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Ruckus
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Posted: 4/7/2013 12:27:36 PM
Hey guys, a buddy of mine has a mini-30 he bought new (unknown build date) it's been flawless, up to the point he acquired a Ruger brand 20 round magazine. Then he started having the following major malf.

He says that with the 20rd mag about 2-3 rounds into the mag it will consistently blow the trigger group out of the bottom of the rifle!!!

I haven't witnessed this, but I believe him. And he say's it ONLY happens with a Ruger brand 20 rd mag. his 5 and 30rd mags do fine.

Now, I have never owned, or even shot a mini-30 so I didn't know this was a possible malfunction.


Any thoughts/suggestions??

Thanks,

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Posted: 4/7/2013 12:32:55 PM
Bend the trigger guard for a tighter fit.
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Posted: 4/7/2013 3:46:32 PM
The Mini-30 is nothing but a flaw.
Even when Mini's cost <$200 they weren't worth crap.

I owned a Mini-14, paid less then <$170 NIB, but it was a POS. Buddy of mine bought a Mini-30, against my advice. Even bigger POS. And after shooting it he agreed.


I sold mine off years and years ago and can't say how happy I was to see it go.


But that said, do as the guy suggested, re-bend the trigger guard to tighten it back up.
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Posted: 4/8/2013 12:38:20 PM
Thanks for the help TF.

We'll give it a try and see how that works.

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Posted: 4/8/2013 1:25:39 PM
I had that happen. Sent it back. When it came back the note said the headspace was short and the increased pressure was doing that.
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Posted: 4/12/2013 7:50:34 PM
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I had that happen. Sent it back. When it came back the note said the headspace was short and the increased pressure was doing that.


I would call Ruger and ask about this.