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Ruger Ranch Rifle .223 Rem.

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We don't offer a Buy/Don't Buy Recommendation for the old Ruger because we shot it simply to compare it to the current Mini-14. We could see no major differences in manufacturing processes between old and new. Both are viable, but the old one is often found for a bargain price on the used market. This one came with scope and sling for a fraction of the new price of the rifle alone.

Ruger Ranch Rifle .223 Rem.

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The old Rugers had a curved buttplate on their hardwood stocks, which are now outmoded. Ruger's new wood stocks have buttpads. This one is fitted with an older Bushnell 3-9X scope that worked very well. Note the setback of the unprotected front sight.

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