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Old 06-06-2012, 01:27 AM   #21
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JTJ;
Interesting. Can we see a pic? And, try some US MADE BRASS AMMO FOR THAT THING -- that's very clearly what it was made to shoot (per the owner's manual).
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So, AR's are up-to 300 yard guns?


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[U][B]. LOL

LOL!

you typed all this to prove what?

that a mini 14 isn't a good rifle to buy for plinking?.....lmao.....someone must have gotten their lunch money stolen daily by a kid who's nick name was "mini"......

OP, you'll be plenty happy with the mini. unlike hocka (unless he wants to correct me), i actually own a mini (and AR). both are good. you won't be disappointed with your mini...mine has been a great gun.

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JTJ;
Interesting. Can we see a pic? And, try some US MADE BRASS AMMO FOR THAT THING -- that's very clearly what it was made to shoot (per the owner's manual).
well, i always buy american ammo....but that's just me. but i know that's crazy...supporting US jobs and all.
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I just wanted it for plinking, to find out it will be a good zombie defense is an added bonus! I'm sold.
sorry, likaboss..some posters seem to have missed this point completely.

you'll like the mini, its been a good gun imo.
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It's all good, enjoying the strong convictions, the more you guys stand up for the Mini the more I am sold. Now though after reading, seriously considering the 30 versus the 14.
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It's all good, enjoying the strong convictions, the more you guys stand up for the Mini the more I am sold. Now though after reading, seriously considering the 30 versus the 14.
ha! nobody's upset....well, i'm not anyway! its just opinions on guns!

i dig my mini 14.

i also purchased a S&W M&P sport (AR-15) recently. its also a great gun i would recommend to you in 5.56. i'm glad i got it also, no regrets.

but the mini is still my first love.....

and if plinking is the game, can't go wrong with a 10/22? (if you wanna save that $)

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I'm set on 10/22, it doesn't make big enough dents in the metal and not appropriate for zombie defense!
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I must admit that I was infatuated with the design for a while. My conclusion (though I never actually shot one) is that this style of action has no business in any other cambering than a 30 cal. So I would get the Mini 30.

7.6263mm
7.62x51mm
7.62x39mm
7.6233mm

I'm not a fan of 5.56mm NATO

And actually the 30 would be a better plinker if you wanted to use it on steel. It wouldn't pit the steel as badly.
I had put up a post of a gun for hunting/zombies/plinking.

Originally I wanted an AR, but wanted something bigger than 5.56 for the hunting part. Since when you hunt you are very limited to the shots, and so far no zombies, 99% of my shooting has been at paper, so I wanted somewhat inexpensive ammo as well.

Recommendation to me from several way way more experienced is Mini 30.

Glad to see this post as well. Thanks for confirming from another source.
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I own both. The AR is lighter and more accurate. I've used both at the club I belong to on the steel range with scopes. The AR is easy to hit the 200 and 300 meter targets and can hit the 600 meter target with regularity once you're dialed in for crosswind. The Mini is good to about 200 and after that....it's all luck. Under 200 yards either gun works fine.

If you like the idea and looks of the Mini - then get it. It won't outshoot a quality AR at long distances, but in general, "plinking" doesn't include 3-600 meter targets.
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Mini's, can be improved to shoot 1MOA. There is nothing inherently non-accurate in the design. They are manurfacured to sloppier tolerances, so any fool at the factory can slap one together.

Lap in the luggs, smooth the trigger, install a smaller gas port, bed the stock and you will have a gun that will out shoot most users.

Also only 1 company makes the mini, and they choose to make them a little sloppy. Tons of people crank out ARs, so competition drives excellence.

I have owned both, AR design has less felt recoil. And because of thir popularity there is an infinite amount of custom options availble.

However, the mini has a slimer profile which is easier to carry in vehicle, it is also easier to shoot prone. The gas design is "heartier", as well as the locking system.

I also think the mini is more fun to shoot, because it has slightly more recoil.(I mean slightly)

Anyway I sold my AR, still have my mini, Though in all honesty I plan on building an AR in .308

Oh yeah, the A-Team prefered the mini, and you don't get more tactical than that!
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