Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: 3 miles NW of Brownells retail store and they keep me broke!
I bought a new toy just now.
A little old man from a near by town called me this afternoon and asked me if I was interested in buying any guns. I gave him the usual answer...."absolutely not, I got to many already"....followed by, "What ya selling?" "Nope don't need a model 12, nope I don't need a Firestorm 380." "What's that you say, a like new Ruger Mini 14 with a scope for $500?" Hmmm now the old boy had my attention. I asked, "What kind of scope and what's the first 3 digits of the serial number?" It took him 15 minutes to get the gun and I'm sure I heard a toilet flush just prior to his coming back on the phone. He said, "The serial number starts with 583 and the scope is a Zeiss Dialect 6X." I said, "Yes sir, I will give you $500 for the Mini 14. I met him at I80 on my lunch hour and it's now mine.
New guns usually don't excite me a lot but I'm kinda like a kid with a new toy concerning this one. I got right on the WWW. and order 5 of the Ruger factory 20 round magazines.
I have had a couple of these in the past and the one shot decent but the other sucked(no other way to put it). I have been hearing real good things about the recent production Minis. A buddy says his will shoot 1.25 inches with most ammo. I'll take that since the one bad one that I owned(early production) would barely keep 10 shots on a pie plate at 100 yards.