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Mini 14 #7013104
12/27/17 04:01 PM
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What's your Opinion , Thanks

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013126
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Terrible

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013129
12/27/17 04:13 PM
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that trigger turns me way. off

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013182
12/27/17 04:36 PM
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I have several. I love all of mine. Some are accurate, but most are not. Its the action that I love!




Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013322
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Good truck gun

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013336
12/27/17 06:24 PM
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Horribly overpriced for what it is. If you want one just because of the action, then so be it. If you're looking purely at a performance to cost ratio, it's an awful value. Bad trigger, poor accuracy, quite expensive. A DPMS AR-15 that costs half as much will hold more rounds, weigh less, have a better trigger, and be more accurate.

I owned one several years ago and never could warm up to it. Fortunately I bought it used and didn't lose much when I sold it.

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013471
12/27/17 08:25 PM
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Love mine. It's the ONE gun I always wanted growing up. My dad had bolt actions, shotguns, 22s and wheel guns when I was coming up. Always wanted a 184 series factory folder and finally picked on up about 3 years ago. Shoots minute of critter at 100 yards and that's all I expected. Can put all 30 in a beer can at 50 yards. If it wasn't a sought after gun, it would be my ranch gun.

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013484
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It was the favorite rifle of the A team TV series. A good 80's gun that is now outdated.

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013487
12/27/17 08:39 PM
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Never cared for the lack of accuracy so many of them suffered from. If I want that kind of accuracy and save some money, I'd buy a cheap AR and then run over the barrel. A few of them are good, the rest give the gun a bad rep.


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Re: Mini 14 [Re: Toxarch] #7013500
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
Never cared for the lack of accuracy so many of them suffered from. If I want that kind of accuracy and save some money, I'd buy a cheap AR and then run over the barrel. A few of them are good, the rest give the gun a bad rep.


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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013502
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The barrel harmonics need to be balanced by adding some weight to the end of the barrel. That can be done by adding a large muzzle break or a suppressor.

Mine was not very accurate until I added a JP Compensator Muzzle Brake. And later a suppressor.


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Re: Mini 14 [Re: Hunter-Steve] #7013572
12/27/17 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hunter-Steve
The barrel harmonics need to be balanced by adding some weight to the end of the barrel. That can be done by adding a large muzzle break or a suppressor.

Mine was not very accurate until I added a JP Compensator Muzzle Brake. And later a suppressor.

I'm not endorsing, just sharing.

https://www.brownells.com/guntech/upgrad...l.htm?lid=10986

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013582
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Better lucky than good. The one I have now shoots really close to an in with most brands of ammo and a little under with some. They are heavier than ARs and more expensive. Not so a few years ago when I bought mine ARs were high. And yes, I worked on the trigger.

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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013596
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I'll shoot AR's.


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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013605
12/27/17 10:38 PM
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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013641
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My NRA mini is a great shooter and very accurate. I heard it's because of the shorter barrel but not sure if that reason flies.
Sounds like a crap shoot on whether or not they are decent shooters.

Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013748
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The 181 series is more accurate than they ought be. If I was looking for one now that's what I'd be after, unless you want to scope it.


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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7013813
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I have one in 6.8 SPC. Looks great and shoots great out to 50 yards. I only use it occasionally on when I hunt my heavily wooded 40 acres in East Texas. I've only killed a bobcat with it.



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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7016063
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Found a sherrifs model a few years back and it had better than average accuracy. If you can find one of those it's a good buy.


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Re: Mini 14 [Re: HogJaw] #7016144
12/29/17 11:25 PM
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would like to have one of the F/A versions...AC556F


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