Ruger Target Model Mini 14 Ranch Rifle .223 Stainless

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  1. Dblugil

    Dblugil New Member

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    Up for sale is model 5808 bought new in DEC 2007. This comes with 500 rds of Hornady 55 gr fmj. 2 - 20 rd clips and 1 - 5 rd clip. Standard ruger scope mounts , but no scope. This is in very good shape,2nd owner.approx 500 rds shot thru this gun.
    $800.00

    FTF or Ship FFL
    Cash only - No Trades
    FFL to FFL shipping additional $45.00
    No delivery
    Location N. Portland
    Send email address and I can send pics
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  2. sheepdip

    sheepdip Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    why oh why would you sell this rifle? as near as i can tell they are perfect. i really like mine
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    Any Pics
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    pokerace Well-Known Member

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    At $800 I would buy a new one........
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    This is one of the few .223's now made that CANNOT shoot 5.56.
  6. branson4020

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    Huh? According to their website they can. What am I missing:huh:

    Oh, wait, I found it. I did not realize that the target version of the mini could not shoot 5.56. I just thought they were all the same. Thanks for teaching me something.
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    If you can buy for $800.00 that comes with 3 clips and 500 rds of ammo , more power to you. PLEASE go buy one.
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Completely Out of Ammo Gold Supporter

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    Edited; never mind, found answer online
  9. madcratebuilder

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    The problem with 5.56 in a .223 chamber is the OAL. In theory a heavy grain 5.56, (longer bullet) could possibly be pushed into the leade of the barrel when chambered. This may cause a over pressure and split the case or blow the primer. I have never heard of a actual ka boom from this.
  10. Medic!

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    Best of luck.
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    Lifted directly from the Ruger website FAQ section:

    Can I shoot 5.56 NATO ammunition in my Mini-14 or Ranch Rifle?
    With the exception of the Mini-14 Target Rifle, which accepts only .223 Rem. ammunition, .223 Rem. and 5.56 NATO can be used in all Mini-14 rifles and Ranch Rifles.
    Please note that "Military Surplus" 5.56mm NATO can vary greatly in its quality and consistency.
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    i have a mini 14 target ss with balancer. i called the factory to find that i could not use the 556.
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    So how do you like that puppy?
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    it is a tack driver!! it is really easy to shoot.