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My local dealer has one of each. Ruger Mini 14 in .223, and a Mini 30 in 7.62x39. Same price. Which would you choose?
As somebody who once owned both...I agree with Bud.Honestly Neither
Those are reasons #2 and #3... a lot of the probs are that the barrels are 308 and most bulk ammo is 311 and the round is pretty weak
The Mini was first chambered in 223 (1974), then in 7.62X39. They haven't been chambered in .30 Carbine, yet. :wink:The mini 30 used to be 30 carbine IIRC, but now I hear they come in 7.62x39 as you have stated. Had my choice, I would go with the mini 30 in 7.62x39, you can get the ammo as cheap, and as readily available as the 223, and have much more punch.