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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Any one have any direct experience with this rifle? It looks like it would be great light weight rifle for deer hunting...

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Any one have any direct experience with this rifle? It looks like it would be great light weight rifle for deer hunting...

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I had one. It wasn't very accurate, so I sold it. I have heard that that was a common problem. In addition, it wouldn't shoot the cheap steel case ammo and still have the action function.
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Thanx for the input... I wonder if your accuracy problem was a fluke or normal for them. I don't care about cheap Rusky ammo, I tend to only shoot hand loads anyway...

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Thanx for the input... I wonder if your accuracy problem was a fluke or normal for them. I don't care about cheap Rusky ammo, I tend to only shoot hand loads anyway...

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Can't say from personal experience that they all have accuracy problems, but that is what I have heard.
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Mini, or American?

I think Ruger's missing the boat on the 6.5 Grendel

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I was thinking the Ruger American bolt action in 7.62x39. I've hear many stories about how bad the accuracy was on the Mini-30... While I'm not sure if I'm looking to get into a 6.5mm rifle, I think the Grendel round as a lot to offer.

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Mini, or American?

I think Ruger's missing the boat on the 6.5 Grendel
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I've glass beded numerous mini14s in 223, and cleaned up the triggers.
They all shot about an inch after the tuneup.
Much of the mini's accuracy problems were the loose fit in the stock. I found that the triggers usually cleaned up really nicely.
I've often thought the 762-39 would do the same but never got around to it. I don't do gun shops much anymore and haven't seen a mini in a while.

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I was thinking the Ruger American bolt action in 7.62x39. I've hear many stories about how bad the accuracy was on the Mini-30... While I'm not sure if I'm looking to get into a 6.5mm rifle, I think the Grendel round as a lot to offer.

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If you reload I highly suggest the ranch rifle in 450 bushmaster! Light short and an honest 200yd deer rifle something I don't think can be said for the 7.62.

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Seeing how well the Ruger American rifles shoot in the 2 calibers I've heard about, It's likely the 7.62x30 is likely to be a winner too. I'll be a few months before I can afford one anyway...

The ,450 Bushmaster doesn't interest me. I'd just as soon avoid rounds with a rebated rim...

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