Archangel Stock for Mini-14, -30

archangel stock

Archangel Manufacturing is selling a new stock for the Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 rifles. The stock is adjustable for both cheek height and length-of-pull. It has a soft rubber buttpad.

The stock includes an upper handguard and the pistol grip portion has a storage compartment. There is a Picatinny rail along the bottom of the stock for the addition of a bipod or other accessory.

These carry a retail price of $149.99, come with a lifetime warranty and are made in the USA.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Mouldy Squid

    I have one of their Sparta stocks for my Mini-14. It’s a great stock, well made and has a really nice aluminium top rail. A couple of drawbacks to it though: it’s much, much heavier than the factory stock and the top rail must be completely removed to strip the rifle. Other than that, I am very happy with it.

  • Josh carter.

    This looks cooler than other “tactical” stocks I’ve seen for the mini. If it could be folded for easier storage that would be a cool feature. That level of adjustment on a notoriously inaccurate rifle seems superfluous. It does look cool though.

    • Komrad

      Only the old ones had accuracy problems, and that was due to barrel heating and POI sh…

      oh fuck it
      if people want to keep spreading this bullshit fine
      nobody keeps informed anymore

      • dan citizen

        My neighbor’s brother’s cousin had a mini 14. When it would get warm after a couple of shots, (or even on a warm day) the POI would shift by about 90 degrees, then oscillate wildly, sending rounds anywhere but forward.

        We know it can’t be shooter error because he said he learned to shoot to 1/10 MOA when he was a sniper for the navy green berets. He even confided that he had a confirmed kill count of over 500, most of them at 3,000 yards, so it must have been the rifle.

        Anyway, that mini 14 finally sent a round flying so squiggly a path that the bullet went from the back porch where he was shooting at a chupacabra, to inside the house where it punched a hole in his flatscreen TV.

        True story.

        • Pliskin

          ^this

        • Blake

          awesome.

          Any pics of the chupacabra?

          • Fred Johnson

            OMG. Death by fellatio.

        • Georgiaboy61

          Re: “he learned to shoot to 1/10 MOA when he was a sniper for the navy green berets…”

          FYI, there’s no such thing as “navy green berets”… you might want to brush up on your terminology. The special ops forces for the USN are the SEALS and SBS, while Special Forces (commonly known as the Green Berets), SOF-Delta, and the Ranger Regiment do the job for the army.

          • billyoblivion

            RLY?

            SRSLY?

            OMG.

          • dan citizen

            Next thing you know you’ll say there aren’t field goals in basketball.

            The entire post was not serious. The term “navy green berets” was meant to be wrong in the way so many braggadocios are. I cannot count the times some doofus claimed to be an “Army seal” or that they fought in “fallujah afghanistan”

            Other blatant falsehoods….
            *My neighbor’s brother’s cousin
            *POI would shift by about 90 degrees
            *sending rounds anywhere but forward.
            *learned to shoot to 1/10 MOA
            *confirmed kill count of over 500, most of them at 3,000 yards
            *shooting at a chupacabra
            *True story.

          • DiverEngrSL17K

            Dan, please see my reply to Georgiaboy61.

          • El Duderino

            Do you even sarcasm bro?

          • Y-man

            Man! You don’t know HUMOR even if it butt-crawls up and bites you in the knee!

            Read DanCitizen’s post again, and tell us you did not notice his tongue firmly in his cheek as he wrote it?

            Wow.

          • PatrickHenry1789

            Pretty sure it was satire.

          • john huscio

            Way to piss all over a joke

          • Yellow Devil

            As I said before, Satire is a lost art on the internet.

          • DiverEngrSL17K

            Good point, but I think we all knew this beforehand. Dan Citizen is simply trying to inject a little humor by being deliberately facetious.

            Also, the Special Boat Service ( SBS ) have absolutely nothing to do with the U.S. Navy beyond possible joint training and special international cooperative efforts when circumstances demand. They were, and are, exclusively an arm of the Royal Navy and fulfill a role generally similar to that of the SEAL units within the U.S. Navy.

        • DiverEngrSL17K

          Also a really funny and highly-facetious story —- thanks, Dan!

      • DrewN

        Eh, I don’t know. I have a “Target” (seriously, they call it a “target” hahaha) that refused to shoot groups less than 4″ . After getting it cut,crowned,bedded , bushed and a trigger job it shoots about 2.5″. When a cheap AR will do 1.5″ all day, 2.5″ still sucks.

        • Josh Carter

          I’d like to see pics of these guys targets that claim to shoot 2″ groups. Or better yet make an UNCUT video of you shooting a 5 shot group from prone, get up, walk 100 Yards to the target, and show the group size. Then I will believe the reports of 2MOA Mini’s. Not directed at you Drew but I like your honesty. It’s refreshing from a Mini owner.

        • J.T.

          Is that the one with that weight on the end so you could tune the barrel harmonics?

          • DrewN

            Yep. “Secured” by undersized set screws to an externally threaded barrel segment. I got rid of mine when I had the barrel chopped. Mine resembles a 10/22 bull barrel now. Alot of folks swear by the Targets, but I live in California so mine came in a extremely ill fitting Hogue stock (you could fit a dime on either side of the receiver at the same time quite easily) which doomed it from the start. It’s a sweet shooter now, just not bench rest accurate (whenever I mention groups, it’s average from a rest on a bench at 100 yds with the best glass I have that fits, usually more than one shooter as well)

    • Pliskin

      Really though? The mini i had shot 2″ groups all day.

      • Josh Carter

        2″ groups at what distance? From a rest or offhand? 2″ groups all day is about as meaningless as dan citizens drivel up top. Also, pics or it didn’t happen. No one ever posts pics of their “Hyper Accurate” mini-14 targets. I didn’t say they shot bullets in squiggly paths, I just said they are known for being inaccurate. I understand that “inaccurate” is a relative term, but I understood it to mean “less accurate than other rifles in it’s class” i.e. the AR platform mainly. Man the butthurt is strong with Mini owners apparently…

        • iksnilol

          I saw a mini-14 that patterned at a 100 meters, not grouped but patterned.

          Then again the killer on Ut√łya used one and he hit a lot of people. Honestly I don’t know what to believe. I will stay clear of them though, most reports here in Norway were negative.

          • Anon. E Maus

            The new 580 series have thicker, tapered barrels, as well as an improved gas system, the difference in accuracy between a 580 series and a 180 series is like day and night.

            There’s also the Mini-14 Target, which could probably shoot sub-MOA if tuned right.

        • Y-man

          DanCitizen’s “drivel”??

          Man! You don’t know HUMOR even if it butt-crawls up and bites you in the knee!

          Read DanCitizen’s post again, and tell us you did not notice his tongue firmly in his cheek as he wrote it?

          Wow.

    • Blake

      Our mini-30 used to group about minute of dinner plate @100yds. 2 cheap & easy mods:

      http://www.accu-strut.com/
      http://www.buffertech.com/RUGERreg-Mini-1430-Buffer-P273.aspx (we had to trim this a bit to get it to fit)

      The other trick is that like most semi-auto Rugers it’s picky about the ammo it likes; the mini-30 especially so as the chamber is sort of a compromise between .308″ US bullets & .312″ combloc as it has to be able to work safely with both. It also doesn’t have a factory hammer spring strong enough to reliably strike Berdan-primed combloc ammo 100% of the time, so you’d be wise to replace it with a Wolff spring if you want to shoot the cheap stuff (we save it for the SKSs).

      Good stuff like Fiocchi and Hornady Steel Match (.310″ bullets) work great in it though after the above mods; 2″ to 3″ 10-shot groups @100yds from the bench respectable enough for one of these rifles.

      Better results can be had but not with the factory 18.5″ bbl & funky chamber.
      These guys make tack-drivers on this action: http://accuracysystemsinc.com/

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Very good, and highly constructive post, Blake — I truly appreciate seeing practical advice like this based on real experience, instead of mere commentary and / or criticism without additional information. Many thanks for sharing, even though I am hardly a Mini-14 or Mini-30 aficionado!

  • kipy

    Somewhere Bill Ruger is doing barrel rolls in his casket

    • Raven

      You mean the Bill Ruger who said nobody needs more than 10 rounds in a mag, and that wouldn’t sell rifles with folding stocks to civilians? I say let him spin.

    • iksnilol

      “Do a barrel roll!”

  • Gallan

    This would have come in handy for Anders Breivik who couldn’t get his hands on an AK, only a Mini-14. Just saying.

    • iksnilol

      You mean the guy that wanted to buy an AK but didn’t since he already had a gun in the same caliber (308) already registered?

      Seriously though, why would it have came in handy.

      • dan citizen

        I don’t think brevik would have killed more people with a different rifle or stock.

    • Zachary marrs

      Shut up and go away

    • SP mclaughlin

      Yeah, military grade explosives might’ve helped him reach at least 100 kills too.
      Now I feel bad for feeding the troll.

  • Porty1119

    I’m not entirely sure, but this looks to be NY (un)SAFE-compliant by virtue of being neither a thumbhole nor a standalone pistol grip. Could be useful for folks in occupied territory.

  • iksnilol

    I like the look of that stock, do they make them for other guns (AKs and bolt actions)?

    That is the best design if you want to quickly shoot a bolt action. So-called “open saddle”.

    • Zachary marrs

      They have one like that for the mosin nagant, iirc, they have a set for the ak

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      Zachary Marrs is correct — Promag has had a stock kit for the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 out on the market for some time now. In fact, this particular design type originated with the Mosin-Nagant application, so I think Promag has seen fit to extend it to the Mini-14 / Mini-30 and possibly other rifles. From what I have been able to evaluate so far, the Promag stock works very well with the Mosin-Nagant if you are in the market for a modern, synthetic, adjustable sharpshooter’s stock.

  • minime23

    I don’t mind that stock on an m1a set up with a scope. But on a mini14 with irons, eew.

    • Fred Johnson

      It sure looks like it is meant to turn a handy carbine into a wannabe bench rest gun. Scope that puppy and have at it, y’all!

  • John

    Another day, another Mini stock that pales in comparison to the factory folder. No thanks Promag, I’ll keep my 184 Mini-14 in the stock it came with when I bought it.

    • dan citizen

      It is one of the better factory folders.

  • Guest

    Not bad for the most expensive plinking rifle known to man.

  • Adam

    How long until some low-budget sci-fi movie decorates one of these to look like a laser rifle or some such?

    • dan citizen

      I’ll go check IMDB now.

      • Yellow Devil

        IMFDB is probable better.

        • dan citizen

          most definitely.

    • Anon. E Maus

      Starship Troopers and Total Recall already made sci-fi guns out of Mini-14’s a couple of decades ago.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    This appears to be a functionally similar follow-up to the Promag stock kit intended for the Mosin-Nagant M91/30, except that it has now been adapted for the Ruger Mini-14 / Mini-30.