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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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mini 14 owners

how do you like them?reliability ok?accurate?

what are pros vs. cons on the mini 14's?

im interested in picking one up but i find mags to be expensive and hard to find.

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this is impressive
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how do you like them?reliability ok?accurate?

what are pros vs. cons on the mini 14's?

im interested in picking one up but i find mags to be expensive and hard to find.
The camber/action is like an M1 so they are almost impossible to jam unlike the AR. They are not as acurate as a mid/high end ARs but they are a heck of alot cheaper. There was a problem with scopes mounts holding true on the older versions (Dad had one) but I hear that the problem has been corrected with the new models. They are a good buy IMO.
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I fucking hated them.
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I like taking mine out and just plinking with it, but for any kind of serious target shooting I would look for something else. I couldn't believe the prices of Mini 14's at the last gun show, there have gone up just as much as AR's. I paid $350 for mine 5 years ago and ones just like it were priced from $750-$850.

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i have a sps tact. in .308 that is my primary target rifle.im just looking for something that is semi auto and shoots .223/7.62x39 an ak would be ok but cant find one locally.im not paying the prices people want for an ar and i cant catch academy with a bushy m4 to save my life.

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i have a sps tact. in .308 that is my primary target rifle.im just looking for something that is semi auto and shoots .223/7.62x39 an ak would be ok but cant find one locally.im not paying the prices people want for an ar and i cant catch academy with a bushy m4 to save my life.
If you just want something to shoot with that is cheap then look for a deal on an SKS. That is going to be the cheapest thing that shoots one of the cartridges you want.
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M1 carbine style action does not lend itself to accuracy, too loose tolerances.

Pencil barrel heats up and becomes very inaccurate.

New price is $650 for a basic one, which is about cost of an AR kit from Model 1.

The accurized ones with harmonic balancer are okay, but old technology with a band-aid.

A-team never killed anyone with theirs.

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