News Rifles Semi Auto First Look: Ruger .300 AAC Blackout Mini-14 Tactical Rifle G&A Online Editors April 24th, 2015 | More From G&A Online Editors Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Ruger is adopting the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge into its product line by introducing a new version of the Mini-14 Tactical rifle, chambered for the growingly popular .30-caliber wildcat. The new Ruger .300 AAC Blackout Mini-14 Tactical rifle features an optimized gas port to reliably cycle both supersonic and subsonic .300 AAC Blackout loads. The gas port is also designed to perform dependably with or without a suppressor attached. “This is an exciting addition to the Mini-14 rifle line,” said Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. “The ability to run the wide range of ammunition available, from suppressed subsonics to unsuppressed supersonics, broadens the versatility of the timeless Mini-14 rifle. With its solid reputation for reliability, the new Mini-14 Tactical rifle is an obvious choice for those who want an autoloading rifle chambered in the .300 AAC Blackout,” he added. The new Mini-14 Tactical rifle in .300 AAC Blackout comes equipped with a cold-hammer-forged, medium contour, alloy steel, 16.1-inch, 5/8″-24 threaded barrel with a 1:7 twist rate for attaching suppressors or other threaded barrel accessories. A Ruger flash suppressor initially comes threaded to the barrel, but it can be easily removed to attach other devices. Weighing in at about 6 3/4 pounds, the new rifle sports a durable glass-reinforced nylon stock; a nonglare, post front sight; and a receiver-mounted, adjustable ghost-ring rear sight. Like previous Mini-14 rifles, the new Tactical rifle in .300 AAC Blackout also incorporates a receiver-mounted Picatinny rail for mounting additional optics and Ruger’s integral scope mounts for conventional mounting. The Ruger .300 AAC Blackout Mini-14 Tactical rifle is available for $1,019 and ships with two 20-round detachable box magazines. relatedFirst Look: Ruger AR-556Ruger's new AR-556 marks the company's first M4-style rifle with a direct-impingement gas system.The best part of all... Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More First Look Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!