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TECHNICAL

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Steel-Cased 7.62x39 mm In Ruger Mini Thirtys?

Q

I've been shooting Russian-made
7.62x39 mm ammunition in my
Ruger Mini Thirty. The steel cases
are coated in some sort of lacquer
for corrosion protection, which
I think has been causing rounds
to get stuck in the chamber. My
brother has had similar issues,
and he said the lacquer is causing a residue that is very difficult
to remove-even after a thorough
cleaning. Anyhow, I believe that
this cheap ammunition is a failed
product that is being offered and
that NRA members should be

A

made aware of the issues.
Thank you very much for your
question concerning functioning
issues of steel-cased ammunition
in your Ruger Mini Thirty rifle.
This is a sensitive, and sometimes
emotional, subject for a number
of 7.62x39 mm shooters. Needless
to say, proper, efficient, and
accurate functioning of firearms,
especially autoloaders, requires
that the firearm and ammunition
"mesh." In other words, the maker
of the firearm and the maker of

Ruger's 7
.62x39 mm-chambered Mini
Thirty features integral ring bases,
a threaded flash suppressor and an
available 20-round factory magazine.

the ammunition must know and
appreciate the dimensional and
performance standards of the
other party. It would do neither
of them any good to design and
develop their products in total
isolation. That would represent
not only bad business practice,
but also lack of concern for consumer satisfaction, not to mention
consumer safety.
That is but one reason for
the existence of Sporting Arms
and Ammunition Manufacturers
Institute (SAAMI). Membership


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