Ruger Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14 is a popular and reliable semi-automatic carbine chambered to shoot .223 Remington or 5.56x45mm NATO. The design shows influences from the Garand and M-14, particularly with its rotating bolt and trigger/safety setup. The action is driven by a gas piston system with a fixed-piston and moving gas cylinder. Ammunition is fed via a box magazine similar to the AR-15/M-16′s (although not quite interchangeable). Factory magazines for civilians have a capacity of 5 rounds although 3rd party magazines have capacities of 10, 20, 30 or more rounds. Higher capacity factory magazines have been made available to law enforcement.

Ruger Mini-14

Variations have been made on the Mini-14 in chamberings (7.62x39mm and 6.8mm Rem. SPC) and even a target version in .223 has been produced. Next, are the latest specifications of the traditional ranch rifle.


Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle, 580 Series
Caliber: .223 Rem
Capacity: 5-40 round magazines*
Finishes: Blued/Matte Stainless (aka All-Weather)
Stocks: Hardwood/Synthetic
Barrel Length: 18 1/2″
Grooves: 6
Twist: 1:9″ RH
Overall Length: 37 1/4″
Weight: 6 3/4 lbs
Front Sight(s): Protected Blade
Rear Sight(s): Ghost Ring Adjustable Aperture

* For civilians, Ruger only supplies 5 round magazines. Aftermarket magazines of higher capacity are available.


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