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12-28-2019 04:27 AM
dand The just out Rifle Magazine for Jan / Feb 2020 has an article about the Mini 14 and thirty and some info on getting them to shoot better. Brian Pierce the author says newer production rifles come with improvements that really enhance accuracy vs the older models. Also provides a coupel sources for after market accuracy enhancements..
12-27-2019 11:44 PM
Rushcreek I would like them better than an AR15- if they were close in accuracy and price. But any of my $400 ARs will out shoot any Mini I've owned. If the new 1.5"Mini guns were $500 or less I'd try one again because I've always liked the balance and reliability.

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11-21-2019 09:52 PM
Tom W. My first wife's brother had one up in new York. It was stainless steel with a collapsible stock. I think he bought it just as he got out of the army. I fired a magazine or two from it as we were just visiting. I liked it just fine. This was back in the mid 1985 or close.....I don't think it was legal for deer in N.Y. at that time.

I have since held the ones that have all wood stocks and like them better.
11-18-2019 11:14 AM
Blue Duck Mine shoots 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards. Plenty good for me.
10-29-2019 08:30 PM
charles p What was the semi auto Ruger made in .44 mag? Always wanted that one as a kid.
10-07-2019 07:18 PM
swim-with-beavers I once called ruger about the mini 14 they said if will give a 1 1/2 group at 50 yard its good enough for them
10-07-2019 01:04 PM
Originally Posted by swim-with-beavers View Post
I have only seen one shoot good. It had a bipod on it and he was using a 62gn bullet

A couple years ago, I was at the range with a guy shooting next to me. He had a newer version of the mini-14, I believe the factory target version with the heavier barrel, and what looked like an adjustable barrel weight near the muzzle. He was shooting solid 1 inch groups at 100 yards. Impressive for a mini-14.

10-06-2019 08:03 PM
swim-with-beavers I have only seen one shoot good. It had a bipod on it and he was using a 62gn bullet
10-06-2019 07:24 AM
Bigeasy Bought a Ranch Rifle back in the early 1980's, and put a lot of ammo thru it. I liked the ease of scope mounting on the Ranch version. Never a target gun, it would group between 2 and 3 inches at 100 yards, depending on what I fed it. Always reliable, fun to shoot, and wish I had kept it. I did add a Choate folding stock to make it easier to carry behind the seat of my truck, and a scope in quick detach mounts.

Pictured below with my HK-91 in its "range travel case".

10-04-2019 12:01 PM
va rifleman Neat little rifles. Sold mine years back but it was reliable and fun to shoot.
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