History and design. The Mini-14 was first introduced in 1973 by Sturm, Ruger & Co. The name Mini-14 was coined because it resembles a smaller version of the military M14 rifle. Designed by L. James Sullivan and William B. Ruger, it incorporated numerous innovations and cost-saving engineering changes.What is a Ruger Mini 14?
Ruger Mini-14. The Mini-14 is a lightweight semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. used by military personnel, law enforcement personnel, and civilians.What kind of scope mini 14?
The recommended power scope for the Mini-14 is a 3x9-powered scope with a 40mm objective lens. This scope will give you an adequate sight picture at short ranges, which is where you'll be doing most of your shooting, but also gives you the option of increasing your magnification for longer-range shots.