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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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7.62x39 ruger mini 30

i have a disability permit, right arm/leg are no good. late this summer, i plan to buy a new ruger mini 30(wood stock) in 7.62x39. when it comes time i can't shoot my big bores, it will be my close-in(100 yards and less) deer gun. now i don't want the mini 30 to be an "ammo dump". i'll reload everything, cast or jacketed bullets, never a fmj, i don't like them. i think i'll buy a 150gr sst and/or a 150+gr fn gc cast boolit. it will be scoped with a 2-7x or 3-9x leupold. i'm planning on going 2 - 3" at 100 yards, 3 - 5 shots.

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The Ruger minis (14 and 30) have never been known as tack drivers, but with handloads 2-3" at 100 yds will be no problem. They are a pretty durable and reliable choice. The wife uses one up here in NY and loves it, easy handling, light weight and more than enough for whitetails. Scope choice is yours, depending on the cover you hunt. She has a 3-9x on hers but never moves it off of 4x.
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I read in my Speer reloading manual #11, that the ruger mini 30 has a grove diameter of .308...just wondering what diameter bullet you'll be reloading...310, 311 or 308?

I have a single shot Rossi in 7.62x39...I shot both .310 and .308 dia reloads with good but not great accuracy with either.

I also have a AR in 7.62x39...but that is a work in progress.

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i was at my lgs yesterday and they had a cz 572 in 7.62×39. fortunately i didn’t have the money to buy it!!!! but now i have a dilemma, do i want a ruger mini 30 or a cz 572?

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Curious, does your permit allow you to hunt with a semiauto rifle?

Right now semiautos are not legal for big game hunting in PA. Hopefully that will change next year.
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Curious, does your permit allow you to hunt with a semiauto rifle?

Right now semiautos are not legal for big game hunting in PA. Hopefully that will change next year.
I believe that semi rifles are permitted for disabled people with loss of use of a hand.
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I believe that semi rifles are permitted for disabled people with loss of use of a hand.
Thanks. I did not know that.
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