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TooStrongTerry 04-10-2012 10:40 PM

mini 14
Was told I should look into one on this forum...found one for that a good deal? Also...what r the problems/positives?


kryptar19 04-10-2012 11:09 PM

Well here in AR they are $600, so so $500 looks good to me.

I do not own one, so my word dosent count for much. Its a proven action capable of decent accuracy out to 300-400yds or so.

I would have one already if they took nato mags...

JTJ 04-10-2012 11:16 PM

New or used? What series? 1st 3 numbers of the serial number give you the series. 181 to 189, 580.

rifleman1 04-10-2012 11:25 PM

they sell them at the big 5 for about 700 new and also it depends on the model that can change the price.i bought a standard ranch model two years ago for under $800 with tax and paper work.

TooStrongTerry 04-10-2012 11:32 PM

Idk...I haven't seen it yet. Rifles are expensive :/ I might as well by an AR


TooStrongTerry 04-11-2012 12:51 AM

197 are the first three numbers...


primer1 04-11-2012 01:21 AM

I'd get a ranch model, it has the scope mount built into the top if it. They are a good reliable firearm for the money, spend more on an ar and get more accuracy.

hawkguy 04-11-2012 01:37 AM

minis are great guns and 499 sounds pretty good. i don't have experience with the older models of minis though (197 is before mini improvements), mine is a current production. accuracy in the older minis are generally pretty poor, but a $90 strut will fix that problem.

for a little more than $600, a new mini (which will probably shoot better) or AR awaits. so, i guess it depends on the shape of the gun you are looking at.

JTJ 04-11-2012 01:56 AM

$500 is about average for a used mini pre 580 series in a gun store with factory rings. At that price on a private sale it should have the factory rings and some extras like mags and stuff. I have seen 580 series with extras go for $600 which is a much better buy. Grab a Gun will ship a brand new ranch for $642 and you would have to pay transfer fees. You would still be under $675 for a new gun. A Mobar for the older model will cost you $80.

Jeff_F 04-11-2012 03:25 AM

If you just want a plain jane new Mini 14 go to WalMart, $617+tax.

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