Ruger Mini-14 line gets minor improvement

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Mini-14 Tactical rifles feature a “Improved receiver with rounded contours.”. This improved receiver is also available on some of the standard Mini-14 Ranch Rifle.


“New” Receiver.

From the photos I have seen I cannot see any differences. Ruger has altered Mini-14 many times over the years so this is not a big deal. It would be a big deal if accuracy has also improved.

The Mini-30 and 6.8mm models have not been updated.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Brandon Brandon on Mar 03, 2010

    Im so sorry sounds like you already knew that I saw where you said down to 16 1/8 please forgive me Im kinda tired

  • Bill Bill on Aug 18, 2012

    i have a 180 series and love it.i have shot thousands of rounds through it over the years and have never had a problem with its accuracy or performance.

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