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C"mon, ruger!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by dario541, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I am the owner of a Ruger Mini-14. I admit that it is not a target gun. But it is adequate for what I need. It is stainless steel with a synthetic stock. And, the GREAT news is that Ruger is NOW making factory 20 and 30 round magazines available for it. This I like!
    I also own an SKS. I have long wanted a Mini-30 which uses the same ammo. However, Ruger, for some reason, has not seen fit to make factory magazines for it. And, what is the purpose of a 5 shot semi-auto carbine?
    Well, guess what? I saw a 2010 Ruger catalog yesterday and you can now purchase a Mini-30 WITH a factory 20 round magazine! However, in the section where they show magazines for purchase, they DO NOT show that they sell these hi-cap magazines separately. If Ruger has any brains, they will make these mags available for separate purchase and will probably start selling more of these carbines. I HOPE SO! I WANT ONE! How about you? Bi-Mart sells these rifles for less than $700.
     
  2. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Or you could call and request magazines from Ruger instead of complaining on an internet forum they don't read. You'll likely make better forward progress! :)
     
  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    and when you contact them ask them why don't they bring back the mr T factory folding stocks and produce them for the ruger 10/22

    people pay $450 for just a folding stock seems like they are missing out on some business they stopped making them to be politically correct but now they jumped on the ar15 band wagon if its a $$ thing tell them they are missing the market one of those things that don't figure
     
  4. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    yea fool!!!! I want my Mr. T folding stock!!!

    SF-
     
  5. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    yea fool!!!! I want my Mr. T folding stock!!!

    t001.jpg
     
  6. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::laugh::thumbup:
     
  7. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I guess I'm not as dumb as some of you think! I've been here:

    www.ruger.com

    Then I clicked on TelltheCEO.

    I told him that I want factory made magazines for the Mini-30 if he expects to sell that rifle to me. I said I would need several. So, tell him yourselves and please don't judge others by your own ways of doing things!
     
  8. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    Well they finally have 30rd mini-14 mags so there is a sliver of hope
     
  9. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Good work. Maybe if you had said that, and then asked others here to do the same, the original post would have value. YAY! :D
     
  10. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    This is the answer that I received from Ruger concerning hi-cap magzines for the Mini-30:

    Dear Dario,

    They should become available in about 30 days if all the production trials continue to go well...

    Best regards,
    Mike Fifer, CEO
     
  11. whatzhizname

    whatzhizname Southern Oregon and occasionally PDX Member

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    Good job, Dario. Looks like you single-handedly pushed them over the finish line to start offering Mini-30 factory mags, which might cause a few of us to want to pick one of those little carbines. :)
     
  12. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, could you write a similar letter to HK?

    Thanks! :laugh:
     
  13. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I've never owned a mini-14. Are they not accurate?
     
  14. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    Hi, Gunner: In my opinion the Ruger Mini-14 is a reliable weapon that always goes bang. The problem is that it is built light - you carry one more than you shoot it. It has sufficient accuracy for military and police work. But it is truely not designed to be a target gun.
    However, having said that, Ruger does make 2 different target Mini-14's. These guns are more expensive and weigh a couple of pounds more than the regular rifle, so if you want to pay, you can get target accuracy from them. I just prefer the lighter, regular one. If I want to target shoot, I'll use a bolt action.
    The Mini-14 is a lot of fun to play with!
     
  15. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I will contact Ruger and ask the same thing but will not lead them to believe that this is an organized campaign of some kind. i don't like the Ruger Mini series of rifles but will help out the brothers who do.

    SF-
     
  16. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot Oregon Member

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    smonk Oregon Member

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    It's sure nice to see Ruger making 20 and 30 rd mags again. I have a couple of old 30 rounders that must be at least 25 years old. And they look it. I didn't think I'd see genuine Ruger 30 rounders again.

    These are the good ol days!
     
  18. feedyourhead

    feedyourhead Salem New Member

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    saw a stainless one at a gunshow 9 years ago for a large sum of money im 20