Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nipprdog, Jun 12, 2018.
How many mags does it come with? Really tempted by these since getting a non pistol grip rifle generally means a M1A or just as much money into an AR.
That sounds like my wife. I have to remind her that if it’s money we no longer have, that’s how much it cost.
If a buffet cost $20 to enter you can’t use “logic” and say it’s like it cost $10, just because you went back for 2nds.
If you could tell them to keep the box and other stuff and knock off $100, that would be a different story.
I'm sure the ranch model that comes from Walmart will be 5round mags, but I can't be 100% sure since Ruger sales 5's and 20's with both their ranch model and tactical models. But they all come with a cheap sling, two ruger scope rings, a 1913 picatinny rail base, and two mags.
So logic is your weak point... Got it lol
Cant shoot a gun without mags buddy
Wow, just wow.
If you can get a deal on a Vanguard that would be the rifle to buy. I have 2 Howa's, which builds the Vanguard barrel and action. Highly under rated rifles. They just don't market them much here in the US.
The one I just bought in SC came with 2 5 round mags. So I still need to buy more, since 5 round mags are only good for sighting in and ammo testing. Supposedly new 3rd party magazines have come out which are reliable. I'll try the ProMag 20 round metal mags and the Tapco Gen II polymers - both are <$20 and have mostly favorable reviews. I hope we aren't still limited to Ruger-only magazines.
Guns shows used to be the place to find cool stuff and get deals, but that changed quite a while ago, deals are harder to find. I still go to most of them though.
I too bought my Mini years ago at a low price, and no, not paying $600 for one. Why Minis and AKs have not come down along with ARs is a puzzle to me. Are people paying those prices?
$800 for a mini is too much, $600 is a good price though. Magazine prices aren't unreasonable either, unless once again, you don't know or understand anything other than AR's.
We don't usually shop at Walmart, so I don't know how Walmart sales work; is this likely to be a nationwide sale?
Just asking because I've been considering a mini for a while now, and I don't want to make the 70 mile round trip to the nearest Walmart, just to find out the sale is only at Indiana Walmarts nipprdog.
A member in this thread bought one in SC. Call your store and ask them.
Mini’s haven’t because Ruger is the only one making them and there are not enough people buying them to keep production costs down.
AK’s are high because of import laws. If they could sell them at harbor freight, from China like the rest of their stuff they would be $89.99 with a “super coupon”.
AR’s are cheap because everyone and their Sister make them. Kind of like the TI datamath calculator was over $100 when it came out. Now that everyone makes them, people give them away for free with their advertising logo on them.
The answer to “are they paying” is no or they wouldn’t have to reduce the price to get rid of them.
Mini 14's could sell for $300 and I still wouldn't buy one. There was a time when they were probably better than the AR, but that time is long past. The AR is king now, the platform is better, more adaptable. I don't hate Mini's, I've always liked them, it's just with an AR you get far better returns on your investment.
Yes, but not me. I bought my AK pre-Obama, so I got it wicked cheap. Paying $900 for an AK today is insane, but people buy them because they're bored with the AR and want "something different."
If they need something different, lever actions and bolt actions are a lot of fun.
That’s a good point. These days folks are asking $600 + for a decent Marlin 39. Maybe $600 for a mini isn’t too much, at least for some.
Walmart reviews their gun sales, just like all their other products. Periodically they change their sales inventory, and when they do they mark down the ones they're no longer going to carry in order to clear them out and make room for their newer additions.
That's how I got my Marlin bolt action .22 LR for $79 a couple decades ago.
600 isn't bad, it's just for what the Mini does compared to a Howa or CZ in accuracy or a Henry in quality it's not even a contest. People can spend their money the way they want to, but I don't see it as a smart choice unless you live in California and it's really your only choice.
None at mine (WM in Pocatello, Idaho) either.
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