Steel case ammo in a Mini 30

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by FMS50, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. FMS50

    FMS50 New Member

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    Just curious if it's safe to use steel case ammo in a Mini 30. I have heard people say the firing pin will break and others say its just a rumor. I have an Arsenal SGL20 and a lot of steel case ammo in that caliber but I don't want to hurt the rifle. Any advice would be helpful.
     
  2. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    With a Mini-30, a guy just doesn't have many options for ammo. I've gone exclusively with Silver Bear, the zinc-plated Russian steel-cased ammo...no problems thus far after many rounds... ;)
     

  3. Speakeasy

    Speakeasy New Member

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    Same here; prolly 300 rounds thru my SS Mini 30; one light strike, no complaints.
     
  4. passtime

    passtime New Member

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    I've shot a few hundred rounds of Tula and about a hundred rounds of Herters through my Mini-30 with no problems.
     
  5. Travis

    Travis New Member

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    If your gun won't run steel case ammo, it's a POS.

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  6. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thread moved to semi-auto ...
     
  7. jbardellini

    jbardellini New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Never had an issue with the steel cased ammo.


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