For decades, Ruger Mini Thirty 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 Thirty'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 Thirty to provide a stable mounting surface and eliminate a potential source of looseness and inaccuracy. The receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting the included Picatinny rail and scope rings.