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Ruger Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14 was introduced by Ruger in 1974 as a scaled down version of the M-14 battle rifle.

The M-14 rifle uses the 7.62mm (.308) cartridge, while the Mini-14 is chambered in the 5.56mm (.223) caliber.

The Mini-14 inherited much of its design from the M-14 rifle, including most of the gas system, the rotating bolt, and the safety design.

Selective-fire Mini-14's have been manufactured and sold to police and government agencies.

The Mini-14 Ranch Rifle is a popular variant of the Mini-14. The Mini-14 Ranch Rifle has a scope base cast into the receiver to enable easier mounting of a rifle scope. The ejection port is also modified to ensure that ejected cartridges do not strike the scope.

The Ruger Mini-14 is one of the most customizable rifles on the market today. The Mini-14 can become almost unregonizable in some of the large variety of stocks and folding stocks available on the market today.

The Mini-30 is a close relative of the Mini-14. The Mini-30 is a version of the Mini-14 which is chambered for the Soviet 7.62x39mm cartridge. These cartridges became available very inexpensively after the end of the Cold War and the Mini-30 makes good advantage of that.

Ruger Mini-14 Manuals

Instruction Manual for Ruger Mini-14 Autoloading Rifle

Instruction Manual for Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle

Instruction Manual for Ruger Mini-14 .223 (5.56) Caliber (For use with "180-" serial number prefix models

Instruction Manual for Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle with serial numbers 580-00001 and above


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