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How tough is it to find a factory folding stock with or without the rifle? What's a fair price for one? Does the stock work well?

I'm looking for a good trunk gun for around the ranch and was thinking of looking into one of these. Gotta be able to shoot at least close to MOA, am I dreaming?

Thanks much,

Billy
 

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MOA no way

I had a friend who used to have one. 4-5 inches at 100 yds was typical. I beleve his was either 7.62x39 or 223. This is typical of what others have reported. Buy an SKS just as accurate and 1/3 - 1/2 the cost
 

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MOA, yeah hate to say it, but your dreaming w/o accurizing. Try black hills ammo, my 14 loves it. Maybe 2" at 100 yds.
 

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I bought one of the mini 14 ranch rifles and was excited at the prospect of loading heavy bullets in a fast twist .223. I used sierra matchkings, H-322 and never beat 2 inches. Factory loads were atrocious. I got tired of chasing brass and owning a rifle that would not shoot, so traded it off. I have had people tell me that the mini 14's in 7.62x39 shoot much better, but haven't tried one myself.
 

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Mini14s/Mini30s

No one news group can be all things to all people, so I recommend a long read in the Mini-14 accurizing section of perfectunion.

http://www.perfectunion.com/forums

Lots of great info; how to's, what has & hasn't worked, parts sources, etc.

I've gone from 4-1/2" groups to a little over 2" at 100 yrds by just changing to a reduced gas port, hand-lapping the gas block, and re-torqueing.
 

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Keep seeing people wanting a MOA Mini-14, they're just not esigned or marketed as such. They're a leightweight, compact ranch/woods auto-loader. Sure with the right load, they'll likely shoot fairly decent but if you want a match grade gun, buy one intended for such accuracy. For a hunting gun, you only need "minute of game".
 

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...For a hunting gun, you only need "minute of game". BlkHawk73
Generally, I agree. But if a few small inexpensive changes can improve accuracy without reducing reliability, I'm inclined to make the changes.
 

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I owned 3 mini-14's over the years. None of them shot better then 2.5" at 100yds. 2 shot 4" plus. Go to Rock River, please....... God I love this gun, I just can't use it for my needs.
 

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I hate to say it, but a good trunk gun would be the Stevens 200 in 223. Not nearly as much fun pulling the trigger, but they are accurate - and cheap.
 

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I have one with the factory folding stock, lots of ammo and 40 round mags. Bought it from a guy who needed money ($350.00). It was a steal, so I bought it. Functions great, looks cool, great fun to shoot, but whippy barrell and long trigger pull do not help in the accuracy department. It does attract a lot of attention at the range, though. I like it!
 

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mini 14

I love this gun but will only land one in my dreams. As far as accuracy goes...notice how nobody get shot in the A-Team :D ?
 

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:cb2: I must have really lucked out with my Mini-Thirty. Bought it used, but it looked brand new (SS/synthetic stock). I've not had it to a range, because our range was closed by our broke county government, so I don't know how large the 100 yard groups are. However, I read all the horror stories about how inaccurate the Mini-14s and Mini-30s were, and was surprised at how well it shoots. I didn't get it to be a target rifle, however. I just wanted a fun gun that would shoot MOC — minute of coyote.

True, I could have gotten an SKS a lot cheaper, but I like to buy AMERICAN. :grin:
 

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Mini 14/Mini 30

Thereis nosuch thing as amini 14 in 7.62x39, is there? I thought that was the mini 30. A lot of people on here seem to think they are the same gun, I think. My mini 14 sucks at the range, but my 30 I'd take to any gunfight. Can't miss with it right out of the box. Have never sighted it in because I obliterate everything I have ever shot at with it. For real. Now, about the 14, .223, does anyone have any suggestion as to a bullet weight, style, brand that will shoot halfway decent in that gun? Tried Black hills,not too impressed.I actually shot 3 deer with this gun using the Remington 54(?) grain Accu tips. One ten pointer weighed 186 and dropped in his tracks without even flinching from one shot to the neck. I don't like wasting bullets at a range. I'll shoot enough to put me where I know about where the gun will hit and that is good enough. No, I don't wound **** either! That has been my best load so far, believe it or not. Can anyone help me find something better?
 

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The only problem with the Mini-30 is the lack of decent hi-cap mags---maybe that situation has changed since I had mine.

Original factory folders are scarce as hounds teeth---the stocks alone are usually going for $400---they are heavy and clunky---that said---I sooooo want one.
 
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