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jack6294
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Ruger Mini 14


Just didn't want an AR. Don't want to bother cleaning and maintaining a gun. Got it for shooting beavers and when SHTF. How bad a decision was it??






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Pepperidge
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Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
2012 posts

re: Ruger Mini 14


I'd Rather an AR-15...

but if you have a ClassIII and got the select fire version, then I'd say you made a fun choice...






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jack6294
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Greater Baton Rouge Area
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Ruger Mini 14


No class III

$700

Keeping it simple






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Cenla
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re: Ruger Mini 14


Killed my first 3 deer with one





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xenon16
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Metry Brah
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The stainless version is a beauty





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bbvdd
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Member since Jun 2009
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re: Ruger Mini 14


They're nice guns and I have owned one in the past. It's one that I don't miss having though. I prefer the AR. And you don't know what you're talking about when you say you have to clean and maintain the AR. You will in all likelihood never abuse a gun enough that would cause it to FTF. If you do the mini would do the same since they are both gas operated.





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LongueCarabine
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Pointe Aux Pins, LA
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re: Ruger Mini 14


I like the looks and the design of the Mini-14, but the knock on them is accuracy.

It isn't all that accurate to start with, a few rapid shots and it goes all to hell.

LC






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jack6294
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Greater Baton Rouge Area
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Ruger Mini 14


bbvdd I admit, I speak in ignorance. Went with cheap, retro and reliable.
This is a good review
LINK
With open sights, he hits almost everything






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Yewkindewit
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Near Birmingham, Alabama
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re: Ruger Mini 14


Fine looking weapon. years ago I passed one that was pretty well tricked out, folding adjustable stock and all, and....well...wish. I had it now.





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LuapGibb
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Walker, LA
Member since Jul 2009
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You made an excellent choice. Mini-14 or AR, you can't go wrong with either.





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Rize
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Baton Rouge
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re: Ruger Mini 14


I've just heard they are not that accurate. AR is way more better





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LoneStarTiger
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Lone Star State
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re: Ruger Mini 14


Mine has always been accurate enough

Probably more accurate than I can shoot anyways






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bapple
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quote:

If you do the mini would do the same since they are both gas operated.


Except that the Mini 14 is gas piston versus direct gas impingement. It runs a lot cleaner.

But both are fantastic rifles and I'm sure you'll be happy either way. Whatever you shoot won't be able to tell the difference anyway.







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H.M. Murdock
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Reubaltaich
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I have a Mini-14, love it. Its a tack-driver. When you pull the trigger, it goes bang.

I also have a Spikes Tactical and the good old Colt semi-automatic.

All are very fine weapons.

The thing I like about the Mini is that its not one of those eee'ville looking 'AR' semi-automatics.

In the event of a SHTF scenario, it is less likely to catch the eyes of any LEOs.

You did well with the purchase of your Mini-14.

Enjoy.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Ruger Mini 14


Not a bad decision at all. I'd love to have a mini-30





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cajuncarguy
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re: Ruger Mini 14


I have a model 580 stainless Mini 14 and I love it. The late model's barrels were redesigned and are a lot more accurate than the earlier versions. I like the open sights.





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LongueCarabine
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Pointe Aux Pins, LA
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re: Ruger Mini 14


quote:

The late model's barrels were redesigned and are a lot more accurate


Heck, if that's true I might have to get one. I love my M1A and have always wanted something like it in .223.

LC






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dawg23
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Jul 2011
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quote:

Got it for shooting beavers and when SHTF. How bad a decision was it??

10 years ago it would have been a bad decision. Same would be the case if you bought a used one made before 2004-2006. The Mini-14's of that era have a well-deserved reputation for lousy accuracy.

But in the 2005-2006 time frame, Ruger re-tooled their production facilities to improve the accuracy of the Mini-14. The ones built prior to the re-tooling, and those built after, have little in common when it comes to accuracy.






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cajuncarguy
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The only thing I am going to change on mine is to install an adjustable gas port from Accuracy Systems so I can control the ejection and barrel jump.





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