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Old November 8, 2001, 03:53 PM   #1
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Ruger Mini 30

I bought a Ruger Mini 30(7.62*.39) today. I bought it to shot for fun but I would like to use it for deer as well. Does anyone have any experience with this rifle or cartrige on deer. I live and hunt in eastern TN and it is rare to have a shot over 100 yards. Thanks for the help.
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Old November 8, 2001, 06:22 PM   #2
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I have taken several Deer with my Mini-thirty. Keep it under 100-yards and you will be fine. Don't use cheap surplus ammo, Pick your shots and have fun!

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Old November 8, 2001, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike. Which ammo have you had the best success with?
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Old November 8, 2001, 08:45 PM   #4
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I've had good luck with Winchester Super X soft points. I think they are about 125 gr....or something like that. Happy Hunting!

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Old November 9, 2001, 01:20 AM   #5
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I've take deer, boar, and coyote with my Mini 30 using Cor-Bon 150 grain soft points. They are loaded to about 2300 fps in the Mini. All kills have been one-shot. Accuracy has been very acceptable as well.
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Old November 13, 2001, 10:07 PM   #6
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Not a bad little carbine at all. I had a low power variable scope on mine.
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