Just a quick little outing, between the rainstorms.
Today I took the Ruger Mini-14 out to help "recycle" some old reloads that I coveted the particular cases from for a new reloading project that requires brass with a particular headstamp. No real target obsessing today; I just tossed a couple of old laundry detergent bottles onto the berm and knocked them around until the ammo was gone. Fun. Just fun.
But this one's mine now. I found it at a flea market a few years back, and I was so intent on buying it at the ridiculous stupid low price that the guy was asking for it that I forgot that I'd ridden my mountain bike to the show instead of having brought my car.
But this being West Virginia, I just found another vendor with a ratty sling for sale, tossed it on the Ruger, and rode home with it slung across my back. I got a few looks, but no one apparently had a real problem with it.
My only gripe? Relatively scarce and pricey Ruger magazines. But I have enough for it, and I got them before the recent panics set in.(Only buy factory mags for these. So many of those aftermarket mags are pure, unadulterated junk and the real source of most all Ruger reliability complaints.)
My Mini. A nice, light rifle for camping trips, home defense or just casual range trips. Yeah, I've got a safe full of ARs, but this little Ruger's a keeper despite being an oddball in the magazine department.