What is Ruger even thinking with an MSRP like this?

What is Ruger even thinking with an MSRP like this?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ban state retards gonna pay. Some dude on here got a few for $250 when Wal-Mart was liquidating their assault weapons. There's deals to be had if you look used but I wouldn't pay more than $600 for a modern one, less for a 180 series.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basically illegal in most ban states anyway due to muh flash hider.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is the cheapest, most barebones model.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Basic bitch wooden-stocked Mini-14
          Fudds would buy these in .350 Legend.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Would Walmart start selling them again? Recall seeing .350 in stock

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They'll need everyone to forget the 2019 shooting and kneejerk reaction, so in a few years maybe. It also depends on the store manager. Sometimes they can sell things that Walmart normally doesn't carry like when people bitched at Hornady for selling ammo through Walmart even though Hornady never actually did business with Walmart directly.
              It has happened before like when Dicks stopped selling semi autos in 2012 and quietly reintroduced them only to then ban them again after Vegas.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Doubtful. The Walton family is a bunch of neo-liberal scumbags. The only gun you need is a single shot turkish shotgun, bud. Pic unrelated.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Isn't that just a modernized M1 carbine?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i’m starting to buy into the notion unironically that 350 legend is better than 300 blackout in that intended role

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Some states have a special deer season for straight-cased rifle cartridges like 45-70, and 350 Legend was partly designed to qualify for this.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what i mean is that some people say
                “if you want a 300 blackout for the roles 300 blackout was designed for, 350 legend is really the better choice”

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I agree with this. Not to mention it's cheaper despite not having 5.56 as a parent and shoots the most based projectile diameter. I'd be embarrassed to shoot .300 BLACKED at this point.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >some states
                Like 5 shitholes, all of which muzzleloaders and shotguns are legal for durr anyways.

                i’m starting to buy into the notion unironically that 350 legend is better than 300 blackout in that intended role

                what i mean is that some people say
                “if you want a 300 blackout for the roles 300 blackout was designed for, 350 legend is really the better choice”

                300 blk is objectively better than 350 legend.
                350 legend uses shitty pistol bullets, nearly all loadings are light for caliber, having shit sectional density, 300 blk has a much wider range of bullets, can be reloaded with 5.56 brass, .308 cal bullets are much more common than .357, and again, all .357 are pistol bullets.
                Not only that 300 blk has already won, as much as 350 legend fags and winchester shills want to whine, 300 blk has and will outsell 350 legend.
                The only exception is if you want to be hunting legal, in 1 of a handful of shitty states, and you want to hunt with an AR, and for some retarded reason you aren't using 450 bushmaster.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >.357 is all pistol bullets
                Real hardcore guys will swage a .35 Whelen bullet to .356, which puts in more comfortably in line with the actual bore diameters that are coming from the factory (the SAAMI spec ranges from .355-.357). A swaging die is like $20, and the bullets are 0.358 by default.

                You'll also find that handgun bullets are actually designed to expand properly subsonic, so they're probably a better choice anyway if you actually wanted to do something other than make noise on steel from 10 feet away. Imagine shoving a 200+ gr .308 match bullet into a subsonic .300 load and pretending you're doing something practical, lol.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why .300blk guys look at the .350 Legend and not see an AR-friendly 9x39 is beyond me.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why .300blk guys look at the .350 Legend and not see an AR-friendly 9x39 is beyond me.
                Doesn't .300 blk already perform as an equivalent to 9x39?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't big bullet better? Not like you're penetrating armor with either

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You meant .458 socom

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >fudds
            I'd take it too.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I always assumed the action was expensive to manufacture.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lol no, the opposite.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Bro they're entirely cast parts
              I think even the bolt and extractor are nowadays

              Are the patents expired? If so, there's a business opportunity.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bro they're entirely cast parts
            I think even the bolt and extractor are nowadays

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >assault weapons
      Unironically have a nice day.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shut up, retard

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he forgot the quotation marks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >. Some dude on here got a few for $250 when Wal-Mart was liquidating their assault weapons
      ...that was like 20 years ago

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty sure that was sometime after 2012, given that people didn't start trying to get retailers to pull shit from the shelves until after Sandy Hook. Google says it was officially in 2015.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is HK thinking charging $3200 for an sp5? Or $2300 for a mark 23? Boomers and cucks will pay for it.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no one tell him about springfield

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      M1A is only like $200 more than this, so i think ruger is still outkiking them

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one smart actually pays msrp on anything. Except for new vehicles, no real getting around that these days

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No one smart actually pays msrp on anything. Except for new vehicles,
      Yeah, no. My wife and I have purchased a few vehicles that isn't MSRP. Granted they are used but here me out:
      Subaru Legacy Limited. $15,000ish. 25k miles.
      Ram 1500 2017 gen 4, 17k miles for $26,000
      And my favorite...
      1996 Ford F250 with a 6.8l PowerStroke and 100k miles I paid 23k for. Sucks to buy vehicles in today's market.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >except new vehicles
        >umm i did it for a used vehicle !!
        are you illiterate, anon?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Misunderstood your post. I apologize.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You spend too much fucking money on wheelypods, fuck you. Get a grip.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao, observe the hollow satisfaction of owning a salvage titled vehicle.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mechanic here, and salvage titles don't matter if the repairs are done right. I built my most recent truck from three wrecks and did many for a used car lot. (CarFax means nothing if the title donor is clean, inspect what you buy!)

          FLOOD vehicles are best avoided except as organ donors but modern vehicles are easy to total if you sneeze at them because parts and especially paint cost at retail. They're often easy to fix depending on where hit, especially trucks.

          I keep a basic bitch AR for trade bait because boomstick make Bubba blind with lust. Do ye likewise and score. My bro traded one for a Suburban that needed little work and made out like a bandit.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The poorfag cope onPrepHole never fucking ends.
    >want gun
    >buy gun
    >happy ending

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot >>see future new gun and restart cycle

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Marketing.

    >Rifle costs $1000, no sale
    I sleep
    >Rifle costs $2000, BING BING WAHOO SALE 50% OFF BUY IT NOW BEFORE ITS GONE ITS ONLY $1000 YOU'RE NOT A POOR INCEL ARE YOU?
    Real shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Except the mini 14 has been memed into the worst intermediate cartridge firing rifle in existence for 10 maybe 20 years now.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Works better than the bren 2

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ruger is operating off of the assumption that they can charge m1a prices because some coke-ridden business executive thinks everyone is willing to overpay for everything. They'll keep up the full retard pricing until people stop buying, which given how fucking stupid the average consumer is now might be a few months after total economic collapse. For the price they want for what is universally recognized to be a shitty gun, you could just get a ban-state compliant Fightlite SCR lower and put together an upper with extremely high quality parts. You'll get a lighter, more accurate gun that looks just as refined.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How is it "universally recognized" to be shitty?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's well known that minis aren't especially accurate, light, or reliable. They're good enough for most people, but to change a > $1000 price is laughable. Ruger doesn't offer a sub-moa guarantee out of the factory while numerous AR manufacturers that come in at a lower price point do. The mini is a 2 moa gun on a good day, at least that was the case in the past.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Accuracy and weight I can understand, but how are they unreliable?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't mean to say that they're terrible, they just are lacking relative to the competition given the price tag. No chrome lining on non-stainless barrels, for instance, might compromise longevity in a rough environment. Plus any issues relating to fouling, dust, and mud that a mostly-sealed action like the AR doesn't have as much of an issue with. It suffers from the drawbacks of the platform, not because it's especially poorly made. It's good enough for a lot of things, and for people that find it cool, it's a fun gun to have.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >No chrome lining on non-stainless barrels
              Jesus christ, really?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Dunno about the new basic bitch Ranch models, but that was once the case back in the day. Back in the early 2000’s though they halted production for a bit and revamped the entire thing when King Fudd passed on with the 580 series, and for my stainless at least the barrel is fine. Really the only major problem left with the Mini mags aside is the fact it uses the Garand action, which is inherently more inaccurate to what AR’s are using. But tldr older Mini’s are hot garbage, newer 580 series Mini’s aren’t that bad but still have quirks to them that anything with that action also has.
                t. have a Mini and an AR before a transvestite calls me a shill or something else retarded

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Forgot to mention that the AC-556 is a thing, and from what prison guards and paramilitaries have said its breddy gud. So take that for what you will.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, there's practically no corrosive 5.56 ammo out there, but it'd still be nice as an added protection.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Key parts are made from cast metal. Eventually that shit does deform or break.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              From my experience with golf clubs, forged wear out faster than cast

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They tend to overheat and it causes issues with the cast components. They also have some accuracy issues, but those have been mostly resolved by the latest series

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Unless you are target shooting from a bench, 2MOA is better than 95% of gun owners will ever be.
          It’s still a trash rifle and not worth 1k+, but most stat wanking is totally meaningless.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think many hunters are capable of 1-2 MOA from the field using a bipod. Errors also stack, so it's always better to have a more accurate gun even if you are shooting from an inaccurate position. If the gun shoots 2 moa and the shooter shoots 2 moa, the combination would likely shoot around 3 moa. That could make a world of difference in some contexts, like varmint hunting.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              this, if you think you can only beat two moa on a bunch you suck

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's well known that minis aren't especially accurate, light, or reliable. They're good enough for most people, but to change a > $1000 price is laughable. Ruger doesn't offer a sub-moa guarantee out of the factory while numerous AR manufacturers that come in at a lower price point do. The mini is a 2 moa gun on a good day, at least that was the case in the past.

          I've got one that I bought twenty years ago for $350. I wouldn't pay a nickel more for it today. It's better than nothing, but it really is a piece of shit. 3 MOA before the thin, whippy barrel overheats, then it's 4-5 MOA. It's heavy, and the trigger sucks. Also not a fan of the proprietary magazines and the way they have to be maneuvered into position toe-and-heel fashion.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its a piece of shit m14 without the ability to hind behind 762 nato

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >some coke-ridden business executive thinks everyone is willing to overpay for everything.
      > They'll keep up the full retard pricing until people stop buying, which given how fucking stupid the average consumer is now might be a few months after total economic collapse.

      Sounds like that coked up exec knows what he's doing

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That he does. It just hurts to watch the price skyrocket due to speculation and the willful idiocy of consumers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could literally just buy a "featureless" grip and get whatever AR you want. No need to spend a bunch on an expensive lower.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Featureless grips are both ugly and uncomfortable to use. The SCR is a clear improvement. At least using a different lower entirely keeps you from looking pozzed.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a few months after total economic collapse

      Wouldn't it cost more then?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm envisioning more of a recession type scenario where people can't afford things, not mad max SHTF where you're gearing up to raid the nearest prepper's bunker.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look at how popular their revolvers for that same price.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CHF barrel
    Captive market in 1/4 of the country
    "tactical"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I live in a ban state and no one is buying these. No idea why Ruger still make them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This, most Californians would rather have a cucked AR-15 for the cheap reliable magazines.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The make them because they still have factories tooled up to make them. Personally I feel disrespected by Ruger's current direction. Which is sad. Since I've bought so many of their guns in the past. Guess I'm tipping my hat to their marketing team, they win. I'll back off.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >factories tooled
          A factory*. Been to Prescott. J&G sales have a warehouse there too. Nice town.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >A factory*. Been to Prescott. J&G sales have a warehouse there too. Nice town.

            Pretty sure the Mini-14 is still made in the old factory in Newport, NH.

            I agree that Prescott is a nice town. I grew up there.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Personally I feel disrespected by Ruger's current direction.

          I bought a Marlin model 1895 lever-action in .45-70 after Ruger took them over, and it is an excellent rifle. Significantly superior to the old Marlin version.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah the Remington Marlins were pretty shit, glad that Ruger is doing better. Guessing the original Marlins are still the best quality though.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What is Ruger even thinking
    What is anyone even thinking buying one of these barrel wobbling pieces of shit instead of an AR?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They changed the barrels to a tapered, heavier profile 15 years ago.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    [email protected]

    That not a lot of people buy them anymore, they've become niche. The factory probably doesn't put out that many units, and they're likely going to discontinue it soon.

    Sorry bud, it's not an SKS.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      at the end of the day it's just an inferior ar-15 with overpriced parts and a wonky 1950s action

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Stainless mini-14 sidefolder with wood furniture

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  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty much all aspects of life suck now. The world began it's descent into darkness in 2014 and we are nearly ten years into that.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They think WW2 Vietnam Elmer Fudd's will buy it instead of leaving anything for their kids they never had

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They were thinking California Compliant. Ruger is the #1 rifle brand in California and California is the largest rifle market in the world by volume. The Mini-14 is what the CA DOJ considers "intrinsically safe" in it's out-of-the-box, stock OEM configuration. No bullshitting with grip fins, letters of compliance, or paying the dealer an extra $250 to put a compliant grip on.

    To that point, an AR-15 is about $2,000 in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles right now. Note that San Francisco has entirely banned all gun sales, so the process of actually buying a rifle is a huge pain in the ass as most local hunting stores that bother to sell firearms stopped selling repeating mag-fed autoloaders due to morons buying them and killing people. Additionally, Ruger is on good terms with dealers and the CA DOJ, so they have better shipping rates and parts/accessories availability. If you were to look at a map of lawfully available firearms radiating out from Oakland or South SF, a Mini-14 is a 45 min drive vs a 2-3 hour drive. That adds at least $200 to the value just for convenience factor.

    (yes, you can pickup online sales at FFLs but local FFLs are not nice about it, have weird hours, and again compliance issues that might cost money to resolve)

    The $1,500 is more than what a comparable boltgun costs but still less than an AR. So, it's perfect for people who want a box-fed autoloading rifle. The price matches the demand as there's only ~3 other non-AR new production compliant autoloading box-fed rifles I can think of.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can you buy a pre-ban AR in California?

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mini-30 is better.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No more than $750.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Trash gun, by AN AR 15. 500 BUCKS OR NO THANKS.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      IT'S FOR A CHURCH, SWEATY!

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I paid only $1000 for a stainless model with a custom stock including shipping, tax, and a couple magazines from PSA. Just look around anon.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I bought one of these at a gun show for $500 like 4 years ago
    Is this what “profit??” feels like?

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What is Ruger even thinking with an MSRP like this?
    That boomers have more dollars than sense.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What is Ruger even thinking with an MSRP like this?
    thats acceptable if they're high quality product made in a western country with full manufacturers warranty

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shitty sights
    >The ergonomics of a hunting rifle

    Why not just build an AR15 and use the remaining $600 for optics, parts, and ammo?

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can SCR's for this price, and those are actually just better.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Live in NJ
    >Option 1 is a stupid looking cucked AR
    >Option 2 is a Mini 14
    >The Mini 14 is twice the price
    I just want to larp like its the 70s/80s for an affordable price

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MSRP is always stupid. you can find them for a grand or lower most of the time.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Daily reminder that Ruger are actual gods of casting, and the only reason *any* mini-14's work is because they're a high end company that makes other products, any knock-off mini-14's would be two-handed grenades instead of just shitty guns.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For that price just get a sig cross and become a bolty boy.

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because of Ukraine, supply chain issues, and 'cause of blue states afraid of AR-15s. When are they gonna come out with a STANAG model?

    For all we know they may be making thousands of them for Ukraine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Biggest moron in the thread

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fudds who want to venture into the forbidden Salt rifle zone will pay it.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when Mini-14s were LITERALLY half that price.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A basic bitch $400 PSA AR15 is unironically a better buy than a mini 14.

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its the version for military and police use only

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For what purpose? It's not select fire.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's spooky plastic furniture and high capacity magazine along with flash hider, and "gasp" ventilated barrel shroud
        but yea its got no bayonet lug no pistol grip no folding stock and no select fire

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >MSRP price = Retail price
    Bruh

    They're like $1000-$1200 post-COVID. Price has gone up on them though since I bought my stainless steel Mini-14 ranch in California for $850 back in 2018

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You could probably buy a budget PSA AR that would shoot circles around the Mini-14 and have plenty of money left over for ammo or training. I guess if you live in a ban state they have their purpose but other than that they are relic.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A basic bitch $400 PSA AR15 is unironically a better buy than a mini 14.

      I would love to see PSA make their own mini14 clone and undercut Ruger. Anything to give the finger to ban state regulations and companies that overcharge is a win in my book.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      I would love to see PSA make their own mini14 clone and undercut Ruger. Anything to give the finger to ban state regulations and companies that overcharge is a win in my book.

      PSA should clone the SCR upper and spec a rifle legally equivalent to the Mini-14 but functionally better in every way.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they are 1000 dollar guns usually in store. Ruger MSRP is notoriously high. The MSRP for the sp101 is almost 1k and they are easily found for 500.

    there are also alot of prison surplus mini14s floating around. mine was 600 a few years ago. they tend to crop up in batches. beurea of prisons still have alot of mini14's, shot guns and revolvers to sell off.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where would I look for those? I'd want a mini 14 but not for how much more they are than an ar-15.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they are none for sale right now but just keep a look out.

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