Gun of the Week: Ruger Mini-14

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posted on June 6, 2012

Ruger’s Mini-14 has long been one of the most popular .223-cal. rifles. Ruger used the military's M14 as a base model for the new rifle, all the while incorporating a number of cost-saving alterations and innovations. It is ideal for use on the farm or ranch, in the woods, at the range or for personal defense. 

Specifications:
Caliber: 5.56mm NATO/.223 Rem.
Front Site:
Blade
Rear Site:
Adjustable
Barrel Length:
16.12” to 22”
Overall Length:
34” to 43.25”
Capacity:
5 or 20
Twist:
1:9" RH
Weight:
6.75 to 9.5 lbs.
MSRP:
$881 to $1,099

For more on the Ruger Mini-14, watch this week's NRA Gun of the Week video, and for additional reading:

Five Reasons to Reconsider the Ruger Mini-14 
Ruger Mini-14 Tactical 300 BLK Rifle Review
8 Things You Might Not Know About the Mini-14
Sheriff's Tips: The Handy Carbine


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