I tend to buy older mini30s, the 189 series were some of the best mini series. One of the original designers of the rifle, he literally retooled the entire production line and made important upgrades. Ruger parts for pistols like the popular lc9 series and sr series pistols as well as many parts for the mark series pistols and more. This is a great rifle but these problems have made me think. New mini30 beginning serial nbr 5810100220061 in 10 5810589220071 in 10. Please visit the website and check out what the great folks. In the early 1970s, ruger released their mini14, an autoloading ranch rifleloosely based on the action of the military m14chambered for the. The newer series minis are much more accurate out of the box than the old ones. The sturm ruger mini 14 and mini 30 are popular us semiautomatic rifles. Many of our pictures are stock photos provided to us by the manufacturer and do not necessarily represent the actual item being purchased. The ruger mini 1430 ranch rifle is one of the most popular guns and we have a full line of aftermarket ruger mini 14 folding stock for sale, scopes, mounts muzzle brakes and tactical accessories made for the ruger mini 1430 ranch rifle.
Finally, i got the chance to put the ruger mini thirty through its paces. My two mini30s are from the same production run 189 series, but the bolt and firing pin fit is different. Buy the best scope mount systems available for the ruger mini 14 and ruger mini 30 rifles. Mouse over image above to zoom any area, or click on image to zoom the entire image. Ruger mini 14 30 rifle scope bases rifles base accuracy. Ruger mini ranch rifle conversions 14 30 accurate accuracy.
Accuracy systems adjustable gas block mini 14, mini 30. As always, slug your barrel to see exactly what you have. This way my blued 189 series mini30 when i bought it. This is the second post i came across that infers that it is undesirable to have a. That is what matters in a hunting arm if thats what you plan on doing with it. I now have 3 older mini30s, all are 189 series made 19891990. Thinking of buying a 583 series mini 30 and selling. Ruger added a heavier tapered barrel model to the mini series of rifles. Accuracy systems new ruger mini gas system will actually help your rifle shoot better by reducing the harmonics that are produced when the operating rod comes in contact with your receiver during high speed cycling of the operating rod. Hi guys, can anyone give me feedback on the reliability and accuracy of the current ruger mini14 and mini30 rifles. Ruger mini 14 30 rifle scope bases rifles base accuracy systems inc. I know this gun is not going to display ar15 accuracy but was wondering what some of you might be getting with either reloads or commercial ammo. The mini 30 is known for its out of the box accuracy and flexibility, includes factory five.
Fits all non ranch mini 14s 180 thru 189 serial number prefixes. I was thinking it was a bit much, and you probably wouldnt want to spend that kind of coin, but i tend to forget how deep our mini addiction runs. Ruger rifle parts such as the ever popular 1022, 77 and 96 models, the ruger mini14 and mini 30 platforms as well as todays ruger american rifle and pc carbine platforms. Dont buy a ruger mini 30 without first knowing a few problems i ran into with mine. Ten ruger mini14thirty accessories that are actually. Rugers mini series was never noted for stellar accuracy, but this changed in 2005 when ruger engineer roy melcher shut down mini14 and minithirty production. Accuracy systems sells ruger mini 14 and mini 30 rifle scope bases. Sight also fits all mini 14 rifles pre 580 series with a 1 at the beginning of the serial number measuring. If they have improved the accuracy, then i would consider buying a newer mini 14 or 30, but the mags are way too expensive.
Ranch rifle models pre and post 580 series, mini 14, mini 30, 6. Due to the recent increase in order volume, shipping on some items may be delayed up to 15 business days or longer. Select sku listing to see all stock numbers for this schematic. Galati international offers many aftermarket parts and accessories to compliment the popular ruger mini 14, including magazines, muzzle. It was built in 1991 according to the serial number lookup on rugers.
The ruger mini30 may not be the newest, sexiest, or most accurate rifle on the market, however it is incredibly reliable. Cold hammerforged barrel results in ultraprecise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity. Items shipped from our own warehouse can be shipped much sooner than items shipped direct to you from one of our fulfillment suppliers. The ruger mini thirty, an alternative to the ak gunsamerica digest. How is function with even the cheapest russian ammo. Integral scope mounts, machined directly on the solid steel receiver, provide a stable mounting surface for included scope rings. Mini 14 series by year firearms talk the community for. One of the complaints about the minis has been their accuracy. Mini bolts and firing pins are not one size fits all like some other platforms. Im at the cusp of picking up a mini 14 5816 but a friend of mine keeps telling me i should look at the mini 30 before committing. His rifle may be the exception to the general rule. I dont want to buy both, so im wondering what the good people of gunnit think about the two rifles and if there is a reason to look at the mini 30.
Tactical rifle conversions ruger mini 14 30 complete rifle. Im in my 189 series mini thirty has shot everything from the good brass cased ammo pricey to the cheapest of the cheap russian steel casedlacquer or polymer coated crp i could find at. Even those that had stringing problems as they heated up were first shot accurate. He has some factory ruger high capacity mags and they seem to work well. Our awardingwinning products all prove that ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooters needs. Ruger factory will not even look at them accuracy wise unless they shoot worse than 4 moa. Having said that, i liked the look and feel of the rifle and being a lefthanded shooter, it was easy to operate. Fast forward to 1987, and youd see the first advertisements for the second in this series of rifles.
I have been wanting to try one of the ruger mini 30 ranch rifles in stainless with the new synthetic stock. I kept the mini 14 and finally got some factory 20 rounders for it. Mini thirty serial numbers rollmarked with mini14 ranch rifles beginning in 2001. Shop for ruger mini30 rifle parts 186, 189, 196197 series, accessories and more with numrich gun parts corp. The ruger mini 14s biggest problem and how to fix it. Buy the best front and rear sights available for the ruger mini 14 and ruger mini 30 rifles. Mini 14 series by year discussion in mini14 forum started by threetango, feb 8, 20. Please verify this picture accurately reflects the product described by the title and description on this page before. With his rifle, shooting his handloads, he is very accurate. Fits all ranch rifle models pre and post 580 series, mini 14. Ruger will not sell you a spare pin, unless you send the mini back to them for fitting and test firing.
Also, its hard to beat the simplicity and reliability of rugers mini seriesmodeled of course after the garand. Only a small amount of the early 189 series mini30 barrels were. Reliable with factory mags, aftermarket mags not so much. Accuracy systems sells mini 14 and mini 30 rifle front sights and rear sights rifles. Gun has been test fired but looks 98% or better inside and out, original, blue with wood stock. I have pushed well over a thousand rounds of surplus russian ammo through the mini30 and only given it one wipe down and squirt of lube which for the record was done because of rain. Ten ruger mini 14 thirty accessories that are actually. Fits all mini 14 post 581, all mini 30s 189 thru current. I still have just the one 189 series made in 1989, but ive been keeping my eyes open for a. About the size and weight of an m1 carbine in an effective caliber with less muzzle blast than the mini 14. A good friend of mine has a mini he bought around 19992000, according to the serial number, that he. The ruger mini14s biggest problem and how to fix it.
If it is to be a truck gun plinker accuracy doesnt matter much anyway. Mini thirty serial numbers rollmarked with mini 14 ranch rifles beginning in 2001. The accuracy issue with mini1430s is not new, and has been whined about ad nauseum, and the fact that the brass. Archangel precision stock ruger mini 14 and mini thirty black polymer. The ruger mini thirty is a good 100150 yard hunting rifle and plinker, fun to. Click on a red number to view more information on that item and to add that factory part to your shopping cart. Really the best thing about the ruger mini 1430 is that they are often allowed in ban states. Id traded the 30 due to the mag problem for my first ar. My early 189 series stainless mini thirty ranch rifle seemed a bit pricey at the time, about 12 the current price. Accuracy systems adjustable gas block mini 14, mini 30, 580, 581, and target 0. Accuracy when you feed the mini thirty good brass with hornady sst bullets, its a winner.
Ruger mini 14 accessories shop ruger mini 1430 tactical. Ruger mini14 and mini30 helpi think i want a mini30. I was thinking about pming you, bepe, as i recently saw a 189 series m 30 listed in the newspaper classifieds here. This number should be used as a point of reference only.
Ruger mini 14 mini thirty rifle autoloading rifle model. Ruger mini 14 30 rifle front sight rear sights rifles accuracy. Id spent a great deal of time with ak rifles and became used to their performance. I have a mini series 183 and have put uncountable nato 5. In the newer 580series rifles, ruger actually did a fantastic job at tidying up their design, their production methods and especially the rifles tolerances.
I know many folks poo poo the aks accuracy but mine will do the same as my old mini 30. I recently came across a classic, older ruger mini14 that i had to get considering the price. Early series 189 ruger mini 30 rancher in hard hitting readily available 7. There was no ruger forum then so my knowledge was limited as to what worked and what didnt. We shoot the ruger mini thirty stainless, caliber 7. With products made in america, ruger offers consumers almost 700 variations of more than 40 product lines. These used to be a bargain compared to ar15s but after the last scare, it seems that ar15 manufacturers have really stepped up their game and now there are a ton of great ones for great prices. I was first introduced to it a number of years ago as an alternative to the ak series of rifles. Mini thirty that needs mentioned is its use of a proprietary ruger magazine versus the more prolific and less expensive 30round ak magazine. Archangel precision stock ruger mini 14 and mini t. For 70 years, ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility.
I recently sold my mini14 accuracy is marginal with the minis. They will almost always feed and function without failure. Brownells is your source for ruger mini30 parts at brownells. Accuracy systems new ruger mini gas system can be tuned from no cycling at all for you single shot bench shooters to wide open for you high capacity magazine. Ruger mini 14 mini thirty rifle autoloading rifle models. Discussion in rifles started by talonrob, may 16, 2010. If you want a super 30 cal semi you may even want to consider an m1 garand. Mini 14 accessories ruger rifle 30 muzzle brake gas block.64 1476 561 1059 770 1244 333 1167 1057 621 285 782 620 1009 839 306 1349 832 902 1122 1204 326 604 947 122 477 681 650 416 659 1467 867 814 263 1113