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Mini 30 & Wolf ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bill B., Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Bill B.

    Bill B. Active Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Does steel cased Wolf 7.62 x 39 cause any chamber issues in the Ruger Mini 30? Seems like there is a lot of shooters that have issues using the steel case ammo in high quailty auto pistols. Does the same apply to the Mini 30?
  2. Sam Adams

    Sam Adams Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    South Texas
    I don't know about the Mini-30 and the Wolf ammo. I do know that the Minis are not as rugged as many others that fire the 7.62x39 round, and if I had one I wouldn't want to shoot Wolf through it (except maybe one box to see how accurate it was). IF I was satisfied with the accuracy, THEN I'd very seriously explore the durability issues.

    I almost bought a Mini-30 to complement my Mini-14 about 11 years ago, and I bought some 20- and 30-round mags for it. Then I got PO'd at both my Mini-14 (since sold) and Bill Ruger, so I never did buy it. However, I still have the mags (4x20 and 3x30). Sorry for the thread hijack, but if anyone wants them, please PM me with an offer - I promise to be very reasonable.
  3. JohnMc

    JohnMc Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    North Carolina
    I've put plenty through mine. The only issue I've had is that the firing pin doesn't always hit the Wolf (or other comblock) primers hard enough to fire. I put the round through again and they've always gone bang on the second pass.

    The lacquer on the case should protect the chamber, I think...YMMV

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