Originally Posted by Georgiahunter
I am trying to decide between buying a new Mini 14 or buying a used, but in very good condition Winchester Model 94 in .30-30. Te Mini 14 will cost $620 while the Winchester will coat $400. The Winchester has a scope with see through rings, although the scope is cloudy. I would use this for closer shots on deer, while I would only use the mini for coyote and target shooting. Price wise the mini would be cheaper to shoot. Right now I can only afford to buy one. Which would you choose?
i don't have many rifles at all, yet i have a mini 14 and marlin 30-30.
winchester 30-30 is a classic rifle. i am in love with lever actions. they are just great fun to shoot & so handy. the 30-30 is a stout short range round and could be used as an all around gun for almost anything.
the mini 14 is just plain fun & a great gun to tinker with and try and bring the best out of. the ammo is cheaper than 30-30, but I PROMISE you will go through WAY MORE 223 than 30-30.
i don't think you will regret either choice. what other rifles do you own?