Preview: Skinner Ruger Mini-14/Thirty Picatinny Mount

by
posted on June 19, 2022
Picatinny Mount

Fitting accessories to a classic Ruger Mini-14 has proved challenging in the past. Now Skinner Sights comes to the rescue with its bolt-on Mini-14/Thirty Picatinny mount.

Machined from bar stock, the aluminum mount attaches easily to the front two holes in the upper section of the factory gas block, providing a three-slot section of Picatinny rail that allows for the attachment of a light, laser, fore-grip or bipod.

A QD swivel stud on its left side works well when fitting a sling to an accessory folding stock, such as the Samson A-TM​. Installation takes only minutes and requires no gunsmithing. Extended mounting screws and an Allen wrench are included.

Black- and silver-anodized versions are available for both “180” series and “580” series models with an MSRP commanding $60. For more information, please visit shopruger.com.

Latest

Norinco 84S right-side view rifle semi-automatic gun wood stock white background
Norinco 84S right-side view rifle semi-automatic gun wood stock white background

I Have This Old Gun: Norinco 84S

The Norinco 84S presents the same general appearance as the Chinese-made 56S because it has the same overall length, is built around a stamped sheet-steel receiver and uses the same hooded front sight base, the same 45-degree gas block, the same fire-control components, the same wood furniture and the same high-polish blued finish.

Rifleman Q&A: Boattail Bullets And Barrel Erosion

In the recent spate of “long-range” boattail bullets presented to the market, I’ve observed the boattail’s degree of departure from the bullet’s cylindrical axis varies substantially from one design to another.

Quick Hits On 10 6.5 mm Cartridges

With so many 6.5 mm cartridges from which to choose, deciding on the one that’s right for you can be a challenge—so here’s a quick guide to help sort them out.

The Armed Citizen® Feb. 19, 2024

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

FBI Reportedly Harvesting Publicly Available "Weapon" Info

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is initiating Project Tyr, an effort to employ Amazon’s artificial intelligence-driven Rekognition cloud service to identify firearms—among other things—and the people associated with them.

Preview: Browning Backcountry Rifle Cover

Weighing in at a mere 5.29 ozs., the Backcountry Rifle Cover from Browning is a versatile must-have for any hunter hoping to protect a long gun from the elements.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.