With all the items for sale and talk about AR15's I started looking to see what all the hype is about. To me the main difference is the AR15 style is able to snap on parts and such, custom build. But the darn things are so freaking heavy, according to web sites. Most around 9+lbs. Where as the ruger mini 30 is just over 8lbs. You can get high cap. mags for both versions. The ruger has the integrated scope mounts and made with a the scope feature in mind. Only down side is the stock, which for me though would be fine not being adjustable or foldable. The ruger is cheaper $733, just a quick look at fred meyer. But the AR15s are rediculous if from a DPMS or such.
Am I missing anything in comparison? Not really looking to buy one, but the ruger sure would fit the bill for my second rifle-deer and such. Pretty much a PWS gun.