Ruger Mini-14, Mini-30, Ranch Rifle hicaps/magazines/clips,
gun parts, stocks, riflescopes. Gun accessory items that improve Ruger Mini 14 and Mini Thirty firearms.
With just a few improvements, the factory
Ruger Mini-14 type rifle becomes an excellent, all-around rifle for plinking,
hunting, carrying in a vehicle, or self-defense! Check out
our gun accessories: magazines, muzzlebrakes, riflescopes and scope mounts, gun stocks, holographic red dot sights, targets,
soft and hard gun carry cases, slings, bipods and adapters, cleaning equipment, etc. We have a very limited selection
of factory replacement gun parts, also.
Our pages offer helpful advice for Mini-14, Mini-30, and Ranch Rifle owners to understand the subtle differences
between the variations Ruger has made in almost 4 decades of Mini-14 production and improvement.
|Since their first Mini-14 in 1975, Ruger's Mini-14, Mini-30 (Ruger calls it "Mini Thirty"),
Ranch Rifles, Mini 14 GB, 6.8mm SPC Ranch Rifle, and variations of this famous carbine
have become favored for hunting, protection, and recreation. It has been used by many U.S. law
enforcement agencies. Believe it or not, for a brief time in the 1980's, it was
used by the U.S. Marine Corps in a non-combat role. Like other Ruger products,
it has a reputation for reliability and value. It is an American
favorite - one of the best selling firearms here each year! The Mini-14 also
finds lots of fans globally. Police in France use it in .223 Remington. Many civilians own
Mini's in civilian calibers, like .222 Rem., in jurisdictions where
it is forbidden by law to own "military" caliber rifles.
|Unfortunately, the factory issued, PRE-2005 Ruger Mini-14 (and
variants) have one major drawback: ACCURACY! The barrel and
design provide typical accuracy of only 3 to 5 inch groups at 100 yards
(an average of 4 minutes of angle (4 MOA)); very poor compared to most
AR15's. However, a
Ruger Mini costs $150 to $250 less than an AR15. It can be said that
pre-2005 Ruger Mini has accuracy comparable to a basic AK47, and that
be as good as most people need for a utilitarian tool like the Mini.
|SOME POST-2005 (new model) Mini 14's are capable of 1 inch groups
at 100 yards (1 MOA) using match grade ammo. They also have barrels
with a 1:8 twist, which means they can stabilize heavier bullets, like
the 75 grain boattail hollow point (BTHP) from Hornady or the 77 grain
BTHP from Sierra.
|We are pleased to offer many fine products for these rifles from
Ruger and other quality gun accessory makers, like Hogue stocks, Butler Creek,
B-Square, Harris Bipods, ProMag, MWG, Tapco, Advanced Technology
Inc., Revolution (formerly Revival Industries), and John T. Masen Co.
From pinned muzzlebrakes to red dot holographic sights,
laminated wood sporter stocks to pistol gripped folding tactical stocks, left
handed thumbhole stocks, right handed thumbhole stocks,
ambidextrous Mini-14 and Mini-30 stocks, magazines to
stripper clip guides, lasers to tactical lights, tritium night sights
to scope/sight mounts, iron sights to riflescopes, Andean has