wait it out for a mini for a few months.

    but if you gotta have it now...i would think $900-1200 is probably going to be what you are looking at, unless you find a deal.
     
  9. longunner

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    Don't they sell them at Walmart? Last I heard they didn't change prices at all since this panic started and I think I remember seeing the ranch model for 6 or 7 hundred in a catalog they had a few months ago. My moms boyfriend just scored one and a couple thirty round mags for 500 bucks. Lucky dog!!!
     
  10. molonlabexx

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    :eek: Oh wow... I didn't know they were that expensive. I will have to pass on that for now. Thanks for the input folks!
     
  11. 7mmstw

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    To me they are worth about 1/3 of their price. Pass on that investment cast piece and get something better.
     
  12. hawkguy

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    wal mart, yes....but i haven't seen one at any local walmart in about 3 or 4 months.

    they should be back in a few months hopefully.
     
  13. hawkguy

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    before or now? if you meant before the craze, i would disagree and say they were beginning to get a little overpriced. still a good gun imo, and i speak from experience....do you?

    but right now...every so called "assault rifle" is 2-3 times what it is worth. you think a dpms AR is worth the 1200-1500 they are going for lately? :rolleyes:

    and what is your suggestion of something better?
     
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  14. TexasGunner

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    I sold my 580's series last month for $900. That was with aTundra thumb hole laminated stock and accustrut. No longer used it after I bought my first AR. Sold it in less than3 minutes with one phone call. Could have got much much more, but I wasn't looking to take advantage of anyone.
     
  15. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Anything is worth it if you can afford it. The scare buying is really starting to get serious. I thought it would be shorter but it's extending all the way into February. Check this supplier comment post: http://www.resist1776.info/guns-and-ammo-industry-report-how-much-are-they-making-a-day/

    Magpul is over 1 million P-mags on backorder. I don't have an AR but I do have a 30 round pmag. What should I do with it?
     
  16. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    of course. but if you you are on a budget, like most....then you want a good deal for your hard earned dough.

    right now, there are virtually NO good deals for AR's, AK's, MINI's, etc. its just the wrong time to buy.

    there are other guns that are great guns, and you can buy them now without being ripped off.
     
  17. hawkguy

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    i don't think that selling anything is a high market is taking advantage myself. would you think the same thing if you bought gold or land cheap and re sold it for a profit? but everyone is allowed their own opinion.

    i have a mini and AR, i like both...but the mini is still my fave.
     
  18. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    I bought a ruger 10/22 a few weeks ago. I really need to try and fins some bx-25 mags though. Before I buy anymore guns, that will be the next purchase. I can't even find factory mags.
     
  19. hawkguy

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    wow! i didn't believe you & it does appear the factory 10 rounders are starting to dry up! :confused:

    they have many on ebay at inflated prices....but....wow

    check out the alangator tri mag...better than the bx-25 for range work imo. if you can find the 10 rounders...:rolleyes:
     
  20. blucoondawg

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    I have not found a higher capacity mag for the 10/22 that gun will function with reliably, I have tried 3 different ones, don't recall the makes, a buddy of mine has had various different makes over the years with pretty much the same result. I haven't tried the bx-25 yet hopefully being that Ruger has their name on it it is reliable.