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Old 12-20-2010, 07:29 AM
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Default Anybody know anything about Ruger Mini 30s?

do they make them with a stainless barrel and wood stock? Can't seem to find that combination. All the SS ones I see have synthetic stocks.
Old 12-20-2010, 07:33 AM
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Check gunbroker.com for wood stocks.
Old 12-20-2010, 07:34 AM
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I do not believe they do...or at least not any more. You can generally find used wood stocks on ebay or other places like that. Probably be able to sell a synthetic stock for more than a wood one.
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They arent offered with it new anymore. There are tons of them out there used. Why the Mini-30? Kind of an oddball caliber these days.
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No, Ruger's "all weather" models are stainless and synthetic.

A nice wood stock will run you about $75.
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http://www.ruger.com/products/mini14...le/models.html
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Originally Posted by doughnut View Post
They arent offered with it new anymore. There are tons of them out there used. Why the Mini-30? Kind of an oddball caliber these days.
7.62 x 39mm is an oddball caliber?
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Same caliber as the ak-47--right? Seems like the same ballistics as a 30-30. Maybe a little more range
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You can buy a nice SKS for about 1/3 rd the price of the Ruger.

Something like this

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/60428

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/sai-762.aspx

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Cabela's had SKSs on sale for $325, last week. You mean to tell me a Ruger Mini-30 cost $1500?
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Just go buy an AK 47, keep it lubed some you will be fine... Ak's are made to be abused and they will always fire... Ruger will be around 600 and Ak around 400.... I own a Ruger Mini 14 also and AK
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The MSRP on some of the Rugers is close to $1,100.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
The MSRP on some of the Rugers is close to $1,100.
Pardon me while I have a stroke!

Got two SKSs one a sporterized Norinco chinaman version with a synthetic stoke, the other a Yugo, wood stock, bayonet and the whole works.

Went bought me a Moison Nagant a few months ago--- HOLY MACKERAl!
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Pardon me while I have a stroke!
I hope you're OK.


That's MSRP. "Street" prices are "only" about $850 for that model.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
I hope you're OK.


That's MSRP. "Street" prices are "only" about $850 for that model.
they are less than that now maybe 6 and some change
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I just like thr Ruger better---always have. personal preference. That won't change no matter how much better or cheaper another gun is, I just always liked that one
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I remember 10-15 years ago was able to pick up a SKS for $69 in the shootgun news. I bet I had 20 in less than 2 years. Would buy one shoot it a few months and then sell it to someone for $100. But haven't had one in years cause I never like them as much as my M1 carbine.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
they are less than that now maybe 6 and some change
You can get the cheapest one for about $675.

The Target for about $900
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i like the ruger as well...a most excellent nutria extermination device
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I have a Ruger 7.62 bolt action. Shoots nutria very good.

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