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Ruger Mini in .300 BLK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Texan Scott, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Who can support this request? Consider: a second major platform would help secure the future of this excellent cartridge, provide a sport carbine in blk for those of us who prefer the mini-14/ m1a aesthetics and ergonomics, and allow for a semi that could, in ranch rifle form, stand up under some states' "assault weapons" bans.

    It should also require very minimal R&D and retooling on Ruger's part. This should be doable. Now how do we persuade them to do it? (I've already submitted a request).
  2. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    It might work if they get the accuracy bugs worked out. The 6.8 didn't last very long, so I'm not gonna hold my breath waiting on it to happen.
  3. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Hmmm...the Mini-30-II? The Mini-30twin? The Mini-30butfiresexpensiveammo?

  4. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    If we broadened the appeal of the caliber by offering more platforms, and more people used it, more manufacturers would make it and in larger runs, and the price would go down as availability went up.....
  5. ICE1210

    ICE1210 Well-Known Member

    Kel Tec is coming out with a .300 blk carbine. Which should fill the same niche as the Mini. The pictures look pretty good. Of course, given the current political climate, who knows if this product will ever actually hit the market.
  6. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    If a frog had wings he wouldnt bump his butt. Sorry texan but I think Ruger will make my Ruger 96 lever action in 454 Casull before your Mini 30 11
  7. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    The retooling effort would be trivial - probably just using the Mini-30 barrel with a different chamber. But there still has to be demand for it. Once you get away from the AR15 platform, the 300BLK doesn't have the same level of advantages compared to using some other existing cartridge, like 7.62x39mm.
  8. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Oh, sure, of course. So far though they've been so reluctant to offer many options. Now they could do 5.45x39mm, .223/5.56, 6mmx45, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300 Whisper/Blackout, 7.62x39, .458 Socom, .50 Beowulf, and probably many others, too. But they don't seem to be all that interested. Probably just don't see the payoff based on how many units they'd be likely to sell.
  9. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    Don't toy with me.:(
  10. 68wj

    68wj Well-Known Member

    If they learn from some of their 6.8 mini failures it could be okay. The 6.8 could make a return too. One of issues was the name, Mini-14 (6.8) and there was little to distinguish the different option when everyone knows a mini-14 is .223 and a mini-30 is x39. Bring out a Mini-300 and Mini-68 and it sounds like fun.
  11. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Your proposal of a new model 96 meets my approval. I accept. :D

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