taking the brand new never been fired mini 30 to the range Saturday , any advice for day one use ? First time with a brand new rifle
All I could get my hands on was some wolf for now . You wouldn’t recommend field stripping it and cleaning , lubing a brand new one ? Got 2-5 round mags and a 10 (max for mass)I own two of them. Not much break in needed, especially the newer 580 series.
If it helps, I use Ruger brand 5 rd and 20 rd magazines.
Winchester brass, loaded with .310 dia soft point bullets.
My new one has a Leupold scope and it shot tighter groups than my bolt action 270.
Yes, Standard procedure with any new gun. And like I said my original post, any gun new or used to you.Brand new , I should still strip it down and clean , lube ?
No reason at all not to take care of a firearm.If this rifle is to be some pampered range toy then yeah, do all that stuff to it. But if it is to be a utility rifle/truck gun/saddle rifle/defensive weapon then it should function out of the box with less than perfect maintenance. And really, what's the point of a 7.62X39 rifle that can't eat cheap, steel cased ComBloc style ammo?
I can attest to this. I recently bought a new Mini-30 and it shoots cheap steel cased ammo just fine. I was leery of buying another Mini-30 but I like the platform so much I decided to give it another chance. I know about the problems some Mini-30 owners have had but I knew that going in and decided I would deal with them if necessary. I much prefer a Mini-30 over an AK and AK platform rifles don't function perfectly either. All I did was run a bore snake through the barrel, apply a couple of drops of CLP to the bolt and went out and shot it. No problems at all. I had a few Ruger magazines left over from my last go around with a Mini-30 and I was still able to buy a couple more from a LGS. Overall, I'm extremely glad I decided to give the Mini-30 another try. Great little rifles.Ruger might be finally coming around, I have heard more reports of new Mini-30s coming with a decent FP length.