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Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Stainless

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bad_dad_brad, Aug 29, 2004.

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  1. bad_dad_brad

    bad_dad_brad Member

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    I noted in the 2004 Ruger catalog that they suggest the MSRP for the Mini-14 Ranch rifle in stainless with plastic furniture, is, hold on to your socks - $770. Amazing!

    Four years ago I bought this same rifle for $430 and that at a dealer that charges the max dealer price.

    Just two years ago I bought a most superior to the Mini-14 .223 semi-automatic Bushmaster AR-15 shorty for $800.

    Gee whiz has inflation created that much of a mark up?

    I was considering selling my Mini-14 Ranch, but no way now, I will keep that sucker forever.
     
  2. James Bondrock

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    The suggested retail price is not a very reliable indicator of what you will actually pay for the gun in an actual gun shop, particularly a large one that has them on sale. I bought a stainless/synthetic standard Mini-14 in 2000 for about $550.
     
  3. jeff-10

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    Never pay MSRP for cars or guns.
     
  4. Snowjob

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    I happened across a stainless Ranch with black synthetic stock last year at BiMart for 475! Did I buy it? Let's just say I kick myself on a daily basis. In my defense, I ran out of organs to sell and couldn't otherwise afford it.
     
  5. Pilgrim

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    Put your organs into the futures market. You should be able to finance a couple more guns that way.

    Pilgrim
     
  6. Sodbuster

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    Most firearms and ammo are going up in price. Weatherby is probably the worst; at least I don't own one. On top of increased prices, the ammo makers are dropping old bulets and picking up different ones; musical bullet chairs.
     
  7. Snowjob

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    Well, I made it back to BiMart only to find that the stainless/synthetic ranch has indeed increased in price. I had to call around to several stores but eventually found it. The price? $540. Oh well, I guess I start looking for a used one.
     
  8. lee n. field

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    Rugers MSRP for everything is way over street price. Don't worry about it.
     
  9. Gunrunner

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    I bought my Mini-14 stainless ranch in 2000 for about $480. I was happy with the price and I've been happy with the rifle.

    Snowjob, buy it now before you end up kicking yourself even more. The prices will keep going up and up on all guns.
     
  10. Snowjob

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    What's your opinion as to why prices will continue to increase? Shouldn't some go down (at least temporarily) with the AWB sunset?
     
  11. Gunrunner

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    I can't really say why prices keep going up, but they sure seem to. Not just semi-autos either. Some bolt action rifles and revolvers I like have gone up as well, and at a higher rate than inflation would dictate.

    Maybe it's just the way gun business works? There's such a high demand for some of the products that distributors and dealers will charge a lot because they know people will end up paying those prices?

    There are some good deals to be had at times, but I sure have to do a lot of searching to find them.
     
  12. George S.

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    Wally World's 2003 special order catalog shows about $537 for it. I think the prices in the catalog are a bit higher than what is in the display cases. The W-W websiter show a $503 in-store price. At my local Wal-Mart, I have only seen one Mini-14 (standard blued version) and that was about a year ago just after the store opened.
     
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