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Ruger KMINI-6.8/5P, 6.8 SPC

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Gun Tests grade: B-. If we could get a better trigger and high-cap mags, we would be more eager to buy this carbine.

Ruger KMINI-6.8/5P, 6.8 SPC

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To set windage, the rear-sight unit required loosening the set screw on one side (arrow) and the tightening of the opposite screw in a push-pull scenario. Setting elevation required loosening one screw and turning the aperture one-half revolution at a time. Void of marks or clicks, this may be a coarse arrangement, but once set, the hold on the adjustment was strong. Nonetheless, we’d prefer a scope.
The top strap of the Ruger was cut for proprietary rings, and that is best for mounting a scope. But if you want to mount a cutting-edge tactical scope, such as the Leupold Prismatic shown here, we recommend installing the $50 Weigand Combat mount from www.Brownells.com.
Features on the Ruger KMini 6.8/5P were much the same as on the SOCOM II, but in miniature. To save space, the trigger safety (right arrow) worked alongside instead of directly through the trigger guard. The vertical magazine release lever (left arrow) was smaller, too.

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