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Ruger MINI-THIRTYP 7.62X39 SSSYN 5806 Reviews

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by Edwin B Sunday 08 October, 2017
I was very pleased with the Ruger Mini-30 that I got from Buds. I did receive it right away. I wish I had been as prompt to do the review as Buds was in sending the rifle to me. I give Buds and Ruger both a 5-star rating. Well done to all. I would recommend Buds to anyone buying a firearm.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Steven T Saturday 17 June, 2017
I\'ll keep this short, as I have a tendency to get long-winded on reviews. I bought this rifle thinking I was going to cycle lots and lots of imported, steel cased ammo through it. Wrong. I, like many others, have made this mistake. The Mini series runs on a tried and true platform. It\'s been around for a BUNCH of years for a reason. They are GREAT rifles. But they, by design, don\'t reliably run steel ammo, right out of the box. These rifles were made to run American brass ammo. By design, they are made to strike softer primers. By design, they strike \"lighter\" and do not, from the factory, impart hard enough strikes to RELIABLY ignite steel cased ammo. I\'m sure some are already shaking their heads and calling me names. If you\'ve done your research, and know your ammo, you are in the group nodding their heads saying \"yup, this is right\". Import, steel cased ammo has different metallurgy used in the primers specifically. There are reasons for this, which I won\'t go into here since this is a GUN REVIEW. If your intent is to buy a Mini 30, pull it out of the box, and run through piles of steel or surplus ammo, let me save you some frustration and say \"DON\'T buy this rifle\". It will, out of the box, run all day long on brass, American ammo. And it will run steel, unreliably. You will have some steel ammo that runs better and more reliably than others, but it will NEVER, out of the box, run as reliably as it will with brass. Yes, you can change to higher spring rates and firing pin configurations to more reliably use steel ammo. This is why I keep mentioning \"out of the box\". Summary: (didn\'t he say he was going to keep this short) The Ruger Mini series are fantastic, ultra-rugged, reliable, tried and true rifles. Just keep the above information in mind while making your purchase decision and you won\'t be disappointed in the end. If you think I\'m bluffing or full of fertilizer, ask around to those who know about Mini\'s. Heck, ask Ruger. They have FANTASTIC customer service response.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Wayne M Friday 16 June, 2017
Since I have a lot of Russian ammo for my AK and SKS, I purchased this rifle that theoretically could use the same ammo. However, after one trip to the range, I found out that the firing pin does not strike the hard primers of the steel cased Russian ammo hard enough to detonate each round, resulting in numerous FTFs. With a little research, I discovered that you must stick with quality brass ammo. Once I switched to good, brass ammo, I had no more problems. It's a Ruger, which means it's solidly built, rugged and well made. Since I live in the Socialist State of Kalifornia, which has all but outlawed AKs and ARs, this has become my go-to gun. It's small, light, accurate and easy to handle. The 7.62 X 39 rounds are hard hitting and are pretty much the equivalent to a .30-30 round. Great for most game from hogs to deer. I love this little handy rifle!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Patrick K Tuesday 28 March, 2017
Functions smoothly with any of the garbage russian ammo I feed it. Is very well balanced and smooth to bring up to the shoulder. Weight is very comfortable, and the iron sights that come on it work great for functional range of the cartridge. NOT accurate, but as mentioned It gets fed only the nastiest of imported junk so its not a fair judge. It comes with nice steel rings AND a small picatinity rail that install across the receiver ring slots so there are plenty of optics options there. Trigger was very ugly from the factory - but for $50 I had it cleaned up and NO parts replaced to get it to 3.5lbs. The trigger group is remarkably well designed like that, just rough from the factory. Plastic stock leaves much to be desired, which is why I have to take off a star.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by John L Thursday 29 December, 2016
This is a great rifle. Fairly light weight, great balance. Accurate enough for the round in question, considering it is a 200-300yd round. Bought it from Bud\'s a few years back and have had nothing but good luck with it. I mostly wanted to share that the rifle was designed to fire ammo with a boxer primer, so using berdan-primed ammo like the cheap surplus AK rounds is a big no-no. Here is why: the Berdan primer has a tiny portion of the case that extends up between two small holes to provide a hard surface for the firing pin to strike against. This \"anvil\" extends further toward the back of the cartridge, creating less space between the firing pin and the load than a Boxer primer. A Boxer primer has a centrally located anvil that is inverted in relation to the firing pin, like a divot, leaving more space between the firing pin and the load. Buying a Ruger Mini 30 to run the cheapest AK ammo through it is a mistake. If endless days of munching cheap steel rounds is the plan, an SKS would be a better idea. Over time, Berdan primers will destroy the tip of the firing pin because they allow less travel before the hard stop. Boxers are the ticket. Consider quality ammo in your purchase and planned cost of ownership. As of this writing, the best priced ammo with a Boxer primer is Fiocchi 7.62x39 123gr FMJ. Probably 50 cents a round rather than 25 for surplus. So, ammo will cost around twice as much. You can get away with some use of Golden Bear 7.62x39 because it has a more \"forgiving\" Berdan primer. This was discovered through a lot of research with other Ruger Mini 30 owners. I realize that an AR platform can be had (today) for perhaps less than the Ruger Mini-30, and decent AK47 pattern rifles can be also. But the Ruger Mini 30 is a classic style and shape that is practical and functional. Worth their own spot in your safe. I would recommend this rifle, and I would recommend Bud\'s Gun Shop.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by shawn B Friday 22 April, 2016
Excellent service from Buds... great rifle especially in the ban state ct.. Just don't use tulammo

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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