For decades, Ruger Mini-14 rifles have been the choice for applications ranging from the farm and ranch, to the deep woods, to personal defense. Their short barrels and overall short length make them favorites in any application where maneuverability and ease of handling are priorities. The Mini 14's simple, rugged garand-style action uses a breechbolt locking system, a fixed position gas system, and a self-cleaning moving gas cylinder to give it unparalleled reliability under harsh operating conditions. A heavy, hammer-forged barrel provides extra rigidity and accuracy. Ruger's patented integral scope mounts are machined directly onto the solid-steel receiver of the Mini-14 Ranch to provide a stable mounting surface and eliminate a potential source of looseness and inaccuracy. The installed sighting system includes a ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight and a protected, non-glare post front sight. The Mini-14 Ranch also features a flat, rifle-style buttpad for recoil reduction and integral sling swivel studs. The rifle comes drilled and tapped for the included Picatinny mounting rail and scope rings.