A used Ruger Mini-14 .223 rifle in excellent condition has an average price of $600 as of May 2015. This semi-automatic rifle is available new for roughly $900. First released in 1973, the Mini-14 is a variant of the M14 military carbine rifle.
The Ruger Mini-14 is available in target and non-target versions. The non-target version Mini-14 fires both .223 Remington cartridges and 5.56 military cartridges. The target Mini-14 only supports the use of .223 Remington cartridges. Both versions feature a 22-inch barrel and either laminated wood or synthetic stock options. A target version Mini-14 is also available in a Ranch Rifle option. The Mini-14 Ranch reduces the barrel to 18.5 inches and adds telescope sights.