Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), is proud to introduce the New Mini-14® Target Rifle with a Hogue® OverMolded™ stock. This stock features a cobblestone texture that aids grip and control of the rifle in adverse environmental conditions.
"The Mini-14 Target Rifle has certainly redefined the performance of the Ruger Ranch Rifle by winning two Industry Masters events back to back," said Sturm, Ruger President, Stephen L. Sanetti. "While Ruger Ranch Rifles have always been regarded as rugged and reliable, they haven't always been seen as tack drivers. Today's Ranch Rifles, especially the New Mini-14 Target Rifle, are rapidly changing minds."
The Mini-14 Target Rifle features a distinctive heavyweight, hammer forged stainless steel target barrel with a recessed target crown and an adjustable harmonic dampener. Shooters can "tune" the rifle to obtain the best accuracy for their choice of ammunition by adjusting the dampener position on the barrel. One-inch groups at 100 yards can be regularly obtained with suitable ammunition for the individual rifle.
Hogue OverMolded stocks provide the ultimate in a comfortable, non-slip, super smooth attractive finish that is durable and extremely quiet. The exclusive cobblestone texture further enhances the stock by providing an efficient non-slip stippling pattern.
Hogue OverMolded Stocks are constructed by molding a super strong, rigid fiberglass reinforced skeleton or "insert" that precisely fits the gun's action. This rigid skeleton is then "OverMolded" with a durable, but soft, synthetic elastomer. The super strong skeleton gives the stock its strength and the state-of-the-art elastomer material will not harden with age. They are virtually impervious to all oils and solvents found around firearms, providing years of dependable service.
The Mini-14 Target Rifle comes from the factory set up for scope use. Patented Ruger scope bases are machined directly into the receiver and can never shoot loose, and a set of stainless steel Ruger scope rings, a $80.00 value, is included free with each rifle. A patented recoil buffer protects the scope reticle from damage due to rapidly moving parts when firing this autoloading target rifle, and its side-ejected cartridge cases easily clear the lowest-mounted scope.
The New Mini-14 Target Rifle features a matte finish stainless steel receiver and barrel to help prevent harsh glare from disturbing the shooter's aim. It comes with a 5-round magazine, a California-compliant padlock, and a comprehensive instruction manual. It is chambered for the .223 Remington cartridge, a favorite for practical shooting competition and accurate shooting.
For more information on the New Ruger Mini-14 Target rifles featuring Hogue OverMolded stocks and the extensive line of Ruger products and services, visit http://www.ruger.com.