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Offline astronut

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Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle
« on: October 28, 2019, 01:58:20 PM »
Ruger Mini 14 Ranch rifle series 187 and according to the Ruger website was manufactured in 1984.  Bought it about a year or so ago and have not fired it yet.  Has been a closet queen since it arrived.  Probably will be putting it up for sell soon.


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Re: Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 02:16:04 PM »
I tried picking one of these up a few times at an auction unsuccessfully. I wonder how many of these would be out there if Ruger didn't cave to pressure (If I have my facts correct from memory).

Looks like it's in real good shape. I never shot one of those.

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Re: Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 02:35:44 PM »
I have one..from 1993.. after i got it..it quickly found it's way to the back of the safe.. Never had any problems, other than it never was really all that accurate.. I just found, I prefer the .30 Carbines or my real M-14, to the knock off.  I have considered dumping it many times... but, it keeps hanging in there like an old rusty fish hook

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun take the cannoli.

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Re: Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 02:46:02 PM »
I hear you greasemonkey.  I didnt need it but bought it on a whim since I had no rifle in that caliber and I did not want an ar platform rifle.  Not saying that .223/5.56 is bad or undesirable but, I prefer my 7.62x39 rifles more.

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Re: Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 02:53:42 PM »
A buddy just bought a second one recently.
He seems to hit what he aims at.

I've shot them a few times, I even owned a Mini 30 at one point, just not my thing.

They are well made, and a lot on fun to play with though.
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