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Old 09-29-2010, 09:38 PM   #41
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I have weighed some of my own brass and perhaps I just happened to get civilian brass that weighs less but my military surplus always weighs more. I used to have a couple cross section cases that displayed this too. I might make some more after I get a chance to get down to the range to fire off some new loads. Anyway, the rounds differ by pressure, no matter what you or I consider "significant". SAAMI sets the cap at 55k and NATO sets it at 62k. There are significant studies on the cartridge that show my point on this. And I agree that almost every manufacturer uses one of variant 5.56/.223 chambers allowing you to safely shoot both, the one exception I know if is the mini14 target models but you also covered that in your reply. So I guess we are saying the same thing but from different perspectives. The older mini14s used to not have the 5.56/.223 chamber which is why I even bothered to reply to this thread.

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:44 PM   #42
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Unfortunately I believe you are incorrect on this point. The "Mini 14" is actually a scaled down slight copy of the military M14 which is chambered in 7.62 NATO. They are similar in design in that they both use a Garand action but they are not the same. It was the M16 rifle that beat out the M14 as service rifle of choice. But hey, I dunno, maybe the military *did* test them I just haven't ever read or heard of that ever happening.

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Old 10-03-2010, 04:28 AM   #43
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Local gun show has a Ruger Mini-14 All-Weather Ranch Rifle 6.8 SPC. Ruger has the price for $949.00, the used model is $550.00 look and feel was in excellent condition. Will re-attack Sunday 3 Oct 2010 for addition, if the weapon is still available.

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